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EnsignExpendable #681 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:01

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Jan 29 2014 - 11:39, said:


Hey EE, can you translate the text on that poster for me?

 

TASS window #640

Frtiz's Metamorphosis

 

The full version came with a poem (which is obviously lost in translation)

 

That is not a stream of beasts

that rushes with a wild howl

That's Hitler, ushering the Fritzes

Line by line Eastward

 

Here, where every window is a porthole

Here, where every bush carries death

Here, having tasted another's land

The foolish Fritzes turn to crosses

 

The death of the German bastard

is not someone's magic spell

It is the combat triumph

of the Soviet army!



balmung60 #682 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:05

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View PostKnuckleduster_2015, on Jan 29 2014 - 09:33, said:

 

I just like good tanks and I don't hate on german tanks just because of what the nazis did in WW2.

Okay, so why is your top 5 list full of four terrible tanks (and the T-44) that need to hop on a train to move 500 km when a good tank like the Sherman can do that under its own power?

View PostKnuckleduster_2015, on Jan 29 2014 - 10:11, said:

 

You have been listening too much to the russian propaganda machine and it was the King Tiger that had the faulty transmission not the Panther.

The T-44A also had a faulty transmission but nobody berates that tank.  Funny isn't it?

Actually, both the KT and Panther were automotively terrible from engine to tracks (as well as terrible in many other ways).  Every single part of their automotive systems was overstressed in both due to just how bloated the tanks were.



Walter_Sobchak #683 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:07

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Thanks for the translation and poem EE. :smile:

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Jan 29 2014 - 18:07, said:

Thanks for the translation and poem EE. :smile:

 

For the Russian motherland!



Walter_Sobchak #685 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:28

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Just for fun, here is a picture of the rest of my poster collection.  Unlike the Soviet one I posted earlier, these are all originals, not reproductions.  My parents used to buy these for me when I was a kid, back before the prices on these skyrocketed.  Its interesting how much more "cartoony" the US posters are compared to propaganda from other countries. 

 



Tiger_23 #686 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:43

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Jan 29 2014 - 13:24, said:


Actually, the only Russian propaganda I have is this lovely picture that hangs in my back room.  My mother got it for me when I was a young lad.  My views on the Panther are based mostly on reading works by American and British writers.  So no, not much Russian propaganda.  Anyway, the weakest part of the Panther was the final drives.  Everyone knows this.

 

 

This remember me this:

 

Comrades of the Red Army, Politruk is driving you to death, say back to him: Die yourself dog.

 



leon_phelps #687 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 18:50

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Is that bt2 in the photo?

Tiger_23 #688 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 19:07

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View Postjbrowning, on Jan 29 2014 - 14:50, said:

Is that bt2 in the photo?

 

Yes. Raatteentie 'massacre', 1940.

 

Raate’s, Raate’s border and the barrier, now there’s written: “EU and Finland”. Untreated snowy road and forest all around it, In Finland stayed the whole mob,but no one returned home!

 

EDIT: It's a BT-5 as EE said

 



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No it isn't, that's a BT-5. The BT-2 has a smaller turret, without the rear bay, and with a slope over the gun breech. 

Tiger_23 #690 Posted Jan 29 2014 - 20:52

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View PostEnsignExpendable, on Jan 29 2014 - 14:01, said:

 

TASS window #640

Frtiz's Metamorphosis

 

The full version came with a poem (which is obviously lost in translation)

 

That is not a stream of beasts

that rushes with a wild howl

That's Hitler, ushering the Fritzes

Line by line Eastward

 

Here, where every window is a porthole

Here, where every bush carries death

Here, having tasted another's land

The foolish Fritzes turn to crosses

 

The death of the German bastard

is not someone's magic spell

It is the combat triumph

of the Soviet army!

 

LOL

 

I got a 3d RO ban for posting this song (dammit GUP members)

 

Frontier/Frontline Katyusha

 

 

@Google translator:

 

Scattered heads and carcasses 
Tremors batters German side of the river. 
This is our Russian "Katyusha" 
Nemchuru sings for the repose. 

 

Tell us how singing a song, 
Tell me about "Katya" case 
Of the one lupila, 
Of the one whose bones smashed. 

 

We all love darling "Katyusha" 
We all love how she sings, 
Of exhausting the enemy soul 
A friend gives courage.

 

 



leon_phelps #691 Posted Jan 30 2014 - 00:23

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guys who are serious about ww2 and the articfacts battlefields history check this site out

 

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/

 

you have to join to see the pictures as most are adult content. no nudes but these guys recover bodies from battlefields 70 80 years afterwards the stuff they find in russia is mindblowing



ghola235 #692 Posted Jan 30 2014 - 00:24

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1.T-34

Rest



zucchinibob #693 Posted Jan 30 2014 - 14:22

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View PostGrisbane, on Jan 25 2014 - 12:04, said:

5. BT-7  :trollface:

4. Cruiser II :trollface:

3. Vickers Mk.E Type B. :trollface:

2. B1 :trollface:

 

and finally, everyone's favorite

1. M3 Lee :trollface:

 

oh how the negs will come flowing from this :teethhappy:

 

BT-7: ancestor of the T-34

 

Cruiser 2: lead to later Cruiser tanks like Crusader and the Crommie

 

B1: could destroy anything the Germans could throw at it, just the French tank tactics prevented it

 

M3 Lee: direct ancestor of the M4



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Top 5 awesome Heavies of WWII (IMO)

 

1) P. 1500 Landcruzer

2) Ratte

3) Maus

4) TOGs

4) Tigers

 

 



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View Postyota151, on Jan 23 2014 - 13:39, said:

Ok I get neg because I said IS-3. What tank at that time could fight a IS-3 and win. As far as everyone who think it didn't fight during WW2 there is a picture in a history book I own showing one fighting in the streets of Berlin, god I wish I had a scanner.

 

 

Just about any as they happened upon one due to broken welds and destroyed road wheels.  There is a reason that it wasn't used much.  There is a reason that when it was used, it failed on a massive level.  Sure, the front plate was inventive, but it just wasn't a reliable tank overall.



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1 t-34

2 m4 Sherman

3 m10 wolverine

4 m18 hellcat

5 tiger 1



ledhed14 #697 Posted Feb 02 2014 - 19:14

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Nice thread . 

 For US it was Sherman of all types .

 For Germany it was Pz III early. panther / pnz IV late .( not enough Tigers made ).

 For UK its Churchills of all types .

 Russia is easy T34 in its original and T34-85 forms.

 They did the bulk of the fighting for each nation and won or lost the battles.






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