Monday, 31 July 2017

Kakstadt Gap, July 1979 - part 3

The dreaming spires of Kakstadt Ost - border defences to the fore, Party HQ in the background.
As the US advance began, a lapse in NATO air superiority allowed a DDR airstrike to sneak through.  Bertrand was initially excited at this news but his shoulders visibly slumped when I handed him this pair of antiques.
Notwithstanding the antiquity of the planes the strike was very effective.
At this point the border defences opened up with artillery and mortar fire.
A gap in the minefield was swiftly created and the US armour trundled through.
By now Sgt. Yuk was deployed to prevent further Warpact air incursions.
NATO then had another go at the border defences.  A further air strike by this F-84G was followed by...
...some commendably accurate gunnery.  Warpact fire slackened noticeably.


Pete. said...

Glorious stuff Tim.



Peter Douglas said...

Great to see Sgt Yuk in action.

Tim Gow said...

Seldom has such a load of old rubbish looked so good!

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
And so effective too!

Ross Mac said...

Ok so, it looks pretty cool but what did they hit those tanks with? Blew the guys right out them. (Shivers with horror)

Ross Mac said...

Argh! Guts! Blew the guts out! Damn you autocorrect!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
The paper shrapnel cut straight through the thin bendy plastic armour...