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ISU-152 (JSU-152) counter attacking in the western side of the Viipuri city, What makes this pic interesting is that the assult gun is used by the Finns. Short description:
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During the Portinhoikka Counterattack the Heavy Tank Company engaged the enemy some one kilometer from the Juustila village. The spearhead of the Company was a T-34-76, commanded by 2nd Lt. Erkki Teppo. Other crew members were Sgt. Reino Lehväslaiho, driver Sgt. Martti Virtanen and radio operator Trooper K. Lahti. Lehväslaiho managed to knock out the first enemy tank and the others retreated. Some exhausted Finnish infantry came to surrender and the tankers used several minutes convincing them that "we are all Finns". Tank Company continued advancing towards the Portinhoikka.
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Near the Kyöpelinvuori Hill Teppo's crew was tipped that behind the curve lurks "the mother of all tanks". The Finnish Infantry had managed to fool the crew of some ISU-152 using smoke grenades, so that they were jammed into a ditch due the broken track. Lehväslaiho and Virtanen took their SMGs and went to recon.
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With the help of infantry they decided to try to capture it. Enemy tankers resisted fiercily, using SMGs and hand grenades. Using a huge amount of smoke grenades the Finns managed to get them abandon the vehicle. Track was fixed and the tank taken in use, only to be destroyed by three T-34s a couple of days later.
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SA-kuva July 1 1944

Brummbar - Sturmpanzer IV - Sd.Kfz.166- Walk Around on http://ow.ly/VxzWJ
the Sturmpanzer IV (also known as Sturmpanzer 43 or Sd.Kfz. 166) was an assault gun
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A behemoth Sturmtiger in Drolshagen, Germany in April 1945. Based on the late model Tiger I, only 18 production model Sturmtigers were ever built. The colossal 380mm Raketen-Werfer 61 L/5.4 main gun it carried more than packed a wallop, and due to its size only 14 shells could be carried inside the vehicle. Three companies were formed to operate these new vehicles, and some actually did see combat beginning as early as August 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. Additionally they saw action during the Battle of the Bulge and the Reichswald Campaign. A few were even present in the vicinity of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen when the Americans and Germans clashed over it in March 1945, acting as supporting artillery (albeit not very sufficiently). Today at least three Sturmtigers survive in museums in Germany and Russia.

Here are the final pictures of my early StuG III Ausf G. The kit is in 1/35 by Dragon. It is an awesome kit - very detailed. Highy recommend it. I did have to modify it a little to build a very early version. The version this kit was for had to be painted in yellow. This problem was quickly resolved but I did have to use a different set of decals. Some of you already noted that StuG Gs had to be yellow. There are pictures on the Internet of grey Ausf Gs in German markings on the Eastern front if you were to spend some time. #scalemodel #scalemodel #scalemodelsworld #scale35 #35scale #scaletank #scalearmour #scalearmor #mikbscalemodels #tank #assaultgun #tankmodel #plastickit #plasticmodel #germantank #panzer #wwiitank #ww2tank #stug #stug3 #sturmgeschutze #dragonkit #dragonmodel #hobby

When your life is no longer yours, but what you live by is the StuG Life.
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ISU-152 (JSU-152) counter attacking in the western side of the Viipuri city, What makes this pic interesting is that the assult gun is used by the Finns. Short description:
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During the Portinhoikka Counterattack the Heavy Tank Company engaged the enemy some one kilometer from the Juustila village. The spearhead of the Company was a T-34-76, commanded by 2nd Lt. Erkki Teppo. Other crew members were Sgt. Reino Lehväslaiho, driver Sgt. Martti Virtanen and radio operator Trooper K. Lahti. Lehväslaiho managed to knock out the first enemy tank and the others retreated. Some exhausted Finnish infantry came to surrender and the tankers used several minutes convincing them that "we are all Finns". Tank Company continued advancing towards the Portinhoikka.
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Near the Kyöpelinvuori Hill Teppo's crew was tipped that behind the curve lurks "the mother of all tanks". The Finnish Infantry had managed to fool the crew of some ISU-152 using smoke grenades, so that they were jammed into a ditch due the broken track. Lehväslaiho and Virtanen took their SMGs and went to recon.
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With the help of infantry they decided to try to capture it. Enemy tankers resisted fiercily, using SMGs and hand grenades. Using a huge amount of smoke grenades the Finns managed to get them abandon the vehicle. Track was fixed and the tank taken in use, only to be destroyed by three T-34s a couple of days later.
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SA-kuva July 1 1944

