Gotta love those tiny details! #46

Today we’re going to quickly finish the German tech tree with the remaining details from the rest of the TD line and the arty one. Vehicles included: Rhm-Borsig WT, Grille, Hummel, GW Panther, GW Tiger (P) and GW E 100.

Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger

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Some crew equipment – helmets and gas mask containers.

https://preview.redd.it/ruf8ipleqfv71.jpg?width=606&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=16c825a50268aa4a7c1ccd2d7dccbbcc3bd1c5ae

Below the gun you can see an ammorack. I wanted to point out that it’s a part of the hull model, not the gun one, so no matter which gun is mounted, the shells are the same. It works like that on every other vehicle, but here it’s even more obvious, because the guns have different calibers and the shells are clearly visible, not hidden inside of boxes or other containers.

Grille

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An ammorack for 15 cm shells. It looks good, both the position and the look of the ammunition seems about right. You can see some shells inside of the destroyed Grille in the photo below, there’s also a picture showing the ammunition for the gun used on this vehicle.

https://preview.redd.it/6vy1wp1hrfv71.jpg?width=799&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=94689bfc037358f5a011f03af8e1791e1c14ad0c

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Some more shells and a radio set. The only source that included an information about the radio set used on the Grille claims that it was the Fu 16 set (strangely not included in-game despite the vehicle having three different radio options). This set included the 10 Watt Sender h (10 W. S. h) transmitter and the Ultrakurzwellen Empfänger h (Ukw. E. h) receiver. The set was mainly used on the StuGs, but it’s mentioned that the other SPGs also used the same set, so it being present inside of the Grille is plausible.

The model is simplified and some details are weird or just absent, but when compared to the original pieces of German radio equipment, it really looks to be the Fu 16.

https://preview.redd.it/28z2996nsfv71.jpg?width=1303&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=baebabf3cbc09834db5ec5ea1fe0081b6e311fdd

Hummel

https://preview.redd.it/f50ai05psfv71.jpg?width=955&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=aa24846a770791a7ba21a39bac3c357e062fa396

The aiming stakes, used to aim the gun of the SPG. Below is a rather good look on them on the back of the Hummel.

https://preview.redd.it/kkmnweebtfv71.jpg?width=928&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=bceb71ba6f22f5fd0ee12d084798edcb2fd85f7a

https://preview.redd.it/ioo5yguctfv71.jpg?width=782&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=95b9c499e6846955a7a5f03d388ccb4697859624

You may think that this ammorack is not deep enough to fit the whole shells. If you do – you’re right! That’s because what we see here are not the shells, but the propellant charges. In the photo below you can see how small they were when compared to the shells. there’s also a bonus picture showing a crew member carrying the propellant charges.

https://preview.redd.it/bi6t81c0ufv71.jpg?width=650&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=589d0547c980b1a629cf7ceee01df29b5e0e5cad

G.W. Panther

https://preview.redd.it/4bwrqbv4ufv71.jpg?width=1045&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8ea77e1984a440e80f4137c7e5d9e7a78d83935d

The piece right here (or rather two pieces as there’s a second one on the other side of the vehicle) was meant to be used to remove the turret and the gun. This SPG was designed as a waffenträger (weapon carrier) which meant that the gun could be used from the vehicle, but also it could be removed, placed on the ground and used just like a regular artillery piece.

My only objection is that the pieces are a little bit too small, as can be seen in the photo of a wooden mockup.

https://preview.redd.it/a7603bonvfv71.png?width=1024&format=png&auto=webp&s=09abf910fd7769bbb90c60e46b4a17c80a637ce4

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G.W. Tiger (P)

https://preview.redd.it/fou5yw3svfv71.jpg?width=994&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=5447442b8abe6bbc3d8602550792362567f06125

This vehicle contains more crew equipment, we can see some pieces that we’ve seen multiple times already, but there are also some Mauser Kar98k (short for Karabiner 98 kurz, literally carbine 98 short) rifles. Looking at them I feel that something isn’t right here, it seems that they are way too smal when compared to the other pieces like the Stahlhelm. Just look at the photo below to see how big it was (even tho it was a shorter version of the original Gewehr 98).

https://preview.redd.it/vo1d63mkwfv71.jpg?width=1200&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c826b55d41d9650b5c8840da6bd2473cff49c272

https://preview.redd.it/q91ybmplwfv71.jpg?width=971&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2d1c84d37cad47244774b56918e8af063e94221e

Different shell containers. The metal ones almost certainly include 17 cm shells for the stock gun. The wicker baskets seems to be bigger, so those may include 21 cm shells, it would be a weird decision to include both types at once, but on the other hand it would be a nice compromise. In reality similar baskets were used for both types of ammunition.

The G.W. Tiger uses the same guns, so I won’t focus on it, the containers there are similar to the metal ones here.

https://preview.redd.it/tkfsnzdnxfv71.jpg?width=800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c6ed0c1a52d7408b95b51737317e914841482a6e

G.W. E 100

https://preview.redd.it/t9bs8tlpxfv71.jpg?width=641&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d16c3223d25fa046939db25cf9f8c0674d911e3b

More containers (and crew equipment), judging by the size used for the propellant charges. The cardboard ones on the left look very good, you may a really similar real one in the top left corner of the picture below.

The picture itself shows two other types of cardboard propellant charge containers for the 21 cm ammunition, there’s also a wicker basket for the shell. As you can see the basket is twice as big when compared to the containers on its left, so that’s why I think that the ones in the G.W. E 100 were also used for the propellant charges, not the shells. It’s also possible that they were meant to contain shells, but someone overlooked the difference in size as I haven’t heard about the wicker propellant containers.

https://preview.redd.it/l1223zupyfv71.jpg?width=600&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=46ca099367b62603af342c9d11b0fc2975553506

Conclusion

Great, we’ve finished all of the German lines! In the next post we’ll get to the German collectible tanks and (if there are not enough details for the full post) some of the premium ones.

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