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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!read more

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The automatic pistol, caliber .45, M1911, is a recoiloperated, magazine-fed, self-loading, hand weapon. The magazine holds 7 rounds. The pistol weighs about 2'/z pounds. It's a semi-automatic...read more

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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.  

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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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 Lieutenant) November 06, 2016

Today this T-34 is one of the few still working. Since 2008, this tank has been on exhibit at the UMMC military equipment museum.

The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces...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.read more

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When you make a scale model kit, the odyssey begins inside the fuselage, with the cockpit. The engine usually is a masterpiece of complexity and detail and is without some doubt, almost always, the most comprehensive example we can see in a kit. Here I leave you...read more

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Since the epic Band of Brothers miniseries debuted in 2001, there has been a seemingly never-ending supply of published unit histories and personal reminiscences of troopers who served with the 101st Airborne Division. One might ask if the late Donald Rich’s memoirs, while noteworthy, warranted...read more

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Nicely done, that merlin sounded mighty happy to be running again! This Spitfire MK XVI rolled out of the hangar for its first engine run in 17 years! It happened on 16 January 2015. They had been flying it after they opened Fantasy of Flight (the world’s largest private collection of vintage...read more

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