Category Archives: Germany

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2

By Spring of 1942 the first mass produced variant of the Bf 109 “G” was entering combat service. Let’s take a look at one from that year, and an important fighter pilot.

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Panzer III Ausf.N

Panzer III is one of those weapons that went from state of the art, to obsolete over the course of the War. Let’s take a look at the final form of this medium tank.

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Dornier Do 335A-12 Anteater

The end of the War led to a lot of exciting acquisitions and a lot of flight tests. Let’s look at a pretty outrageous German plane with an unlikely user.

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Dewoitine D.520

Easily the best of the French built fighters at the start of the War, with that country’s rapid collapse in Summer 1940 the D.520 fell into enemy hands in large numbers. Let’s take a look at one that flew with … Continue reading

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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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Nashorn – Sd.Kfz 164

Another of Germany’s fearsome tank destroyers, the Nashorn served from mid-1943 to the end of the War. We’ll take a quick look at this well known hunter.

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Blohm und Voss BV 141B-0

Symmetry is over-rated. Time for a look at one of aviation’s truly unique designs.

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Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a

One well known part of the Me 262 story is how Hitler insisted on ordering the type into service as a bomber, rather than as a fighter which it was clearly better suited for. Let’s look at one such bomber, … Continue reading

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Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkraftrad

A quick look at Germany’s lightest artillery tractor.

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Krupp Kfz.70 Protze

This common 6 x 4 medium duty truck served the Wehrmacht throughout the War years. Let’s take a brief look.

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