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 Lieutenant) January 15, 2017
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In this episode Angus talks to Edward Hooton and they’re looking at the air war over the Eastern Front.

Edward has written a number of books on aviation during WWII. His latest book ...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 12, 2017

On this video you can watch a MG 42 in action at regular speed and 240 frames per second, mounted on a large tripod, called the Lafette 42, which was used for the medium machine gun role.

As you know, the MG 42 was a 7.92×57mm Mauser, air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated...read more

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 HQ Batallón) January 07, 2017
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The P-38 Lightning was the only successful twin-engine dogfighter of the World War II, and it served from Europe to the Pacific. The P-38 Lightning turned out to be a real "work horse" for the USAAF. It served around the world as a fighter, fighter-...read more

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With the advent of heavier-than-air flight, the aircraft carrier has become a decisive weapon at sea. The effectiveness of large aircraft carriers was demonstrated early in the war, when dozens of Japanese fighters and bombers, launched from aircraft carriers,...read more

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Stugs always seem to have such a smooth sounding engine compared to other tanks. Stugs the Germans were really harsh against many of the Russian and American tanks, so they did it successfully after the second world war, oh yes these are good tanks infantry support!

Stug III was...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 15, 2016

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rates of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and...read more

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This great static and taxi footage of the Yakovlev Yak-9 Replica was filmed at Temora, NSW, Australia by Anthony Portelli, an Historical Aviation Film Unit Media Partner. Like all modern-built replicas, this aircfat uses Allison V-1710 engine, has counterclockwise-rotation props, unlike the...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 09, 2016

In 1942 Germany developed the Tiger I, which was then used during WWII.  Its official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E, often shortened to Tiger. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. 

It was usually deployed in...read more

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The Panzer III was intended as the primary battle tank of the German forces. However, when it initially met the KV-1 and T-34 tanks it proved to be inferior in both armour and gun power. To meet the growing need to counter these tanks, the Panzer III was up-gunned with...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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