Martin Block emailed us with confirmation of the unit for the M41 90/53 801(i) on pages 44 & 45 of Panzerwrecks 9: “These days I was approached by an Italian researcher who had some questions about the II./Pz.Rgt. 26 in September 1943. Searching for answers to his questions I was browsing through the ‘Zustandsberichte’ of the […]
Some photos show the devastating effects of warfare in an all too graphic way. We thought long and hard about whether to publish the image on page 52 of Panzerwrecks 9, as it shows a dead German crewman. In the end we decided that we would publish it as there was not much detail in […]
When assembling the Pz.Kpfw.III (Fl) in focus feature in Panzerwrecks 9, which relied heavily on a technical intelligence report made by the US Army, we elected to leave out information relating to where best to shoot at the Flammpanzer & information on smoke grenades. Here are the two pages: Click to enlarge.
Panzerwrecks would not be what it is without input from researchers who are willing to give their skill and time to assist with identifying wrecks. The credit in Panzerwrecks 9 reads like Barry Crook supplied just artwork, in fact he contributed to the research & provided an identity to a number of wrecks. Apologies to […]
Stefano Di Giusto also enlightened us about the P40s on page 59: “The P-40s of Polizei-Panzer-Kp. 15 carried a number on the nose, exactly as the P40 on page 59; a series of photos of the company surrender inNovaraat the end of April 1945 are in Daniele Gugliemi’s book Italian tanks on German service.” So, […]
Stefano Di Giusto was kind enough to share an exact identification for the M41 90/53 801(i) (Semovente 90/53) on pages 44 &45 of Panzerwrecks 9. We knew that it belonged to 26.Panzer-Division because of the divisional insignia on the gunshield, but did not know which unit within the division. Stefano says: “As Daniele Guglielmi pointed […]
A few people have noted that there is a tactical number on the turret side of the Tiger on page 64-67 of Panzerwrecks 9. Don Campbell says: “… the Tiger on pages 64-67 is our old friend ‘A2’ of 508 – the number is very faintly visible under the soot in the pic on p.66 […]
Most readers know that we try to give a subject as good a coverage as our page count permits. Sometimes photos are left out either because they do not tell any more to the story or in this case because the images are too poor. These two photographs were included on the original tech intell […]