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Sd.Kfz 6  extracted from the Warta river – Poland
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Sd.Kfz 6 extracted from the Warta river – Poland

SDKFZ 6 excavated in 2011 in Białobrzegi, the vehicle was lying in the old Warta riverbed, where the water level was still high. So first it was necessary to get rid of it. For this purpose, dams were built on both sides of the wreck. source TVN24 After the water was removed, the two-hour blowdown began. Then it turned out that the wreck was lying upside down. Fortunately, it was not sucked to the bottom and could be towed to the shore. The whole action was supported by divers. On the shore, the vehicle was already placed on its wheels.   source TVN24   A five-ton vehicle that pulled cannons could transport goods or people. According to the information received by the museum, the tractor was taken over and used by the Russians in 1945, until it sank in the canal. Local residents ...
SdKfz 8/DB 10 “Lufcik” from Pilica river – Poland
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SdKfz 8/DB 10 “Lufcik” from Pilica river – Poland

"Lufcik" - a pearl from Pilica - is the modern name of a partially reconstructed and restored unique Luftwaffe artillery tractor, which on January 18, 1945 sank while trying to forcing the river, plunging into its sandy bottom. It is most likely one of the few prototype vehicles ever launched. Its history dates back to 1934, when a slingshot was taken over an armored artillery tractor that could drive a towed 88mm AA gun directly into the line of fire. At that time, an armored body made of steel plates 12 mm thick was built on the standard chassis of the SdKfz 8 / DB 10 tractor. These tractors did not enter mass production, but the copies made were used by the Luftwaffe troops at the end of the war on the Eastern Front. The "Lufcik", which has survived to this day, is just such a vehicle ...
Excavation of the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf, J.
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Excavation of the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf, J.

The tank was found in 2011 at the airport in Kluczewo near Stargard Szczeciński, on April 18 "Stowarzyszenie Pomorze 1945" was informed that parts from a German tank had appeared in one of the scrap yards. A day later, the recovery of the tank, led by Andrzej Ossowski, began from the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin After a hard day, the wreckage was recovered and found in the collection of the Polish Arms Museum in Kołobrzeg In 1945, the area where the wreck was found was the site of the last large German counter-offensive on the Eastern Front, code-named "Sonnenwende" (Day and Night Solstice). “In the area of ​​finding the wreck near Kluczewo in February 1945, two large German units armed with Pz IV vehicles were operating: the 10th SS ...
Valentine from Warta River- Poland
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Valentine from Warta River- Poland

Today on panzer-archeology.online we present Valentine from Warta river... The Valentine tank was in the Warta from January 1945, when the ice broke under it by the time of the war. The tank was excavated in 2012. The Red Army received about 2,000 Valentine tanks from the Allies. So far, only three machines of this type, which can be viewed in museums, are available online. However, none of them took part in the fighting. The tank from Warta is therefore unique in the world. In order to retrieve the Valentine tank, the divers used compressed water to blow down the wreckage. Preliminary inspection of the Valentine wreck indicates that it is in unexpectedly good condition. Source: Dziennik Łodzki, gazeta Lubuiska, Łodź naszemiasto, Wp tech, Sieradz naszemiasto. ...
Stug IV from Rgilewka River – Poland
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Stug IV from Rgilewka River – Poland

There have been at least five attempts to extract the StuG. The first, in the 1950s, the Polish army tried to get to the wreckage, but nothing came of it. In 2006, another attempt was made, but it was only possible to extract the turret of the armored cannon, in 2008 another attempt was made, which was successful. The stug was excavated in Grzegorzewo from the Rgilewka River. Inside the STUG, 49 bullets and rifle cartridges were found, as well as a helmet, boots, STG 44, a pipe and cutlery, but no human remains were found. The Stug IV is a very rare and valuable armored gun, the Germans produced only 1100 pieces. StuG IV belonged to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Tank Destroyers Regiment of the "Brandenburg" Panzer Grenadier Division. The Stug was renovated just one year after its extraction. C...
Excavation Pz.Kpfw V Panther from Czarna Nida River
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Excavation Pz.Kpfw V Panther from Czarna Nida River

Excavated 1990-XI-16 in the vicinity of the villages of Kuby-Młyny and Bieleckie-Młyny from the Czarna Nida river. Sold shortly afterwards to Germany, but returned to Poland. Then bought by Jacques Littlefield, a collector from the USA (California). In the Littlefield collection, the tank underwent a complete renovation and was put into operation. After Littlefield's death, the tank was transferred to the Collings Foundation and is now on display at the American Heritage Museum Hudson (USA). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_s4dKZg5o SOURCE : Jarek Gromuł facebook fanpage „Pancerne Wraki w Polsce” GOOGLE.
L3/CV3/33 tank wreck in Djerba
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L3/CV3/33 tank wreck in Djerba

L3 tank wreck in Djerba, Tunisia. It lies 18 meters deep.I’m not talking about the weapon because it seems too long to be both a flamethrower barrel and a Solothurm rifle (which was a field modification anyway). SOURCE: facebook group Panzer Archeology (https://www.facebook.com/groups/819854555126728)