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World War II Vehicles, Tanks, Airplanes, and Ships

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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22 January 2017, United States' Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flew in massive numbers over Europe.

  • Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bomber

22 January 2017, Great Britain's Vickers Wellington bomber, "Wimpey"

The Vickers Wellington was designed by the famed Dr. Barnes Wallis (of dambuster fame) and was used in the early years of World War II in Europe.

  • Vickers Wellington bomber

20 January 2017, Great Britain's De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile aircraft used in more roles than any other aircraft.

  • de Havilland Mosquito

17 January 2017, Great Britain's Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber

The Bristol Beaufort was the RAF's primary torpedo bomber until it was replaced by the Beaufighter.

  • Bristol Beauforts torpedo bomber


17 January 2017, Great Britain's Bristol Beaufighter fighter

The Bristol Beaufighter was an excellent anti-shipping aircraft.

  • Bristol Beaufighter Mk IC fighter

17 January 2017, Great Britain's Avro Anson trainer

The Avro Anson was primarily used as a trainer, but early in World War II it was used for reconnaissance.

  • Avro Anson Mk I gunnery training

15 January 2017, United States' Northrop N-3PB Nomad floatplane

Produced for Norway, the Northrop N-3PB Nomads weren't delivered before the German invasion. They were used by Norwegian manned squadrons.

  • Northrop N-3PB Nomad floatplane

15 January 2017, United States' Grumman J2F Duck amphibian

Around 650 of the Grumman J2F Duck amphibians were manufactured before and during World War II. They were mostly used for utility type jobs.

  • Grumman J2F-3 amphibian

13 January 2017, United States' Vought OS2U Kingfisher land and floatplane

The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was extensively used in the United States Navy's warships.

  • Vought OS2U-2 Kingfisher floatplane

6 January 2017, United States' Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk floatplane

The Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk came late in World War II and replaced the SOCs.

  • Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk floatplane

6 January 2017, United States' Curtiss SOC Seagull floatplane

By 1940 all major warships in the United States Navy had Curtiss SOCs on board.

  • Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull floatplane

2 January 2017, Japan's Nakajima A6M2-N fighter floatplane, Navy Type 2 Floatplane Fighter Model 11

The Nakajima A6M2-N was a successful conversion of a fighter into a floatplane fighter.

  • Nakajima A6M2-N floatplane, Rufe

2 January 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi F1M reconnaissance floatplane, Navy Type 0

The Mitsubishi F1M floatplane was widely used on warships in the Imperial Japanese Navy.

  • Mitsubishi F1M Pete floatplane

26 December 2016, Japan's Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (mighty wind) fighter floatplane

The Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu was probably the best floatplane fighter of World War II. However, less than 100 were manufactured.

  • Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu floatplane

22 December 2016, Japan's Aichi E13A reconnaissance; Navy Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane Model 1

The Aichi E13A1 was the most numerous of the reconnaissance float planes used by the Japanese Navy.

  • Aichi E13A1 Jake floatplane

18 December 2016, Germany's Heinkel He 115 floatplane, torpedo bomber, minelayer

The Heinkel He 115 was one of the best floatplanes used in World War II.

  • Heinkel He 115 floatplane

17 December 2016, Germany's Heinkel He 59 floatplane

The Heinkel He 59 was used as an air-sea rescue, mine layer, and reconnaissance aircraft.

16 December 2016, United States' Pennsylvania Class Battleships

The Pennsylvania Class battleships had 12 14" guns in four turrets. The USS Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbor.

  • BB-39 Arizona battleship

9 December 2016, Great Britain's Fairey Seafox float plane

Fairey Seafoxes were used on light cruisers for reconnaissance and round spotting.

  • Fairey Seafox floatplane

9 December 2016, Netherlands' Fokker T.VIII-W, Fokker T.VIII bomber

Only a few of the Fokker T.VIII-Ws were completed. A few were used by the allies but the lack of spare parts eventually took them out of service.

  • Fokker T.VIII-W floatplane


  • Free Military Manuals
    Free Military Manuals have manuals in pdf format, The main aim of this web site is to bring WWII German Military Manuals no longer in print into the public domain for free.
  • World War II Wiki
    Historical database for just about everything World War II.
  • Panzers of the Wehrmacht
    Informative site dedicated to the men and vehicles of the German Armed Forces of the Second World War. Contains an excellent image gallery.
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