Work on the Sturer Emil began in as early as 1939, when the German army had need of an effective weapon against the reinforced Maginot Line. But by 1942, the situation had changed fundamentally: France had already fallen, and Germany was waging an entirely different war against the USSR. At the...read more
The Jagdpanther was one of the most powerful tank destroyer of World War II. It carried a powerful anti-tank cannon mounted on a Panther chassis capable of easily piercing any Allied armor, front or rear, and causing massive damage.
The Jagdpanther was essentially a Panther tank that had...read more
It's becoming more rare to find a Josef's tank busters. In Eastern Europe is still possible to see some of them. They are impressive. This is the case of this SU-100, which now languishes waiting a collector to be restored. ...read more
The German Jagdpanther is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, tank destroyers of WWII. The performance of the 8.8cm PaK gun and the need for effective, mobile anti-tank weapons was well understood by the Germans.
After finishing the race a small number of PzKpfw V...read more
The Jagdpanther was a German tank destroyer; it had a fixed gun (i.e. no turret) and was based on the chassis of the Panther tank. To accommodate the gun the sides of the Panther tank were extended up to provide a roomy interior, while maintaining a very low profile....read more
Probably best AFV design Germany used. Light, good armor protection, good gun, enough fast, small so good to hide or transport, low maintenance and cheap to produce. This should have been the production priority and build in larger numbers.
Stugs always seem to have such a smooth sounding engine compared to other tanks. Stugs the Germans were really harsh against many of the Russian and American tanks, so they did it successfully after the second world war, oh yes these are good tanks infantry support!
Nicholas Moran examines the famous Soviet ISU-152 tank destroyer. In Part 1, How does it differ from the SU-152? What's common between the ISU-152 and some German vehicles? And why should the external fuel tanks not be considered a weakness? In Part 2, he'll look inside the famous vehicle. How...read more
The heaviest assault gun, the Srurmgeschütz 8.8cm (SdKfz 184), also known as the Ferdinand and the Elefant, resulted from Hitler's frustration at not being able to mount the long-barrel 88mm Pak43/2 L/71 in the Tiger I tank. ...read more