Panzer Gallery Part I
PzKpfw VI Tiger
Sd.Kfz.251 passes a column of PzKpfw IIs in Jugoslavian town of Nis (Serbia), 1941.
PzKpfw III Ausf J from 11th Panzer Division in Russian village.
Captured early model Stug III (Stug 40) Ausf G from 5th Guards Armored Brigade, 4th Ukrainian Front, September of 1944. This assault gun remained in original dark yellow but was marked with a number of red stars to inform friendly units. On the front hull there is a large sign, painted in red saying "Death to the German Invaders (Occupiers)".
Early PzKpfw IV Ausf D from 10th Panzer Division's 7th Panzer Regiment
commanded by Lieutenant Karl Hanke in France, 1940. This propaganda photo appeared in Signal magazine in 1940.
Commander Hanke is wearing early panzer black beret - Schutzmutze, which in January of 1941 was replaced by normal black field cap - Feldmutze.
He was born in 1903 in Lauban and became the under-secretary of state in the Propaganda Ministry. In July of 1939, Hanke enlisted in the
Panzerlehrregiment with the lowest rank of "Panzerschütze". He fought in Poland in 1939 and France in 1940.
In 1941, he left the army and became the Gauleiter of Silesia. On April 29th of 1945, Gauleiter Hanke became the last
Reichsführer SS. He escaped from encircled Breslau on May 5th of 1945, but was never found and pressumed dead.
PzKpfw III during the advance into the Caucasus - Summer 1942.
PzKpfw NbFz VI (Krupp) in Norway, 1940.
Photo provided by Bjørn Jervås.
Late type PzKpfw VI Tiger knocked out in the Falaise area, France, 1944.
Frontal view of PzKpfw I in the Reichswehr scheme, 1934 (Left).
PzKpfw I Ausf As during training exercises in 1934 (Right).