Die Dateien zu unseren Panzerketten
Da das Angebot von Lego® an unterschiedlichen Kettengliedern für Panzer recht spärlich ist, haben wir verschiedene Kettenglieder in unterschiedlichen Größen entwickeln lassen. Das ist nötig, damit Deine Panzermodelle auch Ketten haben, die in den Proportionen dem Vorbild gut entsprechen. Als BlueBrixx-Special findest Du bei uns drei verschiedene Größen. Die kleinste ist 1 ½ Noppen lang, die mittlere 2 Noppen lang und die große ist 3 Noppen lang. Eine Set mit 100 Stück bekommst Du für 5,- bis 6,- Euro. Neben dem typischen Schwarz, haben wir die Ketten auch in Dunkelgrau und Dunkelsilber. Mir persönlich gefallen die stahlfarbenen in Dunkelsilber am Besten. Damit Du die BlueBrixx-Kettenglieder auch in Deinen LDraw-Entwürfen verwenden kannst, haben wir die LDraw-Dateien zum Download bereitgestellt. Die müssen dann in den Order „Parts/unofficial“. Details dazu findest Du in der LDraw-Anleitung, wenn Du das nicht sowieso schon alles weißt. Also viel Spaß mit den BlueBrixx-Panzerketten.
Hier findest Du die Dateien zum Download: http://ow.ly/Tp1L30mhv2v
Hier findest Du die BlueBrixx-Panzerketten: http://ow.ly/6sze30mhv4T
During the outbreak of WWI, none of the combatants provided steel helmets to their troops. Soldiers of most nations went into battle wearing cloth, felt, or leather headgear that offered no protection from any weapons.
The huge number of lethal head wounds that modern artillery weapons inflicted upon the French Army led them to introduce the first modern helmets in the summer of 1915. The first French helmets were bowl-shaped steel "skullcaps" worn under the cloth caps. These early helmets were soon replaced by the Model 1915 Adrian helmet. The idea was later adopted by most other combatant nations.
At about the same time, the British War Office had seen a need for steel helmets. The War Office Invention Department was ordered to evaluate the French design. They decided that it was not strong enough and too complex to be quickly produced. British industry was not ready for an all-out effort of war production in the early days of WWI, which also led to the shell shortage of 1915.
John Brodie, an inventor who had made a fortune in the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, had a design patented by him in August 1915, offered many advantages over the French helmet. It was constructed in one piece that could be pressed from a single sheet of steel, giving it added strength and making it simple to manufacture. Brodie's patent deals mainly with the innovative lining arrangements; an engineer named Alfred Bates claimed that he was asked by the War Office to find a method of manufacturing an anti-shrapnel helmet and that it was he who had devised the basic shape of the steel shell. Aside from some newspaper articles, there is nothing to support Bates's claim.
Brodie's design resembled the medieval infantry kettle hat or chapel-de-fer, unlike the German Stahlhelm, which resembled the medieval sallet.
All products in this post are from @brickarms and @theminifigco
New Release: Challenger II - Main Battle Tank – Built by BAE Systems, the Challenger II is the most recent British main battle tank. The tank is armed with an L20 120mm rifled tank gun, although the British military has conducted trials with the Rheinmetall L55 smoothbore gun. Defense features include Chobham armor, L8 smoke grenade dischargers, and nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) protection.
I made this mini moc for @lego_ww2_history contest. This moc depicts the beginning of the invasion of Poland in October 1939. The moc depicts a couple of Wehrmacht rifle-men operating a pak-36. The pak-36 was widely used at the beginning of the war as it proved effective against the early war Soviet and Polish tanks, however, it was phased out when the t-34s and KVs entered service as it proved ineffective against the sloped and thick armour. I tried to make the minifig placement as realistic as possible hence the kneeling positions and the soldier shielding his ears from the blast. I also tried to add a realistic effect to the grass as the projectile from the pak-36 flies by. #poland#wwii#legowwii#brickmania#lego#moc#legoww2historymoc1
Another angle, and I forgot to mention, this is the AH-64D model. The alphabet behind the number denotes which version it is and Singapore uses the D version, which includes upgrades such as the fire control radar atop its main rotor. #lioncitymocs