M10 Tank Destroyer Cross-Section

Longitudinal cross-section drawing of the M10 tank destroyer from TM 9-731G: 3-Inch Gun Motor Carriage M10A1, War Department Technical Manual, July 1943.

M10 Tank Destroyer Longitudinal Cross-Section Drawing

 

Sound of the Japanese Zero

Japanese Zero A6M5 Engine SoundThe authentic sound of a Japanese A6M5 Zero with a fully-restored original Mitsubishi Sakae radial engine. This particular Zero was built by Nakajima in 1943, captured by U.S. forces on Saipan in June 1944, shipped to the U.S. for evaluation, sold for salvage, and then eventually being purchased and restored by the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.

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Redesignation of Panzers

A German Wehrmacht article on the redesignation of panzers from the German WWII publication Nachrichtenblatt der Panzertruppen, Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen, No. 17, November 1944:

III. Neubenennung gepanzerter Fahrzeuge

Nachstehend aufgeführte Neubenennungen treten mit sofortiger Wirkung in Kraft:

Bisherige Bezeichnung      Neue Bezeichnung
le. Pz. Jg. 38 tJagdpanzer 38  
Sturmgeschütz IIISturmgeschütz III
Sturmgeschütz IVSturmgeschütz IV
SturmhaubitzeSturmhaubitze
SturmpanzerSturmpanzer
le. Pz. Jg. IVJagdpanzer IV
s. Pz. Jg. VJagdpanther
s. Pz. Jg. VIJagdtiger
Panzer IVPanzer IV
Panzer IV langPanzer IV lang