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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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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

27 January 2018, Japan's Kawanishi E15K Shiun (violet cloud) reconnaissance floatplane

The Kawanishi E15K had a unique pair of two blade contra-rotating propellers to propell the aircraft.

  • Kawanishi E15K1 Shiun reconnaissance floatplane

26 January 2018, Japan's Kawanishi E7K1 reconnaissance floatplane

The Kawanishi E7K1s and E7K2s were used from the mid-1930s to 1943 in primarily a reconnaissance or training role.

  • Kawanishi E7K2 reconnaissance floatplane

21 January 2018, Japan's Aichi S1A Denko (bolt of lightning) night fighter

The Aichi S1A Denko was to be a night fighter but the unfinished prototypes were destroyed in air raids.

  • Aichi S1A Denko night fighter

20 January 2018, Japan's Aichi M6A1 Seiran (mountain haze) attack bomber and M6A1-K Nanzan (southern mountain) trainer

The Aichi M6A1 Seiran was the only purpose built submarine borne attack bomber built by any country during World War II.

  • Aichi M6A1 Seiran attack bomber floatplane

19 January 2018, Japan's Aichi B7A Ryusei (shooting star, falling star) dive bomber

A well designed dive bomber that could perform as well as an A6M Zeke the Aichi B7A Ryusei was a to be a carrier borne aircraft but the war situation was bad so they were never produced in large numbers and there really weren't any carriers available to use them on.

  • Aichi B7A Ryusei dive bomber

15 January 2018, Japan's Aichi E16A Zuiun

Produced in small numbers the Aichi E16A1s were used around the Philippine Islands and Okinawa and suffered heavy losses.

  • Aichi E16A Zuiun floatplane

14 January 2018, Advanced Squad Leader, Objective: Schmidt

The counters included in Objective: Schmidt.

14 January 2018, Aichi H9A1 flying boat, Navy Type 2 Training Flying Boat Model 11

The Aichi H9A1 was designed and built as a trainer for flying boat crews.

  • Aichi H9A1 flying boat

12 January 2018, Japan's Aichi D1A dive bomber

The Aichi D1A dive bombers were based on a German Heinkel He 66.

  • Aichi D1A2 dive bomber

7 January 2018, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-94 high altitude fighter

The Tachikawa Ki-94 initially was going to use a unique design with a push/pull two engine setup but this was considered to unorthodox and a more traditional design was made. The war ended before the prototype could be test flown.

  • Tachikawa Ki-94-II high altitude fighter

6 January 2018, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-77 long range communication

The Tachikawa Ki-77 was initially built to break long range flying records but the Japanese Army wanted to use it to keep in communication with Germany and Italy.

  • Tachikawa Ki-77 long range communication

5 January 2018, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-74 long range bomber

Intended to bomb the United State mainland the Tachikawa Ki-74 was slow to develop and only 16 were finished by the end of World War II.

  • Tachikawa Ki-74 long range bomber

31 December 2017, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-70 reconnaissance

The Tachikawa Ki-70 prototypes never surpassed in performance the aircraft it was supposed to replace. Only three prototypes were constructed.

  • Tachikawa Ki-70 reconnaissance prototype


17 December 2017, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-54 trainer, transport; Army Type 1 Advanced Trainer

The Tachikawa Ki-54 was probably the best advanced pilot and crew trainer used by the Japanese Army.

  • Tachikawa Ki-54 Army Type 1 Advanced Trainer

15 December 2017, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-17 trainer

The Tachikawa Ki-17 was to replace the Ki-9 and over 550 were produced.

8 December 2017, Japan's Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer

With over 2,000 Tachikawa Ki-9s produced it was a widely used Army trainer.

  • Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer

3 December 2017, Japan's Rikugun Ki-93 heavy fighter

What might have resulted in an excellent anti-bomber fighter the Rikugun Ki-93 was only in the flight test phase when Japan surrendered.

  • Rikugun Ki-93 heavy fighter

1 December 2017, Japan's Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi (saber) suicide attack plane

With the inevitable invasion of Japan coming the Japanese wanted easy to manufacturer and fly suicide planes. The Nakajima Ki-115 was designed and production started but it turned out to be a very poor plane.

  • Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi suicide attack


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    Historical database for just about everything World War II.
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