In September 1936, Lieutenant Colonel Walther Warlimont of the German General Staff arrived as the German commander and military adviser to General Francisco Franco. The following month Warlimont suggested that a German Condor Legion should be formed to fight in the Spanish Civil War. The initial force consisted a Bomber Group of three squadrons of Ju-52 bombers; a Fighter Group with three squadrons of He-51 fighters; a Reconnaissance Group with two squadrons of He-99 and He-70 reconnaissance bombers; and a Seaplane Squadron of He-59 and He-60 floatplanes. Adolf Hitler hoped this would not be necessary as General Francisco Franco claimed he was on the verge of victory. This prediction proved to be wrong and in November the International Brigades and aircraft and tanks from the Soviet Union began arriving in Madrid.Hitler now gave permission for the formation of the Condor Legion. The Condor Legion, under the command of General Hugo Sperrle, was an autonomous unit responsible only to Franco. The legion would eventually total nearly 12,000 men. Sperrle demanded higher performance aircraft from Germany and he eventually received the Heinkel He111, Junkers Stuka and the Messerschmitt Bf109. It participated in all the major engagements including Brunete, Teruel, Aragon and Ebro.
The Condor Legion was initially equipped with around 100 aircraft and 5,136 men. The Condor Legion participated in all the major engagements including Brunete, Teruel, Aragon and Ebro.During the war Werner Moelders was credited with fourteen kills, more than any other German pilot. In the Asturias campaign in September 1937, Adolf Galland experimented with new bombing tactics. This became known as carpet bombing (dropping all bombs on the enemy from every aircraft at one time for maximum damage).
German aircraft dropped 16,953,700 kilos of bombs during the war and air units expended 4,327,949 rounds of machine-gun ammunition. A total of 19,000 Germans served in the Spanish Civil War.
Of these, 298 were lost, with 173 being killed by the enemy. This included 102 aircrew, 27 fighter pilots and 21 anti-aircraft crew. A large number were killed in accidents and others died of illness.The Condor Legion lost 72 aircraft to enemy action. BRAND/MAKE: hight quality mechanical wrist watch brand - Chelabinsk watch Factory, type Military. Year of manufactory - 1950-60s approx. The metal dial was restored in 2017y. Mechanical manual movement - MOLNIJA caliber - 3602, hand winding. The creation of this outstanding mechanism was clearly inspired by the legendary R0LEX Cal.
5513 in 1940's and is highly valued nowadays by the watch collectors and watch enthusiasts. If you are familiar with R0LEX Cal. 5513 you will notice some striking similarities, such as: very large screw balance wheel, fine timing regulation mechanism, plates layout, large and powerful mainspring, oversize jeweled stones, etc. Mechanical manual movement, hand winding.Body diameter (without the crown) - 50mm. Wristband size - 22 mm. Other features - dustproof, not waterproof. The strap is modern NEW included as Gift. Condition - watch in excellent cosmetic condition, was serviced (cleaned & oiled) it is running well & keeps good time. Like all watches, a mechanical watch is a device for keeping time.
However, what separates a mechanical watch from other types of watches is that it uses NO electric power. The history of mechanical watches dates back around 400 years, when they evolved from spring-powered clocks. In addition to their striking appearance and high style, mechanical watches are special because they use no electric or battery power. Instead, mechanical watches are powered by a mainspring, and can typically run for about 24-40 hours on one full wind. The best reasons to choose a mechanical watch over a quartz watch are.
The very definition of a mechanical watch highlights its environmentally-friendly characteristic. A mechanical watch uses NO electrical power.Just imagine how many millions of batteries are needed each year to power other watches. Go Green with a mechanical watch.
A mechanical watch is truly an ecological product. All the watch parts, with the exception of a rubber parts, are made of metal and mineralscompletely natural materials. One of the best characteristics of this type of watch is its durability. Mechanical watches can be passed down from generation to generation.
Each watch part is replaceable, and regular maintenance is suggested; however, overall this type of watch is known for its long-lasting quality. Purchasing this item you will make good capital investment. Every year the price for them will increase only! This watch also can be a good gift or a personal worthy subject for you.
A nice addition to your WristWatch collection. Also we will mark package as "GIFT". You will receive item as described in description. The item "PANZER DIVISION GERMAN ARMY MILITARY WATCH WW2 TYPE EXCELLENT SERVICE WORKING" is in sale since Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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