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This medium tank was the most mass-produced German machine of the Second World War period. Serial production of PzKpfw IV Ausf. A began in the autumn of 1937. The first tanks were not yet characterized by powerful armour (15mm), but they were already equipped with a 75mm KwK 37 gun.
In the next modification (Ausf. B), the frontal armour became twice as thick. It was clear that after the fighting in Poland at the beginning of the Second World War, new reinforcements were required to protect this tank.
They would also remove the side skirts before using them again at a later date – as is the case with the modification of Ausf. H. The collision with Soviet tanks in the USSR eventually resulted in a new cannon for the PzKpfw IV, the 7.5cm KwK 40 L / 43. In general, Panzer IV managed to fight literally
everywhere: from Yugoslavia to Africa, from Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk to Normandy and the Ardennes. This tank was destined for a long life: it took part in military conflicts at least until the late 1960s.
Modification of the Crusader III was the last serial modification in the history of the development of this British tank. Compared to its predecessors, the Crusader III was more powerful. Its 57mm QF 6-pounder Mk. III indirectly caused the crew to be reduced to three. However, this made it possible to store additional ammunition in the turret. The production of Crusader III began in May 1942. By July 1942, 144 new cruising tanks had been launched. The tanks with 6-pounders were called upon to compete on a more equal footing with a number of enemy vehicles at the North African Theater of Operations.
They were waiting for the sands of North Africa and what would be the baptism of fire at the El Alamein operation in October 1942. They turned out to be inferior to the PzKpfw IV’s 75mm long-barrelled cannon, and even the Pz- Kpfw III exceeded their armour. In the fall of 1942, the crusaders were quickly and increasingly replaced by the Grant and Sherman tanks. Crusader III was a strong tank in its class, but the challenges of the time required new answers.
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is one of the most famous heavy-lift helicopters in Military Aviation History. Characteristic for its two engine tandem rotor configuration, one over the cabin and one in the tail section. It was specifically developed to meet the U.S. Army’s transportation needs and to replace the obsolete H-21. The CH-47 Chinook has been produced in several versions and it has been adopted by a lot of Countries all over the World. The British Royal Air Force has the largest Chinook fleet outside U.S.A. The Chinook has been adopted in several operating scenarios as Falklands, Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, since its first version, the HC.1, which was based on the CH-47C.
Decals for 3 versions, RAF, US Army, JASDF
The Super Sabre was one of the first supersonic airplanes to enter service with the U.S. Air Force during the fifties. Together with the single-seat version a double-seat version was developed to facilitate the transition and training of pilots of this new aircraft. The F-version was characterized for its extended fuselage to accomodate the second cockpit but had the same basic features as the single seater. During its life span the plane was extensively used in the Vietnam war during the sixties. The twin-seater was used as attack fighter against the North Vietnamese anti-aircraft missiles positions.
Due to ever increasing salety requirements at modern buildings to-days fire engines require extremely high standards. The ladder (DLK 23-12) enables the fire fighters to reach a max. height of 23 m. at a distance of 12 m. These ladders are being mounted on different truck chassis according to customers specifications, where by the assembly is caried out by specialized companies, in our case by Magirus-IVAECO. The ladder contains 4 units made out of steel proliles with a basket at the end which can take up to 3 persons. Thus the vehicle is usable for fire fighting as well as rescue missions. To increase the stability those turntable ladders have ateral supports Our model consists ot a detailed truck with turntable ladder which can be mounted in fire fighting or moving positon.