Scheunentor translates to barn door, this was not due to the size of the gun shield but instead a reference to the guns manoeuvrability!
Often mis-labelled as "sniper's veils", this full face camouflage face mask is worn by a Waffen SS MG-34 team at the battle of Kursk - Totenkopf was deployed around Prokhorovka. The Waffen SS and Wehrmacht used camouflage more than any other armed forces in the second world war.
Untersturmführer Gerhard Mahn, commander of 11th company, 9th regiment "Germania" of the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" directs the actions of the division of armored personnel carriers Sd.Kfz.251. They are about to mount an attack against the Red Army during the battles east of Warsaw in the summer of 1944
Sergeant M. Katasonov scout 372nd Infantry Division, wielding a PPSh-41 sub-machine gun - one of the approximately 1.5 million produced by the Soviet Union during WWII. The PPSh-41 is a classic example of a design adapted for mass production (other examples of such wartime design are the M3 submachine gun, MP40, PPS, and the Sten). Aside from the barrel, its parts could be made by a relatively unskilled workforce with simple equipment available in an auto repair garage or tin shop, freeing more skilled workers for other tasks. The PPSh-41 uses 87 components and could be manufactured with an estimated…
Hello everyone! This one is coming out a day late as we had a few things to complete yesterday which will make for a far more interesting weekly wrap up today! US Infantry Doctrine Status: Released to beta! (more…)
Looming in the background the massive hulk of a knocked out or abandoned King Tiger sits while numerous Sherman tanks and Hellcat tank destroyers from the 6th Armored Division rest for a moment.