+ Watching SPN S#9
1946 Pontiac Torpedo 2-Door Sedan Coupe &
1946 Pontiac Torpedo 2-Door Business Coupe
Riding on an exposed vehicle in the Russian Winter, here a combination motorcycle, required protective clothing. This Kradfahrer wears a sentry’s fur-lined overcoat, heavy mittens, the fur-lined cap of the reversible winter suit, which is no doubt being worn beneath the overcoat, and a gasmask for face protection. The air filter canister has been removed from the gasmask 38. Special extra eyepiece lens were issued for cold weather to prevent fogging by creating an airspace between the two lens.
Excellent view of a MP 38 submachine gun being fired in a forest on Eastern Front in 1941. The 9mm MP 38 and MP 40 machine pistols are considered to be the first modern submachine guns because of the high use of stampings, plastics, and folding stock. This weapon was commonly called a “Schmeisser”, which is incorrect as Hugo Schmeisser did not design the weapon; he was merely a subcontractor involved in their manufacture. The weapon was know to German soldiers as Erma.
Two German soldiers lay warning wires over the barbed wire in a dune. Place unknown, c. 1941.