Gotta love those tiny details! #54

The marathon is over (at least for me as the AltProto is patiently waiting in the garage for the next equipment sale), so it’s time for another post with more German medium tanks, this time featuring the Kpz 07 RH, Kpz 50 t, Kunze Panzer and T 55A.

Kampfpanzer 07 RH

Strips of some anti slip material, a good idea given that the sides of the tank are almost vertical and the upper front plate is the best way to get on top of the tank, but it’s still a little bit steep.

This machine gun pod with an MG 3 was used on the SPz Marder. It was also already included in this series, but it was long ago and I have less photos this time, so maybe it’s a good idea to post it again.

Kampfpanzer 50 t

A barrel shroud that I’ve never seen on a German tank. From what I’ve seen there were no barrel shrouds used on them until a metal one was introduced, but still similar ones were really used by other countries, so it’s not like it would be impossible,

Again some more anti slip surfaces together with a mirror that’s very similar to the ones used on the Leopards.

An AA turret with what looks like two American M2 HB machine guns. That wouldn’t be surprising, as the West German army was supplied with US made equipment, they also had no domestic .50 cal machine guns.

Kunze Panzer

More anti slip! In reality it was used on the German tanks from this period, so if tanks like the Kampfpanzers or the Kunze Panzer were actually made, it would probably be applied on them too.

I’ve mentioned the MG 3 quite a few times already, but is that… Is that an actual MG 3 and not just a reused MG 42 model? It seems so given the shape of the muzzle device and that’s actually amazing, it kinda bothered me that in most cases the WW2 machine gun was used instead of the modified version.

T 55A

The emblem of the German NVA (Nationale Volksarmee, National People’s Army), used very accurately, just look at the photo below to see how good this model looks when compared to the real German T-55s (side note: the probability that this tank was made in the USSR is quite low, as most of the German T-55s came from Czechoslovakia and Poland).

This lamp is not as detailed as it would be if the model was created today (as is the case with many older models), but judging by the position I would assume that it was meant to represent a tactical lamp, used to display the tank’s number. Here’s how it looked on a real T-55, the second photo shows the lamp itself (made in Czechoslovakia in 1980s).


And that’s all about the German premium medium tanks! Next time we’ll look at some heavy ones, I hope it will happen soon, at least I have more time now since I’ve completed the marathon.

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