vendredi 27 décembre 2013

SSU Airborne Transport

Camo study for SSU Airborne Transport (thanks to Paolo for the technical drawings)

vendredi 13 décembre 2013

Gaso.Line... Panzerjäger I Ausf.B

German tank destroyer Panzerjäger I Ausf.B 4.7cm PaK(t)
(Panzerjäger I Ausf.B 4.7cm PaK(t)). 1/48th scale model completely built and paint by Master Fighter). Model is compatible with Dust. Available on january 2014.

This vehicle opens the breed for long series of conversions made for the Wehrmacht with a tank chassis and cannon. The Sd. Kfz. 101 integrates the Czech Skoda built 47 mm anti-tank cannon on top of a stripped down Panzer I type B. 202 Panzerjäger 1 were rolled out before September 1939. This vehicle could still dash at 25 mph with the small NL 38 TR Maybach engine yielding 100 hp, although its weight rose at 6.4 tonnes. The range was 87 miles. The crew of three operated the PaK 36 (t) 47 mm gun for which 86 shells were carried onboard (76 AT and 10 HE). 
The performances (muzzle velocity: 775 m/s, range: 1,500 m) of this weapon were superior to anything the Germans were relying on before 1940. Dubbed “Ente” i.e. duck, this first generation tank destroyer served in the West until June 1940 then in North-Africa and on the Eastern Front until late 1943.

jeudi 12 décembre 2013

Gaso.Line... Sturmpanzer 38 (t) Grille

Sturmpanzer Assault Gun Grille Ardennes 1944
(Sturmpanzer 38(t) Assault Gun Grille 38(t) Ausf.M Sd.Kfz.138/1. 1/48th scale model completely built and paint by Master Fighter). Model is compatible with Dust. Available on februar 2014.

Between October 1943 and November 1944, 172 “15 cm Schweres Infanteriegeschütz 33 (Sf) auf PzKpfw. 38 (t) Ausf M” have been manufactured by BMM. The 12 tonnes SPG was propelled by a 150 hp Praga AC motor. The top speed was 35 km/h. 320 litres of gasoline enabled a range of 190 km.
The crew of four was cramped in the roofless fighting compartment with 18 shells. The primary weapon was the 150 mm Rheinmetall cannon L/12 designed in 1933 that fired a 38 kg shell, the muzzle velocity was 240 m/s and the maximum range was 4,650 m. The ubiquitous Rheinmetall 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun with 600 rounds was the secondary weapon. This weapon system was very potent and this final version of the breed served firstly in USSR then in the West too as war reached its outcome.

lundi 9 décembre 2013

WWII Dioramas 1/6 Kampfgruppe Von Abt Website

The most Astonishing Website dedicated to WWII dioramas...
Kampfgruppe Von Abt Website - they have too a 1/30 scale section.

vendredi 6 décembre 2013