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There was no combat record of the Tiger II with the angled turret ever being used in combat in Berlin.It was phased out and stopped being produce at 1943 which its turret proved to be a disadvantage. Further more,there were no German female tank commanders especially at this period of the war.(correct me If I'm wrong). If I were to put aside historical accuracy,the drawing is good overall. You could have just used a hand drawn background rather than a real one.The Tiger II drawing looks unsuitable for the background.
You should view the picture for what it is not for what it's name stands for =) Some people posted sketches not long ago, I don't remember having a discussion of historical accuracy then =)
Common lets all agree that Nazis have it coming. (Expecting Karma bombardment from Nazi lovers)
Sorry to rustle your jimmies, bro, I just like early Krupp turret. It has steeper slope on the sides and I have not been killed by gun mantlet shot-trap yet, so it seems not so bad compared to production turret at this point.
But you miss some historical errors.
-Panzerwaffe regulations did not allow crews to decorate vehicles with extraneous markings like kill marks and witty puns.
-Commander cupola's hatch on both Tiger II turrets was only capable of swinging out in a 90 degree rotation to the rear, not the 270 degree rotation to the side as depicted.
-At full strength, Wehrmacht MG-42 squad should consist of 7 men per gun, not 3
-Panzer commander is missing regulation throat microphones for crew and unit communication
-While Wilhelmstrasse and Unter den Linden do intersect, Pariser Platz (the location of the Brandenburger Tor) is at the terminus of Unter den Linden, not perpendicular to it.
-Background does not depict the intersection of Wilhelmstrasse and Unter den Linden, which are both very wide boulevards and not narrow city streets.
But you catch two out of eight historical errors that I hid in this piece, so you win a gold star sticker.
I'm not sure about regulation, but kill markers were very common on German vehicles and artillery. Typically they were denoted by rings on the barrel, not random dashes on the turret, but the concept is the same.
That is a well known myth. Gun barrel rings were only painted on vehicles that were paraded before propaganda newsreel cameras. When the vehicles were sent back to the front, the barrel rings were removed because they were highly visible indicators of a veteran crew and made that vehicle a priority target for the enemy. But because gun barrel rings featured so heavily in propaganda photos and film footage that survived the war, many people assume it was commonplace practice at the front when it was in fact discouraged.
>At full strength, Wehrmacht MG-42 squad should consist of 7 men per gun, not 3
That's only for HMG team, on Lafette 42 tripod. MG42 is LMG configuration was operated by three men team (especially in last days of war)
Is the commander a she? Why nobody ask that?
Looks that way. Does it really matter? =)
That's no woman: Google.ca
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