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    That is awesome. I didn' realize the Kubinka Panther was in running condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post
    That is awesome. I didn' realize the Kubinka Panther was in running condition.

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    [FONT=Arial]Testing the German "Panther" magneto[/FONT]



    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Testing the German "Panther"[/SIZE][/FONT]



    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]"Bosch" engine magneto inside[/SIZE][/FONT]



    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Impossible! Life-time German warranty quality. 60 years in strong Russian winter and summer, under snow and rain, but does like like new. This magneto of "BOSCH" serial N JGN6R18a does work, because after WWII russian specialists occasionally repaired it without German manuals.[/SIZE][/FONT]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bachelor View Post
    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Impossible! Life-time German warranty quality. 60 years in strong Russian winter and summer,
    under snow and rain, but does like like new. This magneto of "BOSCH" serial N JGN6R18a does work...[/SIZE][/FONT]
    AND, the trains are still running on time!

    Nice finds, Bachelor, as always. Du bist der Mann!

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    Well here's something I definetly didn't expect....Handzar Toys.


















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    Near Leningrad, Russian winter....








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    The interesting Waffen SS document...




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    From what I have read the marines that wore camo in WWII were the Shock Marines (OR the main wave) the rest of the Corp wore the herring-bone green uniform.

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    Nice pictures

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kitsune
    However, some of the Waffen SS outfits (some started out as Regiments and were later turned into Divisions), notably the 1st ("Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler"), the 2nd ("Das Reich"), the 3rd ("Totenkopf") and the 5th ("Wiking") can be rightfully regarded as elite formations. All of these have a battle-record that is simply amazing and out*****s that of any Allied Division. Kitsune


    So lets pick one battle to see how outstanding they were

    Barbarossa – Demjansk Pocket
    In April 1941, the division was ordered East to join Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb's Army Group North. Leeb's Army Group was tasked with advancing on Leningrad and formed the northern wing of Operation Barbarossa. Totenkopf saw action in Lithuania and Latvia, and by July had breached the vaunted Stalin Line. The division then advanced by Demjansk to Leningrad where it was involved in heavy fighting from July 31 to August 25.
    During Autumn and Winter of 1941, the Soviets launched a number of operations against the German lines in the Northern sector of the Front. During one of these operations, the Division was encircled for several months near Demjansk in what would come to be known as the Demjansk Pocket. During these kessel battles, Totenkopf suffered so greatly that, due to its reduced size, it was re-designated Kampfgruppe Eicke. The division was involved in ferocious fighting to hold the pocket. SS-Hauptscharführer Erwin Meierdress of the Sturmgeschütze-Batterie Totenkopf formed a Kampfgruppe of about 120 men and held the strategic town of Bjakowo despite repeated determined enemy attempts to capture the town. During these battles, Meierdress personally destroyed several enemy tanks in his StuG III. He was awarded the Iron Cross for his actions during this period. In April 1942, the division broke out of the pocket and managed to reach friendly lines.
    At Demjansk, [*******black]about 80% of its soldiers were killed in action[/COLOR]. The remnants of the Division were pulled out of action in late October, 1942 and sent to France to be refitted. While in France, the Division took part in Case Anton, the takeover of Vichy France in November 1942. For this operation, the division was supplied with a Panzer regiment and redesignated 3.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf. Thanks to the persuasive efforts of Himmler and SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser, all SS panzergrenadier divisions received a full regiment of panzers, so were full strength panzer divisions in all but name. The division remained in France until February, 1943, when their old commander, Theodor Eicke, resumed

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