±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Harold_Biondo
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6644

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 151
Total: 151
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: CPGlang
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: CPGlang
07: Member Screenshots
08: Community Forums
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: News
15: Home
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Home
19: Member Screenshots
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Downloads
23: News Archive
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: News Archive
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: News Archive
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: CPGlang
38: News
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Home
43: Community Forums
44: Photo Gallery
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Downloads
51: Downloads
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Photo Gallery
60: Home
61: Home
62: Community Forums
63: CPGlang
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: CPGlang
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Home
79: News Archive
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Home
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Member Screenshots
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Home
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Downloads
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: News
102: Home
103: Member Screenshots
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Community Forums
110: CPGlang
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: CPGlang
118: Home
119: Downloads
120: Home
121: Community Forums
122: Photo Gallery
123: Community Forums
124: Home
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Photo Gallery
128: Home
129: Photo Gallery
130: Community Forums
131: Home
132: Home
133: Community Forums
134: Home
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Member Screenshots
138: Member Screenshots
139: Community Forums
140: Community Forums
141: Photo Gallery
142: Home
143: Community Forums
144: Home
145: Community Forums
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: Community Forums
149: Home
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
A7V tank at the bottom of the Wieprz river in Poland?
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:00 am
Post subject: A7V tank at the bottom of the Wieprz river in Poland?

www.warhistoryonline.c...urope.html


WAR ARTICLES
A7V tank from World War I on the bottom Wieprz river? It may be the first original in Europe!
on January 8, 2013 at 21:45

A German A7V tank from World War I was found at the bottom of the river. There is no original of this tank in Europe, only a copy in the museum in Munster.

The wreck lies in Wieprz near Lubartow at a depth of about four meters. It lies on the bottom of the river, tower down. You can see the bottom of the tank and a portion of rear track – a member of the group “Reconstructive 8 Legions Infantry Regiment” said.

The dimensions of the wreck and its shape suggests that it may be German tank A7V of the First World War. We checked and it does not fit into any other equipment. We want to extract and reconstruct – added Zydlewski. The wreck was found during searches in Wieprz river for remnants of the battle of Kock. This was the last great battle fought in the area in September 1939 by soldiers of the Independent Operational Group General Franciszek Kleeberg against German troops.

This fall, the wreck has been carefully examined by divers. To reconstruct the tank plans of a tank A7V have been obtained from the archives in Dresden. Now they are raising funds for the extraction of the wreck. They have already promised help by the local authorities of Lubartow Kock.

The A7V could have been used as an artillery tractor in the Polish Army, which in 1920 Wieprz was moving on the offensive against the Bolsheviks – says Zydlewski. In his opinion before the tank, but rather its chassis, in Poland could be in private hands.

After World War I the German tanks, without arms, were sold to private buyers. They serverd as tractors to transport tree trunks. When the war broke out with Russia, this type of equipment was requisitioned for the army – says Zydlewski. Germans produced only several dozen A7V tanks in 1918. These machines were approximately 9 m long with a width of 4 meters and a height of 3 meters.

They were equipped with a cannon and six machine guns, the crew consisted of a dozen people. There is no original of the tank in Europe A copy is in the museum in Munster. Even if only a part of the tank remains it will be a very valuable exhibit – says Zydlewski.

Source (Polish):
konflikty.wp.pl/kat,13...caid=1fd94
Back to top
View user's profile
recceboy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 22, 2006
Posts: 172
Location: Edmonton,Alberta
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:18 am
Post subject: Re: A7V tank at the bottom of the Wieprz river in Poland?

Nice

I will be there in the area in a few months and if I can will get more info on this beast.

Anthony
Back to top
View user's profile
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1199

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:45 pm
Post subject: Re: A7V tank at the bottom of the Wieprz river in Poland?

Do try and pay attention old boy!
www.com-central.net/in...ic&t=15742
Back to top
View user's profile
sil3nt
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 17, 2008
Posts: 75
Location: Poznan, Poland
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:25 am
Post subject: Re: A7V tank at the bottom of the Wieprz river in Poland?

In each lake in Poland is sunk Tiger or/and Messerschmitt, so A7V is not surprising Laughing

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum