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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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30 September 2016, United States' Douglas A-26 Invader light attack bomber

Though the Douglas A-26 Invader was designed to be a support aircraft for ground forces it was found it performed better as a medium bomber.

  • Douglas A-26 Invader bomber

23 September 2016, United States' Douglas A-20 Havoc light attack bomber

The A-20 Havoc (British called it Boston) was used by most of the Allied powers in all theaters.

  • Douglas A-20 Boston bomber

23 September 2016, United States' Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter

The P-40 was the main fighter used in the early stages of World War II. Though not the best, with a trained pilot it could hold it's own against enemy fighters.

  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter

18 September 2016, Great Britain's Fairey Battle bomber

One of the poorest British bombers, the Fairey Battle was completely inadequate in defending itself against German fighter aircraft. After heavy losses in France they were withdrawn to be trainers.

  • Fairey Battle Mk I bomber

18 September 2016, Great Britain's Bristol Beaufighter fighter

The Beaufighter was named Whispering Death by the Japanese and was one of the better all around aircraft.

  • Bristol Beaufighter Mk I fighter


18 September 2016, Germany's Henschel Hs 123 close support

The Henschel Hs 123 was a well like and good performing aircraft that was superceded by the Stuka.

17 September 2016, Italy's Breda Ba.88 ground attack

Probably one of the worst performing aircraft used during World War II was the Breda Ba.88.

  • Breda Ba.88 ground-attack

15 September 2016, Italy's Breda Ba.65 ground attack

When the Ba.65 was used in Spain it did ok, but when it was used in North Africa against the British Commonwealth forces it proved to be a very poor aircraft.

  • Breda Ba.65 ground-attack

15 September 2016, Italy's Caproni Bergamaschi Ca.310 series

The Ca.310, Ca.311, Ca.312, Ca.313, and Ca.314 had many of the same features and were used for reconnaissance or as a light bomber/torpedo bomber.

  • Caproni Ca.311 reconnaissance

9 September 2016, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-102 fighter; Army Type 4 Assault Plane

The Kawasaki Ki-102 was to be a twin engine fighter that could defend the Japanese islands. To few were built before the end of World War II.

2 September 2016, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-48 bomber; Army Type 99 Twin Engine Light Bomber

Initially designed based on combat against Soviet bombers, the Kawasaki Ki-48 was thought to be an excellent performer, but that was against Chinese opposition. Once facing the American and Commonwealth forces they were found to be quite inadequate.

27 August 2016, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Dragon Killer) fighter

The Kawasaki Ki-45 was a potent anti-bomber fighter during the last phases of World War II over the Japanese islands.

  • Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu night-fighter

19 August 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-51 ground attack; Army Type 99

The Mitsubishi Ki-51 was well liked by its crews, but it proved to be very vulnerable to Allied fighters.

  • Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia ground attack

12 August 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-30 bomber; Army Type 97 Light Bomber

The Mitsubishi Ki-30 had some success in China, but once it met fighter opposition it proved to be very vulnerable.

  • Mitsubushi Ki-30 light 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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