Now for something completely different! Chris Lentzy scratch builds a U-boat periscope complete with interior scene of a torpedoed ship Recently I was lucky enough to obtain a copy of the maintenance manual of a WWll U-boat periscope. The manual describes the operation and maintenance of the ASR C/ 6 periscope. This was the air […]
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Rounding Up the Booby Traps From the Intelligence Bulletin February 1945 “We haven t seen any booby traps for the past two weeks.” That’s the kind of statement that can spell trouble if it leads to any slackening of precautionary measures. As soon as Allied vigilance relaxes, the stage is set for the Germans to […]
A Czech-ered Turtle! Mark Bannerman Builds Takom’s 1:35 scale kit for the unusual looking Skoda PA-II Armoured Car. TOP: Skoda PA-IIs on manoeuvres. The figure is a Hornet offering and is painted in oils. (Image courtesy of Photoshop) ABOVE: A Czech PA-II of the Assault Vehicles Regiment, 1931. (Photo source unknown) Developed by the Skoda […]
The Churchill Carpet-Layer in 1:76 scale by Geoffrey W. Futter IN THE spring of 1944, during the planning of the projected assault by the Allied Forces on the Normandy beaches, which took place on the 6th June of that year, it was found by reconnaissance that patches of soft clay existed on parts of the […]
Pill Box Warfare in the Siegfried Line The commanders of four U. S. rifle companies which have been in contact with the enemy in the Siegfried Line have furnished valuable information about the resistance. offered by German pillboxes, and have submitted comments regarding the vulnerability as well as the capabilities, of ‘these . fortifications. The […]
Night-Driving Equipment for German Vehicles The following U.S. military report on night-driving lights and equipment for German vehicles is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 9, Oct. 8, 1942. “Further details are now available on the operation of the special night-driving equipment with which German military vehicles are equipped and which was briefly described in Tactical and Technical Trends, […]
The model set in a winter scene (Courtesy of Photoshop) Soviet Juggernaut on Rails HobbyBoss Soviet Draisine ‘Krasnaja Zvezda’ by Mark Bannerman ABOVE: HobbyBoss‘s release of a Soviet Draisine ‘Krasnaja Zvezda’ (kit number 82912) in 1/72 scale. Background A draisine is a light auxiliary rail wagon equipped to transport crew and material necessary for the […]