Work on the Sturer Emil began in as early as 1939, when the German army had need of an effective weapon against the reinforced Maginot Line. But by 1942, the situation had changed fundamentally: France had already fallen, and Germany was waging an entirely different war against the USSR. At the...read more
USS Wisconsin (BB-64), one of the "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by US Government, was the third of the four completed ships of the Iowa class of battleships. Her keel was laid down on January 25, 1941, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on December 7, 1943 and...read more
No doubts! This is an original MG 42 in 7.92mm, although fire rate seems a bit slow. This is because it's simply using the heavy type bolt, which reduces the rate of fire to about 900 rpm. The maximum cyclic rate of the mechanisms of MG 42 is often exaggerated and inaccurate. This machine gun...read more
More than 75 years after, Hurricane Mk I Serial Number P2902 that crash-landed on the beaches of Dunkirk, which remained buried in the sand and covered in sea water until recovered by French enthusiasts in 1988, is now being restored to flying condition. ...read more
Every war has its secret weapons, and probably none had more than the Second World War. Even at the time, the German love of "wonder weapons" was well-known, and made a fine psychological weapon in itself. So did the Reich's love of science and engineering. Allied planners and soldiers never...read more
The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. The Panzerfaust was in use from 1943 until the end of the war. When used against tanks, the Panzerfaust had an impressive Beyond-armour effect. During the last stages of the war, many poorly...read more
This is a very rare PzKpfw II tank replica. This tank was the main battle tank of the Panzertruppen until 1940 and 1941. It played an important role in the early years of World War II, during the Polish and French campaigns, even in North Africa and on the Eastern Front.