MG - Doppelwagen (Type 36)
In Germany the field vehicles, which was the general term for infantry carts and army field wagons, played an important role in the supplying and mobility of the troops right to the end of World War II. Of the more than 300 divisions of the German forces in 1944, only comparatively few were either...
US M18 Hellcat
The M18 GMC (Gun Motor Carriage) was standardised in February 1944 and 2,507 were built before production ceased in October 1944. Used very successfully by U.S. tank destroyer battalions in Italy and N.W.Europe. Low silhouette, fast and well armed, it was one of the best tank...
15cm siG 33/1 Ausf M 'Grille'
The 15cm infantry gun mounted in an open compartment at the rear of a modified Panzer 38(t) chassis. Entered service in mid 1943. Some 282 were built. Served on all fronts with the heavy SP companies of Panzer Grenadier regiments.
U.S. M10 Tank Destroyer
The M10 GMC (Gun Motor Carraige) first saw action in Tunisia in March 1943. It mounted the high velocity 3in. (76.2mm) M7 anti-aircraft gun in an open-topped turret on a modified M4A2 chassis. They served with all the Allies in Italy and N.W. Europe and with the U.S. Marines...
Stug. III Ausf. B
The Stug III Ausf.B entered service in the Autumn of 1940. 320 were produced between June 1940 and May 1941. They saw action in the Balkans and Russia.
Achilles IIc 17pdr Tank Destroyer
Both M10 and M10A1 gun motor carraiges were supplied to the British and French in 1944. From late 1944 the British converted most of theirs to mount the 17pdr. producing a much more potent tank destroyer. Used in N.W. Europe and Italy, they remained in service for a number of...
Stug III Ausf. A
The Stug III was an infantry close-support weapon based on the Panzer III chassis. Four batteries (each of six Ausf.As) took part in the invasion of France. The survivors went on to serve in the Balkans and Russia.
Stug III Ausf. C/D
50 of thge Ausf.C and 150 of the Ausf.D were produced between May and September 1941and were externally identical. The small numbrers of Stugs that reached the Afrika Korps were Ausf.Ds but, mainly, these vehicles served on the Eastern Front.
Marder II Pak 36( r )
The appearance of the T-34 and KV-1 tanks came as a nasty surprise the the Germans invading Russia. They urgently needed better ant-tank guns and decided to re-chamber some of the large numbers of Russian 76.2mm field guns that they had captured to take Pak 40 ammunition and mount them...
U.S. M36 Tank Destroyer
In the summer of 1944, the only American gun capable of defeating the heavier German armour was the 90mm anti-aircraft gun, M1. In July 1944 a modified version of this gun was mounted in an open-topped turret and fitted to the chassis of the M10A1 tank destroyer - and hurriedly...