|My unarmoured stuff - well, nearly all of it...|
- 5 metal 10.5 cm light artillery, plus 7 (H'mmm - there should be 8) Revell plastic artillery. I reduced the Revell 6-horse teams to 4, giving me 3 (possibly 4) extra pairs of draught horses.
- 3 15cm howitzers - 2 metal, and one scratchbuilt from balsa, cardboard and plastic tube.
- 6 7.5cm infantry guns: 5 metal, and one cardboard, scratchbuilt before I found any models in the right scale. Actually, there ought to be a second cardboard gun, but I didn't find it. Strangely, I never got around to build or acquire any heavy 15cm infantry guns, the one example being mounted upon a Pz I chassis.
- 1 Nebelwerfer
- 1 12cm mortar and limber
In this pic is also a metal RSO tractor (courtesy of the 'Sun of York') with limber.
|A very strange beast...|
- 9 PaK40 - 2 ESCI, 4 HaT, 1 Airfix, a couple scratch built using the Airfix PaK40 from its SdKfz234 Armoured Car. I did them originally as 7.5cm field gun, then changed them again.
- 2 PaK38 - metal
- 3 PaK35/6 - plastic, unsure of manufacture. Most of such guns I acquired, being 1:72 scale ESCI, fetched up in my Russian Army as 45mm L46 AT guns. The 1:76 scale examples will remain as the Wehrmacht's door-knockers.
- 2 ... PaK38 plastic? Some Japanese company made these tiny anti-tank guns - woefully under-scale. A while back I thought maybe they were 42mm tapered bore, but was to be disappointed. They'll probably have their shields removed and replaced, and become yet more Soviet 45mm AT guns.
- The leading black undercoated vehicle is supposed to be Hitler's parade Mercedes. I am figuring may be suitable for an Army commander?
- Two civilian pattern Volkswagen cars. Another from 'The Sun of York'. I have no idea whether the civilian pattern VW was ever used as a command or staff vehicle in the field, but as I imagine to be snugger than a kubelwagen, say, the thing seemed to me plausible. Mind you, they might have been used by rear area commands or staffs. No doubt I'll be corrected on this one.
- 9 Schwimmwagens - a nice little amphibious vehicle. I regret now not fitting tilts on all these Kubel- and Schwimmwagen models, as I wouldn't then have to fiddle around fitting drivers and passengeres, which, the eagle-eyed reader will have observed, I haven't done much of.
- 9 Kubelwagens. This includes an ugly, horrible little model in the rear row of the two. But it looks like what it's meant to be, so that is what it is.
- 5 Kettenkrads ( I feel sure I have more of them, somewhere)
- 9 Motorcycle combinations. As it happens, I have not included 3 HaT models (I'll show them next time). They are quite a bit overscale, I believe, but I rather like them, for all that. I also have 6 HaT motorcycles, and 3 Airfix bicycles.
- 2 Horsch transports
- 10 Krupp Protzewagen light trucks. Actually I have 11, the odd one being visible behind the m/c combinations as an ammo vehicle or gun tractor.
- 4-5 Opel Blitz trucks. One got misplaced on the table to beside the 88 FlaK guns, and another is missing its wheels. To be sorted. Of the other three, one is an ESCI model, the other two recent imports from China. They really are rather nice vehicles, but watch out for slopes...!
- 4 half-track mounted AA. The nearest of them was a commercial model bought second hand in slightly munted condition. I managed to sort it out into a very nice model.
- 2 towed Quad 20mm AA
- 1 Wirbelwind Quad 20mm AA
- 1 Mobelwagen Quad 20mm AA. Some researches into this vehicle seemed to indicate that very few AA tanks of this configuration were ever built or went into service. On the other hand, I notice several manufacturers make models of these. So I accept it as is.
- 5 8.8cm FlaK18 towed AA. One of these is fixed in anti-tank mode, but the other four may be used for either AT or AA.