88mm Flak by John Norris, Mike Fuller

By John Norris, Mike Fuller

The German 88 mm was once by means of a ways the main well-known and flexible artillery weapon of worldwide conflict II. It was once first used as an anti-aircraft weapon by way of the Condor Legion through the Spanish Civil battle and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it was once first utilized in its anti-tank position. This function was once rather winning and the 88 turned feared through tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This e-book covers these types of variations, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.

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The haft is fully wrapped in hand cut brass wire Ex: Chandler-Pohrt Collection ca. 1860 This is one of the finest and Early Kiowa tomahawks that I have seen. Southern Plains weapons like this early rarely come on the market, and one this exceptional - once in a lifetime! The spearpoint spontoon blade is rocker engraved on both sides. 1st depicts the sacred ‘Thunderbird’ design, an important mythological figure in southern plains Indian culture; the other side depicts an enigmatic design of diagonal lines with 4 rings suspended below.

Chief No Heart of Fear assumed the leadership of the Iowa tribe in 1851; when his uncle, Chief White Cloud, died (namesake of White Cloud, Kansas located on the bluffs of the Missouri River - it was the earliest town in Kansas Territory). This pipe-tomahawk was collected from Robert White Cloud of Rulo, Nebraska, the son of Iowa Chief No Heart, whose portrait was painted by both George Catlin & Charles Bird King. A Bear-claw necklace (now in a museum) was collected at the same time from Robert White Cloud as this tomahawk; for reference see Peterson “American Indian Tomahawks” page 100 & 113 for a nearly identical example of this tomahawk made by the same blacksmith attributed to Levi St.

O. net | 47 Sioux Tomahawk with “Horsetrack Design” fully beaded drop, twisted fringe and Red Trade Cloth, circa 1870’s, overall length 48 inches with a 10 inch Pipe Tomahawk blade. Lot 107 This RARE Icon of the American West was carried by a Sioux Warrior; as indicated with the beaded “Horsetrack Designs” which indicates horse captures during raids that he led. A Masterpiece of Sioux weaponry, the fully beaded drop is separated by a green ribbon with 4 brass hawk bells and has red ochre on the twisted fringe, with an additional red trade cloth drop.

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