StuG commander Ernst Krüger showing the new
grey tracks on his assault gun. These tracks are even lighter compared
to the earlier blue ones and complete the 'Kursk 1943' outfit. Placing
all sorts of swastikas and German markings will not make me popular in
this country so I think I'll stick to applying a vehicle number only.
It is operational now but since there is no
one to battle with yet I'll do some modifications on the suspension
(bogies, like on the T028) and an easy removal system for the
gun in favour of battery replacement. Also, with summer
temperatures the SSR's overheat after about 30 minutes of intense
driving so I need to do some heatsinking and/or drill vent holes in the
Earlier this year, after the tank was
published in the newspaper, the army offered me a tank ride in a
Leopard 2 A6. So last week we loaded the T028 on the trailer and went to
the barracks for the ride. It was excellent to be in a tank after so
many years (I was a conscript back in '93). The newspaper photographer
was also present again and made some nice shots. The article photo
wasn't printed but the experience was cool!
Marc 'back to work' M.