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German Tiger I heavy tank and Hornisse/Nashorn tank destroyer in Italy, Apr-May 1944; note disabled American M4 Sherman medium tank between them

Caption   German Tiger I heavy tank and Hornisse/Nashorn tank destroyer in Italy, Apr-May 1944; note disabled American M4 Sherman medium tank between them ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-313-1004-10A
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M4 Sherman   Main article  Photos  
PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
Hornisse/Nashorn   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Feb 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Feb 2011 08:19:27 PM


Tiger on the left, and Nashorn on the right.
The Nashorn a self-propelled vehicle able to
carry the 88mm Pak 43, it was able to engage
enemy tanks while they were out of range themselves, Secondary armament 1x7.92mm MG.

The vehicle was named Nashorn (Rhinoceros) by Adolf Hitler. Based on the PzKpfw IV chassis about 473 were built it was lightly armored with a high profile but stayed in service until the end of the war.


Two knocked out tanks, are American Medium
Tanks M4A1 Sherman, looks like a first production model w/fully cast rather than a cast/welded hull.
Check out the small loader hatch/pistol port opened, located on the left side only.

The Sherman was armed with a 75mm gun and secondary armament was 2x.30cal machine guns
w/4700 rounds and 1x.50cal M-2 machine gun w/
300 rounds? that might be for the book, but in real life, that .50 eats a lot of lead, and fast! so I'm gonna guess here crews carried more that 300 rounds. Production for the Sherman was about 50,000 tanks.

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