Kinda funny, in a horrible way.

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  1. paper warrior

    paper warrior Member

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    I was doing some research on the Hetzer (WWII German tank) when I came across this photo. I hope they survived the B-25, it almost looks as they are smiling from the tank. This just goes to show, if you ever get drafted, join, or already are in the armed forces, PAY ATTENTION.

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    P.S. Looks like the Swiss version.
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    as it appears the aircraft is in a right turn, any ordnace would sling to the left. highly likely that B 17 belongs to the luftwaffe. nice photo.
  3. RyanShort1

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    I'm wondering if that's not a restored Hetzer being used in a reenactment somewhere. And BTW that's a B-17 coming in at it, not usually an aircraft that a tank would have to worry about.

    Ryan
  4. paper warrior

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    The B-17 could make a sharper turn so as to be 20 or so feet to the right of the Hetzer then drop the ordinance knowing that it would swing to the left, about 20 feet. Although I did get the pic from the site of a guy who drove a hetzer in a re-enactment.

    BTW this pic is just begging to be a diorama, maybe titled OH S***.
  5. paper warrior

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    Also the B-17 appears to have an O on the tail.
  6. RyanShort1

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    I think it's still too close for a successful bomb run. That B-17 looks like the Lone Star Museum's Thunderbird to me.
    Oh, and with the bomb bay doors closed, add another 5-10 seconds or so before the bombs could drop.

    Ryan
  7. paper warrior

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    Dropping slick hard bombs from a low altitude is also not good for the health of the airplane. Might be a good strafing run! 50 caliber guns might do some harm to the hetzer - (but not the norm for B-17s)
  9. paper warrior

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    Yeah, good angle for strafing, might even have shot a few in the hatch.That MG42 wouldn't have been very effective against a B-17.
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    How likely was it to find a lone Hetzer at the end of a runway in England:-D

    SteveK