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Category Archives: Soviet Union
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
Japan and China went to war in 1937. Sometimes known as the Second Sino-Japanese War, this blurred into War War II in 1939, and even more so in 1941. It didn’t end until the atomic bombing of 1945. After the … Continue reading
When Germany attacked Russia in June of 1941, the Soviets had just begun a massive modernization program. One of the “new” designs entering service was a high altitude interceptor. After the jump, a look at the MiG-3.