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  1. Taz

    Unknown Italian neck award

    I think it is the Commander's Cross of the Military Order of Savoy. Regards Eddie
  2. Challenger II Mk II '' Black Knight'' https://youtu.be/tK2y2dt8v38 https://youtu.be/XgniFv1b9RI
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    Military Vehicles

    Very blurred photo but i think Simon may well be correct. Regards Eddie
  4. Martin, at the bottom of the article i linked is a bit of info on reproductions. Regards Eddie
  5. http://www.quanonline.com/military/military_reference/german/badges/nuts.php Does this help at all? Regards Eddie
  6. Yes the Skorpion G is another example of a tank that exisited in Blueprint only but i would not call a fake.
  7. Gefechtsaufklärer E-10 Leopard is that sites name for it and it was actually planned. I imagine that some are made up yes, but to call Tanks that have blueprints and or parts actually built, fake is not really correct.
  8. That site defines proposed projects as fake which i would say is incorrect. VK16.02 Leopard is another example.
  9. Some variants were planned. Upgunned Krupp Maus turret with a 150 mm KwK 44 gun. E-100 Ausf. B with improved turret. StuG E-100 Krokodil with a 174 mm gun. Flakpanzer E-100 with dual 88 mm anti-aircraft guns.
  10. One Panther II hull exists as far as i know and 1 E-100 chassis was built also.
  11. This is in my opinion fake. Panzer V would i assume be the Panzerkampfwagen V „Panther“ (Sd.Kfz. 171) which this tank bears no simularities whatsoever. Regards Eddie
  12. Well one reason why the ironclad was developed was as a result of the vulnerability of wooden warships to explosive or incendiary shells.
  13. VK6501 The fourth picture down that has no designation is the VK6501 (also known as Panzerkampfwagen VII or Henschel SW) Weight: 65 tons Crew: 5 Armour: 80mm all around, DW turret (80mm Mantlet) Engine: 600hp Maybach HL224 Maximum speed: 20km/h Armament: 75mm L/24, 75mm L/40, 105mm L/20
  14. The Begleitwagen I(Rh) was Rheinmetall's design in the competition for the upcoming Panzerkampfwagen IV design. Ultimately, Rheinmetall's design failed, as the suspension was taken from the earlier Neubaufahrzeug V(Rh) / VI(K) tanks. Krupp's version was much more modern and suited the role given by the German army. Variants Begleitwagen I(Rh) VK20.01(Rh) - Rheinmetall's design Begleitwagen I(K) VK20.01(K) - Krupp's design. Begleitwagen I(MAN) VK20.01(MAN) - MAN's design. Begleitwagen II(K) - Krupp's more advanced design. Begleitpanzer I(Rh) General Data Type - Medium Tank Place of Origin - Germany (Third Reich) Designed by - Rheinmetall AG Designed - 1934 - 1935 Manufacturer(s) - Rheinmetall AG Number Built - At least 1 Designations - VK20.01(Rh) Company Designation - Bataillonsführerwagen Developed From - Neubaufahrzeug V(Rh) Armament Main Gun(s) - 7,5cm KwK 37 L/24 Coaxial Gun - 7.92x57mm MG 34 Armour Min/Max - 15-30mm Misc Specs Crew - 6 Dimensions Weight - 18t Length - 5.92m Width - 2.9m Height - 2.65m Automotive Engine - Maybach HL 100TR Engine Characteristics - 300hp Operational Range - 150km Speed - 30km/h Regards Eddie
  15. Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz Nach einer Erprobung auf dem Truppenübungplatz Ohrdruf soll mindestens ein Exemplar noch zum Fronteinsatz gekommen sein. Der Einsatz dieses Panzers erfolgte bei Abwehrkämpfen um Spichra, offensichtlich auf direkten Befehl des Gauleiters Sauckel. Im Zuge des Vorrückens amerikanischer Truppenteile im April 1945 gerieten die dortigen deutschen Stellungen unter Dauerbeschuss. Dabei erhielt der Flakpanzer einen Treffer, wodurch sein Turm weggeschleudert wurde und bis zu seiner Bergung im Jahr 1999 an einem Hang dort liegen blieb. Dieser Turm soll sich in der Sammlung des Militärhistorischen Museums Dresden in einem nicht zugänglichen Teil befinden. The Kugelblitz was not yet out of development when the war ended. Only five prototypes were built. Several evaluation vehicles had been built, but it is unclear how many. It is also unclear what happened to the few Kugelblitzes which were built; some sources say that they ended up being used in the Battle of Berlin One Kugelblitz was also involved in the fights near the town of Spichra, Thuringia, where it was destroyed and remained buried in the Spatenberg hill until its excavation in 1999. Bit of info in German and English on the Kugelblitz. Regards Eddie.