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Its complete power nonetheless no longer explored, the version 299 crashed at Wright box on 30 October 1935 on takeoff, with the keep watch over locks inadvertently engaged. a lot because the crash of the hot XP-38 Lightning numerous years later didn't kill that promising application, so did the Flying castle outlive the loss of life of the prototype.
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In the wake of a massive artillery bombardment, Soviet forces hit the centre of the German front with such force that it ripped it open. What followed was a bitter and bloody battle by the Germans to try and stabilize the front. Throughout December the Panzerwaffe fought well, and at times even succeeded in surprising Red Army forces with a number of daring attacks of their own. But in spite of these successes, the Panzerwaffe were hard pressed to contain their growing enemy. 10/4 mounting a 20mm FlaK gun advances at speed along a road.
Army Group South’s main task was to try and engage the enemy as far forward of the Vistula and eliminate any attempt he might make to retreat east behind the line of the Vistula and San. It was for this reason that the Southern Army Group were ordered to reach the Vistula and San with the greatest possible speed. Over the next few days both the German Northern and Southern groups continued to make furious thrusts on all fronts. As this great advance gathered momentum, more towns and villages fell to the onrushing forces.
A photograph taken during a training exercise. 251 half-track personnel carriers, two of which can be seen mounted with the MG34 machine gun and splinter shield, approach two infantry dugout positions. One position is defended by a light MG34 and the other with a Karabiner 98K bolt action rifle. 252 advances through a Yugoslavian town passing what appears to be local women in their native wear, lining the street and greeting the German column into their town. Some flowers have been adorned to the half-track by the local populace, probably more for German propaganda than the Yugoslavians.