By Helmut Ritgen
Textual content by means of Oberst a.D. Helmut Ritgen with unique wartime images by means of the writer. This well-informed account of the sixth Panzer department is mainly priceless as the writer fought with the eleventh Panzer Regiment. It files the inception, formation and constitution of the department and chronologically follows its growth in the course of the struggle. The textual content is supported by way of color pictures taken by way of the writer in the course of international conflict II and provides an in depth exam of existence within the Panzers while at the same time documenting their relentless growth. Feared by means of Allied soldiers and devastating of their rapid prosecution of the early warfare the Panzers have been the trendy German struggling with males; good built, beautifully inspired and unstoppably profitable. until eventually the Allies have been capable of consolidate their troops, re-engineer their apparatus and redraw their strategies the Panzers ruled Europe with a thunderous conquering strength.
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Under orders to restore its position, the RAF unit at the base, 4 Flying Training School, opened fire on its besiegers at first light on 2 May British troops at Basrah and elsewhere moved to support the RAF and the revolt began to be suppressed. 111 landed at Baghdad carrying a German liaison officer to co-ordinate Axis co-operation with Iraq. 110, one of a number which had arrived via Syria, which was then controlled by the Vichy French. 111 aircraft followed. The German aircraft were based at Mosul in northern Iraq and carried Iraqi markings, but were flown by Luftwaffe pilots.
D gun-sight is used in conjunction with the forward-firing armament. 12/D, which has hitherto been found in German fighters, these are (1) the control for elevating the sighting screen has been modified, (2) the coloured antiglare shield has been removed. If further examination discloses any changes in the sighting mechanism, a full report will be issued to the departments concerned. The rearward firing armament consists of a single Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 131 of 13-mm. calibre in a manually operate dorsal ring.
88 landing and opened up to avoid him, making a steep left hand turn. The aircraft spun in from 100 feet, hitting the ground vertically. Seven of the passengers were killed by the impact when the fuel tanks exploded, but four others escaped with injuries. 88, both landed safely. 190s, NF754 and NF755, arrived, and on 26 December Messerschmitt Bf l09G-2/Trop RN228 followed, all in packing cases via the Middle East and Liverpool Docks. No. 11 tour began on 31 December, 1943, and visited USAAF stations Molesworth, Chelveston, Kimbolton, Thurleigh, Poddington, Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden and Cheddington, returning to Collyweston on 1 February, 1944.