The "Hanomag" or Sd.Kfz 251 series of vehicles was a half tracked armored fighting vehicle of Nazi Germany. Over 15,000 were built during the war, there were 22 variants of the base vehicle. These particular half tracks were knocked out by Allied air power between Carrouges and Rânes - an area below Caen and roughly a 12 km stretch of road. There were two other attacks around the same time which eliminated the entire group.
As seen from the flight deck of HMS Illustrious, the battleship HMS Valiant has a 15" practice shoot during exercises in the Indian Ocean, 22nd December 1942. [OS] [800x610] http://ift.tt/2hzRsOF Submitted December 16, 2016 at 04:09AM by Dokky via reddit http://ift.tt/2hqMrtK
M3A1 half-track with 500 pound speaker, capable of projecting sounds as far as 15 miles. Used by the US 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army, for sonic deception, 1944 Read more about the Ghost Army
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F (Magyar) Two of the 22 Panzer IV Ausf. F delivered to the Hungarian army, probably photographed in the plains of the Caucasus around 1942.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Caucasus Colorized Version Below
US soldiers in full field equipment learning the "chinpull" method of saving men from drowning -- 1942 http://ift.tt/2hPpn5W Submitted December 19, 2016 at 04:35AM by Emfart via reddit http://ift.tt/2gPdg79
SS-Kriegsberichter Documenting the Aftermath of the Poteau Ambush - Dec. 1944 http://ift.tt/2hPlQo8 Submitted December 19, 2016 at 01:07PM by Saferight via reddit http://ift.tt/2hKvhYx
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor captured near Stalingrad http://ift.tt/2hqNGJz Submitted December 16, 2016 at 12:33PM by Crowe410 via reddit http://ift.tt/2hzGlrB
Scheunentor translates to barn door, this was not due to the size of the gun shield but instead a reference to the guns manoeuvrability!
One source has cited the cost of a Panther tank as 117,100 Reichmarks (RM). This compared with 82,500 RM for the StuG III, 96,163 RM for the Panzer III, 103,462 RM for the Panzer IV, and 250,800 RM for the Tiger I. These figures did not include the cost of the armament and radio. Using slave labour on the production lines greatly reduced costs, but also greatly increased the risk of sabotage. French army studies in 1947 found that many Panthers had been sabotaged during production.The main gun was a Rheinmetall-Borsig 7.5 cm KwK 42 (L/70) with semi-automatic shell ejection and…