Medical Toldi eü20

Kingdom of Hungary (1941-1944) Armored Ambulance Vehicles – 12-13 Used During World War Two, Hungary was one of Germany’s allies in Europe that operated a fairly large mostly domestically-produced armored force. One of their earlier mass-produced armored vehicles was the Toldi light tank. While a good design for the pre-war era, it quickly became obsolete …

Sd.Kfz.250 mit 5 cm PaK 38

German Reich (1944-1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – At Least 1 Vehicle Modified, Possibly 2 The occupying Axis forces in Yugoslavia during World War II were constantly under threat by the ever-increasing Partisan activities. Given that the Germans lacked production capabilities and were short of manpower, the forces operating in Yugoslavia were in short supply of …

Munitionspanzer für Sturmpanzer IV

German Reich (1943) Ammunition Supply Vehicle – 6 Converted Even before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Germans were aware that an ammunition supply vehicle based on a tank chassis was desirable. Given the limited production capacity for tanks, allocating resources for such a project was not possible. Instead, the Germans decided to …

Toldi 44M Buzogányvető

Kingdom of Hungary (1944-1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Rocket Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built Despite having a limited industrial capacity, Hungary managed to produce a fairly large number of tanks during the Second World War. However, these were generally outdated when compared to more modern Soviet or German designs. The Hungarians did make some attempts to improve …

Panzerkampfwagen VII VK65.01

German Reich (1939) Heavy Tank – 1 Incomplete Prototype Built At the start of the Second World War, the Germans decided to initiate the development of their heaviest tank by that point, known as Panzerkampfwagen VII VK65.01. This vehicle was to weight 65 tonnes, possibly even more. It represented a further development of the earlier …

Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.A in Croatian Service

Independent State of Croatia (1942) Light Tank – 4 Operated With the fall of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941, the Nezavisna Država Hrvatska (NDH) (Eng: Independent State of Croatia), was created. While theoretically independent, it was actually a German puppet state created to act as a buffer zone from parts of the former …

Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.F in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Heavy Tank – 22 Operated Hungary, under the leadership of Admiral Miklós Horthy, aligned itself with Nazi Germany before the war and during the early stages of World War II. This alliance was partially motivated by Hungary’s territorial ambitions and a desire to regain lost territories. As such, Hungarian forces, including …

Raketenwerfer auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV

German Reich (1942?) Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher – 1 Prototype Built Rockets used during the Second World War were notorious for their lack of accuracy. These were often fired in large salvos to saturate an area rather than target specific points with precision, while also having a pronounced psychological impact. This approach could indeed be effective …

Bergepanzer IV

German Reich (1944) Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) – 21 To 36 Built Armored vehicles, such as tanks, are designed to withstand enemy fire to a certain extent due to their protection and robust construction. While they can be damaged by enemy hits, this does not always result in complete destruction. Many times, the damage only …

Rheinmetall Begleitwagen

German Reich (1935) Medium Support Tank – 1 Mild-Steel Chassis Built + 1 Wooden Mock-Up During the 1930s, the German Army wanted to introduce a new tank design to deal with fortified enemy positions. Two firms were contracted to develop and build a prototype, namely Krupp and Rheinmetall. While Krupp’s vehicle would serve as the …