Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"[1024 x 1455]U-204 in spring 1941, Brest, France."
And Rudel tactics..
I always thought Rudel flew low to get the kills, however it seems he did the dive bomber attack to kill the enemy. He had only five wolfram ammo both sides so he could not start a mg fight.
"B-17G In The Maintenance at Burtonwood Airfield England."
"English Disaster: A38 Valiant [Effort] which can at best be described as a pyrrhic victory in the form of a tank."
Czech this out!
"Panzerkampfwagen 38t at the Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster."
The illustration shows a classic steep dive bombing attack, but the installation of the underwing 3.7cm gun pods required the deletion of dive brakes, so JU-87s so equipped (-Gs and some converted -Ds) attacked in a shallower dive.
A father and son, both of the 191st Tank Battalion while attached to the 45th Infantry Division at Anzio, bid farewell to each other on March 6, 1944.
Pvt. William R. Loop (left) of Binghamton, N.Y., bids farewell to his father, Cpl. Roderick R. Loop, also of Binghamton, who is leaving Italy for a tour of duty in the United States. Both father and son enlisted together in the Army, and served in the 191st Tank Battalion. Cpl. Roderick served with the 124th Inf, 31st Inf Div, in WWI. Both father and son returned to the United States after the war.
William continued his military career during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with five bronze stars, and the Combat Infantry Purple Heart Distinguished Unit Citation. Before retiring in 1989, he had been employed by Watson Manufacturing, Dawson Metal, and Jamestown Metal Corp.
He was a member of the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion, Frewsburg, and the Jamestown VFW. William was a lifelong resident of New York and passed away on December 19, 2008 at the age of 84.
Roderick, also a WWI veteran, returned to New York after the war. Corporal Loop was honored with the Silver Star for his bravery during the war. He passed away on March 5, 1969 at the age of 73.
Hope that the deck wasn't painted in that dazzle camouflage. A man would get dizzy looking at it and fall overboard.
Like said. I always believed the g-series would attack slowly in the low area and good cover By a wing man and a double shoot in a tank engine. You had only 5 Wolfram round on both wings not 500. So the Max was 5 tank kills per flight.
Mosquito. My favourite. Only Lancaster in bombers and Schräge Musik planes got close in their section. Interesting painting. Kph
Each 37mm gun on the Stuka had a magazine of 12 rounds(2 6-rounds clips attached together).
The deck was not camouflaged, but was a solid dark color, maybe a dark grey, black or deep blue color.
"Torpedo tubes on HMS Sheffield, with battlecruiser HMS Renown and carrier HMS Ark Royal in view, April 1941 [1696 x 1295]."
"HMS Cornwall, a County-class heavy cruiser, flying a decommissioning pennant prior to a refit [2930 x 1984]."
"HMS Glorious in 1917. She was a Large Light Cruiser - or 'light battlecruiser' - armed with 4 x 15" guns and little armour later converted into an aircraft carrier. [1151 x 647]"