More about Panzerwrecks 17, pages 70/71, this time…

From Paul Hocking: Some information to correct the comments on page 71 of PzW #17. The OOB listed on page 71 for Fs AA 12 is completely misrepresented and inaccurate, I am afraid that Fred Deprun has followed a wrong trail about this unit’s OOB. To explain, in a book by Didier Lodieu called “Dying […]

Panzerwrecks 17, pages 70/71 – more about the Italian armoured car

Daniele Guglielmi got in touch with some extra information about the AB41 armoured car on pages 70 & 71 of Panzerwrecks 17: … are very interesting, not only because they show an Italian AFV in  Normandy, but also because they regard a final production AB41, built in very few samples in the Summer of 1943. In […]

Panzerwrecks 16, pages 5, 70 and 71 – a failed matchup

We try our best to pull together as many views of a tank as we can. Sometimes we pull it off, sometimes we don’t. And sometimes we only get it partially right. Randy Roy touched base to tell us that the ‘old hare’ Pz.Kpfw IV on page 5 of Panzerwrecks 16 is actually the same […]

Panzerwrecks 17, page 17 – how to elevate the load-bed of a UE carrier

Patrice Debucquoy got in touch to share some information about how the load-bed of the UE carrier was operated, and how this could have been incorporated into the design for the Wurfrähmen equipment: “Page 51 you show a Renault UE mit Wurfrähmen and you say you don’t see how to elevate the rockets ; well, it’s an easy […]

Panzerwrecks 18, pages 32/33 – Steel Wheel Panther

The steel wheeled Panther on pages 32 & 33 of Panzerwrecks 18 was left/knocked out outside the Restaurant la Rose in Oberhoffen-sur-Moder. Things have not really changed in the 70 odd years since. This is from Google Maps:

Panzerwrecks 18, page 5: A ghostly chassis number

As we pointed out in the caption, the Jagdpanther on page 5 of Panzerwrecks 18 has a faint fahrgestell nummer (chassis number) painted on the Wanne. To be honest you would need the eyes of a hawk to see it in the photo, so here is a crop from the original, albeit played with to increase […]

Coming to a Theatre Near You Nov .14th, Brad Pitt in “Fury.”

Sony will be releasing a WW2 film, “Fury,” written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt as a hardened tank commander, on November 14th of this year. The title refers to the name of Mr. Pitt’s Sherman, and the film is said to depict how members of “the greatest generation” really behaved under […]

Q&A with Hilary Doyle Regarding Motor Sounds of “Disguised” German AFVs.

Q: [to Hilary]: I have never been to a military vehicle rally / museum opening where German tanks in running condition were put through their paces alongside a Sherman or two. Do German tank motors (StuG, Panther in particular) have a distinct motor sound as opposed to a Sherman or M10? The reason I ask […]

Randy Roy Matches Up a Wreck or Two in “Panzerwrecks 16.”

Thanks for another welcome edition of Pz Wrks. The “old hare” Pz IV hybrid Ausf. F2 (Ausf.G) on page 70, 71 also appears on Page 5. Compare the: 1. Steel return rollers, (rare on this Ausf.) 2. The back-folded 8mm turret schürzen with AP round damage. 3. Spare track lying across the side fender. 4. Twisted […]