Monday, October 04, 2004

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Panzer - The Sturmtiger was one of the few alternative versions of the Tiger tank. Constructed in late 1944 only 18 were build before WW2 ended so despite it's massive appearance it didn't make much impact on the general course of the war. The idea behind this weapon was to create a vehicle capable of destroying any kind of bunker or fortification, and for this purpose the Sturmtiger was fitted with a 380 mm rocket-mortar launching a shell weighing more than 350 kilograms. This piece was originally made for the German navy to combat enemy submarines and enabled the Sturmtiger to destroy its targets with just a single shot. One report stated a Sturmtiger managed to knock out no less than three American Sherman tanks hiding in a German village by just firing once. Most Sturmtigers never got as far as that, since the vehicle used large amounts of fuel desperately needed for less specialised vehicles and many were found abandoned in the closing weeks of WW2.

Babe - A delightful derriere on this Shady Sadie.
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