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Category Archives: Britain
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.
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.
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.
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
Ooops… Every modeler has built the kit that fought them every step of the way. But in the end, if you get the replica you wanted, its all good. But sometimes the problems go deeper than a tricky kit. What … Continue reading
Back to the truly iconic types of World War II. Let’s see what can be said about an early war Spitfire…
The Hurricane was most famous for its role in the Battle of Britain. But the type would continue to be improved for later service. After the jump, a brief look at a later model Hurricane.
“It’s the sort of bloody silly name they would give it…” RJ Mitchell, head designer of the Spitfire Uniquely among the wartime powers Great Britain used names as the primary designation for all production aircraft. Let’s take a brief look at … Continue reading
The Bristol Beaufighter may have been the first design meant to be a night fighter from the very start. It entered service in early 1941 to combat the Luftwaffe’s night time blitz of English cities. After the jump, a brief … Continue reading
Maybe not quite as well known as some types, the Hawker Typhoon was a fast and powerful machine that became best known for close support work. After the jump, a fighter best at working down low!