Book Review: Weapons of WWII (Military Missions) – Parragon Books
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by Ed (Admin)
5M ago
Overview “Weapons of WWII (Military Missions)” by Parragon Books offers a comprehensive exploration of the diverse and innovative weaponry used during the Second World War. This book strives to provide readers with a detailed understanding of the technological advancements and strategic importance of various weapons that shaped one of the most significant conflicts in history. It serves as an… Source ..read more
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German Tanks of World War II: 1939-1945 (Technical Guides)
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by Ed (Admin)
5M ago
Overview “German Tanks of World War II: 1939-1945” by David Porter is an authoritative and comprehensive guide that delves into the history, development, and technical specifics of German armored vehicles during World War II. This book presents a detailed examination of various German tanks, offering insights into their design, engineering, and operational roles in the context of the broader... Source ..read more
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American Tanks of World War II
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by Ed (Admin)
5M ago
Content and Analysis The author’s approach to detailing each tank model, from the ubiquitous M4 Sherman to the more obscure experimental designs, is both methodical and engaging. Each model is described with attention to its unique features, developmental history, and its role on the battlefield. The technical specifications are presented in a detailed yet comprehensible manner, making the book an... Source ..read more
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The Texas Military Forces Museum
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by Ed (Admin)
5M ago
The Texas Military Forces Museum (officially the Brigadier General John C.L. Scribner Texas Military Forces Museum) is a history museum in Austin, Texas. It is hosted by the Texas Military Department at Camp Mabry and is part of the United States Army Historical Program.[2][3] Approximately 159,000 tourists visited from 1992-2007.[4] The museum’s stated mission is “to tell the story of the Texas... Source ..read more
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National Museum of the Pacific War
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by Ed (Admin)
9M ago
The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Fleet AdmiralChester W. Nimitz. Nimitz served as commander in chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPAC), and was soon afterward named commander in chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, during World War II.[1] The six-acre site includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum, which is housed in the old Nimitz Hotel and tells the story of Nimitz beginning with his life as a young boy through his naval career as well as the evolution of the old hotel.   The post Nationa ..read more
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WW1 British Mark IV
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by Ed (Admin)
1y ago
The Mark IV (pronounced Mark four) was a British tank of the First World War. Introduced in 1917, it benefited from significant developments of the Mark I tank (the intervening designs being small batches used for training). The main improvements were in armour, the re-siting of the fuel tank and ease of transport. A total of 1,220 Mk IV were built: 420 “Males”, 595 “Females” and 205 Tank Tenders (unarmed vehicles used to carry supplies), which made it the most numerous British tank of the war. The Mark IV was first used in mid 1917 a ..read more
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Tamiya Tiger 1 Ausf E
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by Ed (Admin)
1y ago
———– Under Construction —— History of the Tiger 1 The Tiger I (listen (help·info)) was a German heavy tank of World War II that operated beginning in 1942 in Africa and in the Soviet Union, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. It gave the German Army its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun (derived from the 8.8 cm Flak 36). 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944.[12] After August 1944, production of the Tiger I was phased out in favour of the  ..read more
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Pier 45: SS Jeremiah O’Brien and USS Pampanito (SS-383)
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by Ed (Admin)
1y ago
I took these photos while visiting Pier 45 in 2017. Was actually in town for business and decided to take some time off and walk around the wharf through the city. Was pleasantly surprised to see this Liberty Ship and Sub docked!!! Later the SS Jeremiah went out to sea but had missed it’s departure to take more photos. The Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien The SS Jeremiah O’Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. The O’Brien has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Mo ..read more
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Kubelwagen Type 82
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by Ed (Admin)
1y ago
  The post Kubelwagen Type 82 appeared first on WW2 Hobbyist: Where WW2 Enthusiasts Gather ..read more
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Sherman M4A3E8 (Easy 8)
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by Ed (Admin)
1y ago
The History of the Easy 8 The M4 Sherman tank was produced in several variants, a result of mass production spread across several manufacturers and several years. It was also the basis for a number of related vehicles and Shermans have been modified by several nations, ranging from upgrades to complete hull conversions for another task. Originally designed in 1941, M4 variants were still used by Israel during the 1967 and 1973 wars with its Arab neighbors.[1] There are many variants of the Sherman, ranging from the M4, M4A1, M4A2, M4A3 and M4A4, which also encompass many sub-variants ..read more
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