My name is Drew Kitchens. I'm 19 and a student at ECU. I'm nice and funny (I think).
Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch. Ich heiße Drew Kitchens. Ich bin neunzehn Jahre alt und ein Student bei ECU. Ich bin nett und lustig (ich glaub)

 

yojimbows:

SdKfz 2 Kleines Kettenkrad (“tracked motorcycle”)
World War II German “special ordnance vehicle”

yojimbows:

SdKfz 2 Kleines Kettenkrad (“tracked motorcycle”)

World War II German “special ordnance vehicle”

bassman5911:

Kleines Kettenkrad HK 101 (SdKfz 2)

A half-track vehicle with a motorcycle front end which NSU produced for the Wehrmacht from 1940 to 1945. Designed by Praxl Ewald and Ernst Schmidt, the Kettenkrad basically consists of a self-supporting sheet steel tub with dual caterpillar drives. The centrally mounted, water cooled, four cylinder in-line OHV engine was manufactured by Opel and produced 36 bhp at 3400 rpm: top speed was 70 km/h (44mph).

The driver sits on a standard motorcycle saddle mounted above the forward gearbox and two rear facing passenger seats were installed behind the engine, although this proved to be somewhat of a disadvantage in combat situations as the passengers had no emergency access to the steering. The steering itself is unique in that the front motorcycle wheel was generally used for light turns but a sharper turn actually engaged the track brakes to turn like a traditional tank. In fact it was recommended to remove the front wheel altogether in especially heavy terrain.  

kruegerwaffen:

An SdKfz 251/1 Ausf.B as a Mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen mit Wurfrahmen during firing of its rockets at enemy positions.

kruegerwaffen:

An SdKfz 251/1 Ausf.B as a Mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen mit Wurfrahmen during firing of its rockets at enemy positions.

ss-wiking:

Arado Ar 234 “Blitz” (“Lightning”) 

 

As the German Messerschmitt Me 262 “Schwalbe” (“Swallow”) holds the distinction of becoming the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter, the Arado Ar 234 “Blitz” (“Lightning”) is recognized as the world’s first operational jet-powered bomber. The system arrived in 1944 and became active into 1945, serving until the end of war in 1945. it proved one of the more technologically advanced and prized weapons of the German Luftwaffe but was never available in the numbers required. The aircraft proved so advanced, in fact, that it was able to evade all available Allied interceptors of the time, making it a very capable reconnaissance and high-speed bombing platform. 

Mauser K98

One of the most famous and enduring bolt-action rifle designs in history, many modern hunting and sniper rifles are still based on it. Although they aren’t as numerous as the Mosin Nagant 91/30, the value from these comes from factory markings, country of origin and condition.

Unlike Mosin Nagant rifles which are almost always intact with all matching numbers, Mausers tend to be mismatched due to parts such as the bolt, being swapped in after they were surrendered. This example with the “dot” mark signifies it was made in the Czechoslovakia. It won’t have as much value as a German made K98.