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January 22 2017. Addition 26.
Finnaly, an update. When I started this website, there was so little info that every extra scrap was a welcome gift. With the excelent survivers list of Walter and the magnificent panzer tracts 22-3 a big void was filled. So, what is the use of this website? (first enjoy the added stuf)
5 extra period pictures found:
a distant picture of the FlaK collection,
a postwar Czech artillery project,
an sWS pulling big artillery,
two sWS in a field test,
an secret picture of an sWS,
A restoration picture of Nr. 5 (Paula) from the
sWS/Maultier Survivers list.
Info on the manufacturer code on the tracks
Pictures of a magnificently painted Flak sWS from Italy: 1 and 2
An impressive cut through Uhu modell.
An new "might have been" seen in a 2014 modell show a distance meter.
So? why do I bother updating this? The little extra info in period pictures and other good data but most of all, everything combined is a good reference to this amazing machine. I always hope that people copy my way of documenting one thing completely, in stead of all these lose parts of info, all around. I've started to change the picture gallery (as you may have found in the new period pictures). I want it to be "browsable" like a picture album. Housekeeping and adding took some 10-12 hours. Let me know what you think, and send me anything in extra info!
February 11 2015. Addition 25.
June 22 2013. Addition 24.
April 8 2013. Addition 23.
March 24 2013. Addition 22.
February 9 2013. Addition 21.
Yes, I know. It took me a long time again.
Links have been checked and added.
model of a Nebelwerfer added.
Drawing of an adorable old book (Senger & Etterlin, Deutsche Panzer.) and 2 very good 72th of George Bradford.
Stay tuned for a few, new period pictures.
March 29 2012. Addition 20.
March 19 2012. Addition 19.
January 25 2011. Addition 18.
I finnally got my copy of Panzer Tracts 22-3. Now that's research! Many of the pictures where known to me, often in lesser quality, but the names and numbers mentioned are completely new info. (see the wheels and prototype page for some aditional facts) So, where I earlier used all pictures that I could find in this website, now that there is a good book about it, I'll stop at that. Buy the book, it's worth it!
December 29 2010. Addition 17.
An armoured version in Berlin
A cutout of a picture from Tank Power vol.XIX Nr.236 "Panzerwaffe 1045 Vol.III", Warschau 2005, ISBN 83-7219236-7n
An armoured version pulling an 88 gun
Reportedly also shown in a Waffen arsenal special Nr. 34
A softskinned sWS on trial
Probably for sale on E-Bay. (Who can help me to "the Lemurs" for credits)
A softskinned deserted in the ardennes
Nebelwerfer manual cover 14-6-1943
sWS manual cover 5-12-1943
The famous (well, to me anyway) picture of the burned sWS with the spokewheels turnes out to be a cut-out.
A diorama of a Dutch modeller (photographed by Eric Reits) showing a good example of a softskinned sWS with spoke wheels from the current state of the models and PE (also added on the Modells page).
Info on 3 more 72th scale Maco kits in the Modells page.
A 1990 photo from Dresden in the Survivers page.
A diorama of Dutch modeller Jan Kort (See his gallery at the SMF) with an armoured sWS with Wurfrahmen.
November 16 2010. Addition 16.
New pictures of the post war T809.
Additional pictures and info on the Lion Roar modells.
2 new pictures turned up on the factory terrain of Büssing-NAG. A second picture (showing the other side) of the armoured cargo version and picture of the softskinned version with a trailer.
Some additional info about the factory location.
an extraordinary picture from a book from an extraordinary man: Farley Mowat with an armoured sWS with a special camouflage pattern.
October 3 2010. Addition 15.
- Housekeeping. The frames in the sWS pages have been removed, and the menu has moved from top to left.
September 24 2010. Addition 14.
- A new angle on the softskinnend variants in Factory and prototypes
- Great Wall has anounced an sWS with a Flak38, 4 barreld AA gun. See modells for a list of all their sWS kits.
- Picture of a disassembled grenade in the nebelwerfer page.
- Rumours on a an excavated sWS in Survivers .
- Credits for the other Softskinned sWS modell.
- a second picture from the group of 3 Flak vehicles
September 23 2010. Addition 13.
- 3 new pictures turned up testing a softskinned sWS.
- Credits for the Softskinned Italeri modell for Bart de Pauw.
- Interresting comment on the Greatwall UHU kit by John Osselaar.
This website went online on February 7th 2004. Over the period upto may 2008 the info availabe almost doubled. I can't imagine that will happen ever again. Would be nice though. Plenty of questions left.