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Combat vest issued to assault troops for the Normandy landings. In May 1944, these were issued in limited numbers to troops of the 1st, 4th, and 29th Infantry Divisions as well as the 2nd Ranger Battalion. They proved hot, heavy and impractical and it appears that...read more

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The M3 Stuart light tank and M4 Sherman appear to be going back into service, mostly for operational training purposes, with the Paraguayan Army. Paraguay is thought to have three Shermans medium tanks and up to fifteen Stuart light...read more

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The M20 armored utility car was designed as an armored command car and armored personnel carrier/ammunition/cargo carrier on the M8 Greyhound armored car chassis. The vehicle was requested by the Tank Destroyer Command in 1942. The pilot model, designated T26, was...read more

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 Teniente) December 25, 2015
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This model of tanks received the new S-53 cannon with a 54.6 calibre barrel length mounted on a turret with an expanded traverse circle. Its armour-piercing 9.2 kg shell penetrated 111 mm and 102 mm thick armour at ranges of 500 and 1,000 metres respectively, while its subcalibre round...read more

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Resourceful US Soldiers near Nettunia, Italy rigged up 4 bazookas to fire together and mounted them on a Willys Jeep.  Wish there was more footage.

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 Teniente) December 16, 2015

Stug III Ausf D, chassis number 90678 was captured by the British in El Alamein in North Africa and was taken to the UK for tests and study. This tank was recovered from the Pirbright fire range in UK, and was then part of Kevin Wheatcroft collection. The new owner Jon Phillips then acquired it...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 27, 2015
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The M18 GMC was a response to the problem to provide the tank destroyer force with a very fast tank destroyer. The M18 was the fastest armoured vehicle in WW2, it could go 60 mph on good roads, and even for 2 decades after the war. The Hellcat was an...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 24, 2015
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The M36 emerged in 1944 as the “only American weapon that could consistently be counted on to knock out a Tiger". As a testament of the success of the M36, a month after the landings in Normandy, “The European Theater of Operations requested that all...read more

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The howitzer motor carriage M7 Priest was an important self-propelled artillery piece in the U.S. arsenal. It was based on the M3 chassis and carried a 105mm howitzer and a crew of seven. It was nicknamed the Priest by the British because of its distinctive machine gun pulpit.

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