Soviet Aircraft in World War 2

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Brief overview of the Soviet Union’s role in World War 2 In the year 1923 the Soviet air force came properly into existence. While the Soviet Union had air squadrons before this, and while each squadron would remain under the authority of its local ground commander, all air units began reporting to … Read more

What Were The Famous World War 2 Airplanes?

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Before World War 2 took place in Europe, the most dominant arsenal that a country could ever have was a mighty battleship guarding at their sea borders. However, this previous norm shifted when Nazi Germany, without a single battleship, introduced different battle tactics that proved to be effective against other countries. At … Read more

Infographic of the Major World War II Planes

fighter airplanes flying by

World War II was undeniably the most noteworthy military event of the last century. It was fought on all fronts, but the most prominent role was played by the aircraft used by various countries. It was the era that saw fast-paced innovation in aviation technology. It also produced some of the best … Read more

What was commonly eaten for breakfast by World War II Pilots?

Soldiers in trenches during World War 2

World war II pilots needed fuel to survive and get through the day successfully. Thus, it was important that they had enough calories to get them started with the day. Also, to sustain them throughout. These pilots needed to be at their very best. Thus, it is important that the breakfast that … Read more

All About The Haversacks From WW2

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During the American Civil War, haversacks have become very useful for the soldiers’ everyday life, allowing them to keep food rations, personal items, tools, and other articles they needed for survival. In World War II, haversacks still proved to be essential, with the M-1910 haversack becoming the standard pack for all U.S. … Read more

All About Static World War II Plane Models

Model of a German WW2 airplane

World War II brought tremendous growth in the aviation industry, signaling the advent of safer, quicker, and stronger aircraft. While most were used for warfare in the quest for freedom, many of the technologies these planes used carried on until today, allowing us to reach greater heights, go farther distances, and get … Read more

Worst Airplanes of World War 2

World War II Airplanes

Many books, articles, and documentaries are available tacking the top warplanes from World War 2. Aircraft such as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109 quickly ring a bell, thanks to their technological marvel, design, performance, and significant contribution during the war. But what about the worst? With the incredibly … Read more

Fascinating Facts About WWII Aviation

Fascinating Facts About WWII Aviation

While World War I featured the use of first war aircraft, it was during World War II when investment towards military aviation catapulted, and safer, stronger, quicker, and more accurate planes were used mainly for warfare. Aircraft manufacturers from different countries were building units rapidly to meet the spiking demand, but not … Read more

Tupolev TB-3

Tupolev TB-3

When the first sample of the TB-3, a low wing, four engine heavy bombers made its maiden flight in the morning of December 22nd 1930, it became the most advanced piece of machinery ever to grace the skies. The USSR’s Red Air Force was so impressed with the aircraft’s handling ability and … Read more

P-51 Mustang

P-51 infl fields

The North American P-51 Mustang is a legendary plane, as much as the Spitfire or the Bf-109. No other combat aircraft of the war could go as far and fly as high as the Mustang. No wonder it was used to escort bombers over Germany and clear the skies of Luftwaffe airplanes. … Read more

Online Memorial for Flight Sergeant Philippe Bédard

online memorial

This section is meant to be an online Memorial for Phillipe Bédard, who was my mother’s uncle and a crew member aboard a Wellington bomber. Since he was an air observer, the picture above may be showing the kind of view he had in his turret. He died on October 24, 1942, … Read more

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden or Thunderbolt was designed like no other fighter before it. It emphasized speed, climb and raw firepower. The J2M was designed specifically to bring down huge and heavily armoured American strategic bombers. In 1939 the Japanese Navy put together specs for a high altitude interceptor. The most important of the navy’s specifications … Read more

Messerschmitt 209

Messerschmitt 209

Fitted with small wing structures and a fuselage just big enough to house the powerful Daimler Benz-601 ARJ engine, the Messerschmitt 209 was a pure speed machine. From its conception back in 1935, the 209 was design mainly for one thing: speed. Designed as a replacement for the venereal Bf-109, the 209 … Read more

Me 262 (Messerschmitt, Germany)

Me 262 ground color

The Me 262 was literally years ahead of fighters of other nations. That’s what the Allied engineers concluded after the war, when Me 264 units captured in Germany were brought back in their home countries. Studying the airframe and engines of this one-of-a-kind aircraft, the American, Russian and British experts developed more … Read more