Csaba Koszorús

Csaba Koszorús

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This abandoned Jagdtiger is no more than a curiosity for the locals.

Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger) was german heavy tank destroyer. The official German designation was cm Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf.

The 600 mm monster siege mortar Karl Gerat 040 "Odin" was self propelled and required its own escort tank chassis projectile carrier, seen here stopped next to it. Each shell was 24 inches in diameter and weighed 4,800 pounds; the mortar could hurl it at targets 6.2 miles away. During the war, the Germans built seven such guns and used them mainly in Russia. Only two of the seven survive today.

The Wehrmacht gunners prepare to fire 600 mm self-propelled mortar “Karl” (Karl Gerät 040 Nr.III “Odin”) in the district of Brest. Pictured mortars near — forwarder shells on the chassis of the tank.

Supermarine Spitfire pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April 1943.

Supermarine Spitfire pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April Royal Air Force official photographer

Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) rests with a captured British Bren machine gun somewhere in Italy in 1943. Captured light arms were often used right away by the Germans given production delays and difficulties in resupply. This practice was especially pronounced in Russia, where huge amounts of Soviet armaments were routinely captured by the Germans.

Division, at Anzio in Italy, January 1944 The trooper shows off a captured British ‘Bren’ Light Machine Gun and is leaning on a wooden case marked: “Luftdichter Patronenkasten” (Air tight sealed ammunition boxes, for 1500 x Mauser or cartridges).