Category Archives: Britain

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIIIc

The third most produced Mark of the famous Spitfire, the Mk VIII served exclusively outside of Great Britain. That mainly means Mediterranean , Pacific and CBI. Let’s take a look at the late Merlin powered type.

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Messershmitt Bf 109E-3

Somewhere in Ohio, 1942. Actually that’s Wright Field near Dayton.Let’s take a look at a well travelled Messerschmitt.

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Curtiss Mohawk Mk IV

The Curtiss Hawk 75 had been a popular export product in the years just before the start of World War II. Let’s take a look at one that flew for the RAF.

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Consolidated Catalina Mk I

One of the better known types that wasn’t a fighter or bomber; the Catalina served the US, Britain and other Allies throughout World War II. Let’s take a look at one in service before the War had even started for … Continue reading

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Gloster Gladiator Mk I

At the start of World War II every combatant still had hardware that looked like leftovers from the previous era. But some of those weapons were very effective in the right hands. Let’s look at a British plane and a … Continue reading

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Bedford MWD

Time for another look at a workhorse vehicle, a “general duty” truck from the British Bedford brand. This will be a quick look.

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Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I

An example of a less than fully successful concept, the Defiant was one of the first generation of fighters that Great Britain had on entering World War II. Let’s look an interesting idea that never fulfilled its promise.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb trop

Malta An epic 29 month siege of the strategic island of Malta was a central part of the Mediterranean Campaign. Like the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire became the Allies’ iconic image of that fight.

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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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Humber Armoured Car Mark IV

This ubiquitous vehicle accompanied the British Army everywhere from 1941 to the end of World War II. Let’s take a look at another of the important but often overlooked pieces of Wartime hardware.

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