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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"...read more

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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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 Lieutenant) January 08, 2017
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The true story below is about my father and a Christmas seventy two years ago. I wrote it many years ago and it has been reprinted and put on websites around the world. You can read the full story in my book “The Mortarmen” I offer this story once...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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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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Unlike many military items that claim they are WW2, this Howitzer is dated 1937 and was removed from a disused Soviet base near to Dukelska in Czech Republic. It stood as a gate guard for many years, this area was where the Soviets advanced through from southern Poland...read more

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