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PHPxBatangas #1 Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

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Post your answer, what tank was used by said commander, number of confirmed kills, and history of the individual after the war.


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Michael Wittmann of the German SS of course.  Tiger.  No history after the war because...

 

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View PostTangoLit, on 13 August 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Michael Wittmann of the German SS of course.  Tiger.  No history after the war because...

Wittman needed safe stowage, seeing how he most likely was ammo racked. ;)



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View PostX L1V3 0R D13 X, on 13 August 2014 - 11:18 AM, said:

Wittman needed safe stowage, seeing how he most likely was ammo racked. ;)

 

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GingerNinjaMax #5 Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

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As above. so good X LIV3 I had to give you a +1 

 

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Kurt Knispel had more recorded kills 168 to 138 and like Wittman should of had safe stowage or an extremely good spall liner



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Wittman. He drove a Stug then a Tiger. He was killed by allied aircraft

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Sgt. Kurt Knispel – Germany’s WWII Top Tank Ace – Not only was Sgt. Knispel Germany’s top tank ace, he is credited with being the top tank ace in history.  He began as a tank loader and eventually became a gunner and then a commander.  His official kill record stands at 168.   His most remarkable kill was a hit he made on a T-34 tank almost two miles away.

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Lt. Col. Creighton Abrams

 

Confirmed Kills: 50

 

Commanded a crew of a M4 Sherman, with the 37th Tank Battalion from the front.



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View PostTangoLit, on 13 August 2014 - 07:03 PM, said:

Michael Wittmann of the German SS of course.  Tiger.  No history after the war because...

Otto Cassius was a much better Tank Commander IMO. He didn't earn his laurels in 1 single battle but a whole campaign. Plus his armoured success was caused by his own work, not by Enemy too brass negligence.

View PostLasidora, on 06 September 2014 - 07:21 PM, said:

Wittman. He drove a Stug then a Tiger. He was killed by allied aircraft

Nope, that theory has been debunked. The damage caused to the tank was done by A Sherman VC Firefly. From either a  British or Canadian, we can't be sure. 


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Amazing just how many German tank aces there were.

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View PostVictorious Nox, on 06 September 2014 - 08:32 PM, said:

Otto Cassius was a much better Tank Commander IMO. He didn't earn his laurels in 1 single battle but a whole campaign. Plus his armoured success was caused by his own work, not by Enemy too brass negligence.

Nope, that theory has been debunked. The damage caused to the tank was done by A Sherman VC Firefly. From either a  British or Canadian, we can't be sure.

Witmann didn't earn his laurels in one single battle. By 1944 he was a household name throughout Germany and that wasn't the result of one single battle.



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View PostVictorious Nox, on 07 September 2014 - 12:32 AM, said:

Nope, that theory has been debunked. The damage caused to the tank was done by A Sherman VC Firefly. From either a  British or Canadian, we can't be sure. 

 

Sure? I seen a recent documentary about normandy attack, and they confirmed the tank (picture with a demolished tiger without turret) was destroyed by a air attck with rockets and the crew buried in that place, they finded the tomb some time ago.

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View Postmagicman2222222, on 07 September 2014 - 06:44 PM, said:

 

Sure? I seen a recent documentary about normandy attack, and they confirmed the tank (picture with a demolished tiger without turret) was destroyed by a air attck with rockets and the crew buried in that place, they finded the tomb some time ago.

 

Yep.

 

Their was no recorded log of any Typhoons in the area.


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View PostVictorious Nox, on 08 September 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

 

Yep.

 

Their was no recorded log of any Typhoons in the area.

 

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View PostMcArth1976, on 08 September 2014 - 08:11 PM, said:

 

Nox welcome back mate. great to see you on here again

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I'll make honourable mention of Senior Lieutenant Dmitry Fyodorovich Lavrinenko.

 

Lavrinenko is generally considered to be the top Soviet, and overall Allied, tank ace of the war. He was the commander of a T-34/76 in the 15th Armored Division, 1st Guards Tank Brigade during Operation Barbarossa and claimed at least 58 enemy tank and SPG kills. His score was recorded in a little over two and half months of fierce fighting and could have been considerably higher were it nor for his unfortunate death.

 

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View PostVictorious Nox, on 07 September 2014 - 09:32 AM, said:

Otto Cassius was a much better Tank Commander IMO. He didn't earn his laurels in 1 single battle but a whole campaign. Plus his armoured success was caused by his own work, not by Enemy too brass negligence.

Nope, that theory has been debunked. The damage caused to the tank was done by A Sherman VC Firefly. From either a  British or Canadian, we can't be sure.

 

correct, Witmann's own tank was in trouble, he was in some one else's tank when he was killed, firefly ambush caught him by surprise...
That one bounced... WTF..not at 100m and not twice in a roll and not on the side of a Walfe-100 with a BL-10!!!

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View PostVictorious Nox, on 08 September 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

 

Yep.

 

Their was no recorded log of any Typhoons in the area.

 

Here the documentary:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=vgoPR02S3Zw

 

At 1:45:20 there's the part about tiger and at 1:48:50 the part about Wittmann, I know it's italian language, nobody understand how the tiger exploded, but now they spoke about the air attack, because the tank had no damages on the 4 sides, but only on the top side.

There's a sort of fight between nations because everyone want the rights about the kill of that ace.


Edited by magicman2222222, 09 September 2014 - 05:03 PM.


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View PostVictorious Nox, on 07 September 2014 - 12:32 AM, said:

Otto Cassius was a much better Tank Commander IMO. He didn't earn his laurels in 1 single battle but a whole campaign. Plus his armoured success was caused by his own work, not by Enemy too brass negligence.

Nope, that theory has been debunked. The damage caused to the tank was done by A Sherman VC Firefly. From either a  British or Canadian, we can't be sure. 

 

Otto doesn't get the credit he derserves. His books are in my wishlist to be ordered soon, and yes... it was a Firefly.

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Michael Wittman. 
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