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Showing posts with label USSR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label USSR. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2019

Catalog of Soviet toy soldiers made in USSR in 1920-1940

Catalog of Soviet tin, metal, rubber and paper toy soldiers made in Soviet Russia in 1920-1940 (8th edition  by Ivanov M.S. Moscow 2016).







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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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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol : 11 May – 16 September 1939

The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939. The conflict was named after the river Khalkhyn Gol, which passes through the battlefield.

Belgium toy soldiers - Durso and Trumpet (30s/40s). The armored car is produced by Gustav Buchmann (Switzerland 30s) .

 






Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 1942: The Second Battle of Kharkov

The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus was an Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov against the Red Army Izium bridgehead offensive conducted 12–28 May 1942, on the Eastern Front during World War II. Its objective was to eliminate the Izium bridgehead over Seversky Donets or the "Barvenkovo bulge" which was one of the Soviet offensive's staging areas. After a winter counter-offensive that drove German troops away from Moscow but depleted the Red Army's reserves, the Kharkov offensive was a new Soviet attempt to expand upon their strategic initiative, although it failed to secure a significant element of surprise.
These plastic soldiers are from different makers : Marx, CTS, TSSD, Airfix, Engineer Basevich and DGN. The terrain is produced by TTCombat.













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.






Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Russian cossacks : 9th of May 1945 - Victory Day



9th of May 1945 - The Victory Day

The Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. It was first inaugurated in the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the German Instrument of Surrender late in the evening on 8 May 1945 (after midnight, thus on 9 May Moscow Time). The Soviet government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin.






Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Hessmobil artillery tractor and the 1st of May - International Workers' Day !

1st of May - International Workers' Day !

This artillery tractor was produced by German Company Hess as the Hessmobil tractor in 30s and it was converted by Elstolin for military needs. The tractor has an inertia driven flywheel friction motor.
The Red Army soldiers are produced by Durso and Nazaire Beeusaert in 30s/40s.







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 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).