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    Richard Auld

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    val

    Warrant Officer 3rd Class


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    Afrikakorpsrat64

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  1. 2 points
    Hello folks, Last addition to the flak direction system. The battery box for the Kommandogerät 40 betriebschaltkasten. It holds three 12v batteries to provide the 36V DC for the Kommandogerät. A bit of the original paint left on the cover, but I will have it sandblasted after removal of all the fittings. I'm still looking after the KdoG40 manual to have the complete description of it. Cheers
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    I'm working on a new video about Fbg.bf I've found two rados it can be used on. It's Torn.Fu.b1 and 15W.S.E.b I believe that Torn.Fu.b1 used by reconnaissance units. But what was 15W.S.E.b used for when remote control device was used? Please tell me more about how Fbg.bf was used. LA6NCA
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    The Fbg.bf was ideal for forward observers, so it was mostly used with the Torn.Fu.f and Torn.Fu.k in artillery units. It could of course be used with the Torn.Fu.b1, which was mainly used in infantry units, but the tactical use was slightly different, so I guess it was not used too often with the Torn.Fu.b1. Likewise with the 15 W.S.E.a/b will not have been used too often by forward observers. So yes, several types of radios were designed to work with the Fbg.bf but for the majority its use was with the Torn.Fu.f/k in artillery units. regards, Funksammmler
  4. 1 point
    Hi. I was buying some stuff from a fellow collector that is looking to lighten his load. He offered me this helmet but neither of us have any clue what it is. If anyone can help identify a country or time period (or both!!!) that would be great. Just need something I can research off of. So far I think it may be an Italian open face sallet but don't know a time period or if I'm right. It looks like it has age but someone cleaned it to death at some point. Also, the repair/patch is interesting. Any info anyone can provide to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I didn't want to full this with too many photos so I have the first two and then the rest as links. Thanks for looking. https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume01.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume02.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume03.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume04.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume05.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume06.jpg https://www.collectingfool.com/helmet-plume07.jpg
  5. 1 point
    A rather interesting British GS (General Service) Mark 7 this particular helmet bares a 2011 dated contract label.. It has been nicely overpainted and camoed over with tan paint by spraying through a section of netting.. It is as well sporting a Surefire HL1-C-TN side mount helmet light and has been nicely outfitted with a 6 piece comfort pad kit.. Regards Mark
  6. 1 point
    Yep! It was great---even my wife liked it. I wasn't sure if I would or not based on the previews. A work art and genius! Oh, BTW, I guess FB deleted my account. No details. Went to appeal but no response after four days. Pretty sure my account was hacked based on some events that occured the day before. I was asked by a forum member what l had put on the 72 hr. auction, and I had not put anything on there and never had. He said it must have been a FB glitch. Next morning I was disabled. I also found a second account in my name and profile photo, but nothing else. I never opened another account.
  7. 1 point
    My Fu2/5 setup was quite messy, so I decided I build a few display boards to demo the Panzer radio setup for an impending exhibition. Makes it a bit easier to transport, set up and demonstrate. Unfortunately not a lot to hear on 10m VHF at the moment but at least I can demonstrate the intercom. Only missing the "Scheifringübertrager"... regards, Funksammler
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    Thanks for the links Val!
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    https://www.deutscheluftwaffe.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Me-110.jpg https://www.deutscheluftwaffe.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Me-110links.jpg
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    Have googled your lead, looks interesting not seen it over here yet! Rich
  11. 1 point
    Guys, popped ot to the market today as the wife ordered! I found this box which looked unusual in set up and a quick search indicates a tool box for above machine gun. Looks like some one used it as a tool box or such like? I was thinking it could be stripped back to its original colour? Rich
  12. 1 point
    Well we are on reduced hours now and I will crack the garden first as it will not stop growing just because of Corona! If I have more time free I will do the attic and this sort of progect that can be fueled with beer!
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    Guys, I thought of this quote! https://quotefancy.com/quote/1535229/Alastair-Reynolds-A-city-s-only-ever-three-hot-meals-away-from-anarchy Probably relevant these days! Rich
  14. 1 point
    That is good, I do have some of the the DDR version and I will post it up for reference when I find it. Of course it would be interesting to know if they used 'New old stock' Wehrmacht stuff as they did early on with weapons etc? Rich
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    I'd trade ya 4 rolls, I got a stash.lol My 1st M40 as a kid was a primered grey former Norwegian/former German. Back in the 70's, Cant remember the name of the place. These Norwegians use to be cheap now they are fetching a premium themselves!. By the way @2 Black Bands, in case you find one..........
  16. 1 point
    Nice - I recall years and years ago when Blunderbuss Antiques used to sell these as well as over-painted, decal-ed up "German" lids....and they stated as such...which was admirable in those days...and I thought at the time one day someone's gonna want the Norwegian iteration ........'wish I'd've bought one then.....actually I wish I'd've bought 2 so I could trade one now for a tin of tomatoes or a loo roll!
  17. 1 point
    Classic Norwegian reissue.
  18. 1 point
    Great warrior! What is the colour of the overpaint? Is it pure dark grey or is it toned blue?
  19. 1 point
    LA6NCA Thanks for the good explanation. I have now made a new video about this: https://youtu.be/8D768bAps4Q
  20. 1 point
    Hello Folks, Sounds from my STUG Fu5 display. Made with my mobile, so not the best quality, but you realize the noise generated by two umformers and vibrator from LSG(Fu)b. The LSG(Fu)b covers the noises quite effectively when sending morse. Cheers VID_20200316_112225.mov
