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By Doug Dildy

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In may perhaps 1943, a in particular proven RAF squadron made its everlasting imprint on army aviation historical past by way of flying a high-risk, low-level, night assault opposed to German hydro-electric dams very important to the Nazi armaments within the Ruhr Valley. a relatively tiny a part of Air leader Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an effect completely out of percentage to the small variety of airplane concerned. It highlights the synergy of technology and expertise, guns improvement and creation, undertaking making plans and perform, and the unflinching braveness within the execution of a hugely risky bombing raid. moreover, it proven a legend that also resonates today.

Biography:

Doug Dildy is a retired US Air strength (USAF) colonel who spent 9 of his 26-year profession in Western Europe and retired with nearly 3,200 hours of quick jet time, nearly half that as an F-15 Eagle pilot. As commander of the 32d Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq buying over a hundred hours of strive against time within the F-15, making him a professional on F-15 employment, specifically in operations over Iraq.
Dildy is a USAF Academy graduate with a level in background and attended the U.S. militia employees collage and USAF Air struggle university. also he has a Masters measure in Political Science.

As a part of his formal army schooling, he authored a number of crusade reviews. He has additionally authored a number of articles for outstanding US aviation historical past magazines, together with items at the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian air arms' safety opposed to the German invasions of 1940. he's a customary contributor to the novice modeling journal Small Air Forces Observer.

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Furthermore, the tank lacks Schurzen side skirting, suggesting that it was built before April 1943. Finally, the camouflage scheme and lack of tactical markings specifically identifies the tank as one of the first 22 Panthers built - these uniquely featured a clutchbrake steering gear device - which the Army used for training purposes at Grafenwohr. B: THREE-VIEW OF LATE MODEL D PANTHER OF 13TH PANZER DIVISION IN THREE-TONE CAMOUFLAGE, EASTERN FRONT, AUTUMN 1943 In this plate can be seen a late-production Model D Panther from the 3rd Company of I/Panzer Regiment 2 of the 13th Panzer Division deployed somewhere on the Eastern Front during autumn 1943.

When Germany invaded Russia in June 1941, Panzertruppe encountered KV series and T-34/76 tanks, far superior in firepower and Full colour artwork Photographs armour protection to any Panzer in service at the time. It was therefore decided to design a new more powerful medium tank, which could be quickly put into production. This book details the result, the Panther Medium Tank, available for service in January 1943. com Unrivalled detail of WWII.

Hydraulic traversing unit 40. Front sprocket wheel 41. Track 42. Headlight 43. Driver's instrument panel 44. Final drive 45. Radio racks 46. AK 2-700 gearbox 47. Track brake cooling duct 48. Lower hull front armour plate 49. 5cm KwK 42 L/70 main armament 50. Double baffle muzzle brake E: Four-view of late Model A Panther in ambush camouflage, autumn 1944 X F: Profile view of a late Model G Panther in linear splinter camouflage, Poland, autumn 1944, with inset of mantlet chin G: Three-quarter view of artist's impression of Model F Panther, Germany, mid-May 1945 This late Model G Panther sports a redesigned rear hull decking layout and large sheet-metal guards fitted around each exhaust pipe.

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