"German warmachine at the Finnish front, Ihantala - Vakkila area", says the original caption.
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This is said to be a Hanomag Sd. Kfz. 11. If so it belonged to the German 303rd Assault Gun Brigade, pictured on the 24th of July 1944.
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What is not widely known, I believe, is that the Finns had two German-origin halftracks, Sd. Kfz. 9s made by FAMO (Fahrzeug- und Motorenwerke) in Breslau, Germany (nowadays Poland). Both were shipped from Szczecin on the 20th of January 1944 and they arrived to the Mäntyluoto harbor on the 24th. Both vehicles were issued to the Assault Gun Brigade, which was positioned in the Petrozavodsk city.
.SA-kuva
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5 (Nearly) Random Pieces of Military History Trivia
1. The German Sturmmörser Tiger (usually shortended to Sturm Tiger) possessed a massive 380 mm rocket launcher as its main weapon. Only 18 were ever made, and production only ran from Augest to December of 1944.

2. One of the best known weapons to be largely used by the Cofederacy was the LeMat revolver, which possessed both a normal barrel for .40 cal. bullets, but also one for a single round of shotgun ammunition.

3. An Arbalest is the term used to refer to very large crossbows, with high draw weights that required mechanical aid in pulling back the string. These were often used for seiges, even for a time after guns became widespread, due to their power over distance and relative accuracy as opposed to firearms of the era.

4. A bigger cousin of the Arbalest is the Ballista, which is a large crossbow often mounted on a stand. These were used in multiple forms over a very large timespan from their ancient use until their eventual replacement with gunpowder artillery.

5. Through both World Wars guns of varying size were mounted on train carriages, and thus dubbed railguns. Some of these reached immense size such as the largest of them the German 800 mm Schwere Gustav.

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Maybe the most famous wreck of the WWII era from the Finnish theatre is this Soviet T-34-76 D commander tank number 450 after rushing through the lines.
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The tank commander fooled the defenders by driving the gun pointing backwards. The story doesn't tell what was in the commander's mind, but after some kilometer drive he decided to return. This time the Germans and the Finns were ready. Willy Obeldobel from the German 303rd Assault Gun Brigade managed to hit the tank first, immobilizing it. While he was shooting the second shell, Finnish Corporal Matti Huppunen fired his 75 PstK/97-38, which was a combination of the French 75 mm field gun's barrel equipped with muzzle-brake to carriage of German 5.0 cm Pak 38.
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Between the shots the commander, an unnamed major, abandoned the vehicle running towards their lines. This brave soldier was killed in action.
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So the tank was shot three times, which explains the damages. The location is some 800 meters from the Ihantala church on the old Kilpeenjoentie road. The place can be reached relatively easy nowadays, they say.
.SA-kuva
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The bottom pic is sometimes seen with a caption saying "German soldiers etc.". .
Now listen to this, folks:
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The T-34-76 D was demolished by German StuG, commanded by Unteroffizier Willy Obeldobel, who's StuG is in the top pic. Obeldobel was awarded with Finnish Medal of Liberty 1st Class. The StuGs are from the 303rd Assault Gun Brigade.
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The mid pic shows some Finns inspecting the wreck. Sorry for the poor cropping.
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And finally: The soldiers on the bottom are Finnish Sgt. Heino Nikulassi (first), Sgt. Kaarlo Niemelä (middle) and Trooper (Panssarijääkäri/Panzergrenadier) Eino Heikkilä from the Regiment's AT company. The location is Ihantala crossroads, one of the roads heading to Kilpeenjoki village. Nikulassi and Niemelä belonged to the 6th Company of the 2nd Battalion.
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Interesting detail: A colleague of mine @suomifinn42 had found a pic of Finnish 75 mm AT gun, which often is claimed to have knocked out this Soviet armor, but that's a false fact.
.SA-kuva
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On the 2nd of July 1944 at 9.45 AM the Infantry Regiment 6 was ordered to attack across the Kilpeenjoki River on the northen side of the Vakkila village, Karelian Isthmus.
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The attack was a part of a larger counterstrike against the Soviet 64th Guard Division, which had captured the Pyöräkangas area 45 minutes earlier.
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Pressuring from three sides the bravely fighting enemy the Finns managed to re-capture the area 'til 5 PM.
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This SA-kuva pic depicts some StuG III and a motorcycle advancing towards the Kilpeenjoki River.
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~ #BillCraigsStory Pt.3 ~
The 40th Tank Battalion saw their first combat action August 14, and spent the rest of  August and much of September fighting their way across France. According to 40TB HQ/Co MRs, Bill was wounded in action (head wound) on August 28 and lost to 59th Evac Hospital. The MR for that day shows his company ran into some strong resistance in the early afternoon during their push towards Reims, this was very likely when Bill was wounded. His platoon, the Assault Gun platoon, was credited with destroying a German truck and capturing 15 POWs during the skirmishing.
Bill spent a few weeks recovering from his wound and returned to his unit on September 23rd. *Continued In Next Post*

