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Japanese tanks of WWII -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 351 - Last update: Never
The Japanese Armed Forces were traditionally characterized by the duplicity of weapons in the Navy and the Army. Each of them had its own Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry and Armored Corps, which in the end was detrimental for the quality, largely thanks ...
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 338 - Last update: Never
During the Russo-German conflict the Soviet engineers, with their magnific T-34, pointed the way to follow on tank design to their German counterparts. But it is not less true that they would have to learn from the Germans as well. Indeed, they were u...
The fate of the Scharnhorst -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 325 - Last update: Never
The Scharnhorst is another example of the limitations that Germany had for its rearmament because of the Treaty of Versailles. The most important deficiencies of this battleship (which was actually a battlecruiser) lied in her armament, on which the p...
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2677 - Last update: Never
The 18th May 1941 departed from the military port of Gotehafen a combat group formed by two splendid and modern warships, the battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, to start the Operation Rheinubung, a raid against the British supply l...
The fate of the Admiral Graf Spee -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-19 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2128 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">The Admiral Graf Spee and the Battle of River Plate</span></span><br/><br/> The &quot;pocket battleship&quot; Admiral Graf Spee was built in 1934 after her sisters Admiral Scheer and Deutschland. She had been ...
Hornet and Chokai - Two faces of Guadalcanal -::- ...
2015-10-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1265 - Last update: 2015-10-19
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">USS Hornet</span></span><br/><br/> After the Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor, the American public opinion, despite having reacted with indignation, was still shocked. To this contributed the fact that Jap...
Amphibious landing craft of WW2 -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2548 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">LCM</span></span><br/><br/> At the beginning of World War Two, the belligerent powers, despite having developed in many cases a technology and a military technique of high level, had not still taken into consi...
Torpedo boats of WW2 -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3094 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">MTB</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Class: Vosper 70, 10 units (numbers 31 to 40)</span><br/><br/> Authorized in 1938 and built in Vosper Portsmouth in 1939-40. Four units were sunk in 1940; the nu...
Armed forces in WW2 - Russia -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 666 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Russia 1941 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: </span> Pistols Tokarev TT 1930 and TT 1933 caliber 7.62 mm, and TT 34 caliber 5.56 mm; revolver Nagant...
Armed forces in WW2 - United States -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-10 - Votes: 0 - Views: 530 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">United States 1942 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols: </span> Colt M 1911 and 1911 A1 caliber 45<br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Rifles: </span> Sprin...
The Japanese Fleet at Pearl Harbor -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-07 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1120 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">&quot;If war is unavoidable, better if it comes soon; the later, the worse it will be.&quot;</span></span> The embargo of petroleum meant for Tokyo the hardest diplomatic blow among many others coming from U...
Armed forces in WW2 - Japan -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 632 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Japan 1942 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: </span> Pistol Hino Kamuro caliber 7.65 mm; pistols 4th Year <span class="font_smaller">(a)</span>, 14th...
Armed forces in WW2 - Italy -::- by Sakhal
2015-09-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 786 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Italy 1939 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols: </span> Beretta Model 34 caliber 9 mm <span class="font_smaller">(a)</span><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapon...
Assault means of the Regia Marina -::- by Sakhal
2015-08-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 750 - Last update: Never
<div class="img-wrapper" style="margin:auto; width:700px; clear:both;"><a href="../images/naval_assault_means/Regia_Marina_assault_means.jpg"><img width="690" src="../images/naval_assault_means/Regia_Marina_assault_means.jpg" alt="Assault means of the Reg...
Organization of the Black Brigades -::- by Sakhal
2015-08-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 686 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Organization of the Black Brigades</span></span><br/><br/> After the events of September 1943, Mussolini, freed from the prison in the Great Sasso and brought to Germany, started to conceive a plan which, with...
Armed forces in WW2 - Germany -::- by Sakhal
2015-08-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 659 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Germany 1939 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols: </span> P08 Luger caliber 9 mm, Walther M34 caliber 7.65 mm and Mauser C96 caliber 7.63 mm<br/> <span class="bold">...
Armed forces in WW2 - Britain -::- by Sakhal
2015-08-09 - Votes: 0 - Views: 578 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Britain 1939 - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols: </span> Enfield number 4 Mk 1 caliber .38, Webley Mk VI caliber .45 / British Colt and Webley caliber .45<br/> <spa...
Armed forces in WW2 - Poland and France -::- by Sa...
2015-07-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 730 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Poland - Army</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Pistols: </span> Vis 36 model 35 caliber 9 mm<br/> <span class="bold">Individual weapons - Rifles: </span> Polish Mauser K 98 cali...
Aces of the US naval aviation in the Pacific -::- ...
2015-07-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 943 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Edward O'Hare</span></span><br/><br/> During the first months of the war in the Pacific the American naval force found that its aircraft carriers were too dispersed in the attempt to stop the progressive advan...
Allied aircraft of Germany in the Eastern Front -:...
2015-07-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1806 - Last update: Never
When talking about the air campaign in the Eastern Front, during the Second World War, usually are mentioned only the Soviets and the Germans. However, along with the aircraft and pilots of the Luftwaffe fought others belonging to the countries that e...
The fighters of the Bushido Code -::- by Sakhal
2015-07-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 779 - Last update: Never
Maybe the only thinking of many pilots of the Kuomintang or North Americans before crashing on the Chinese rice fields were for those who, months or weeks before, had affirmed that the Japanese fighters were only bad copies of the western models. Even...
Dornier Do 217 -::- by Sakhal
2015-07-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1771 - Last update: Never
The origins of the Do 217 date back to 1937, when it was presented, to take part in the aeronautical competition in the Alps Circuit, a bomber obtained from the transformation of a civilian aircraft. Built by Dornier, the Do 17 was soon nicknamed &quo...
The rocket-propelled fighters Me 163 and J8M -::- ...
2015-07-02 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1151 - Last update: Never
The rocket-propelled fighter was realized as prototype the 13th August 1941. In that day the test pilot of Messerschmitt, Heini Dittmar, fastened the seat belts onboard the prototype Me 163A, ignited the rocket engine and departed, leaving behind a tr...
Aces of the Nachtjagdgeschwader Luftwaffe -::- by ...
2015-07-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2084 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein</span></span><br/><br/> At the moment of his death, Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was the record pilot among the ones of night fight of the Luftwaffe, having downed not les...
Aces of the Zerstorer Luftwaffe -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2276 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Hans-Ulrich Rudel</span></span><br/><br/> The achievements of Hans-Ulrich Rudel during the Second World War have not been equalled by any aviator in History and he received the only Knight's Cross with Golden ...