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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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18 June 2016, United States' Martin B-26 Marauder bomber

Initially the Martin B-26 Marauder bomber had handling problems but these were fixed and around 4,700 were manufactured.

  • Martin B-26 Marauder bomber

 

18 June 2016, United States' Martin 187 Baltimore A-30 bomber

The Martin Baltimore was produced for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and wasn't used by the United States military.

  • Martin Baltimore Mk II bomber

17 June 2016, France's Breguet Bre 690 Series bombers

The Breguet Bre 690 series was poorly armed and armored and most were lost during the Invasion of France.

  • Breguet 690 bomber

17 June 2016, Great Britain's De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito bomber

The de Havilland Mosquito bomber was able to be unarmed due to its high speed and was able to roam over Europe with little opposition that could catch it.

  • de Havilland Mosquito

16 June 2016, Great Britain's Handley Page Hereford bomber

The Handley Page Hereford were nearly identical to the Hampden but were intended for Sweden. The deal fell through and the RAF kept the Herefords.

  • Handley Page Hereford bomber

16 June 2016, Great Britain's Handley Page Hampden bomber

The Hamdley Page Hampden was a decent bomber, when used at night. During the day its defenses weren't effective.

  • Handley Page Hampden Mk I bomber

10 June 2016, Great Britain's Bristol Blenheim bomber

The Bristol Blenheim had the distinction of suffering the most crew casualties of all the RAF aircraft used in World War II.

  • Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber

10 June 2016, Soviet Union's Ilyushin Il-4 bomber; Ilyushin Dalni Bombardirovshchil ("long range bomber") DB-3 bomber

Widely used, the Ilyushin Il-4 bomber saw combat from the Winter War against Finland all the way to the end of World War II. In all those years it was changed very little.

  • Iliushin DB-3A bomber

5 June 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi G4M bomber, Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber

The G4M Flying Cigar was the Japanese Navy's heavy bomber at the start of the war. In China it was rather successful due to the lack of fighter oposition, but it was found that when confrunted by Allied fighters the fuel tanks were very vulnerable.

  • Mitsubishi G4M Model 34 bomber

3 June 2016, United States' Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber

The best bomber of World War II, the B-29 Superfortress was able to cover the long distances of the Pacific and bomb the Japanese home islands.

  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber

30 May 2016, United States' Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in more number than any other four engine aircraft of World War II.

  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber

29 May 2016, Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 medium bomber

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 was primarily used as a transport.

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 Canguru medium bomber

29 May 2016, Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 medium bomber

The most numerous of the Italian bombers, the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 medium bombers were used by several countries.

  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero bomber

22 May 2016, Italy's Reggiane Re.2001 fighter

Only around 250 of the Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II fighters were built. They used a license built Daimler-Benz 601 engine.

  • Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II fighter

21 May 2016, Italy's Macchi MC.202; Folgore fighter

The Macchi M.C. 202 Folgore had almost 1,500 manufactured from 1941 to 1943. At Italy's surrender many went on to fight with the Fascist Air Force.

  • Macchi M.C.202 Folgore fighter

21 May 2016, Italy's Fiat R.S.14, RS.14 torpedo bomber and reconnaissance floatplane

Under 200 of the Fiat R.S.14 floatplanes were manufactured.

  • Fiat R.S.14 floatplane

21 May 2016, Italy's Caproni Ca.313 reconnaissance

The Caproni Ca.313 was plagued by mechanical problems mostly due to the poor quality of manufacturing. Over 200 were built.

15 May 2016, Italy's Cant Z.1007 medium bomber

The Cant Z.1007 was Italy's main torpedo bomber during World War II. They suffered many losses in the battles against the Malta bound convoys.

  • Cant Z.1007bis Alcione medium bomber

14 May 2016, Italy's Cant Z.506B floatplane

The Cant Z.506 was one of the largest floatplanes used in World War II.

  • Cant Z.506B Airone floatplane

8 May 2016, Germany's Siebel Si 204 liaison

The Siebel Si 204 was manufactured in France during World War II.

Links

  • Free Military Manuals
    Free Military Manuals have manuals in pdf format, The main aim of this website 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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