Wirbelwind, World War II German anit-aircraft tracked vehicle

Wirbelwind by gnawledge wurker
Wirbelwind, a photo by gnawledge wurker on Flickr.

Quad 20mm gun mounted on a Panzer IV chassis. At base borden military museum near Angus, Ontario

German WWII flakpanzer, anti-aircraft afv developed on a Panzer IV body w, four 20mm guns, developed in 1944.

Surprising small profile when you stand next to it. I am six foot two inches and standing next to it, my head was well above the top of the body.

In SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, near the end of the film, the Americans face a quad 20mm light afv, and against infantry this was a terrible and devastating weapon.

technical repair

trouble with two laptops now smoothed out.  two different problems.  one had time outs and would not load internet pages – turned out to be a virus.  the other laptop was a problem I guess I created.  I bought that pc with Windows 7 installed and so had chosen to install WIN 8….and the troubles slowly built up.  so my local tech gurus fix stuff at Free Line Electronics, in Midland, Ontario, highly recommended.  they backed up my data, did a clean install of WIN 7.  Result was tow newly smoothly running laptops, the return to WIN 7 had that unit, a Sony Vaio, running much better than when it first emerged from the box immediately after purchase.  happy computer guy, me.  my wallet took a 160 dollar hit. back to smooth computing.