Trying to figure out a picture

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  1. aggie04

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    #1 aggie04, Nov 20, 2009
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    Anyone have any idea where these Germans are or what kind of tanks those are?

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    Thanks!
     
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    Tanks look like Czech 38T, as to where I am thinking Russia
     
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    you are right about the panzers,
     
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    Yeah I was thinking Russia as well.
     
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    Yeah, the soldiers' expressions alone suggest it's the Russian front!
     
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    Any ideas on this one?

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    I think it kind of looks like an old fire truck or farm equipment of some kind.
     
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    German aircraft listening device( Luftwaffe)
     
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    A search light.
     
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    I can't seem to find anything like it. It looks too plain unsophisticated to be a listening device. I am not even sure what kind of troops those are.
     
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    #10 piet, Nov 20, 2009
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    This apparatus was called the Ringtrichterrichtungshoerer (or RRH) translates literally as "ring funnel direction hearer", or more accurately: "ring-horn acoustic direction detector".
    The RRH could detect targets at distances from 5 to 12 km, depending on weather conditions, operator skill, and the size of the target formation. It gave a directional accuracy of about 2 degrees.

    It had a crew of three - traverse aimer on the left seat, elevation aimer on the right seat and a dial-reader/talker in the middle. The rolled-up material above the operators' heads could be unfurled to provide shelter.

    The curved things visible under the ring are the rear of the horns.
    your photo shows it on its transport cart

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    I stand corrected :)
     
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    hmmm...is this an earlier version that I have?
     
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    Wow y'all are fast. What about this one (I think its a Ford GPW in France):

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    its the same model,
     
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    very interesting....figuring out some of these obscure pictures it like playing detective.
     
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    This is more likely a Willys MB, a clue would be the large gas tank under the driver's seat...
     
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    The 'Jeep' is either a Ford or Willys, and I'd say the location is France or Belgium, judging by the style of dress of the civilians and the architecture, possibly early Autumn 1944. The uniforms of the US troops suggest they are possibly Airborne, although the helmet staps don't support this.
     
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    I'm thinking its in Italy.
     
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    Could be Chris. That was my first thought, and the guy with the brimmed hat would support that, although the houses look a bit more French/Belgian than Italian.
     
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    I'm basing it on probably a rather unscientific, stupid premise that with the coats and light jackets it could be Italy just for the fact that the one fall/winter the Allies spent in Europe I believe was rather cold and snowy. Italy they spent at least 2 fall/winters.

    That and all the crosses in the windows. :)
     
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