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Serial Number Guide...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:41 pm
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Hello.

Who can help with disposition of S/Ns of shassis and hull of Panther tank?
We have found one number, but now I am not sure if this is a hull or chassis number?

P.S. Data tables are not present.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:41 pm
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Hi Everyone!

Does anyone know if there is a serial number on the out side of the Swizz G-13 tank destroyer?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:50 pm
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Hi Everyone!

Does anyone know if there is a serial number on the out side of the Swizz G-13 tank destroyer?

Thanks,
Roy


Greetings, Trooper!

Have you look in on this thread? I suspect that maybe Massimo or Zemsi can get you on the right "track" there.

www.com-central.net/in...p;start=45
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:20 pm
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Hi Doug!

Yes, even posted my question in that thread back in March 2009. As of today, still no response.

You get A for effort Doug!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:31 pm
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Hi Doug!

Yes, even posted my question in that thread back in March 2009. As of today, still no response.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:25 am
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Does anyone know if there is a serial number on the out side of the Swizz G-13 tank destroyer?


I am not aware of any.

Massimo
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:45 pm
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Hi Masssimo!

Thank you! I take it then that the serial number is only inside the vehicle somewhere.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:37 pm
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Thank you! I take it then that the serial number is only inside the vehicle somewhere.


I am not 100% sure. I am just not aware of any location. It could be there without me knowing about it

Massimo
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:22 am
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Hi Massimo

You asked about the numbers on german artillery
Most info is found on the breech
But often the number is also on the top of the barrel.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:22 am
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Hi Massimo

You asked about the numbers on german artillery
Most info is found on the breech
But often the number is also on the top of the barrel.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:24 am
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And the numbers are also at the side of the breechblock at the metal top and bottom. But most of the time that is gone or corroded
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:04 am
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Walter, is the serial number always preceded by an R?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:10 am
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Massimo ,normaly there is the R,but I have seen numbers preceded by XD and also with PJ. But I guess these letters have been put in later

Walter
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:32 am
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In looking close up at the Bucharest 88mm photographed by Massimo, I see: R1582 / 1937 / Rh MB, on front of breech. Any idea on the "R" meaning. apparently 1937 is year, but what does Rh MB mean also? Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:13 am
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Hello,

I've done a page that quickly explains where to find a Sherman serial number or other useful information :

http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/data/sherman_serials.html

I will try to add info about Tank Destroyers etc..

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