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Hetzer chassis still earning it's keep.

Article about: Working in a quarry in Slovakia: Detektory kovů - Hetzer – Detektor web.cz Cheers, Ade.

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    Working in a quarry in Slovakia:

    Detektory kovů - Hetzer – Detektor web.cz

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Interesting that all this time in working condition, I think now in good hands to restore. But who knows, probably I'ts a Pz 38? the base is the same
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Hi Dimas, I think it's a Hetzer. The front drive sprockets have a solid outer ring, on a Pz 38t drive sprockets there is a set of holes in the outer ring. Maybe because of the weight difference as the Hetzer was heavier? There is also a difference in the bottom front armour plate, this looks like it is welded which would be consistent with the Hetzer, whereas the Pz 38t was riveted construction.

    Lets hope it is saved for preservation.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Nice. Recycling at its finest.

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    Good workmanship to be still going 60 odd years later in such an enviroment !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    That is great. Thanks for posting. The Hetzer is a favourite of mine.

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    Looks like something us "Rednecks" would be using back in the Pine Barrens.

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    looks like its been converted into some sort of drilling rig !

    amazing its still running after 60 years

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    The last POW!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hi Fellas'

    Just found this on the net and it reminded me of this thread. It's in France somewhere, let's hope it's preserved too when eventually retired.

    Answers on a postcard please!!

    Regards, Ned.
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