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Category: 1960s

Tanks On TV: Hogan’s Heroes: Tanks for the Memory

A screenshot from the Hogan's Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

A screenshot from the Hogan’s Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

In this November 11, 1966 episode of Hogan’s Heroes, a model for a radio-controlled tank is being tested at the camp and Hogan is ordered to photograph and destroy it. During the second world war, the Germans did use a remote controlled tank called Goliath; it carried explosives and was intended to target Infantry, Armour, and as a demolition device.

 

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.

Tanks On TV: Hogan’s Heroes: Hold That Tiger

In this episode of Hogan’s Heroes circa September 24 1965 we see an M7 Priest used as a prop. The episode is entitled “Hold That Tiger” and in it Hogan and his men learn of a new German Tiger tank and they plan to capture and reverse engineer it so they can provide the blue-prints to the Allies; the M7 is used as the new German Tiger.

 

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