  21. 1 point
    Hello, In December 2019 I published my first book and the only about Lebanon Orders and medals since French mandate. I started the book in 2004 and here we are after fifteen years, the book has been published, I hope it will be of added value to all collectors. It consists of 384 pages, A4 size with hard cover; it includes all orders and medals of the Republic of Lebanon with their related decrees. It is in English and Arabic and divided in 4 chapters: I. Official Levant or French Mandate Orders, Decorations and Medals II. Official Orders, Decorations and Medals of Lebanon since Independence III. UN Lebanon related official Orders, Decorations and Medals IV. Unofficial Lebanon related Orders, Decorations and Medals (Local and International) - The price is $90 (85 euros in Europe) + shipment from Lebanon or France and soon from USA - Please contact me on my WhatsApp if you need a copy: 009613655048 (by the way I am an Arabic Medals collector and expert for 30 years now and some knew me by the nickname Eliaos on Ebay but that was before 2007)
  22. 1 point
    Hello, I spend some time on a Telefunken Klezinoszillograph I had for years. A real crude design made of scavenged luftwaffe parts. Improved it a bit by adding a Fassung for the LB8 tube. Makes it a LB8 RPG 😀
  23. 1 point
    I have a similar but with the decals removed sadly! Rich
  24. 1 point
    I do like those signals 'Blitz's'! I am sure you are aware that you need to be cautious with the 'Oberschutz' pips as they were more or less continued for use within the DDR for the work uniform I understand? Those look ok but it is the ones that look like a 'drillich' type and have the border on them. Best Rich
  25. 1 point
    Nice looking lid, is the chinstrap original to the helmet as it looks a bit better condition wise in the first picture? What is a JOSTO? Rich
  26. 1 point
    My mannequin head needs a Tan!!
  27. 1 point
    As All stated above. Much of the equipment and gear used in N.Africa was a mix of continental and web gear. Some call anything web DAK but I prefer the term Tropical". @leo0274 your goggles fit perfectly with a DAK/tropical or any display. I actually dont have a pair of this type right now, need to get some! @Gwar, some great displays there!
  28. 1 point
    Guys, nothing fancy but I like the football pennant at the right and the 25 years certificate and pin. Not sure about the post card, what it is all about but it is a reprint of the WW1 patriotic card? Rich
  29. 1 point
    Nice brooch too!
  30. 1 point
    Glad you like her G!
  31. 1 point
    Richard, there are no sides as you suggest,and its not a case of growing a pair, which to be honest I find a bit offensive, This forum has always been differant to that of facebook where it is common to create an antagonistic view towards other members, which you seem to pride yourself in doing so, This forum was created to get away from that mentality, You are outspoken in your comments which is ok up to a point, but instead of just making a comment and letting it go, you persist in dwelling on the point and this leads into a full scale argument, I thought that by now you would have taken the higher ground and be content in knowing that what you have said was correct in your mind,and because others make no replys you consider this as a failing, Have you ever thought that others dont want to get drawn into your arguments with another member, mainly because they know it leads into bad feeling within the forum, is this not a consideration of yours, or do you have to have confirmation from others. By all means have a friendly opinion but curb your comments about other members just because they dont back you up. Now, all that said I think you will agree that as a moderator I,m pretty easy going, but as the senior moderator, as in the longest here and the higher ranking, I have tried to help make this forum as a place that members are happy to visit, it does,nt help if there are some who want to stir the pot, therefor as is my role as moderator, I will from now on start to issue warnings to any who cause trouble within the forum on a regular basis
  32. 1 point
    Hello, Some recent entries ! A richtkreiss and some measurment tools in their pouch ! Kind regards
  33. 1 point
    Model. Warning, file is BIG, 16MB. Click on it!
  34. 1 point
    Very nice setup. The slip ring was a rarety I only saw once at the Littlefield collection. He was able to procure one in its original box. I'm sure no one bothered to remove them from scrap tanks after the war, and they were smelted together with the rest of the tank. Here are the pics I took from the one installed in that Panther:
  35. 1 point
    Many people think that relic condition WW2 artefacts aren't worth saving or collecting. I thought I'd show you what you can do with even the most rust filled, banged up and dirty relic. A week or two ago I acquired a relic PIAT bomb. Well, it has now been de-rusted and cleaned. I used strong phosphoric acid solution dabbed on the rust on the painted areas (45%), leaving for 10 minutes then rinsing off. I repeated this a few times until I noticed the paint start to flake so stopped, but I had already removed quite a bit of rust. The front cone had a couple of major dings in it so I took it round a friend's house to see if we could pry the two cones apart. My friend advised against this, instead suggesting I fill the cone with water and bung it in the freezer to get the ice to push out the dings. This worked very well, but on the third pass through the freezer, the dings were pushed out further but the cones were pushed apart!! Minor disaster! However, it turned out to be a blessing as I could then use the old 'Smack it wiv a hammer!' technique to flatten the dings out. I then got a 2 litre plastic bottle, made up an 8% phosphoric acid solution, placed the PIAT in the bottle and poured the phosphoric acid solution up to where the paint was still intact. Left for 24 hours, rinsed, neutralised, rinsed again, scrubbed with a Brillo pad, dried. I then gave the painted areas a protective coat of wax and placed a practice No 426 fuze in the nose to finish it all off. It has come out rather nice, don't you think? :) You can just make out the word 'INERT' on the body. Oh, and it just goes to show, you're never too smart to get, and TAKE, good advice off people! Not only that, but even rusty relics can be turned into excellent, clean, corrosion free, display pieces. Pictures below show before and after shots. #
  36. 1 point
    What can I say....from the rusty dented one......to a superb looking item, great for your collection and Very Well Cleaned....!!! Many Thanks for showing us on MCN Desert Rat/ Ian
  37. 0 points
    FB still hasn't told me what I did. Looks like I have been deleted. Can't even connect to FB anymore. URL is blocked. May look into violation of 1st Amendment right. At least they should tell me why I was banned.
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