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DiabolicGambit #1 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:07 PM

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Just curious wht tanks with this dont het +1mm spaced armor..... 

DiabolicGambit #2 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:09 PM

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Think about it.. the brick gets +20mm around eith bricks.. so why dosent a real coating disigned to offset HE get any  love...?? Anti-German bias..??

STUART SHERMAN #3 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:10 PM

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Isn’t Zimmeret only for magnetic mines?

                                   

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Otis Z Firefly #4 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:13 PM

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View PostSTUART SHERMAN, on 20 August 2019 - 06:10 PM, said:

Isn’t Zimmeret only for magnetic mines?

 

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MaxAmmo10562 #5 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

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It was to prevent infantry from attaching magnetic mines while in close quarters combat. 

DefiantSpurr #6 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:16 PM

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Because zimmeritt was pointless. No one other than Germany really used magnetic devices against tanks in numbers to justify the cost. And magnetic anti tank devices sucked.

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DiabolicGambit #7 Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:40 PM

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Still it would be nice

OldRugger51 #8 Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:06 PM

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View PostDefiantSpurr, on 20 August 2019 - 01:16 PM, said:

Because zimmeritt was pointless. No one other than Germany really used magnetic devices against tanks in numbers to justify the cost. And magnetic anti tank devices sucked.

 

Zimmeritt did work to confuse the Russian mine dogs sense of smell, so they ran back under the Russian tanks they practiced against, as they smelled "correct".

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I made that up!  :hiding:


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LargoGinganinja #9 Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

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Didn't they stop using it because it was flammable and had a habit of going on fire. Not ideal for something being shot at LOL.

Otis Z Firefly #10 Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:45 PM

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View PostOldRugger51, on 20 August 2019 - 07:06 PM, said:

 

Zimmeritt did work to confuse the Russian mine dogs sense of smell, so they ran back under the Russian tanks they practiced against, as they smelled "correct".

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I made that up!  :hiding:

 

Even in jest there is a grain of truth. My memory might be deceiving me but, the dogs went under the Soviet tanks because they recognised them over the Nazi tanks. Again, my mind might be making this up 
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No, your mind is good! :great:

 

I learned the same information on a program - about dogs no less - where the Soviets did try to make this work. Dunno if it is substantiated, but one supposed difficulty was the practice tanks used for training were Soviet diesels and the Germans used gasoline, so the dogs were not interested in the German tanks and thought the Soviet ones would get them a treat!

 

Wiki has a good article under "anti-tank dog"


Edited by OldRugger51, 20 August 2019 - 08:20 PM.

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Albapfalzd3 #12 Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:05 PM

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View PostLargoGinganinja, on 20 August 2019 - 07:18 PM, said:

Didn't they stop using it because it was flammable and had a habit of going on fire. Not ideal for something being shot at LOL.

 

No that's an old wives tale. They stopped because is added labor time and cost to the manufacturing process (which they really couldn't afford) with no return as Magnetic mine use against them didn't materialize as expected so they discontinued it. 

 

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WrathJ83 #13 Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:47 AM

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View PostSTUART SHERMAN, on 20 August 2019 - 06:10 PM, said:

Isn’t Zimmeret only for magnetic mines?

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SightlessRogue0 #14 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:22 PM

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Why waste time making a resource-rich magnetic mine to immobilize a tank when you just put a conventional mine on the top of the track and wait for the tank to roll over it after a few meters. The Germans thought like engineers, the problem was that they were confronting farmers who were used to finding simple and practical solutions.

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View PostSightlessRogue0, on 21 August 2019 - 10:22 PM, said:

Why waste time making a resource-rich magnetic mine to immobilize a tank when you just put a conventional mine on the top of the track and wait for the tank to roll over it after a few meters. The Germans thought like engineers, the problem was that they were confronting farmers who were used to finding simple and practical solutions.

 

An oversimplification is that the Germans were concerned about losing the crews as well as the hardware.   The Allies weren't targeting the crew as directly as the Germans expected.






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