This undated WWII photograph shows a team of men unboxing some .303 ammunition, almost certainly to load it into the wing-guns of the Hawker Hurricane or Spitfire in the background.
The Hawker Hurricane is one of the stand-out fighters of the second world war, it played a pivotal role during the Battle of Britain and actually outperformed the Spitfire, accounting for 1,593 out of the 2,739 total downed German planes during the conflict.
The Grumman FM-2 Wildcat is one of the most widely loved warbirds produced during the second world war, the staggering toughness of the plane saw it survive merciless attack at the hands of the faster and more manoeuvrable Japanese A6M Zero.
The F-82 Twin Mustang has a fascinating history, most notably the model was responsible for the first 3 North Korean aircraft to be shot down at the beginning of the Korean War.
The Hawker Hurricane never quite achieved the notoriety of the Spitfire, this may be a bit of an historical oversight though when you look back at the actual statistics of the Second World War.
WWII documentaries always fascinate me, this film by Ewan MacGregor is a brilliant insight into lives of the Lancaster crews of the war. There is some special significance here for me because my Great Uncle Alf was a bombardier or bomb aimer on the Lancaster during the war, he was one of the lucky ones who survived.
I’ve heard rumours of balloon tires being used on WWII motorcycles in North Africa…
The inset text reads “A scout suddenly discovering the enemy flops his cycle to return fire with his Sub-Tommy Gun. Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1942.”
The Messerschmitt Me 323 D was the single largest fixed-wing aircraft of WWII, this behemoth had a maximum carrying capacity of 20 tonnes, was powered by…
In 1932 the Danish government decided to try armouring motorcycles in order to keep costs down, the Danes contracted armour fabrication work to the Swedish factory, Landsverk AB.