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Japanese tanks of World War Two by Sakhal

The Japanese Armed Forces were traditionally characterized by the duplicity of weapons in the Navy and the Army. Each of them had its own Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry and Armored Corps, which in the end was detrimental for the quality, largely thanks ...

2016-09-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 431 - Length: 20 Kb - Last update: Never
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka by Sakhal

During the Russo-German conflict the Soviet engineers, with their magnific T-34, pointed the way to follow on tank design to their German counterparts. But it is not less true that they would have to learn from the Germans as well. Indeed, they were u...

2016-09-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 452 - Length: 19 Kb - Last update: Never
The fate of the Scharnhorst by Sakhal

The Scharnhorst is another example of the limitations that Germany had for its rearmament because of the Treaty of Versailles. The most important deficiencies of this battleship (which was actually a battlecruiser) lied in her armament, on which the p...

2016-09-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 508 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen by Sakhal

The 18th May 1941 departed from the military port of Gotehafen a combat group formed by two splendid and modern warships, the battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, to start the Operation Rheinubung, a raid against the British supply l...

2015-10-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 459 - Length: 16 Kb - Last update: Never
The fate of the Admiral Graf Spee by Sakhal

The Admiral Graf Spee and the Battle of River Plate The "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee was built in 1934 after her sisters Admiral Scheer and Deutschland. She had been projected to elude the Versailles Treaty, which prohibited to Germany to bu...

2015-10-19 - Votes: 0 - Views: 476 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
Hornet and Chokai - Two faces of Guadalcanal by Sakhal

USS Hornet After the Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor, the American public opinion, despite having reacted with indignation, was still shocked. To this contributed the fact that Japan was very far and the average citizen did not see clearly how t...

2015-10-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 485 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: 2015-10-19
Amphibious landing craft of World War Two by Sakhal

LCM At the beginning of World War Two, the belligerent powers, despite having developed in many cases a technology and a military technique of high level, had not still taken into consideration, in a proper perspective, the problem of eventual landin...

2015-10-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 441 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
Torpedo boats of World War Two by Sakhal

MTB Class: Vosper 70, 10 units (numbers 31 to 40) Authorized in 1938 and built in Vosper Portsmouth in 1939-40. Four units were sunk in 1940; the numbers 31, 32, 33 and 34 were rebaptized as CT 21, CT 22, CT 23 and CT 24 in 1943 to be used as towed ...

2015-10-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 306 - Length: 19 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Russia by Sakhal

Russia 1941 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: Pistols Tokarev TT 1930 and TT 1933 caliber 7.62 mm, and TT 34 caliber 5.56 mm; revolver Nagant 1895 caliber 7.62 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Mosin Nagant Model 1891, 1891/1930, 1910 a...

2015-10-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 99 - Length: 17 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - United States by Sakhal

United States 1942 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Colt M 1911 and 1911 A1 caliber 45 Individual weapons - Rifles: Springfield 1903 caliber 7.62 mm, P 14 caliber 7.7 mm and M 1917 caliber 7.62 mm (a) Individual weapons - Hand grenades: Mk 1A1, ...

2015-10-10 - Votes: 0 - Views: 78 - Length: 12 Kb - Last update: Never
The Japanese Fleet at Pearl Harbor by Sakhal

"If war is unavoidable, better if it comes soon; the later, the worse it will be." The embargo of petroleum meant for Tokyo the hardest diplomatic blow among many others coming from United States: the reserves of fuel would be enough for a year only. Fro...

2015-10-07 - Votes: 0 - Views: 117 - Length: 20 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Japan by Sakhal

Japan 1942 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: Pistol Hino Kamuro caliber 7.65 mm; pistols 4th Year (a), 14th Year and Type 94, all of caliber 8 mm; revolver 26th Year caliber 9 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Type 35th Year and Type 38...

2015-10-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 75 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Italy by Sakhal

Italy 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Beretta Model 34 caliber 9 mm (a) Individual weapons - Rifles: Rifle 91/38, carbine 91/38 and 91/38 TS, all of caliber 6.5 mm (b) Individual weapons - Hand grenades: Breda 35, OTO 35 and SRCM, all of o...

