Cromwell Mk IV (A27M)

An excellent British tank of the later War years, the Cromwell is perhaps less well known than much hardware of the Western Europe Campaign.

Let’s take a look at a very useful design.

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Polikarpov I-153

At the start of World War II the Soviet Union had a vast combat air force that was not quite modern.

Let’s take a look at one of the most prevalent types.

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Grumman TBF-1 Avenger

The US Navy’s upset victory at Midway is well known, a hard won American triumph.

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Let’s take a look at a part of the cost of that victory. Continue reading

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Panzerjager Jagdtiger

The dramatic spiral in size and capability continued to the end of World War II.

Just what were the upper limits? Could a monster vehicle be effective in combat? Let’s take a look.

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North American F-6A Mustang

Early production Mustangs often generate a lot of confusion and mis-information.

Let’s take a look at one and it’s role.

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Humber Armoured Car Mark IV

This ubiquitous vehicle accompanied the British Army everywhere from 1941 to the end of World War II.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IId

A reasonably successful effort to bring anti-tank capability to the Desert Air Force.

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Let’s take a look at a late model Hurricane. Continue reading

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Sd.Kfz.222

Another of the ubiquitous armored cars employed by every military in World War II.

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Let’s take a look at a more or less “typical” piece of hardware. Continue reading

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Bristol Blenheim Mk I

This brand new, state-of-the-art-the-art fast bomber made quite the splash in 1937.  By the time War came it didn’t seem so blazing fast, but it still capable when well supported.

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Let’s take a look at one of those weapons that made do until something better was available. Continue reading

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Vought F4U-1 Corsair

The Corsair made a huge impact from its earliest appearance in the Pacific.

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Let’s take a look at one of those first combatants. Continue reading

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