German Equipment On Allied Tanks

Discussion in 'North Irish Horse' started by Gerry Chester, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Shortly after joining the North Irish Horse we went to Castle Martin to become familiar with newly delivered Churchill tanks. See: and

    The experience there had a profound effect on the reworking of the replacement Mark Is (designated as cs1s) delivered to us prior to sailing to Italy. Ours were the only Churchills fitted with German cupolas salvaged from knocked-out Pz Mark IIIs.

    Does anyone have knowledge of enemy equipment similarly used?
  2. super lative fighter

    super lative fighter Junior Member

    who made all of these tanks and weapons and when images/smilies/default/cool.gif
  3. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Fascinating story Gerry.
    thanks for sharing with us.
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just been watching the original recognition training film for the Tiger (on Bovington's 'saving the tiger' DVD) and they seem to refer to 'flat top' and 'that distinctive German Cupola' quite a lot. Just made me think of this thread and those unusually fitted Churchills.

    Looking at the original question I suppose various German SPG's mounting captured Russian Guns or mounted on French chassis would fit the bill but not really adapted in the same way as the cupolas, more new products made from parts...


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