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'HistFic Project' I :iconpavelkirilovich:PavelKirilovich 1 6
Literature
Historical Fiction, Part One
It was the peculiar time of day with that unique, warm weather where the sun seems suspended in coloured liquid. A few light clouds covered the sky, and were lit by that same sun as it slowly made its way below the horizon. That light cast darkness and lengthening shadows across the rolling ground, featured with hard-packed dirt roads, small farming complexes, most often a barn, a farmhouse, some fields, generally surrounded by a low stone wall. Thankfully the hedgerows had been left behind.
A knocked out M4A2 Sherman tank, all hatches open and a hole punched into the middle of the hull's flank, sat on the road leading between a small farm and a low, tree-covered hill, fronted by a sporadically brush-filled depression. The farm was missing much of the wall facing the depression, half of the farmhouse had been blown away, the barn was missing an end wall and the doors had long since been knocked off. It looked uninhabited.
Through binoculars held by hands steadied on the hood of the umb
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Towed PaK of WWII.
German Towed Anti-Tank Guns of WWII
N. E. Wells
Anti-armour weapons of the Second World War, the first war in which armoured fighting vehicles came into their own, were as numerous as the varieties of vehicles they were designed to engage. These weapons ranged from the relatively simple large-bore anti-armour rifles, such as the Russian PTRD and PTRS weapons, to field guns ranging in caliber from 25mm to 128mm, operating off the simple Kinetic Energy principle, and more complicated weapons such as the German Panzerfaust individual anti-tank launcher, the famous American M-1 "Bazooka," or the Commonwealth's Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT), operating under the principles of Chemical Energy.
Tank armour of the time was relatively simple, compared to modern armour and armouring techniques. The commonly accepted technique was to bond armour plates consisting of suitably treated steel or associated alloys together, through various means. Originally rivets were utilized, a
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An anecdote:

One of my mates signed up for the forum on SmallWarsJournal, a website established by some of the preeminent counterinsurgency theorists such as David Kilcullen and John Nagl. It is frequented by Generals Hillier, Petraeus, and others. (Or more realistically, some member of their staff who selects articles of interest.) It is, in theory, a professional forum.

One should always present themselves well, particularly when entering terra incognita, or you may find yourself doing as my friend did:

"S'UP NIGGA! COIN WORD UP, P-DAWG."

Not exaggerated, actually. He hasn't been back since.

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:iconfredasurgenor:
FredaSurgenor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Professional
Thanks for the Watch, very much appreciated.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019
Thanks for making your work publically accessible; very much appreciated! Excellent gallery so far.
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FredaSurgenor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Professional
Thank you.
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GARDENINGBLOBS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Hey man, you know your stuff. Just to ask, were there actually Ssh 36 camo covers issues during the Khakhin gol battle?

I'm asking this based on these two photos:


www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachm…

www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachm…

Of course, they could be field made, but I'm not sure.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Yes, there is a limited scale of issue SSh-36 Amoeba cover produced; it is generally seen only on officers, most famously on a regimental command staff. If I remember correctly a handful are later seen used by combat engineers in the early 1941 timeframe. They're superseded by MKKs (camouflage coveralls) with large hoods designed to be worn over later pattern helmets where necessary.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   General Artist
Hey thanks for the watch :)
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Thanks for the gorgeous landscapes. They're my way of exploring rural scenes I won't be able to see in person for a few years yet.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   General Artist
'Tis a pleasure, this is why I share my images :)
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sheorun Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for watching!! :huggle: It always is a great honor!
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Thanks for your artistic efforts! Truly phenomenal stuff.
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