Archive for January, 2009

Konigstiger Tank T Shirt

January 16, 2009

Konigtiger Tiger 2 WW2 German Panzer Tank

Konigtiger Tiger 2 WW2 German Panzer Tank t shirt

Konigstiger Iron CrossTiger 2 Tank German Rc Ww2 Panzer gray

King Tiger 2 German Tank T Shirt Achtung T Shirt LLC

Konigstiger Tiger 2 Tank German Rc Ww2 Panzer red

Tiger II German Tank Tee from Achtung T Shirt LLC

 

King Tiger Konigstiger

King Tiger Konigstiger Tiger 2 WW2 German Panzer Tank

Just another tiger tank t shirt, but this is the Konigstiger (King Tiger) t shirt.  I decided to go with a gray color with black for shading and use the Konigstiger name instead of King Tiger on this t shirt.  I have made this tee shirt available in black and military green.  As far as t shirts go, most people don’t want to buy white t shirts.  I think I will also use a royal blue due to the bright contrast with the gray and black.  This is the heavy Tiger 2 that was used near the end of world war 2 by the Germans.  The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B with the ordnance inventory of SdKfz 182.  The Königstiger tank (Bengal Tiger in German) was also commoly known as the Tiger 2 that of course came after the Tiger 1.  The  Konigstiger was also translated to King Tiger tank by Americans and Royal Tiger tank by the British troops. The Konigstiger had very heavy armor and could not be penetrated by a Sherman M4 tank, even at point blank range. The Konigstiger had sloped armor much like the Panther tank and used the 88 mm KwK 43 L/71 gun also used by the Tiger 1 tank.

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New T-shirt…German Luftwaffe Stuka Ju-87 Junkers dive bomber

January 13, 2009

Well this is the old Stuka dive bomber tee that I had started with back in 07, except for the font all else is the same. I have listed it on my ebay store Achtung T Shirt and my online store Achtung T Shirt.  It should be showing at the time of this entry. I really like the look of the Stuka. This was my second favorite model plane that I built as a kid. The Messerschmitt Bf-109 was my favorite of the Luftwaffe and I probably built 3 or 4 different 1/32 scale models of the Messerschmitt. I think I only built 1 Stuka, but I kept it for a while. Check it out: STUKA TEE

Stuka Cross Ju 87 Dive Bomber Blitzkrieg Ww2 German Luftwaffe red

 

Here’s some info on the Stuka:

The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a two-seat (airplane pilot and rear machine gunner) German ground-attack aircraft from World War 2. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first took flight in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1936 as part of the Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.

The Stuka was well recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete (“Jericho Trumpet”) wailing siren, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the Blitzkrieg victories of 1939-1942. The Stuka’s design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, like many other dive-bombers of the war. Its flaws became apparent during the Battle of Britain—poor maneuverability, lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required a heavy fighter escort to operate effectively.

Stuka Ju 87 luftwaffe dive bomber

STUKA SIDE DIVE BOMBER GERMAN WW2 JU87 TEE SHIRT

WW2 German Luftwaffe Stuka Ju-87

WW2 German Luftwaffe Stuka Ju-87 Dive Bomber Black Tee Shirt PIC

The Stuka operated with further success after the Battle of Britain, and its potency as a precision ground attack aircraft became valuable to the German war effort in the Balkans Campaign, the African and Mediterranean Theaters and the early stages of the Eastern Front campaigns where Allied fighter resistance was disorganized and in short supply. However, once the Luftwaffe had lost air superiority on all battlefronts, the Ju 87 once more became an rich target for opposition attack aircraft. Despite this, and absent a successor, the type continued to be produced until 1944. By the end of the conflict, the Stuka was largely replaced by ground attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, but some units, like Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 “Immelmann” operated the Ju 87 to the last day of the war. An estimated 6,500 Ju 87s of all versions were built between 1936 and August 1944. Hans-Ulrich Rudel was the most notable Stuka ace and was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the Second World War. He received the highest German military award, the Ritterkreuz mit Goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillianten, or the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds in Gold, on 29 December, 1944.

Uploaded a gravatar

January 10, 2009

Yup just uploaded a gravatar of my t shirt design that is from “Achtung Tiger“, but I changed it to say “Achtung T Shirt”. It has a Panzerkampwagen VI the Tiger 1 tank in white. The Tiger tank is my personal favorite of all the German World War 2 panzers. I would have to say that the PzKpfw V, the Panther tank is my second favorite. Well t shirt sales are a little down for January, I guess it’s due to the Christmas hang over of shopping. I hav just had 2 recent 3 and 4 t shirt sales to France. The 4 shirt order was sent to Merville. He ordered 2 older style Tiger tank tees, a new style Tiger 1 tank and an “Achtung Tiger” in black. So the French are real Panzer fanatics! Vive le France! Please visit our store at: Achtung T Shirt.

Starting to blog…

January 9, 2009

achtung-tiger1

I am writing this just after completing my newest tee design, “Achtung Tiger!”. It is a design of a Tiger 1 tank coming at you, sort of out of the shirt and has the title of “Achtung Tiger!” The Panzerkampfwagen VI, better known as the Tiger was one of Hitler’s favorite panzers. He wanted it to counter the Russians’ tanks at the time, but didn’t want it to resemble the T-34’s sloping armor. So you get the Tiger with it’s “boxy” design and heavy armor to compensate for the lack of deflection with no sloping armor. Still it is by far the most popular of the panzers to come from the Germans in WW2. The full name originally was the Panzerkampfwagen VI H (88mm) (SdKfz 182) Ausfürung H1. Check it out at Achtung T Shirt.


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