The fighting for the central railroad station in Stalingrad. On the morning of 17 September 1942 the Soviet defenders subjected to a heavy attack by infantry and 20 tanks and assault guns. Here, a Schützengruppe (infantry squad), supported by a StuG III Ausf. F assault gun armed with a long 7.5cm gun, also know as a Sturmgeschütze 40, awaits orders to advance through the railway sidings and shattered rolling stock.
General von Manteuffel, the commander of the “Großdeutschland” Division, is seen in the foreground of this photograph. Behind him is a Pz.Bef.Wg. III Ausf.K. Note the infantry backpacks ― extremely rare pieces of equipment for tank crews ― hanging on the cable attached to the smoke candle dischargers. This photograph was taken in Sereth in Romania in the spring of 1944.
40 tank kills! Leutnant Walther Oberloskamp, Zugführer (platoon leader) in Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 667, is seen here on his very successful StuG III which is decorated with 40 kills rings painted on the barrel. Those kills earned him on 10 May 1943 the Knight’s Cross.
so i finally hit the tier 8 and get thrown in tier 10 battle, encountering a platoon of the infamous waffentragers / waffletraktors / waifutraitors / waff.. whatever..
i’ve read much about these, yes, i was really scared to engage them because of their rumoured legendary autoloader guns :/
i thought i won’t survive the battle:
>one got destroyed by me when trying to run away from a 183 which is almost oneshot him (my only kill in that battle lol)
>the other one taking cover behind his mate’s wreckage trying to fighting me and the 183 off, but got oneshotted by arty..
>and i was like: wtflol dude is this really a tier X battle? XD
…makes me wonder if they really made of waffles.. :/
can’t resist to make this >.<