Brief History of model subject in the Armory

Tiger I "100"

This model represents the first German Tiger captured in Russia during WWII. As one of the first nine pre-production models sent to the Russian front in late 1942, this commander's vehiclewas assigned number 100  of the group sPzAbt 502. After its capture, it was displayed at the captured weapons exhibition in the Central Recreation and Culture Park named after M. Gorky in Moscow, June 1943. Tiger tank 100 was transferred to Kubinka testing grounds after its presentation at the captured weapons exhibition. The production of this vehicle dates to mid September 1942.

German Type IV F2 "317"

No data other than the picture available at this time. Most likely a captured vehicle wreck yard.

Tiger II "234"

This model represents the Tiger II #234 of the 501st sPzAbt Army Group "Southern Ukraine", which participated in battles near Oglendov, Mokre and Szyldow on the eastern front in Russia. During the days of August 10-12, 1944 the 501st Battalion was routed and three tanks with turret numbers 102, 002 and 234 were captured intact by the Russian Army. Tiger II #234 was captured intact at Oglendov. It was abandoned by the Germans after breaking down from becoming stuck although repairable. It was ordered to be transported to Kubinka but only No.102 and No.002 reached their destination as No.234 was used for parts to keep the other two tanks in running condition.

Pershing "40"

This Pershing was modeled after No.40 assigned to the 33rd AR, com E. No. 40 was registered as 30119850. This Pershing was one of 20 taking part in the "zebra Mission" in February 1945. No. 40 KO'd a Tiger I and two Pz IV at Elsdorf with a three man crew (Mashlonik, Gormick and Cade).

On February 27th another Tiger of "Hummel" again in Elsdorf was actually KO'd, by Pershing No.40. 4 shots hit it at c.900 yards, the first an HVAP destroying the final drive, the second a T33 round, pentrated the base of the mantlet and caused interior explosions, while the last 2 HE rounds did only minor exterior damage. Two Pz.IVs were also KO'd at 1200 yards by single T33 shots then 2 rounds of HE took out the escaping crews. One other Pz.IV was also destroyed by No.40 as they moved towards Cologne a little later.

Tiger I "F02" (see also expanded F02 History )

Tiger I "F02" was an early model commanded by Unteroffizier Franzen and was in action against the British 11th Armored Division, 3 RTR and 4 KSLI near Essel in April 1945.

The last known position of "F02" was in the Ostenholzer Moor/Heide Kroppke area. This unit was Tiger-Gruppe Fehrmann, which cosisted of five Panthers and six Tiger I's under the command of Oberleutnant Fehrmann. The vehicles in this unit were drawn from rebuilt hybrid Tigers from the Lehr School at Fallingbostel and they were generally Dunklegrau in color. The unit fought April 6-13, 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket.

The unit commanded by Major Paul Schulze, lost a daylight attack on the eastern outskirts of the town Buckeburg, near Bad Eilsen, which is about 65km northeast of the Paderborn training grounds. All six Tiger I's in Tiger-Gruppe Fehrmann were basically rebuild early Tigers with steel wheels and some with zimmerit.

Leopard 2A6

Modeled after typical German army issue with NATO camo scheme.

Zrinyi I (see also expanded Zrinyi History )

This model represents one prototype version of the Zrinyi I. The Zrínyi I used the same chassis and engine as the Zrínyi II, but mounted the MAVAG Dios-Gyor developed 75mm 43M L/43 anti-tank gun used for the Turan III tank design. Development was initiated in May 1943, and a prototype model was constructed and completed in February 1944. Production for the Zrínyi I was planned for June 1944 at Manfred Weisz and Ganz but beyond four confirmed prototypes, full production was never realized. Service designation of the 75mm equipped vehicle was officially the 44M Zrínyi I assault gun (rohamagyu). At least one prototype was used for trials and in November 1944 it underwent trials with six 152mm rocket launchers mounted, at Hajmasker. These four prototype series production Zrínyi fitted with 75mm guns most likely fought and became destroyed in Budapest during the siege. The attempt to create the anti-tank SAU Zrínyi I, armed with the 75mm gun 43Ì, inspired the same gun design for the Turan III to be undertaken.

KVI-e (see also expanded KVI-e History )

Screened Russian KV-1 heavy tank (it bears inscription "Kill the fascist toad!") conducting exercises on crossing antitank and natural obstacles. Reserve Front, 43rd Army, 109th Tank Division, September 1941. Modeled resin by Phil Edwards  and integrated for full-function RC by Eric Scott.

Black Eagle (object 640) (see also expanded Black Eagle )

The tank, Object 640, also known as Black Eagle, was developed in the 1990's by the Omsk design bureau of transport machine building [FGUP] [KBTM]. The full prototype Russian MBT was shown for the first time in 1999 at the VTTV-Omsk-99 exhibition. The design originated from the now-closed Nikolai Popov's design bureau at Leningrad Kirov Plant (LKZ) and later developed by Alexander Morozov. The Omsk being in bankruptcy since 2002 leaves the future of Object 640 uncertain at best.

On June 3rd, 2003 during the exhibition of military equipment [VTTV]-Omsk-2003 the combat capabilities of the declassified tank Black Eagle was shown. Black Eagle is a fourth generation tank, which utilizes innovative designs, which differs from classical designs of both domestic and foreign tanks. The tank turret was redesigned for overall size reduction along the height and sides with proposed subdivided nose section. For increased protection the crew is placed in the hull no higher than the level of the turret mounting. The crew is completely isolated from stored ammo and fuel as well as the 125mm main gun. Ammunition is placed in the automatic loader located in the detachable armored module at the rear portion of the turret. Tank protection employs a three-level structure, which includes protection from detection, active protection from damage, which moves in the direction of tank, and differentialy placed passive armor protection with elements of dynamic and hydrodynamic protection. This in connection with the increased tank mass and increased mobility is included in this design.


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