Some good pictures of the Nebelwerfer, Hanomag and not only… The German weapons the power of which Russians had to experience at the time of the Second World War.
Actually, the guy I wouldn’t want to cross paths with is THIS man. Over 200 kills plus another 6000 by those he trained. Enemy at the Gates is a loose version but WOW!!!
I am a high-cal bull-barrel long-range expert but the conditions this guy went through…
AND there is another Russkie who smoked several hundred hiding in a tree as the Germans came across the fields…
Good shots, the both.
Somehow, these toys or even Stalin’s Organs pale in the close-up of the best Sov snipers…
I have utmost respect.
He was talented, and is well known due to the movie. But check out this guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4
And note that he preferred to use iron sights.
Luckily they never were against each other.
lol, real pain in the ass this Simo Häyhä… And all Finish fighters also. Respect for those few thousands finish who face successful to red army in WW2!
The Germans had the coolest stuff. I want that wagon.
A. Bunka here. Now these guys have some really really cool toys.
Weapons are doomed to fail if your ideology (Fascism) is flawed.
I think you’re mixing up ideologies. Fascism is a governmental structure. It is very similar to socialism. What your mixing up is that Hitler had multiple ideologies. One of which was Leibenschraum (sp?) or living space. He also had the idea of a Germanic Europe that stretched from the urals to the atlantic. These are the flawed ideologies your thinking of. Fascism in Germany was actually quite effective until the other ideologies became more important to Hitler.
I understand what you’re saying but I should have been clearer. My reading of fascist ideology is that chauvinism and imperialism are fundamental elements of it. I meant that such flawed core values will ultimately lead to war and an exhaustion of the State (and thereby defeat) through the constant strain.
Same goes for communism. As history has proven, whereever communism was installed, antrocities and war followed. In the end the whole idea was to conquer the world so the world revolution could take place. That idea is no less flawed than fascism.
On the contrary, Retro, the Australian aboriginal was the only living human being who lived successfully under a Communist system, way before you folks even recognized there was such a system.
I am not so sure if eastern europeans would agree, that you “liberated” them. Possibly they would argue you helped to get rid of one slave master, so the next can put the chains on their feet. You must be very produ.
Are you sure that’s a Hanomag? Looks more like a(modified) czech OT 810 to me.
Absolutely correct,even the best re-enactors would be hard put to find a real Hanomag these days.
Pretending to be Nazis … distrubing: this people need watching.
Just a note here, but the skull on the front of the sdkfz does not symbolize the same SS as who commanded and controlled the death camps. That skull dates back to the early days of horse cavalry. The “death’s head” skull, which the Death Camp officers wore, lacked a jaw. Because of the similarity, Panzer groups, in particular tank crews, would often remove their skull emblems from their uniforms because they were certain that Allied forces couldn’t tell the difference and would shoot them on sight otherwise.
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