May 31, 2015

Cleaning the Barrel!

Step 1.           Make sure gun tube is clear of ammunition.

Step 2.           Open up sponson box, retrieve cleaning rod, bore brush.

Step 3.           Assemble cleaning rod.

Step 4.           … as shown in the pics!

Panzer IV

Panzer IV
Russia, June 1943.


Panzer VI

Tiger I
2. Russia, 1942.

Tiger I
3. The Tiger in the photo belongs to 2. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich”. The man at
the front had just rammed the cleaning rod and brush assembly through the bore all by himself!


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-219-0561A-15/Dieck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-455-0020-23/Zwirner/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Gutscher-001-05/Gutscher/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons