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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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6 February 2016, Great Britain's Vickers Warwick air sea rescue

The Vickers Warwick could drop a lifeboat to help rescue downed airmen or crews of ships.

  • Vickers Warwick air sea rescue

5 February 2016, Great Britain's Taylorcraft Auster reconnaissance

The Taylorcraft Auster could be used from short unfinished fields.

  • Taylorcraft Auster Mk IV reconnaissance

 

1 February 2016, Great Britain's Supermarine Walrus amphibian

The Supermarine Walrus was used by most of the large ships in the Royal Navy.

  • Supermarine Walrus Mk I amphibian

31 January 2016, Great Britain's Supermarine Sea Otter amphibian

The Supermarine Sea Otter was used for air sea rescue operations during World War II.

  • Supermarine Sea Otter amphibian

 

31 January 2016, Great Britain's Supermarine Seafire fighter

The naval version of the Spitfire was the Supermarine Seafire.

  • Supermarine Seafire fighter

 

31 January 2016, Great Britain's Supermarine Spitfire fighter

One of the more elegant looking fighter aircraft of World War II the Supermarine Spitfire was an excellent performer, except in range.

  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB fighter

 

29 January 2016, Great Britain's Short Sunderland Flying Boat; "The Flying Porcupine"

I've always had an affinity with flying boats and the Sunderland is one of my favorites.

  • Short Sunderland Mk V flying boat

 

24 January 2016, Great Britain's Short Stirling bomber

The Short Stirling had performance issues from the start as its design had to fit within the hangars of the time.

  • Short Stirling bomber
  • Short Stirling bomber
    An aircraft with No 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit getting bombed up at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.
    ©IWM TR-35.

 

23 January 2016, Great Britain's Phillips and Powis Miles Magister trainer

The Miles Magister was a primary trainer used by the Royal Air Force.

  • Miles Magister trainer

 

22 January 2016, Great Britain's Phillip and Powis Miles Master and Martinet trainer

Miles Master was one of the many trainers used by the Royal Air Force.

  • Miles Master trainer
  • Miles Master trainer
    With No 23 Air School in January 1943 at Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa.
    ©IWM TR-1255.

 

18 January 2016, Great Britain's Hawker Sea Hurricane

To help protect vital convoys it was decided to convert some Hurricanes into Hawker Sea Hurricane. Initially these had catapult equipment added so they could be launched from merchant ships.

  • Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk IA

 

17 January 2016, Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane

The real winner (at least main winner) of the Battle of Britain was the Hawker Hurricane. Their mission was to go after the bombers and leave the fighters to the Spitfires.

  • Hawker Hurricane Mk I fighter

 

16 January 2016, Great Britain's Hawker Typhoon fighter, "Tiffy"

The Hawker Typhoon was deadly with its 8 rockets that it could fire into ground targets.

  • Hawker Typhoon Mk IB fighter

 

16 January 2016, Great Britain's Hawker Tempest fighter

The Hawker Tempest was much feared by German ground forces.

  • Hawker Tempest Mk II fighter

 

15 January 2016, Great Britain's Handley Page Halifax bomber

The Handley Page Halifax was one of the RAF's heavy bomber before the Lancaster.

  • Handley Page Halifax Mk I bomber

 

15 January 2016, Great Britain's Gloster Meteor fighter

The Gloster Meteor was the first operational Allied jet of World War II.

  • Gloster Meteor F Mk I fighter

 

15 January 2016, Great Britain's General Aircraft Hamilcar glider

The General Aircraft Hamilcar glider was the workhorse of the paratroops.

  • General Aircraft Hamilcar Mk I glider

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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