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Spirit of St Louis This is obviously from a little earlier time than most of what I post here. It is also, just as obviously, “iconic” in the truest sense of the word. Let’s look at a pioneering aircraft.
The P-38 Lightning would become a major part of the American war effort against the Japanese. It was flown by more aces than any other Army Air Force type in the Pacific. But it is perhaps best known for one … Continue reading
A famous and well regarded type both during the War and after, the Mosquito filled a wide variety of roles. Let’s take a look at a pure bomber variant.
Many different light vehicles saw service in the armed forces of World War II. Let’s take a quick look at one fairly unremarkable example from the Wehrmacht. (gee, you think this might be a short post?!)
One characteristic of World War Two on the Eastern front was a rapid escalation in the size of armored fighting vehicles. Let’s take a look at one beast that helped start that race.
One of the better known fighter types of World War II, the Fw190 is often associated with the epic battles over the Reich between the Luftwaffe and US 8th Air Force. Let’s look at one veteran of that campaign.
The vast expanses of the Pacific meant a lot of patrol aircraft were needed. Let’s take a look at a successful wartime expedient to fill that need.