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.
The heaviest tank on the battlefield, the Tiger II or Königstiger was a formidable foe, but it had its fair share of shortcomings. From over-complicated engineering, not enough power for the weight of the beast and the lack of quality raw materials led to this monster not being able to perform to its fullest. However that being said, wherever this tank was deployed, it devastated its opponents. In this photo two King Tigers of the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion are passing through a Paris street on the way to the Normandy front in August 1944, ultimately however nothing the German's…
Also known as the MG30 Colorized image below https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_30
A German panzer crewman stands over the grave of two fallen panzer crewmen - potentially from the Panzer I in the background. Most likely this photo is taken in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa, as the black panzer beret - the schutzmütze - was phased out and production had ceased in 1941, however it continued to be worn after that date for a while. The surviving crewman is wearing the newer style of panzer crew headgear which was introduced in early 1940.
These six "Landser" from 353. Infanterie-Division, are observed by two GIs of the 4th Armored Division during the Operation Cobra, and lined up in front of a ruined house in Coutances, 29 Km West of Saint-Lô, Normandy. 29 July 1944.
Stalnoi Nagrudnik - the steel bib, designed to stop the 9mm pistol round and potentially even a round from a rifle as long as it did not hit directly front on. In this photo three non-penetrating bullets have hit the front of the vest and have been successfully stopped, saving this young soldiers life.
France 1944, US infantry and German POW's march past the remains of a US M3A1 torn apart. The M3A1 was a M3 with the improved M49 machine gun ring mount over the right hand front seat. All M3 halftracks were continually upgraded to M3A1 versions throughout the course of the war.