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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 October 2016, Germany's Dornier Do 17, Do 215, and Do 217 bombers, night fighters and reconnaissance

The Do 17, Do 215, and Do 217 were used as bombers but were also used as night fighters and in reconnaissance during World War II.

  • Dornier Do-17Z-2 bomber

16 October 2016, Great Britain's De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

The most versatile aircraft of World War II, the de Havilland Mosquito could knock a German bomber out of the night sky or precision bomb a Gestapo prison.

  • de Havilland Mosquito

15 October 2016, Great Britain's Boulton Paul Defiant fighter

The Boulton Paul Defiant was one of the worst, if not the worst, fighter of World War II.

  • Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I night fighter


14 October 2016, Great Britain's Bristol Beaufighter fighter

Known as the Wispering Death the Bristol Beaufighter was an excellent aircraft that performed many rolls very well.

  • Bristol Beaufighter fighter

7 October 2016, Great Britain's Bristol Blenheim Mk IF night fighter

Around 200 Blenheim Mk I bombers were converted into night fighters and were used in the early years of World War II in Europe.

  • Bristol Blenheim Mk IF fighter


7 October 2016, Soviet Union's Sukhoi Su-2 close support; BB-1 (Blizhny Bombardirovshick, short ranged bomber)

The Sukhoi Su-2 was a very poorly performing aircraft but was used anyway until enough Il-2s were available.

  • Sukhoi Su-2 fighter bomber

6 October 2016, Soviet Union's Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik close support; Bronirovanni Shturmovik (Bsh) "armored attacker"

The premier close support aircraft of World War II was the Ilyushin Il-2 and it was built in huge numbers.

  • Ilyushin Il-2C Stormovik close-support

6 October 2016, United States' Vultee Vengeance Dive Bomber

The Vultee Vengeance was primarily used by British forces in Burma and India.

  • Vultee A-35 Vengeance dive bomber


2 October 2016, United States' Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, Nicknames: Razorback, T-Bolt, Jug

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was the largest single engine fighter of World War II.

  • Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter

1 October 2016, United States' Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter

One of my all time favorite aircraft, the P-38 Lightning was the top performing Allied fighter in the Pacific.

  • lockheed-p-38-lightning-fighter-9th-air-force-iwm-fre7579

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


  • 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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