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 Teniente) January 24, 2017

The Jagdpanther was one of the most powerful tank destroyer of World War II. It carried a powerful anti-tank cannon mounted on a Panther chassis capable of easily piercing any Allied armor, front or rear, and causing massive damage.

The Jagdpanther was essentially a Panther tank that had...read more

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Mörser Karl-Gerät was a World War II German self-propelled siege mortar designed and built by Rheinmetall. It was meant to be behind front lines by a couple miles and expel huge shells to bunkers and buildings to get the enemy out. The Karl-Gerät was a very accurate vehicle, accurate enough from...read more

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The biggest warship of World War II and the world's largest battleship. Yamato was designed around the idea that an individual ship could have superiority over any battleship of a potential enemy. Her main guns had overwhelming firepower. The ship maintained a very high level of survivability...read more

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This other example of German enginery which could have been very useful, if it would have been produced and entered in combat early years of the war. Germans produced many specialistic armoured vehicles. Storm tanks are among them. In November 1943 when the masive Sturmpanzer IV production...read more

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 Teniente) January 15, 2017
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In this episode Angus talks to Edward Hooton and they’re looking at the air war over the Eastern Front.

Edward has written a number of books on aviation during WWII. His latest book ...read more

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The USS Yorktown was the pride of the U.S. Navy when first launched. The keel of the aircraft carrier BonHomme Richard was laid down December 1ne, 1941, six days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The vessel was renamed USS Yorktown (CV-10) in honor of the original carrier ...read more

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Many people don't know that the Germans had a barrel for their Sturmewehrs in WW2 to shoot around corners. The Krummlauf (curved barrel) was an attachment for the Sturmgewehr 44 rifle, which was used by the Germans in World War II. It...read more

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 Teniente) January 12, 2017

On this video you can watch a MG 42 in action at regular speed and 240 frames per second, mounted on a large tripod, called the Lafette 42, which was used for the medium machine gun role.

As you know, the MG 42 was a 7.92×57mm Mauser, air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated...read more

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Probably, the Me 410 is the most sexiest looking of all twin engined fighter aircraft. The Me 410 truely is a beauty. There are only two Me 410s worldwide, one in the UK, which is shown on this video, and another one in storage with the NASM in the US. This ME 410 engine ran at RAF St. Athan...read more

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 Teniente) 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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