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World War II Vehicles, Tanks, Airplanes, and Guns

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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25 May 2015, Japan's Nagara class Cruisers

The Nagara class were built during the 1920s to be the flagship of destroyer and submarine squadrons.

IJN Natori near Nagasaki in 1922:
IJN Natori near Nagasaki in 1922
Imperial Japanese Nav

24 May 2015, Japan's Kuma class Light Cruisers

Joining the Imperial Japanese Navy in the 1920s, the Kuma class light cruisers were designs that improved upon the Tenryu class.

In an exercise in desperation some of the Kuma class were converted in to kaiten (manned suicide torpedoes).

IJN Kitakami in 1935:
IJN Kitakami in 1935
Mikasa Memorial Museum

23 May 2015, Japan's Tenryu class Light Cruisers

The Tenryu class light cruisers were built during World War I to be destroyer squadron leaders.

23 May 2015, Italy's Taranto class Cruisers

The Taranto was another German cruiser that was taken over after World War I. It was used in very secondary operations.

23 May 2015, Italy's Bari class Cruisers

The Bari was the former German cruiser Pillau and was taken over by Italy as a World War I war prize.

22 May 2015, Italy's Bolzano class Cruisers

The Bolzano class was to be similar to the Trento class but with the armor on the turrets reduced.

Bolzano after being damaged during British Operation Pedestal on August 13, 1942:
Bolzano after being damaged during British Operation Pedestal on August 13, 1942
Imperial War Museum, HU-52344

22 May 2015, Italy's Zara class Cruisers

The Zara class heavy cruisers were built under the Washington Naval Treaty restrictions. Three of the four were lost at the Battle of Matapan.

Pola, Zara, and Fiume in April 1938:
Pola, Zara, and Fiume in April 1938
Bundesarchiv, BILD 183-2008-0214-500

17 May 2015, Italy's Trento class Cruisers

The Trento class were the first of Italy's 8" Washington Treaty cruisers.

17 May 2015, Etna class Cruisers

Originally ordered by Siam, the Etna class cruisers were taken over by the Italian government but never finished before they surrendered.

17 May 2015, Italy's Capitani Romani class Cruisers

The Capitani Romani class of cruisers were in answer to the French "super destroyers." High speed at the expense of little to no armor.

Scipione Africano:
Scipione Africano
US Navy

17 May 2015, Italy's Ciano class Cruisers

The Ciano class were ordered but the design wasn't completed by the time World War II started. With other priorities the Ciano class was cancelled without being started.

17 May 2015, Italy's Abruzzi class Cruisers

The Abruzzi class of cruisers was the last in the Condottieri series of cruisers. Both survived the war and were used into the 1960s and 1970s.

16 May 2015, Italy's Duca D'Aosta class Cruisers

The Duca D'Aosta class cruisers also improved on the prior classes by having better armor and stability.

Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta in the foreground. In the background Vittorio Veneto, Eugenio De Savoia, and Littorio (left to right) on way to Alexandria after Italian surrender:
Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta in the foreground. In the background Vittorio Veneto, Eugenio De Savoia, and Littorio (left to right) on way to Alexandria after Italian surrender
Imperial War Museum, A-19486

15 May 2015, Italy's Raimondo Montecuccoli class Cruisers

The Raimondo Montecuccoli class had better armor than the prior two classes of cruisers.

Muzio Attendolo during Operation Pedestal in August 1942:
Muzio Attendolo during Operation Pedestal in August 1942
Imperial War Museum, HU-52345

10 May 2015, Italy's Luigi Cadorna class Cruisers

The Luigi Cadorna class were to be stability and armor than the Da Barbiano class.

10 May 2015, Italy's Da Barbiano class Cruisers

The Da Barbiano class sacraficed armor to get the highest speed possible to counter French warships.

Bartolomeo Colleoni:
Bartolomeo Colleoni
Imperial War Museum, A-233

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