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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

King & Country's Soviets at War : 1941 - 1945

King & Country's Soviets at War : 1941 - 1945.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Adolf Hitler's Mercedes-Benz 770 - Großer Mercedes convertible produced by Tipp & Co (1937 Germany)

This Adolf Hitler's Mercedes limousinewas produced by Tipp & Co (Nuremberg, Germany) in 1937. This Mercedes-Benz 770 Großer Mercedes convertible, which was a luxury car first produced in 1930 and used by governments as a state vehicle. This toy version has the number plate 11A-19357, which is the same as the number plate of a full-sized version used by Hitler throughout the 1930s. The car pictures are presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) and LEMO (Lebendiges Museum Online) (Germany). The Adolf Hitler's and Waffen SS figures are produced by Elastolin (Germany) in 30s/40s.

German Mountain Troops (Gebirgsjäger) - Edelweiss (Airfix) - Part 2

German Mountain Troops (Gebirgsjäger) - Edelweiss (Airfix)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Soviet Cossacks from Nazaire Beeusaert

Soviet Cossacks  from Nazaire Beeusaert (30s/40s)

King & Country : Return To The Crimea

The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia.

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Return To The Crimea brochure (6 pages pdf):

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Schwerer Gustav : scale model from Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany)

Schwerer Gustav was a German 80-centimetre (31.5 in) railway gun. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp in Darłowo (then Rügenwalde) as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of destroying the main forts of the French Maginot Line, the strongest fortifications in existence at the time. The fully assembled gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes (1,490 short tons), and could fire shells weighing 7 t (7.7 short tons) to a range of 47 km (29 mi).The gun was designed in preparation for the Battle of France, but was not ready for action when the battle began, and in any case the Wehrmacht's Blitzkrieg offensive through Belgium rapidly outflanked and isolated the Maginot Line's static defenses, eventually forcing the French to surrender and making their destruction unnecessary. Gustav was later deployed in the Soviet Union during the Battle of Sevastopol, part of Operation Barbarossa, where, among other things, it destroyed a munitions depot located roughly 30 m (98 ft) below ground level.

W.Britain 2019 Stock Catalog

W.Britain 2019 Stock Catalog.  Delivering Toy and Model Figures Worldwide Since 1893

Table of contents:
  • Wrath of the Northmen 
  • Clash of Empires 
  • Art of War 
  • Napoleonic Wars 
  • American Civil War 
  • Anglo-Zulu War 
  • War Along the Nile 
  • World War I 
  • Jack Tars & Leathernecks 
  • World War II 
  • Museum Collection 
  • Regiments Classic Collection 
  • Archive Collection 
  • Ceremonial Collection 
  • Super Deetail Plastics 
  • Scenics

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Paris Gun (Paris-Geschütz) scale model from Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany)

The Paris Gun (Paris-Geschütz) scale model from Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany) The Paris Gun (Paris-Geschütz / Pariser Kanone) was the name given to a type of German long-range siege gun, several of which were used to bombard Paris during World War I. They were in service from March to August 1918. When the guns were first employed, Parisians believed they had been bombed by a high-altitude Zeppelin, as the sound of neither an aeroplane nor a gun could be heard. They were the largest pieces of artillery used during the war by barrel length, and are considered to be superguns.

W.Britain 2016 Fall Catalogue

W.Britain 2016 Fall Catalogue (12 pages).

- Wrath of the Northmen
- Clash of Empires
- American Civil War
- Anglo-Zulu War

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Tupolev TB-3 scale model at the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz

The Tupolev TB-3 Zveno (Chain link or a military unit "Flight") was a parasite aircraft concept developed in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. It consisted of a Tupolev TB-1 or a Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber acting as a mothership for between two and five fighters. Depending on the Zveno variant, the fighters either launched with the mothership or docked in flight, and they could refuel from the bomber. The definitive Zveno-SPB using a TB-3 and two Polikarpov I-16s, each armed with two 250 kg (550 lb) bombs, was used operationally with good results against strategic targets in Romania during the opening stages of the German-Soviet War. The same squadron afterwards also carried out a tactical attack against a bridge over the River Dnieper that had been captured by advancing German forces.
This Zveno Tupolev TB-3 scale model is displayed at the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz (Germany).

Saturday, April 20, 2019

German Mountain Troops - Edelweiss (Airfix)

German Mountain Troops (1/32 plastic figures) from Airfix (UK). During World War II the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS raised a number of mountain infantry units. An entire corps was formed in Norway by 1941. Its divisions were lightly equipped, with much of the transport provided by mules. These mountain infantry were equipped with fewer automatic weapons than regular infantry, however the MG 34 or MG 42 machine gunners were provided with more ammunition than their regular infantry counterparts.Mountain infantry were identified by the edelweiss insignia worn on their sleeves and their caps. Mountain infantry participated in many battles, including Operation Weserübung, Operation Silver Fox, Operation Platinum Fox and Operation Arctic Fox, the operations in the Caucasus, the Gothic Line, the invasion of Crete and the battles in the Vosges region of France. Special equipment was made for them including the G33/40 mauser rifle based on the VZ.33 rifle.