I’ve been searching for a long time， but there is not any photos show this type bergepanzer IV. Most of those pictures inform me that they are only panzer IVs removed turrets.
There are a couple more, but this is the most clear I know:
(from Flickriver )
@varanusk Very kind of you😀
Of the 21 Bergepanzer IV that were completed, only 4 were reported in service by mid January 1945. Whether these vehicles were lost or the records are incomplete is unknown.
The following units reported the use of a Bergepanzer IV:
- 1st Kp./Pz.Jg.Abt. 510 — 1 unit
- 11th Infanterie-Division — 1 unit
- 2nd SS-Panzer-Division “Das Reich” — 1 unit
- 212th Volksgrenadier-Division — 1 unit
- 276th Volksgrenadier-Division — 1 unit in transit
- 4th SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division
- 559th Volksgrenadier-Division
- Unknown SS-Pz.Jg.Abt.
- 4th Kavallerie-Division
- Training grounds at Burg, Mielau, Neuhammer
@srmalloy Thank you so much:rose:. According to the file，I’d better to remove the crane from the kit.
Another oddity I turned up while looking were a pair of field-expedient bulldozer vehicles, from the Tank Porn reddit:
An initiative from the office of the gauleiter of the county of Magdeburg-Anhalt for a means to clear the ruins of destroyed buildings from streets led to the design, by the Magdeburg branch of Krupp Grusonwerk A.G., of a plough that could be mounted to the front of PzKpfW IV or StuG IV chassis. Initially, three ploughs were built, with Hitler ordering another ten to be produced after he was shown the results of the tests using the ploughs, which could be fitted to or removed from an existing tank in around 20 minutes, eliminating the need for dedicated plough tanks.
@srmalloy Great and cool subject. But it’s a pity that those tanks are removed weapons. I can imagine how more interesting it will be when still armed with guns.
Er, aren’t these Bergepanzer IIIs?
Yes, but one of the dozers is a IV. Actually a Stug IV to be precise.
Wow, great pics
@Newtonk Thank you so much:grinning: