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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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19 May 2017, Great Britain's Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle transport

Originallly built as a bomber the Albemarle was primarily used as a glider tug during World War II.

  • Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle glider tug

12 May 2017, Great Britain's Airspeed Horsa glider

The Airspeed Horsa's were used extensively in airborne operations in Europe.

  • Airspeed Horsa glider

5 May 2017, Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81; Nickname: Pipistrello (bat)

The Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 was originally designed as a bomber, but when World War II started for Italy is was out of date and they were converted into transports.

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 Pipistrello bomber

29 April 2017, Germany's Gotha Go 242 transport glider and Gotha Go 244 transport

The Go 242 was a glider that could carry two squads. The Go 244 was a powered version that prooved too vulnerable.

  • Gotha Go 242 glider

28 April 2017, Germany's Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Segelflugzeug (DFS) 230 assault glider

The DFS 230 was used in the famous airborne attack on Belgium Fort Eben Amael on May 10, 1940.

  • DFS 230 glider

21 April 2017, United States' Waco CG-4A Hadrian transport

The Waco CG-4A was extensively used in airborne operations from Sicily on.

  • Waco CG-4A glider

14 April 2017, United States' Consolidated C-87 Express transport

Almost 300 of the Consolidated C-87 Express transports were manufactured.

  • Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express transport


31 March 2017, United States' Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport

Considered by some to be instramental in the winning of World War II the Douglas C-47 Skytrain had over 10,000 built.

  • Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport

26 March 2017, United States' Curtiss C-46 Commando transport

The Curtiss C-46 Commando was primarily used in the Pacific with many transporting supplies over the "Hump" into China.

  • Curtiss C-46 Commando transport

24 March 2017, Great Britain's Fairey Fulmar fighter

The Fairey Fulmar fighter was the main carrier based fighter for the Royal Navy in the first few years of World War II.

  • Fairey Fulmar fighter


19 March 2017, Great Britain's Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber / dive bomber

Though the British Fleet started receiving the Fairey Barracuda's in early 1943, it wasn't until a raid on the Tirpitz in 1944 that was their first major operation.

  • Fairey Barracuda torpedo-bomber

11 March 2017, Great Britain's Fairey Albacore torpedo-bomber

The Fairey Albacores weren't as well liked as their predisessor the Swordfish.

  • Fairey Albacore torpedo bomber

11 March 2017, United States' Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo bomber

The Grumman TBF Avenger was probably the best carrier based torpedo bomber of World War II.

  • Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber

10 March 2017, United States' Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter

The Grumman F6F Hellcat was the premier US Navy carrier fighter of World War II. Over 12,000 were produced.

  • Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters

3 March 2017, United States' Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter

The Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter was the primary fighter for the US Navy at the start of the war.

  • Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter


3 March 2017, United States' Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber

Though considered outdated, the Douglas SBD Dauntless was the much preferred dive bomber used by the US Navy.

  • Douglas A-24B dive bomber


  • 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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