I served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Egypt, Austria & Germany, firstly in the 49th Light Ack Ack and then in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. ISBN 978-0-8117-3173-7. It was most likely a nickname with certain German units, which was carried over into post-war from Allied interrogation reports. Strudel—It is a Brazilian originated nickname and is used for cool and handsome Germans. A list of nicknames wouldn’t be complete without funny nicknames, here are funny German nicknames to call anyone: Alibaba . Top tank ace in history Sgt. Hansel— For an innocent guy who looks like a gift of God.

It was not designed for combat, but rather as a training vehicle to familiarize tank crews with Germany's modern battle concepts, and to prepare the nation’s industry for the upcoming war effort. Ranks and translations of nicknames for vehicles are included. The Panzer V was not designed for the infantry-supporting role but as a specialized anti-tank weapon, a direct response to the Soviet T-34 after the setbacks at Moscow and Stalingrad. The reason is a mix of official and unofficial designations, pre and post production. The Bat.-Châtillon 25 t medium tank has two nicknames, both of which are based on the name of the tank itself. As with Hetzer, it is not possble to give an exact translation for the word Brummbär. Panzer I, The first of these German-built tanks was the Panzer I. But somewhere up that chain of … Kurt Knispel, German, World War II Advancing from loader to gunner to commander in Panzer IVs, Tigers, and Tiger IIs on the Russian front and in Normandy, Hungary, and Moravia, Knispel was officially credited with 168 Allied tanks destroyed—including a T-34 hit at almost two miles away—more tanks than any other tanker ever. I was in 5/77 C company. I was one of five brothers who served in WW2, one of whom … One favourite nickname for the tanks with which I fought was Semper in Excretum, Dog Latin for Always in the Shxt Ron I am a British veteran who was called up into the Forces in October 1942. … View entire discussion ( 8 comments) More posts from the TankPorn community. ... also used for the main armament for a typical casemate style turretless German tank destroyer. Derek— It means leader of the world. 10 German nicknames to call your sweetheart You might want to consider using some of these German terms of endearment for your sweetheart. There were no nicknames for Panzer III or IV.

Panzer Aces: German Tank Commanders in World War II.Verlag Stackpole Books. Perhaps German tanks rarely had names because it was not an "accepted" practice or S.O.P. The Flying Tank was the Soviet Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik aircraft's nickname. The Tiger was a nickname given by its designer Ferdinand Porsche- it was never part of the official name, being just Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.Although he initially headed a coalition government, he quickly eliminated his government partners.He ignored the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) and began rearming, approving the development of many German tank designs he was shown.. 3.9k. My favorite tank ( my 3rd) I wanted to name "Death Machine" since it truely was and I was in D co 3/77(at the time). 1 year ago. Since “Bat.-Châtillon 25 t” is a bit of a mouthful to say, players simply refer to this tank as the “Bat-Chat” or “Batmobile”, the latter of which may also be due to its stealth capabilities.

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Cool German Nicknames. Kurowski, Franz (2004). Tanks, like many military vehicles, tend to have names which contain a code part and a regular part, like the M1 Abrams and the Panzer 58. Panzerbefehlswagen (Pz. Hörnchen (hörnchen) Hörnchen means you are as sweet as a croissant. Posted by 7 days ago. I have been in US units that forbid it and some that required it. The nickname "Flying Tank" arose from the fact that the IL-2 could absorb a tremendous amount of damage and still complete a mission.

Incidentally, the Sturmpanzer was never called Sturmpanzer IV. Gumihals— It is a Swiss German nickname and it means rubber neck; German Nicknames for Guys. This name generator will give you 10 random tank names. Freddy/Fritz— It means a peaceful guy.

Bef.Wg) – the commanding tank of any panzer detachment; also used of … German infantry also referred to the "Flying Tank" as the "Schwarzer Tod" or "Black Death". Funny German Nicknames. Alibaba means you bring magic into my life but please do not bring your 40 robbers. My first tank had names "Crank Tank", later "Crusader".