Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty

Perhaps the best known Japanese bomber of World War II, the Betty was a modern and dangerous weapon in use from the very start of the Pacific War.

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Let’s take a look at an early Betty, from a very famous mission. Continue reading

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T26E3 (M26) Pershing

The biggest and most capable American tank of World War II was almost too late for action.

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Let’s look at one that did see use at the tail end of things. Continue reading

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Morning Star, Midnight Sun by Jeffrey Cox

I haven’t done any book reviews for a while.  Since retirement I’ve been going full blast on building models even to the extent I’m reading less.  Well, a little less. And I suppose that means I’ve been writing here as much as I want.

But this book has really caught my attention so I thought I’d share. Continue reading

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Go figure

Apparently my wife likes this picture?

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PZL P.24F (G)

When Greece was drawn into World War II by Italy’s attack in October of 1940 they put up an unexpectedly stout resistance.

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Let’s look at one of the aerial defenders. Continue reading

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BMW R75

Something has to be the smallest model in my collection.  As of today, there’s no doubt what it is.

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Let’s take a look at motorbike in the German Army. Continue reading

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Douglass SBD-5 Dauntless

Even after retirement from fleet carriers the SBD continued to provide service to the end of the War.

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Let’s take a look at an example in Marine service in the later phase of the type’s career. Continue reading

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