Caught a couple of episodes of Hogan’s Heroes tonight with my family. I hadn’t watched that since I was a kid.
Anyway, one of the episodes was ‘Hold that Tiger’, in which Col. Hogan and company steal a new German Panzerkampfwagen VI ‘Tiger’ tank, dismantle it in the camp, produce detailed blueprints to send to back to the Allies, rebuild it, and return it so that Col. Klink doesn’t get sent to the Russian Front. All good fun, and a just another day in Stalag 13.
Anyway, here’s a shot of the Tiger from the show:
And here’s a real Tiger:
(Note the helmet of the guy standing in the hatch. This is apparently a captured tank. Maybe that’s Col. Hogan.)
Anyway, I’m lazy and don’t feel like trying to research what that vehicle in the Hogan’s episode was. It looks to be based on a M3 General Lee, though it isn’t an M7 Priest gun carriage. Possibly some sort of recovery or engineer vehicle based on the M3 chassis? Help Murdoc out.
More screenshots below.
Or is that an M7? The barrel of the gun looks longer here than I thought it did while I was watching. I thought it looked pretty stubby on the show, but I was mistaken. I know the Brits and the Australians (at least) has some variations on the Lee, but I would think that US vehicles would have been used while filming a US show in the US.
I always did like Hogan’s Heroes.