Medium tank T-34 m.1942-1943

2 SS Panzer Division "Das Reich"

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(Picture from Remy Spezzano "Kursk 1943". Part 5. Waffen SS. Archive series)

This T-34's marking can be seen despire its camouflage. Probably this tank from 9 company (fragment of figure 9 on the turret) 3 SS Pz.Abt. 2 SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". Probably turret number 923. Along with the crosses and numbers on the turret sides, the light-colored isides of the turret hatches are also painted with crosses. At the 6-o'clock turret position they serve , as here, as recognition signs from forward, and in attack one can recognize one's own tank from rear.

(Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst: Captured tanks under german flag. Russian battle tanks.Shiffer Military.)

(From "Panzerkampf im Bild. Panzerkomandanten berichten" W.Fey)

This T-34 from 3 SS Pz.Abt. 2 SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". Unfortunately turret number not discern, but probably 1022. Note a PzKpfw III/IV stowage box on the turret and rhomb shaped box on the hull board. The light-colored insides of the turret hatches are painted with crosses. At the 6-o'clock turret position they serve , as here, as recognition signs from forward, and in attack one can recognize one's own tank from rear.

(Picture from Remy Spezzano "Kursk 1943". Part 5. Waffen SS. Archive series)

Т-34 from II SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". In the tank hatch Genrich Gimmler, on the right side of picture sturbanfuhrer SS Valter Kruger and Fritz Ehart. 24 april 1943.

(Picture from Frontline Illustration No12/2008 "Red Army tanks in wehrmacht")

Т-34 from II SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". Note the same patch on the turret as on the picture above.

(Picture from Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst: Captured tanks under german flag. Russian battle tanks.Shiffer Military.)

Т-34 from II SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" run past SS Chef Heinrich Himmler. Note a additional stowage boxes on the turret and hull side, and shot hole patch on the turret side. Kharkov, Spring 1943

(From"SS Chef Heinrich Himmler - Aus dem Leben eines Massenmorders"documentary video)

Т-34 from II SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" run past SS Chef Heinrich Himmler. Note a additional stowage boxes on the turret and hull side, and shot hole patch on the turret side. Also on the rear hull plate mount germans ligt. Kharkov, Spring 1943

(From"SS Chef Heinrich Himmler - Aus dem Leben eines Massenmorders"documentary video)