By Robert F. Dorr
An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler editions. The plane, might be so much particularly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation via supplying its commanders bombing power the place earlier than purely strike and fighter plane will be used.
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Through sheer weight of Soviet strength and stubborn combat along an ever-extending front, the German mobile units were finally forced to a standstill. The losses that the Panzerwaffe sustained at Kursk were so immense that it undoubtedly led to the German Army taking their first steps of its slow retreat back towards Germany. The Russians had managed to destroy no less than thirty divisions, seven of which were Panzer. German reinforcements were insufficient to replace the staggering losses, so they fought on under-strength.
However, because of the prolonged war on the Eastern Front, they were quickly adapted to haul various ordnance and to mount a 37mm FlaK gun, as in this photograph. 10/4 has halted on a road, somewhere in southern Russia. The vehicle is armed with a 20mm FlaK gun and the sides are folded up, indicating no signs of enemy aerial or ground activity. 7s hauling 88mm FlaK guns. By 1942/43, the extensive use of 88mm FlaK guns were in prominence as heavier enemy armour was encountered by the Germans on a daily basis.
By the summer they fielded some twenty-four Panzer divisions on the Eastern Front alone. This was a staggering transformation of a Panzer force that had lost immeasurable amounts of armour in less than two years of combat. Hitler now intended to risk his precious Panzerwaffe in what became the largest tank battle of the Second World War, Operation Zitadelle. For the offensive Hitler was determined to put together a massive array of armour. However, the Panzerwaffe of 1943 were unlike those armoured forces that had victoriously steamrolled across western Russia two years earlier.
A-6 Intruder: Carrier-Borne Bomber by Robert F. Dorr