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"Tank Gallery 11"

The following Photographs have been donated by Battlefrontmodels Customers they range from basic customised RC tanks to heavily modified models, if you would like to submit a project to the Tank Gallery please email us at the Battlefront HQ for details.

SU-100 Soviet Tank Destroyer

sent in by

Peter Symonds of Nottingham, England.

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The SU-100 was one of the most powerful AVF's of WW2. Combining

a 100mm (4") naval gun onto a T34 chassis it was the fast, reliable

and capable of punching a hole clean through any tank of that time.

Unlike most other WW2 vehicles it was still in production for several

years after the war and used in combat by Syrian forces during the

Ypm Kippur was of 1973.

This is a conversion of a WSN- T34/85 using the Imperial Modelbau

resin SU-100 conversion kit and painted to depict an SU-100 tank

destroyer serving with the 1st Guards mechanised division during

the Budapest offensive in early 1945.

If you would like a model like this email Peter on http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com/

DID YOU KNOW

 

In Rommels Desert War 25% of the fuel to keep his tanks moving was used to transort that fuel to the battle front and 35% of his vehicles were out of operation through battle damage or lack of spares also fine sand entering the engines.

Winter Halftrack - Sd.Kfz 251

with a white-wash finish sent in by

Owen Long - Bexley Heath, Kent

DID YOU KNOW

 

Herman Goring visited Switzerland in 1936 and informed one of the Swiss Ministers that he had 2 million men at arms close to the Swiss border, and the Swiss nation only had 1 million men at arms, he asked the Swiss minister what he thought of that.

 

The Swiss Minister thought for a moment and then replied,

We Swiss will have to shoot twice!

Jagdpanther

sent in by

Peter Symonds of Nottingham, England.

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This Jagdpanther is reworked version modeled on the new Heng

Long Jagdpanther model sporting Battlefrontmodel Shurzen side

armour kit, a professionally finished model with a high quality

 camo paint finish.

If you would like a model like this email Peter on http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com/

Jagdpanther

The Jagdpanther or ("Hunting Panther") was a tank destroyer built by Nazi Germany during

WW2 based on the chassis of the Panther Tank. Many military historians consider the Jagdpanther

to be the best tank destroyer of WW2.

Development

A heavy tank destroyer design based on the 88 mm Pak 43 gun and the Panther tank chassis was ordered in late 1942 as design SdKfz 173. Production started in early 1944; at the same time Hitler specified the Jagdpanther ("hunting panther") name.

To accommodate the heavier-calibre gun, much as on previous Jagdpanzer-style unturreted tank destroyers, the sides of the Panther tank were extended up into an integral, turretless fixed casemate as part of the main hull itself to provide a roomy interior. Both the Panther Ausf. G and Jagdpanther had side armor of increased elevation to enhance this effect even further and to harmonize production.

It was armed with an anti-tank version of the same long-barreled 88 mm gun as the Tiger II and a 7.92 mm MG-34 machine gun in the front glacis plate for local defence. The Jagdpanther had a good power-to-weight ratio and a powerful main gun, which enabled it to destroy any type of Allied tank. Because it was based on the existing Panther chassis, the vehicle did not suffer too many mechanical problems. It was manned by a crew of 5, a driver, radio-operator, commander, gunner, and a loader.

Two variants can be distinguished, one with a welded steel band around the main gun mantlet and the other with a bolted-on band. The versions with the bolted-on ring were equipped with Pak 43/4 gun. Early Jagdpanthers had a monobloc gun barrel and two vision openings for the driver, whereas late versions had only one.

DID YOU KNOW

 

The Leather Greatcoat worn by Field Marshall Erwin Rommel is displayed in the Rommel museum at Merse Matruh, Egypt, 100 miles west of El Alamein.