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 Lieutenant) September 15, 2017
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In 1940 the Germans achieved stunning successes with the use of airborne troops, the Fallschirmjäger.  The first recorded attack by parachutists was in Denmark against the fortress at  Masnedø. The reputed impregnable fortress at...read more

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 Lieutenant) August 01, 2017
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In this episode we look at the giant soviet T-35 tank with Francis Pulham. As you will discover the T-35 was a peculiar vehicle with five turrets, very few were ever produced and almost all were knocked out very early in the war.

Francis is the author of Fallen Giants,...read more

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The 4.7 cm PaK(t) (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I ohne Turm, translating as "4.7 cm anti-tank gun (Czech) on turretless Pz.Kpfw. I was the first of its kind of tank destroyers in the war. 

It mounted a Czech Škoda 4.7 cm (1.9 in) cm Pak (t) anti-tank gun on a converted Panzer I Ausf. B...read more

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The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer lacked ruggedness, incurring many stress problems that made it unreliable, even as a trainer. Overweight, underpowered, and lacking maneuverability, the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a classic failure. As a result, SB2As only...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 20, 2016

This is the first public display of rebuilt Polikarpov I -16. WWII fighters were displayed at the Wanaka Air Show New Zealand in 1998. Mark Hanna flew in Number. 4 which is shown in this video clip. Mark was killed after landing a Hispano Buchon ME Bf 109 in Spain in 1999 prior to displaying at...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 12, 2016

The Renault R35 was a French light infantry tank. This tank should replace the older Renault 17 dating back to the First World War. The R35 never fully replaced the R17 but by 1940 about 1,600 had already been produced.

The R35 was a small tank for two crew. The shield used lot of...read more

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Immediately after hearing the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, General George C. Marshall, the chief of staff of the United States Army, directed all commanders in the Pacific to implement war plan Rainbow 5.1 While the plan called for the military forces in the...read more

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The Char 2C or FCM 2C remains the only super heavy tank produced in series and used operationally in any army, and the heaviest tank ever built until the arrival of the German Tiger II in 1944. The Char 2C was being planned and designed in the...read more

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Walter "Gulle" Oesau was a German World War II fighter ace. Oesau was one of the outstanding leaders ever produced by Luftwaffe fighter wings with the likes of Werner Mölders and Adolf Galland. On 11 May 1944, Oesau, leading three aircraft of the Stabsschwarm...read more

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The Tank Mk I “Matilda I” (A11) and Tank Mk II “Matilda II” (A12) were both different designs and did not share components but shared the name and did have some similar traits, because they were both designed to be infantry tanks based...read more

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