Oberkommando des Heeres ordered Heeresgruppe Nord on 20 June 1944 to send one Sturmgeschütz Brigade to Finland as soon as possible. The first elements of the 303rd arrived on the 22nd. Since the Finns requested more reinforcements, they were issued. Next arriving unit was the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1122. The term 'Abteilung' is somewhat misleading, because it consisted only ten assault guns, model Sturmgeschütz IV. Here we see one of them, possibly securing the Viipuri - Hamina main road in the late June-early July.
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The unit was issued to the German 122nd "Greif" Division, which already was positioned in the Nuijamaa area on the western shore of the Viipurinlahti Bay.
.SA-kuva
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A marder II is covering a street. Russia 1943.

The marder I was developed in 1942 when a new mobile anti tank gun was urgently needed at the front. The german panzer II & III could not deal with the newer t-34's and kv1's. The marder was a 75mm canon mounted on a chassis of french lorraine's and panzer II's. So the marder series started and this succesfull design was effectivly used on the eastfront and in normandy. 🚫NON-POLITICAL ACCOUNT🚫
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ISU-152 / JSU-152
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In the summer of 1944 the Finns captured two of those, other being almost intact. Too bad that it wast lost in its first battle with the crew.
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The other needed extensive repairs and was modified as salvage vehicle. Because of that you're still able to see it in the Parola Armour Museum near the Hämeenlinna city.
.SA-kuva
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In the spring of 1944 the Finnish Army re-positioned the Armor Division and one infantry battalion from the Olonets Isthmus to the Karelian Isthmus. For some reason the Finnish HQ assumed that the enemy will launch their major offensive through the Maaselkä Isthmus, so the eight divisions and three brigades stayed there. On the Karelian Isthmus were only 4,5 infantry divisions and two brigades.
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Here we see different tanks during a parade in the Enso (Svetogorsk) municipality on the Mannerheim's anniversary 4th of June 1944.
.SA-kuva
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Object 268 prototype in running condition at the kubinka museum. The gun is the 152mm M-64 which fires a HE round weighing 43.5kg

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Kliment Voroshilov 2
Type:Heavy tank/assault gun
Place of origin:Soviet Union

Service history
In service:1939–1945

Production history
Manufacturer:Kirov Factory, ChTZ
Nunber built:334

Specifications
Weight:52 tonnes
Length:6.95 m (22 ft 10 in)
Width:3.32 m (10 ft 11 in)
Height:3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
Crew:6 (commander,2 gunners,2 loaders,driver)
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Armour:60–110 mm (2.4–4.3 in)
Main armament:152 mm M-10T howitzer (20 rounds)
Secondary armament:2× DT machine guns (2,079 rounds)
Engine:1 x V2-K-12 cylinder diesel
550 hp
Operational range:140 km (87 mi)
Speed:28 km/h (17 mph)
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When production shifted to the Ural Mountains "Tankograd" complex, the KV-2 was dropped. While impressive on paper, it had been designed as a slow-moving bunker-buster. It was less useful in the highly mobile, fluid warfare that developed in World War II. The turret was so heavy it was difficult to traverse on uneven terrain. Finally, it was expensive to produce. Only about 300 KV-2s were made, all in 1940-41, making it one of the rarest Soviet tanks.
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