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The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, 18 cylindre engine—the same engine used by two very successful U.S. Navy fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, Vought F4U Corsair, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, P-61 Black Widow, A-26 Invader and many others. The P-47D-...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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The Ha-go was the Japanese tank most commonly encountered by allied forces during the Second World War. It was used by the Japanese in China and through the course of the Pacific War. The Type 95 tank was used in combat against China and Russia, as well as fully participating in operations in...read more

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When they entered in service in German Army, Italians Semovente da 75/18 were designated StuG M42 mit 7,5 KwK L 18(850)(i). Semovente da 75/18 was the first self propelled armored artillery of the Italian army. It received the influence in design of German...read more

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It's not a war movie yet, but is an amazing story so that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks starting to work on it. it's possible that Brad Pitt is interested too. The Castle Itter is still standing, in fact is now of privately owned and used as a residence....read more

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 Lieutenant) November 15, 2016

We get a very rare opportunity to film a German StG 44 assault rifle at Big Sandy machine gun shoot.

Thank you Mike Riker and Sondra Stepper from Pioneer Machining & Weapons Systems!

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09/12/2016 to 11/12/2016

We're sure you have already news about the next Band of Brothers Actors Bastogne Reunion which is going to celebrate on December 9-11, 2016. It's one of the most important events of 2016. WW2live colaborates World War II Foundation in the promoting this valuable meeting for first time.  ...(find more about the event)

Bastogne War Museum

Belgium
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The first combat use of the Tiger II was by the 1st Company of the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion (s.H.Pz.Abt. 503) during the Battle of Normandy, opposing Operation Atlantic between Troarn and Demouville on 18 July 1944. Many German tank commanders showed exceptional abilities when confronting...read more

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By mid-1944, the Panther was at its peak performance and widely regarded as the most formidable tank on the battlefield. Nevertheless, when the Panther debuted in the Battle of Kursk in July 1943, it was still not ready to go into combat.

The Panther tank was seen as a necessary component...read more

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Some amazing real but B/W combat footage from WWII!. Never seen footage of Sturmtigers and Elefants in action before.

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