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Hammer of the IJN. For six months, Akagi and the other carriers of the Japanese Navy were the terrors of the seas. From Pearl Harbor to the Indian Ocean, Japanese planes rained ordinance on Allied warships. The rate of damage these ships inflicted was severe, but it could not be sustained....read more

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Germany's tank cracker.- Even after the Russian victory and counter-offensive at Stalingrad, Henschel Hs 129B-2s were a significant threat to Allied armor. Auto cannons and 13 mm machine guns made it lethal, while armor plating made it perfect for ground support. In the brutal fighting...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 25, 2014

The Henschel Hs 129 was a World War II ground-attack aircraft fielded by the German Luftwaffe. Its nickname, the Panzerknacker (tank cracker), is a deliberate pun—in German, it also means "safe cracker". In combat service the Hs 129 lacked a sufficient chance to prove itself; the aircraft was...read more

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