Category Archives: Soviet Union

Polikarpov I-16 Type 10

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

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

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.

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T-34/76

One of the most important weapons to come out of the war was the Soviet T-34 tank.  It revolutionized tank design and shocked the Germans. After the jump, a brief look at one of the best all around designs of … Continue reading

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Polikarpov I-16 Type 18

This stubby little fighter was state of the art in the early 1930s.  It continued in use until well into World War II, when it was clearly past its prime. After the jump, an extremely prolific Soviet fighter.

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1941 Model 1.5 ton Military Truck

If that title/name is frustratingly vague for you, I’ve got a fun story for this one.  I have to start by saying I’m not really in to trucks, but I do like building and having a variety of vehicles and … Continue reading

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Yakovlev Yak-1

Lylia Litvyak The Soviet Union was the only major combatant to employ women in front line combat positions in World War II.  Perhaps the most famous example is Lt Litvyak. After the jump, I’ll look at this famous pilot and … Continue reading

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