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Saturday, June 29, 2019

PGH Effelder and Lineol DDR NVA army soldiers (50s)

These DDR NVA army soldiers were produced by PGH Effelder and Lineol in 50s. The T34 with a clockwork drive (spring drive), was manufactured by MSB.






Monday, June 24, 2019

DDR Tank model T-54 Tank model of the Soviet T-54 with cable remote control

Tank model T-54 Tank model of the Soviet T-54 with cable remote control (Bakelite housing) . The model is battery operated and has a wooden  cannon.



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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DDR NVA soldiers in camouflage colors.

The early edition of the DDR NVA soldiers  in camouflage colors from PGH Effelder (70s Germany).







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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DDR NVA toy soldiers from PGH Effelder

DDR NVA toy soldiers made by PGH Effelder in 70s/80s.

Since the seventies, toy soldiers made of plastic for the toy shops of the GDR, but also for export were produced at the PGH Effelder (VEB toy country Mengersgereuth - hammering plant Effelder). While the figures were still in various camouflage paintings in the early years, they were later painted, until the end of the GDR, in a uniform olive-green uniform with only a few details.






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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

King & Country's : The Six-day war

King & Country's : The Six-day war that is also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt ( the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.


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Monday, May 13, 2019

Pershing II and SS-20 ballistic missiles

The Pershing II Weapon System was a solid-fueled two-stage ballistic missile designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the Pershing 1a Field Artillery Missile System as the United States Army's primary nuclear-capable theater-level weapon. The U.S. Army replaced the Pershing 1a with the Pershing II Weapon System in 1983, while the German Air Force retained Pershing 1a until all Pershings were eliminated in 1991. The SS-20 Saber (RSD-10 Pioneer) was an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, deployed by the Soviet Union from 1976 to 1988. It carried GRAU designation 15Ж45 (15Zh45). Its NATO reporting name was SS-20 Saber.
The  ballistic missile models are from the Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum.




Thursday, May 9, 2019

The NVA - DDR army soldiers

The NVA (National People's Army) was the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic (DDR) from 1956 to 1990. The NVA soldiers, produced by DDR PGH Effelder (VEB Spielzeugland Mengersgereuth), are photographed at Bundeswehr Military History Museum.






Saturday, May 4, 2019

30 years without the Berlin Wall ..

This year 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be celebrated.For these photos I used DDR PGH Effelder (VEB Spielzeugland Mengersgereuth) toy soldiers as East Germany border troops and Elastolin soldiers as West Germany border controllers. The Berlin Wall accessories are produced by COBI - an interlocking plastic brick maker.







Friday, December 21, 2018

Do you like Dinky military toys ?

Dinky Toys was the brand name for die-cast Mazak zinc alloy miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd. They were made in England from 1934 to 1979, at a factory in Binns Road in Liverpool. Dinky Toys produced three main ranges of green diecast military toy vehicles and accessories, the pre-war Mechanised Army range that was completed in 1939, a post-war range from 1953~1970 (1/60 Scale), and a further range during the 1970s with black plastic wheels.
Military Ambulance, Dinky Toys No. 626 (1958) based on a Ford chassis.
                                       Military Ambulance, Dinky Toys No. 626 (1958) and 
Army Covered WagonDinky Toys No. 623 (Bedford 3-ton chassis)
Dinky Toys No.688 Field Artillery Tractor (Morris C8 "Guinea Pig") with  BL 5.5 Medium Gun (No.692).

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cannon OTO Melara Mod 56 105mm

The OTO Melara 105 mm Mod 56 began life in the 1950s to meet the requirement for a modern light-weight howitzer that could be used by the Italian Army's Alpini brigades mountain artillery regiments. That it remained in service with those same units a full half century after the howitzer's introduction is a testament to the gun's quality. The Mod 56 has a number of unique characteristics for a weapon of its caliber, including the ability for its crew to manhandle the gun (due to its light weight), and the capability of being able to be used in the direct fire role. Being a pack howitzer, it is designed to be broken down into 12 parts, each of which can be easily transported.
This photographed toy cannon was produced by Britains in 70s.






Bangladesh Army's Oto Melara Mod 56 Towed Howitzer firing during Victory Day 2015.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

7th of October - DDR Republic Day (Tag der Republik)

The day commemorates October 7, 1949, when the German Democratic Republic (DDR) was constituted on the territory of the Soviet Occupation Zone.Since the seventies,DDR Nationale Volksarmee toy soldiers were made of plastic for the DDR toy shops at the PGH Effelder (VEB Spielzeugland Mengersgereuth). The figures were made in various camouflage paintings in the early years, they were later painted, until the end of the GDR, in a uniform olive-green uniform with only a few details.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Berlin in May 2015

It was a really great trip to Berlin..Many interesting places for war history enthusiasts to visit. Just to name a few : Treptower Park, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Victory Column, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall...