So. I have had lots of pics I was meant to ask you guys about, but it was too stupid to create a thread just for one pic. Now I have collected alot of them, so I've decided to start a thread with alot of various pics.
1.) What...the...hell have happened to this poor Jagdpanzer IV? Something real big have had to hit this to do that.
2.) What is this? All I've managed to dig up was Kugelpanzer. Nothing about its uses.
3.) Anyone know more about this unlucky Liberator? Looks much worse than any forward flips I've seen before.
4.) Lools like this is a sound detector used to listen to incoming aircraft. If so, was it any effective?
5.) Is this realy a picture showing the capture of the U-110 and its Enigma machine?
6.) Altough an action figure, did the Vampir IR-equipment for the StG-44 see frontline service in Berlin? If so, which units were equipped with them? The 'Nordland'?
Will post more pictures as soon as I find them in my oversized pic-folder.
Feel free to do the same!
Maybe the Kugelpanzer ran over the jagdpanzer in an accident.:rolleyes:
On those hulks, looks like the ammunition exploded, either from enemy fire, or from the crew destroying the tank themselves.
I'd say that those who's whole upper armour is blown away have been hit from bombs, don't even have to be very massive ones, a good 50 KG hit in the ammunition...
Some of the Ferdinants were probably abandoned and blown up by their crews.
IIRC Nordland were not issued Vampir systems, there was a specific Heer unit set up to be equipped with them, though the name escapes me at the moment.
Kugelpanzer The Kugelpanzer literally translates as "Ball Tank" and is the most rare and strange armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only one lone example of this Reconnaissance Rollzeug (Rolling Vehicle) has been captured by the Russians and it survives today as part of the Kubinka Museum's collection of German armored vehicles. The Kugelpanzer is simply listed as Item #37 and is painted gloss white. From fragmentary information, the drive has been removed from the vehicle and no metal samples are allowed to be taken from it. The history of the vehicle is literally unknown, as no documents were found with it and no clear markings. Only five firm facts available:
- It was a German-made vehicle shipped to Japan
- It was a light Reconnaissance vehicle
- It was captured by the Russians in 1945 (probably in Manchuria)
- Its hull was only 5 mm thick of armor
- It was powered by a single cylinder two-stroke engine
It is hard to speculate on how this machine functioned but from observation it appears to be a one man reconnaissance tank with an armored shell and viewport. Perhaps under or behind the operator an engine was mounted and for stability a small directional wheel was located at the rear to steer the two large circular tracks at the sides. When not on the move, the Kugelpanzer would become an armored shelter or perhaps a pillbox "if" any weapon could be fired from it. It is not clear from the photos if a firing port is located under the viewport. Since this vehicle came from Germany then the primary armament of this vehicle would have probably been a German 7.92 mm MG-34 or MG-42. Japanese machineguns were poorly manufactured and functioned badly and they had only one type of submachine gun in production. From the photos it appears as if this single machine was captured intact having seen no combat at all.
U sure only 5 mm? That can't even stop a rifle round....:uhm:
I take what n0e says way too seriously
9th April 2005
Von MudraU sure only 5 mm? That can't even stop a rifle round....:uhm:
not with THAT attitude it cant.
Ahahahah. Oh yes, me belief in za FUHRER vill make it strong! IT VILL STOP TANK SHELLS! JA!