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  1. Found another vid of the girl who does amazing things with a soccer ball while wearing high heels. https://ve.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ps2n4y9TKQ1y0manr.mp4 Regards, John Kettler
  2. It's called Panzerserra's Bunker and provides a wealth of material in every article, including development, technical features, combat history, pics, gorgeous illos, etc. This particular example features several exotic German AFVs, and the site uses all the information trove to do 1/35 scale models, but we can use the same articles for skins, scenario development work, figuring out rarity, unit assignments and so much more. Posting it here so this astounding resource doesn't get lost. This first example is followed by several more. Some pics have excellent shots of Panzers in Normandy in the CMBN time frame, together with lots of great building pics. https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2014/05/bergepanther-mit-aufgesetztem-pzkpfw-iv.html?fbclid=IwAR3UxbEJcZ1Nk6ThgFi17VQXSlZNC5ZTKEYsWdoGFuXbSEIc6eG4D-UVchc Panzer III https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2014/05/bergepanther-mit-aufgesetztem-pzkpfw-iv.html?fbclid=IwAR3UxbEJcZ1Nk6ThgFi17VQXSlZNC5ZTKEYsWdoGFuXbSEIc6eG4D-UVchc M7 Priest https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2020/01/m7-105mm-priest-howitzer-motor-carriage.html M36 https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/search/label/M36 GMC Jackson Regards, John Kettler
  3. Back in my earliest outings with CMBN, there was a scenario in which a crater was practically worth its weight in gold when it came to keeping a US 57 mm ATG and crew in the fight, this with fire raining down from a hilltop, no less. Believe the gun killed two German ACs and a 251 haftrack before eventually being knocked out by crew casualties inflicted by a HMG. Regards, John Kettler
  4. Watched this generally well done docudrama last night. Had a bunch of footage I'd not seen before and recast others to depict what was being discussed. It's the story of the renowned and highly decorated Normandie Niemen Regiment, France's contribution to the Soviet war effort and proof the French could and would fight. Free with Prime. https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01J4SNC76/ref=atv_hm_hom_3_c_D4dtpS_2_14?fbclid=IwAR2eTjMaDdcLpXFINn1vyFDQLjIrJ6u4hYtvjN2AtJXEIcxeW6c0n7lZlR0#customer-review-section Regards, John Kettler
  5. Sgt.Squaehead, I'll say! Learned a great deal from his presentation. Thanks for finding and posting this. Regards, John Kettler
  6. As the signage demonstrates, English language meaning varies from country to country. Regards, John Kettler
  7. Sgt.Squarehead, Oops! 1000 mg, not 100. Appreciate your support. Regards, John Kettler
  8. For years now my typical reading productivity was five pages a night at best. But since working my way up to five drops of Artizen organic CBD oil (100 mg bottle), administered sublingually, a few weeks back, I've read almost a dozen miltary thrillers, espionage novels and a few whodunits. After finding out that CBD oil was helpful for autism (Aspeberger's is on low end of the spectrum) and brain trauma, including TBIs, I educated my doctor and got his go ahead. Am I ever glad I did! Not only has my reading exploded, but I now get far more work done, too. And I can handle a lot more task variety as well. Right now, am working on book revisions, getting a script turned into a pitch video and handling art direction on Fiverr with an artist in Pakistan working up an illo for one of my books. Got my CBD oil on ebay, and it's not expensive. Wanted to pass the word that real help is both available and affordable. Please let others know. Thanks! Regards, John Kettler
  9. One of my CoC colleagues said he couldn't find any, but it wasn't hard at all to fix that problem. Here's the link to all the ones the WW II 506th PIR part of the 506th Infantry site had. Covers from Normand through the end of the war, with several other types of reports as well. http://506infantry.org/library/official-documents/wwii-506th-parachute-infantry-regiment/ Regards, John Kettler
  10. Combatintman, Here's a little intel morsel from the Cold War. When I was at Hughes Missile Systems Group, our weaponeer, a physicist, was the keeper of the JMEMs (Joint Munition Effectiveness Manuals). These were huge orange binders, essentially target killing cookbooks in which a defined target/target array was evaluated against a range of munitions. Knowing the pertinent delivery variables, guidance performance and so forth generated Ph, and from separate (not integrated) modeling and tests of frag penetration, blast and sometimes fire, came Pk. When I was there, for several years the SA-8/GECKO SAM system, though amphibious, was deemed to be lightly armored. Turned out, though, we were wrong, and it was British Intelligence which got the goods--by photographing the hull of one (in a parade) with an IR camera. The imagery revealed the vehicle was essentially nothing but a fully enclosed DUKW into which the entire SAM system was installed. Another one was that the British caught a Soviet missile cruiser with its bow SSN-3/SHADDOCK launch container opened. For ease of maintenance, the missile type was prominently stenciled on the inside of the tube lid, including the ones showing where the nukes were! Regards, John Kettler
  11. Combatintman, Ever hear one about the SOXMIS that absolutely refused to leave--until our guys brought in an M113 VADS and pointed it directly at the offending vehicle? If you've got any good stories you can share of your own experiences in counter-SOXMIS, please do. Here's the full BRIXMIS doc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQfp8KUdYA Regards, John Kettler
  12. Really like this! https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a29108820/air-force-jet-tuskegee-airmen/?fbclid=IwAR129cFlYj5JWNDbpmRkrmZpi-M7bedHzK5nCLrQrL6LUNvi3kMTd9HsiFA Regards, John Kettler
  13. Returning to the Hitler ice cream cones, this was in India, and it rated a Daily Mail story. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3097640/The-Luft-wafer-Ice-cream-cone-named-Adolf-Hitler-sale-India-sparks-anger-Germany.html And that's not all. There's other Hitler themed merchandise, including a restaurant with a swastika on its electric sign. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/582542/Adolf-Hitler-Ice-cream-cone-which-has-face-of-evil-dictator-goes-on-sale Regards, John Kettler
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