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World War II Vehicles, Tanks, Airplanes, and Guns

World War II, a time in history of great upheaval the world over. Found here in are some of the machines used in that time by the men and women who fought the battles, delivered the supplies, and transported the wounded. Look around and enjoy the historical information, the specifications, pictures and videos of the machines of war that were used in World War II.

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26 April 2015, Great Britain's Dido class cruisers

With the realization that air power would pose a threat to the fleets the Dido class anti-aircraft cruiser was born.

HMS Bonaventure's bridge in 1940:
HMS Bonaventure's bridge in 1940
Imperial War Museum, A-1725

24 April 2015, Great Britain's Edinburgh class cruisers

The British Admiralty wanted to squeeze in a couple more cruisers before the London Naval Treaty talks started and the Edinburgh class were the ones built.

HMS Edinburgh in the Mediterranean in August 1941:
HMS Edinburgh in the Mediterranean in August 1941
Imperial War Museum, A-5021

19 April 2015, Great Britain's Southampton class cruisers

There were eight cruisers in the Southampton class. Three were lost during World War II.

HMS Southampton in 1937:
HMS Southampton in 1937
Imperial War Museum, HU-69048

17 April 2015, Great Britain's Arethusa class cruisers

The Arethusa class cruisers were light cruisers that were well used in European waters. Two were lost during World War II.

HMS Aurora in Liverpool:
HMS Aurora in Liverpool
Imperial War Museum, A-8158

5 April 2015, Great Britain's Leander class cruisers

The first single funneled British cruiser built since before World War I, the Leander class had 5 ships with 2 being lost during World War II.

HMS Neptune:
HMS Neptune
Imperial War Museum, Q-65786

4 April 2015, Great Britain's Exeter cruiser

The Exeter was to be the York's sister but changes during construction made them different. Funnel, bridge, and catapult arrangement were the main outwards differences.

HMS Exeter after a refit in March 1941:
HMS Exeter after a refit in March 1941
Imperial War Museum, A-3553

4 April 2015, Great Britain's York cruiser

Under politically pressure to not spend so much on the military it was decided to build the York as a slightly less armored cruiser that would sacrafice one of its turrets to save on weight and cost.

HMS York:
HMS York
Imperial War Museum, FL-4185

3 April 2015, Great Britain's Norfolk class cruisers

There were two ships in the Norfolk class. Both participated in the hunt for the Bismarck.

HMS Dorsetshire in Sydney:
HMS Dorsetshire in Sydney
Imperial War Museum, Q-83436

3 April 2015, Great Britain's London class cruisers

The London class were very similar to the Kent class but didn't have bulges.

HMS Devonshire in 1940:
HMS Devonshire in 1940
Imperial War Museum, FL-5884

29 March 2015, Great Britain's Kent class cruisers

There were a total of seven Kent class cruisers built. Two of them went to the Australian Navy as Country class ships.

HMS Cumberland at Grand Harbor, Malta:
HMS Cumberland at Grand Harbor, Malta
Imperial War Museum, A-31120

28 March 2015, Great Britain's E class cruisers

The E class were also intended to go up against reported German cruisers under construction during World War I. Two of the three initially ordered were finished.

HMS Enterprise:
HMS Enterprise
Imperial War Museum, FL-5389

28 March 2015, Great Britain's Hawkins class cruisers

Originally intended to hunt down German comerce raiders in World War I the four Hawkins class that remained were used extensively in the early part of World War II.

HMS Hawkins' crew in the Far East in 1929:
HMS Hawkins' crew in the Far East in 1929
Imperial War Museum, Q-115157

22 March 2015, Great Britain's Danae class, D class cruisers

The Danae class was in response to intelligence of German cruisers being constructed curing World War I. They served on and off after World War I upto World War II.

HMS Despatch:
HMS Despatch
Imperial War Museum, FL-9754

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