Friday, 23 March 2012

WW1 German Panzers Part 5

Part 5
 Here is a picture of the first German Tank A7V a 28mm Model. I painted the Tank myself the figures and base was painted by the Angry Lurker. I am not a expert at taking pictures but working on it.









Another department the OHL wanted the armor to be significantly strengthened not only to handle machine gun fire but artillery fire as well as it had been known that British tanks couldn't handle field Guns.
The OHL want the problem sorted.
Vollmer s team had already finished a mock wooden A7V by mid January but because of the new orders it had to be redesigned. as the armor had to be increased this added to the weight of the design all ready made
Vollmer Drafted a new design with a new superstructure but soon worked out the new design tank will be to heavy. 

The original A7V plan was to be armed with the new 20mm Becker TUF automatic cannon.



                                                              20mm Becker

this weapon was dropped from the tank as it was useless against armored vehicles.and was discovered to by no good against emplace machine gun posts. The Germans decided to follow the British idea of Male and Female Tanks most with machines guns (Female) and a few with cannons (male).
  



6 comments:

  1. It's a good thing for the Allies if the Germans kept changing it and didn't get around to making more of them.

    In the next war there are complaints that the Sherman wasn't strong enough to withstand an 88mm round, but there were lots of Shermans. There were not lots of Me-262 jets because they were trying to refit it as a bomber. So maybe it's better to just go with what you've got sometimes.

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    1. But the Germans was well advance in WW2 because after WW1 Britain as the norm didn't develop further so time WW2 came we had to catch up

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  2. Great looking model Vinnie. What make is it?

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    1. I cant remember it is resin Il find out for you and let you know

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  3. Very nice work Vinnie! Fran did a good job too.

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    1. Fran always does a good job I wish I could paint as good as Fran can

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