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Where does the phase"panzer vor" originated?


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Mattratt #21 Posted Jan 04 2013 - 21:19

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Panzer /ˈpænzər/ is a German language word that means either Tank or Armour.

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Tbolt #22 Posted Jan 04 2013 - 21:28

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I want to know what is up with the planet of the apes helmet that one girl wears.

OriginalGrubby #23 Posted Jan 13 2013 - 03:41

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Well.. According to google translate it would come to to 'Panzer nach vorn'. Panzer being Armor, nach vorn meaning forward. Panzer Vor as people like to say is translated to armor before. Could loosely mean tanks first but in no ways means tanks forward. If you aren't going to use the proper translation why use it at all? If I am wrong someone feel free to explain it.

WhiskeyRose #24 Posted Jan 13 2013 - 05:48

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Yeah its not PanzerIV, because 4 in German would be "Vier" not "Vor",

Ltraktor is just unfortunate to have this shortform, so of course in our wonderfully fun internet language today, we expand ltraktor to LOLTRAKTOR for more epic awesomeness :)

I found it hilarious because at first glance the early war tank designs were quite funny.

Not so funny when said loltraktor appears to have one of the best guns in Tier I, at least in terms of range and accuracy.


"Tank Wars Ep.1 : Revenge of the LOLtraktors"

WolfgangVUnterstein #25 Posted Jan 27 2013 - 03:55

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Not sure about this but I think its also a command. Tanks lead off the attack or something. My german is from grade 10 and hardly used in years though.

CreepyJanitor #26 Posted Jan 27 2013 - 04:35

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'Panzer Vor' is a Japanese phrase meaning roughly 'Get em Girls!'  I learned this on youtube.

Lucius_Stertinius #27 Posted Jan 27 2013 - 08:02

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Seems to have been in common usage as early as 1943:
http://www.militaria.../m/imgp4488.jpg

My German's not great, but I believe it means roughly "Tanks out front!"  Being that even in the 1940's it was a catchphrase, I wouldn't expect it to be grammatically correct.  Similar to the US Army's "Scouts Out!".

_Sandviper_ #28 Posted Jan 27 2013 - 09:07

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View PostKnagar, on Jan 13 2013 - 03:41, said:

Well.. According to google translate it would come to to 'Panzer nach vorn'. Panzer being Armor, nach vorn meaning forward. Panzer Vor as people like to say is translated to armor before. Could loosely mean tanks first but in no ways means tanks forward. If you aren't going to use the proper translation why use it at all? If I am wrong someone feel free to explain it.

Depending on context, vor can be translated as" forward".

In this Africa Corps song they use the word  "forwards" in translation.




Heiß über Afrikas Boden die Sonne glüht.
Unsere Panzermotoren singen ihr Lied!
Deutsche Panzer im Sonnenbrand,
Stehen zum Kampf gegen England
Es rasseln die Ketten, es dröhnt der Motor,
Panzer rollen in Afrika vor!

Translation


The sun shines hot over African ground.
Our panzer engines are singing their song!
German panzers in the blazing sun,
As they stand ready for battle against England.
The tracks rattle, the engine roars,
Panzers rolling forwards in Africa.

Der_Panzerschreck #29 Posted Jan 27 2013 - 09:49

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It just means "Tanks forward". As in the order one would have heard at a German CP during an operation.

Stalker222 #30 Posted Mar 21 2013 - 23:01

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achtung achtung panzer

N00berwaffles #31 Posted Mar 22 2013 - 15:56

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View PostTbolt, on Jan 04 2013 - 21:28, said:

I want to know what is up with the planet of the apes helmet that one girl wears.

If you're talking about Kaytuska (Pravda High School) thats the padded leather helmet issued to Russian Crews.  The crew in Saunders M4 Shremans wear US "football" style helmets.

Chzy #32 Posted Mar 22 2013 - 17:24

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Braaaiiinnnnssss

BlackSunRising #33 Posted Mar 22 2013 - 17:35

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View Postbuddha69, on Jan 03 2013 - 05:35, said:

This.  If you like it read Achtung-Panzer!, and then Infantry Attacks by Rommel.
Infantry attacks changed my life...
and in the topic of vorwarts and rommel, litsen to unser rommel (his theme song).. they say "Forward! Forward! Forward we're marching with rommel, lah de da da something else.. but the vorwarts part kicks butt. tingles spine.

why is it that the germans wrote songs about their leaders and battles and everything? i love listening to it. when you read translations some of the song talk about if they die in combat then theyll have a panzer coffin.  But for most part they songs are all cheery and fun to sing along to when your driving

Edited by BlackSunRising, Mar 22 2013 - 17:40.


Patton5150 #34 Posted Mar 22 2013 - 18:02

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Panzerlied is a good song to listen to.

Tbolt #35 Posted Mar 22 2013 - 19:16

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Episode 11 just came out and episode 12 comes out on the 25th.




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