Stug III Ausf. C/D mit StuK 40
Development of the Stug III as an infantry support weapon started in 1936 and 50 of the externally identical Ausf. C and Ausf. D were produced between May and September 1941.
Increasingly, as the war progressed, Stugs were used in the anti-tank role. In February 1943 Hitler ordered that...
3cm Flak 103/38 Auf Steyr 1500A
This vehicle represents one of the many improvised self-propelled mounts pressed into service towards the end of the war and saw the 3cm Flak 103/38 mounted on the load bed of the Steyr 1500 4 x 4 Light Truck. The troops called the combination "Jaboschreck" - fighter-bomber...
U.S. M36 B1 Tank Destroyer
After the invasion of Normandy, the Americans quickly discovered that the only gun they had that was capable of defeating the heavier German armour was the 90mm anti-aircraft gun, M1. Installed in an open-topped turret on the M10A1 chassis, this vehicle became the M36 Tank Destroyer.
U.S. M4 A3 (105) Howitzer Tank
The main reason for the large number of marks of Sherman (M4 through M4A6) was the constant shortage of engines. There were never enough of one type to enable production to be standardised.
Vehicles armed with the US 105mm howitzer, M4A3 (as here) and M4 (CLASSIC kit 956) were used by...
R.M. Centaur IV 95mm C.S
An essential feature of Leyland's A27 cruiser tank design was the Rolls Royce Meteor engine, an adaptation of the famous Merlin aero-engine. However, due to initial shortages of the Meteor power plant, an interim version powered by the Liberty engine of the Crusader was produced. Liberty powered...
Fiat AS37 with Breda 20mm cannon
Manufactured by SPA (a FIAT subsidiary) from 1937 until 1948, the Autocarro Sahariano (Saharan Lorry) was a 4 x 4 truck with four-wheel steering and independant coil-spring suspension. It was used as a personnel carrier and also as the platform for a number of self-propelled guns.