Category Archives: Britain

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. Let’s take a look at one of those weapons that … Continue reading

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Sherman IC Firefly

The most effective version of Sherman against German heavy armor was a British modification. Let’s take a look at the Firefly.

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Albion AM463

Its time once again for a look at the scintillating world of airport service vehicles. Let’s take a look at an early-War fuel truck that served a critical need at a desperate time.

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Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX

Supermarine’s famous Spitfire is best known as a fighter, yet from early in the War it also served as a reconnaissance platform. So let’s look at a late War example of a photo-recon bird.

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Crusader Anti-Aircraft Mk III

Improving protection from air attack for armored formations proved to be a major concern for every combatant during World War II. Let’s look at a British response to that concern.

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de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.IV

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.

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Daimler Dingo Mk II

Every combatant had some light vehicles designed with speed and communications as their function. Let’s take a look at a common sight everywhere British and Commonwealth forces fought from Sitzkrieg to VJ Day and beyond.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb trop

Another desert warrior.  For a significant period of time the Hurricane was THE key British fighter serving in North Africa until sufficient Spitfires arrived in theater. Join me a brief look at a Hurricane that served during that transition period.

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Crusader Mk III Tank

From 1941 through early 1943 epic tank battles raged across North Africa. Join me for a brief look at a British tank from late in that campaign.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc

Supermarine’s famous Spitfire served from the first day of World War II to the last.  The Mk IX was an expedient introduced in mid-1942 that would become the major type for the last half of the war. After the jump, … Continue reading

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