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During World War II Nazi Germany constructed a considerable number of fortifications in island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. As well as building many new fortifications, the German forces made their own additions to some of the existing...read more

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Arguably the best British Tank of World War II, the A34 Comet was a cruiser tank that first saw use near the end of the Second World War. It was developed to overcome the firepower shortfall of previous cruiser tanks, as the Cromwell tank, whilst retaining their design features. 

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Sound amazing! Watch and listen to these Curtiss P-40 Warhawk & Kittyhawk test firing their .50 caliber machine guns, firing even in flight! The P-40 first flew in 1938 and was used until the end of WWII. The P-40 airplane, built by Curtiss-Wright, is a single-place, all-metal, low wing...read more

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Artwork was done for the movie's release. This art was used for movie posters, theater lobbycards, and on the soundtrack record album. Here is a sample of some of the movie's art:

  1. Main poster
  2. Nightime approach
  3. Launch planes
  4. Vals dive
  5. Rear gunner
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Even before the U.S. entered WWII, the 37mm gun was rendered relatively ineffective against enemy tanks as they had evolved with thicker armor since 1939. It was dropped from the armament of U.S. medium tanks when the M3 Lee was supplanted by the new line of M4...read more

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The standard anti-tank gun of Germany’s forces in September 1939 was the 3.7cm PaK, which is often but apparently erroneously referred to today as the PaK 36 or PaK 35/36. This was an excellent weapon that first saw real action in the Spanish Civil War, but by...read more

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Amazing three videos of The Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, California). Listen to the smooth, unusal exhaust note of the engines. These Allison V-1710, 12-cylinder engines were both turbocharged and supercharged (although the turbochargers, still present on the P-38J Lightning "23 Skidoo" are...read more

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This Curtiss P-40B is unique as she is the only remaining airworthy survivor from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 7th December 1941. In additional to this auspicious history she is also the oldest airworthy P-40B in the world.

One of the 131 P40-Bs built at the Curtiss facility in...read more

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Wow! I cann't believe it was in such good condition after being submerged in water for 6+ decades. The chassis looks like it can still function. Its amazing that the treads and roadwheels still turn after all those years. This is a true sign of quality. German engineering at its finest.

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This Tank was extended during rescue action on 19th April 2011 in Stargard Szczecinski (West Pomerania) - on terrain of former airport in Kluczewo, and by the decision of Conservator of Heritage in Szczecin, the tank passed on to our Museum’s gathering. The...read more

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