That time of year where all manner of fake/reproduction & hummped up items flood eBay & other sites it hopes of cashing in on the buying frenzy.
This rubbish is not even good enough for reenacting. Look at it! Forced ageing, but no damage to the material or stitching. Even the “ink stamp” is clear yet the wrap looks like its been through the wringer. 100% reproduction.
This is a very rare clamp bracket is for holding a German flare gun so that it could be set up to be fired remotely.
You could turn the screw into a section of wood or a tree & then set up a trip wire so that once the trip wire was triggered it would fire the gun launching a wide range of signal flares & warn of a perimeter breach or a impending assault.
The wood screw section is not as rare as the clamp section. This just recently sold on eBay Germany for $489.87 so this should give you some idea on how rare this item is.
Fantastic picture of 3 panzers in a bomb damaged repair shop.
What’s really interesting with this picture is the range of vehicles. In the background there is a Panther in the middle is a late version of the panzer IV with extra armor fitted around the turret.
In the foreground there is a panzer III ausf A. The ausf A is a pre-war model & to see it in this context is quite interesting.
It seems to be getting a rather extensive overhaul. The Maybach HL120 V12 engine is out & on a engine stand. The rear deck is on the shop floor just behind the tank.
This picture is just chock full of interesting details.
Another shot of a Panzer IV that has had some significant damage. You can see the right drive sprocket is blown apart & very deformed.
If you look at the front shield by the drivers view port you will see daylight, this would indicate that a large portion of the left side of the tanks is blown off. You can also see the upper deck is lifted & askew from the lower chassis.
My collection centers around the field equipment, weapons, ordnance and other types of memorabilia relating to the German Wehrmacht. I put this site together in an effort to let other collectors and historians see my collection. So many private collections never see the light of day. I hope you enjoy this site and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.