Interesting videos of 1945

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dadlamassu
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Interesting videos of 1945

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Came across these that might be of interest:

1945 Last Film from the Oder Front - German Teen Soldiers https://youtu.be/m6FQa2CcDqs

1945 German Wehrmacht driving in to surrender near Prague https://youtu.be/PIKGmaXmfCQ

1945 restored film https://youtu.be/Hwy8SzVmWGc
CarlL
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Great links Alan.

All three with interesting images of equipment, soldiers and uniforms, including items like the Russian MG being pulled along and the mountain gun in another that looks 1890s vintage !!

Anyone identify the destroyed armoured car in the corner of the interior square of building marked Reichs Kanzlei about 6mins 20seconds into the third video Alan posted?
The radiator looked like a British truck (but I am no expert) while the displaced turret like something off a 1930s T26 twin turret MG tank.

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Maybe a WW1 vintage British armoured car?
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
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CarlL wrote: 05 Oct 2021, 18:14 Anyone identify the destroyed armoured car in the corner of the interior square of building marked Reichs Kanzlei about 6mins 20seconds into the third video Alan posted?
The radiator looked like a British truck (but I am no expert) while the displaced turret like something off a 1930s T26 twin turret MG tank.

CarlL
It's an old Benz VP21 Schupo Sonderwagen, a 1921 vintage armored car used by the Weimar and later the Reichs police.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benz/21

A much better picture of the same wreck here:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7135/7040 ... f830_b.jpg

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Fantastic David!
Its a brute.
Is that a mock rifle (or simply a badly charred rifle) sticking out of the loophole side window on your second link, do you think?

Great images, great links David.

Does anyone make this brute as a kit!? One to google.
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in 1/35 scale Criel models according to Scalemates. see
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/criel-m ... 21--944354
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And by Coppelstone Miniatures in "1/55th resin and white metal kit . Needs simple assembly. Length 112mm, width 37mm and height 60mm" see
https://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/prod.php?prod=363
Nice
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CarlL wrote: 07 Oct 2021, 10:01 Fantastic David!
Its a brute.
Is that a mock rifle (or simply a badly charred rifle) sticking out of the loophole side window on your second link, do you think?

Great images, great links David.

Does anyone make this brute as a kit!? One to google.
CarlL
Not sure about the rifle (or other artifact) in the photo. MGM Models of Germany do a resin 1/72 model of the very similar Daimler DZVR Schupo Sonderwagen, their catalog number 80-058:

https://henk.fox3000.com/mgm/80-058/01.jpg

The armored car wreck in the background of the Flickr photo link I posted is an even rarer beast, a 1933 armored car built on the Krupp L 2 H 43 (Protze) chassis by the Dutch shipyard and arms manufacturer Wilton-Fijenoord in Rotterdam. One of 3 originally built for the KNIL in the Dutch East Indies. Two were sent to Java for trials in 1934, but the air-cooled 4-cylinder "Boxer" engine didn't cope well with the added weight of the armored body and the tropical climate, and the vehicles proved rather unwieldy for the local roads and bridges. So, the KNIL rejected them and returned them to the manufacturer, who in turn sold them on to the Brazilian police. The third prototype was eventually sold to the Dutch Army at home in 1938, without armament. It served briefly with the Korps Rijdende Artillerie, but doesn't appear to have ever received armament or taken any part in the May 1940 campaign. Unfortunately, I have no idea of its detail history between being confiscated by the Germans in May 1940 and its appearance in Berlin almost 5 years later.

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Good stuff David....go to the top of the class :D :D :D
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