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"...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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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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 Lieutenant) January 06, 2017
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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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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.

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This is the only Sherman driving experience in the world. At Drive A Tank you can! In fact, its the only place in America where civilians can drive actual military vehicles. "Drive A Tank" acquired one of the most...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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 HQ Batallón) December 28, 2016

The video shows WW2 colour footage of US troops in various French cities followed by some good old boogie woogie music.

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 HQ Batallón) December 26, 2016

Flying Heritage Collection took out two of its birds today in order to do some engine runs following their annual inspections. Included is their Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk which sports a new paint job (Nose and tail art by Mick Flynn - You da man!), and also their P-47D Thunderbolt. Enjoy the...read more

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