2015-09-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 73 - Length: 21 Kb - Last update: Never
Assault means of the Regia Marina by Sakhal

Of surface Tourism Speedboat (1st and 2nd series) Characteristics: lenght: 5.20 meters; total weight: 1100 kilograms; warhead: 330 kilograms; maximum speed: 33 knots; operational range: 150 kilometers; year: 1936. Observations: explosive hulls den...

2015-08-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 114 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Organization of the Black Brigades by Sakhal

Organization of the Black Brigades After the events of September 1943, Mussolini, freed from the prison in the Great Sasso and brought to Germany, started to conceive a plan which, with German help, would give birth to the Government of the Italian S...

2015-08-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 77 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Germany by Sakhal

Germany 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: P08 Luger caliber 9 mm, Walther M34 caliber 7.65 mm and Mauser C96 caliber 7.63 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Mauser K98 in models 98a, 98b and 98k, all of caliber 7.92 mm Individual weapons - Hand ...

2015-08-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 73 - Length: 18 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Britain by Sakhal

Britain 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Enfield number 4 Mk 1 caliber .38, Webley Mk VI caliber .45 / British Colt and Webley caliber .45 Individual weapons - Rifles: Lee Enfield number 4 Mk 1 and several types of the preceding number 1, all...

2015-08-09 - Votes: 0 - Views: 67 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: Never
Armed forces in World War Two - Poland and France by Sakhal

Poland - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Vis 36 model 35 caliber 9 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Polish Mauser K 98 caliber 7.92 mm Individual weapons - Hand grenades: Defensive, offensive and smoke Automatic weapons - Submachine guns: Mors 1...

2015-07-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 85 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the US naval aviation in the Pacific by Sakhal

Edward O'Hare During the first months of the war in the Pacific the American naval force found that its aircraft carriers were too dispersed in the attempt to stop the progressive advance of the Japanese on the conquest of the islands. After the even...

2015-07-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 109 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Allied aircraft of Germany in the Eastern Front by Sakhal

When talking about the air campaign in the Eastern Front, during the Second World War, usually are mentioned only the Soviets and the Germans. However, along with the aircraft and pilots of the Luftwaffe fought others belonging to the countries that e...

2015-07-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 118 - Length: 30 Kb - Last update: Never
The fighters of the Bushido Code by Sakhal

Maybe the only thinking of many pilots of the Kuomintang or North Americans before crashing on the Chinese rice fields were for those who, months or weeks before, had affirmed that the Japanese fighters were only bad copies of the western models. Even...

2015-07-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 98 - Length: 12 Kb - Last update: Never
Dornier Do 217 by Sakhal

The origins of the Do 217 date back to 1937, when it was presented, to take part in the aeronautical competition in the Alps Circuit, a bomber obtained from the transformation of a civilian aircraft. Built by Dornier, the Do 17 was soon nicknamed "Fly...

2015-07-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 184 - Length: 18 Kb - Last update: Never
The rocket-propelled fighters Me 163 and J8M by Sakhal

The rocket-propelled fighter was realized as prototype the 13th August 1941. In that day the test pilot of Messerschmitt, Heini Dittmar, fastened the seat belts onboard the prototype Me 163A, ignited the rocket engine and departed, leaving behind a tr...

2015-07-02 - Votes: 0 - Views: 95 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the Nachtjagdgeschwader Luftwaffe by Sakhal

Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein At the moment of his death, Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was the record pilot among the ones of night fight of the Luftwaffe, having downed not less than 83 Allied aircraft in the darkness. Only Heinz-Wolfgang Sc...

2015-07-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 90 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
Aces of the Zerstorer Luftwaffe by Sakhal

Hans-Ulrich Rudel The achievements of Hans-Ulrich Rudel during the Second World War have not been equalled by any aviator in History and he received the only Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves awarded to any German serviceman. Albeit he enlisted i...

2015-06-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 134 - Length: 13 Kb - Last update: Never