Well Folks, my mentor, the Commissar may indeed be out of it, but I, for one, shudder to think what will happen when he awakens and finds a new Sd. Kfz. 234 variant with this odd turret! Of all things to pop up after the lengthy debate on the Schwebelafette
on the 234 Thread!
I have to say that the only word in the English language that describes the study of German Armored Vehicles in WWII appears to be "bizarre
Geesh, I can only envision a thread speculating on where the chassis and turret of this particular vehicle came form......
There is, however, one silver lining to all of this--not only do we have the wonderful Hans Weber working on the issue, but we also have the "renowned historian",
Martin Block to explain it all!
Sorry Martin, I couldn't resist that, besides, it....amuses me....that, after all of your efforts, including thousands of posts and many, many friendly and informative replies on the web, that you would win a gracious title
in a military modeling mag. Not to say that you don't deserve it--Hell
us Forum Heroes would have voted you the title without even seeing the model!!!!
Let it be said that Martin Block and Hans Weber deserve all of the praise that any Feldgrauian could ever imagine--for their selflessness, honesty and charitability!!!! You are both the finest fellows
and I do hope that , one day, we will meet in real life. So carry on
! Even if you wreck the Commissar's rather limited understanding of German armored variants!!!
http://www.kit-modelljournal.de/html/mi ... odell.html
My personal opinion,by the way , is that, being himself an evil
genius. Adolf Hitler encouraged these modifications to keep us future amateur historians perplexed for the next century and a half.......
Very Best Regards, My Friends!!!
Death is lighter than a Feather, Duty is heavier than a Mountain....