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Category Archives: Soviet Union
We’ve already talked about how the great bulk of Soviet air power was destroyed in vast quantities at the start of the War in the East. But of course there’s far more to the story than that. Let’s take a … Continue reading
At the start of World War II the Soviet Union had a vast combat air force that was not quite modern. Let’s take a look at one of the most prevalent types.
Continuing the theme of ludicrous looking AFVs, the Soviet KV-2 was an early War monster. Let’s take a look at another tank who’s design aesthetic was inspired by Warner Brothers.
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 ubiquitous aircraft types of World War II, the Il-2 Sturmovik was used in mass formations over the eastern front to wreak havoc on German armor. Let’s take a brief look at this key close support type.
The I-16 had been mostly successful in the Spanish Civil War. But among its noted deficiencies was heavy firepower for close support work. Join me for a brief look at an I-16 type designed for ground pounding.
This light armored car saw service from 1942 to the end of WWII. After the jump, a brief look.
One of the very best Soviet fighters of the war, the La-7 was the last and best of a series of wartime designs from Lavochkin. After the jump, a look at one of the War’s great fighters.
The Eastern Front of World War II saw a constant spiral of increasing tank sizes, gun sizes and armor thickness. The largest allied tank to actually see widespread service during the war years, the IS-2 was built to be a Tiger … Continue reading