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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 July 2017, Italy's IMAM Ro.37 reconnaissance

The IMAM Ro.37 was used extensively in the Mediterranean area in the mid-1930s to 1943.

  • IMAM Ro.37 reconnaissance

21 July 2017, Soviet Polikarpov U-2 bomber, trainer; Polikarpov Po-2 bomber, trainer

Nicknamed the Kukuruzhnik (corn cutter) by the Soviet troops, the Polikarpov Po-2 was manufactured in huge numbers.

16 July 2017, United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel was used as an oberservation aircraft primary by the US Army and Marines.

  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison

14 July 2017, United States' Piper Grasshopper liaison

The Piper L-4 was the third of the Grasshopper series of liaison aircraft.

  • Piper L-4 Grasshopper liaison

8 July 2017, United States' Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper liaison

The Aeronca L-3 was one of three manufacturers that manufactured the Grasshopper series of aircraft.

  • Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper liaison

7 July 2017, United States' Taylorcraft L-2 Deluxe liaison

The Taylorcraft L-2 was one of three manufacturers that manufactured the Grasshopper series of aircraft.

  • Taylorcraft L-2B Deluxe liaison

6 July 2017, United States' Stinson / Vultee L-1 Vigilant liaison

A little over 300 of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant liaison aircraft were manufactured. They were widely used by the USAAF and RAF.

  • Stinson L-1 Vigilant liaison


3 July 2017, Germany's Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Eagle Owl), Fw 189 "Flying Eye", reconnaissance

Used primarily on the Eastern Front the Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu was used for reconnaissance.

  • Focke-Wulf Fw-189A Uhu reconnaissance

3 July 2017, Germany's Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork) observation, transport

Probably the best short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft of World War II the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was used as an observation aircraft.

  • Fieseler Fi-156 Storch observation

2 July 2017, Germany's Henschel Hs 126 reconnaissance

The Henschel Hs 126 was initially used in Spain and was used in front line service until 1942.

  • Henschel Hs-126 reconnaissance

1 July 2017, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-36 army cooperation, Army Type 98; Tachikawa Ki-55 trainer, Army Type 99

The Tachikawa Ki-36 was also an easy to fly plane and it was even made into the Ki-55 trainer.

  • Tachikawa Ki-36 Type 98 cooperation

30 June 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi C5M, Ki-15 reconnaissance; Navy Type 98, Army Type 97

The Mitsubishi Ki-15 was well liked as it was an easy to fly plane. By 1942 they were withdrawn from front line service.

  • Mitsubishi Ki-15-II reconnaissance

23 June 2017, Hungary's Repülögpégyár Levente Liaison

The Repülögpégyár Levente was designed to be a trainer, but it was mostly used on the Eastern front as a liaison aircraft.

16 June 2017, Czechoslovakia's Letov S.328 reconnaissance

Originally designed for Finland the Letov S 328 was produced by Czechoslovakia for its own use due to the political climate at the time.

10 June 2017, Great Britain's Westland Lysander observation, Nickname: "Lizzie"

The Westland Lysander's are probably most famous for flying into occupied France bringing in personnel and equipment.

  • Westland Lysander Mk IIIA

9 June 2017, Great Britain's Taylorcraft Auster reconnaissance

Over 1,600 of the Taylorcraft Auster reconnaissance aircraft were manufactured. They were first used in the invasion of Algeria.

  • Taylorcraft Auster Mk III reconnaissance

2 June 2017, Great Britain's Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber

Initially designed as a bomber the Whitley was primarily used for glider and paratroop transporting.

  • Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 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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