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World War II: German 80 cm Gustav Railway Gun

In World War II the gigantic 80-cm kanone known as "Gustav" owed its origin to a 1935 Wehrmacht study into what would be needed to penetrate the thickness of concrete, being boasted of in French newspapers, in the newly completed Maginot Line. In World War II Krupp AG, was a leading German steelworks and armaments manufacturer, they were approached with a request to provide ballistic data for hypothetical guns [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:00:11+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: Fortified Channel Islands in the Atlantic

The Channel Islands were the only part of the United Kingdom to be occupied by Nazi forces during World War Two. The Channel Islands suffered accordingly and while what happened on the islands was small-scale when compared to countries such as France or Poland, the impact of the Nazi invasion on the Channel Islands was marked. The German Army invaded the Channel Islands on June 30th, 1940. From that [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:07:58+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Anti Tank Jagdtiger

Jagdtiger’s (Hunting Tiger) development started in February of 1943 and on October 20th of 1943, wooden mock-up was presented to Adolf Hitler. Jagdtiger’s role was to support infantry and combat armored vehicles at long ranges. Two prototypes, one with Porsche suspension (made up of 8 roadwheels) and one with Henschel suspension (made up of 9 roadwheels) were completed in February of 1944. Its first designation was Jagdpanzer VI, but [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:15:55+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German King Tiger Tank

The King Tiger tank was one of the most feared weapons of world war 2The German King Tiger Tank was introduced in early 1944 and was the most powerful tank during world war 2. With its powerful 88mm gun and an almost impenetrable front armor, it was one of the most feared weapons of world war 2. Up to the end of the war, the allies had not introduce [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:18:50+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: The Sturmtiger Self-Propelled Assault Gun

The Sturmtiger was a German mobile assault gun development that appeared in few numbers during the latter years of World War The system, as a whole, was a massive weapon intended to demolish standing structures and ease the losses attributed to urban fighting such as that encountered by the German Army in their critical loss at Stalingrad. As it was, the Sturmtiger arrived too late in the war and [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:38:31+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Invasion of Poland 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:57:16+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

World War II: German Fighter Messerschmitt Bf 109

Unwanted at its inception, the Bf 109 became the most widely produced, the most respected, and the most varied Luftwaffe fighter. Over 30,000 of the nine major variants of Willy Messerschmitt's versatile aircraft were built. From its introduction in the Spanish Civil War, until the last Bf 109 model retired from the Spanish (!) Air Force in 1967, the 109 served for thirty years. Background From the late 1920's, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:03:14+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

World War II: Messerschmitt Bf 110 (Me 110)

Early in 1934, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM - State Air Ministry) issued a spec for a long-range two-seater, to be called a Zerstörer, "destroyer," whose mission would be to accompany German bombers on long missions and "destroy" enemy fighters. In concept, its speed and heavy armament would compensate for its limited maneuverability; in practice, not so much. Its main feature was range, thus the twin-engines and two crew, permitting it [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:04:53+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Panzer V Tank Panther

Development of the Panther began in 1941, following encounters with Soviet T-34 tanks in the opening days of Operation Barbarossa. Proving superior to their current tanks, the Panzer IV and Panzer III, the T-34 inflicted heavy casualties on German armored formations. That fall, following the capture of a T-34, a team was sent east to study the Soviet tank as a precursor to designing one superior to it. Returning [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:18:08+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Constructions, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: Operation Cobra – Breakout From Normandy

Landing in Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944), Allied forces quickly consolidated their foothold in France. Pushing inland, American forces in the west encountered difficulty negotiating the bocage of Normandy. Slowed by this vast network of hedgerows, their advance was slow. As June passed, their greatest successes came on the Cotentin Peninsula where troops secured the key port of Cherbourg. To the east, British and Canadian forces fared little [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:21:41+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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