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This brand new, state-of-the-art-the-art fast bomber made quite the splash in 1937. By the time War came it didn’t seem so blazing fast, but it still capable when well supported. Let’s take a look at one of those weapons that … Continue reading
The Corsair made a huge impact from its earliest appearance in the Pacific. Let’s take a look at one of those first combatants.
Air Raid, Pearl Harbor! Obviously the most famous Japanese fighter of World War II. The US military was abruptly introduced to the type on December 7, 1941. Let’s take a look at a participant in that attack.
December 7, 1941 I’ll assume we all know that date! Despite all the should’ves and could’ves, the Japanese achieved complete surprise against the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor and the surrounding military installations on Oahu, Hawaii. Most American air … Continue reading
Northrop’s big Black Widow was the largest allied fighter of World War II. Let’s look at the nocturnal air war and a weapon design for that purpose.
Messerschmitt’s Bf 109 was one of a handful of types that was in service from the first day of World War II to VE Day. No doubt it developed a great deal over that period. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading
475 mph. That is highest maximum level speed recorded by any American combat aircraft in World War II. Obviously a Mustang, right? Or maybe a Bearcat if we stretch the definition of World War II combat types?
Perhaps the best known Japanese bomber of World War II, the Betty was a modern and dangerous weapon in use from the very start of the Pacific War. Let’s take a look at an early Betty, from a very famous … Continue reading
When Greece was drawn into World War II by Italy’s attack in October of 1940 they put up an unexpectedly stout resistance. Let’s look at one of the aerial defenders.
Even after retirement from fleet carriers the SBD continued to provide service to the end of the War. Let’s take a look at an example in Marine service in the later phase of the type’s career.