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Tag Archives: World War II
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.
At this site we’ve mostly looked at weapons and weapon systems of the Second World War. But every now and then its fun to look at the more mundane, yet essential machines every military had in substantial numbers. So let’s … Continue reading
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
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.
Some AFVs look like something right out of Looney Toons, perhaps none more so than the German Sturmtiger. Let’s take a look at an armored monster.
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
The biggest and most capable American tank of World War II was almost too late for action. Let’s look at one that did see use at the tail end of things.
I haven’t done any book reviews for a while. Since retirement I’ve been going full blast on building models even to the extent I’m reading less. Well, a little less. And I suppose that means I’ve been writing here as much as … 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.