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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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15 June 2018, Japan's Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (cherry blossom) suicide attack plane

The Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka was built out of desperation due to the rapidly advancing Allies. Basically it was a man guided cruise missle.

  • Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka suicide attack


10 June 2018, Japan's Yokosuka R2Y Keiun (blue cloud) reconnaissance

The Yokosuka R2Y started out being a long range reconnaissance aircraft but the design was transformed into a jet attack bomber. Only a R2Y1 prototype was ever built.

  • Yokosuka R2Y Keiun reconnaissance

1 June 2018, Japan's Japan's Yokosuka D3Y Myojo (venus) trainer

The Yokosuka D3Y was to be manufactured with wood parts and construction that was easier for an unskilled work force. None were used in combat.

  • Yokosuka D3Y Myojo bomber trainer

31 May 2018, Japan's Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (milky way) attack bomber, night fighter

The Yokosuka P1Y Ginga was a highly versitle aircraft that didn't show its true potential as the war ended.

  • Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga bomber

18 May 2018, Japan's Yokosuka E14Y reconnaissance floatplane; Navy Type 0

A single Yokosuka E14Y floatplane was the only aircraft to bomb the United States during World War II. It was broght to the Oregon coast by submarine I-25.

  • Yokosuka E14Y1 reconnaissance floatplane

27 April 2018, Japan's Yokosuka B4Y, Nakajima Type 96, K-96 torpedo bomber

The Yokosuka B4Y torpedo bomber was relegated to training duties before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Yokosuka B4Y torpedo bomber

26 April 2018, Japan's Yokosuka K5Y trainer

The Yokosuka K5Y trainers were the Imperial Navy's favorite trainer. There were basically two versions, one land based and one with twin floats.

  • Yokosuka K5Y2 trainer floatplane


20 April 2018, Japan's Nakajima Kikka (orange blossom) bomber

The Nakajima Kikka bomber was the only jet aircraft to take off in Japan in World War II.

  • Nakajima Kikka fighter


13 April 2018, Japan's Nakajima G8N Renzan (mountain range) bomber

The Nakajima G8N Renzan was to be a land based long range Naval bomber. Only four prototypes were completed by the end of World War II.

  • Nakajima H8N Renzan bomber

6 April 2018, Japan's Nakajima C6N Saiun (painted cloud) carrier reconnaissance

The Nakajima C6N Saiun was initially used as a carrier based reconnaissance aircraft but with the heavy losses of carriers they were made into night fighters.

  • Nakajima C6N1 Saiun reconnaissance

30 March 2018, Japan's Nakajima G5N Shinzan (mountain recess) bomber

The Nakajima G5N was an attempt at producing a heavy long range bomber that failed.

  • Nakajima G5N2 Shinzain

25 March 2018, Japan's Nakajima J1N Gekko / Gekkō (moonlight)

The Nakajima J1N Gekko was originally designed for reconnaissance but was later modified into a night fighter.

  • Nakajima J1N1-C prototype Gekko fighter

24 March 2018, Japan's Nakajima E8N1 reconnaissance

Developed in the mid-1930s the Nakajima E8N was still being used during the first year of World War II.

  • Nakajima E8N reconnaissance floatplane

18 March 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi J8M Shusui (sword stroke) fighter

The Japanese Military Attache in Germany became aware of the development of a jet interceptor and obtained the manufacturing rights for Japan. These eventually became the Mitsubishi J8M Shusui.

  • Mitsubishi J8M Shusui fighter

17 March 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (hurricane) fighter

The Mitsubishi A7M Reppu was to be the successor to the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen but it never got priority and only 1 production aircraft was completed.

  • Mitsubishi A7M Reppu fighter

17 March 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (zero fighter) fighter

The A6M2-K and A6M2-K5 variants of the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen were used as two seat trainers. 515 were produced.

16 March 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (thunderbolt) fighter

Probably one of the best Japanese land based fighters of World War II the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden wasn't produced in very large numbers and were primarily used around the home islands.

  • Mitsubishi J2M Raiden fighter


9 March 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi A5M fighter

The Mitsubishi A5M Claude was a widely used fighter in China.

  • Mitsubishi Type 96-2A fighter

25 February 2018, Japan's Mitsubishi K3M trainer, Navy Type 90

The Mitsubishi K3M was used as a crew trainer for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

  • Mitsubhishi K3M Navy Type 90 trainer

23 February 2018, Japan's Kyushu J7W Shinden (magnificent thunderbolt/lightning) fighter

The Kyushu J7W was the only canard style aircraft that was to be manufactured during World War II.

  • Kyushu J7W1 Shinden fighter

9 February 2018, Japan's Kyushu Q1W Tokai (eastern sea) anti-submarine, reconnaissance

The Kyushu Q1W1 was intended to help protect convoys from submarines but it was slow and poorly defended.

  • Kyushu Q1W Tokai anti-submarine

3 February 2018, Japan's Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (white chrysanthemum) trainer

The Kyushu K11W was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy for training bomber crews.

  • Kyushu K11W Shiragiku trainer

2 February 2018, Japan's Kawanishi N1K Shiden (violent lightning / lightning flash) fighter

Based on a float plane the Kawanishi N1K1 was one of the better late war Japanese Navy fighters.

  • Kawanishi N1K4-J Model 32 Shiden fighter


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