Monday, October 18, 2004

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Panzer -From 1943 it became clear that it was impossible for Germany to compete with the arms production capacities of both the US, the Soviet Union and the UK combined.
Instead the German strategi was to produce better weapons by using advanced technology. The led to many pioneering projects which included the use of Infrared seachlights enabling troops to fight at night. This photo of a group of halftracks captured at a research facillity in Germany show them fitted with infrared equipment. The searchlights, called "Uhu" (owl), were also fitted to tanks and handheld weapons but it is uncertain if any af these devices were used operationally.

Babe - "Bang, a booma, booma-rang"
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