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11. Northern/Leningrad direction

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:54 pm
by kondi754
Original camo of 11th panzer regiment from 6th Panzer Division
This unit was part of general Hoepner Panzergruppe, which attacked through the Baltic countries in the direction of Leningrad
An interesting fact is that this division was equipped mainly with tanks of Czech production: 155x Pz 35 (t), but we don't find them in the OoB arsenal
These tanks fought in the famous battle of Rasieniai but were finally withdrawn from the front in late 1941 due to significant losses

12. Sothern/Donbass direction

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:11 pm
by kondi754
This skin is based on the 33rd panzer regiment's from 9th panzer division painting
9th division fought in the south of the USSR as part of the Panzergruppe of Field Marshal von Kleist, advancing towards the lower Dnieper and then Donetsk and Rostov
Participated in the encirclement of the Soviet army near Uman, captured Kriyvyi Rog and Dnipropetrovsk
It is worth remembering that on Stalin's orders, the Soviets blew up a huge dam (part of one of the largest power plant in Europe in 1941) on the Dnieper in Dnipropetrovsk against the incoming Wehrmacht spearheads, where only 1,500 German soldiers but 80,000 - 120,000 civilians living in flooded areas were killed