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LancasterVulcan Avro Vulcan and two Lancasters in formation

The last 2 Two world wide airworthy Lancaster bombers flank an Avro Vulcan bomber in a battle of Britain memorial flight on the 21st of August at RAF Waddington.  

Corsair Corsair Startup and unfolding of wings (HD)

Vought F4U Corsair. Credit: Fred Miller

lancaster Lancaster Bomber takes to the sky after years of restoration

One of two that still fly, over 7000 of them were built. The workhorse of the Allies bombing effort. Details for Lancaster Length: 69ft 4in (21.08m)Wingspan: 102ft 0in (31.00m)Height: 20ft 6in (6.23m)Maximum Speed: 287mph (462km/h)Cruising Speed: 200mph (322km/h)Ceiling: 19,000ft (5,793m)Range: 2,530 miles (4,072km) with 7,000lb (3,178kg) bomb load.Powerplant: Four Rolls Royce Merlin XX, 22 or 24 of
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vulcan Incredible Air to Air Video of Vulcan Bomber (HD)

The recording was made in 4K as part of an effort to record XH558s remaining flying days in the best possible quality.The flight took place on July 21st 2014 during the aircraft’s transit from Farnborough to RNAS Yeovilton for their Air Day. A longer sequence will be available in future Vulcan programmes and the Collectors
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f22 F-22 Raptor – Vector Thrust & Aerobatics Demonstration

The F-22 Raptor can divert exhaust thrust up to 24 degrees, up or down. Raptor fighter pilots say it can give an advantage of low-speed, plus high angle-of-attack maneuverability, compared to conventional-thrust aircraft. Film Credits: MSgt Amy Cartas, TSgt Christopher Bevins

b25gunner Mid Flight Tour Of B-24 Liberator (HD)

Nice views from various locations in the aircraft, including a working rear turret/tail gunner position. The flight is also escorted by a P-51 Mustang.

spitfireDM Spitfire that saw in action in WW2 before starring in 1969 film Battle of Britain to be sold

Here is Another interesting World War Two article from the Daily Mail. “A rare Spitfire that saw action in World War Two and then starred in two blockbuster war films is up for sale for £1.5 million. The 1943 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire IXb has been hidden away in a barn in Texas for the past
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Beaufighter WW2 Footage – Bristol Beaufighter – Ten Gun Terror

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter modification of the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s earlier Beaufort torpedo bomber design. Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and served in almost all theatres of war in the Second World War, first as a night
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breitling Breitling Air Race – TV commercial

I don’t usually post commercials but Breitlings one has some decent footage of the famous P-51 Mustang and the Vought F4U Corsair even if it looks like a rock video from the 1980s.

f16-Low Turkish F16 Extremely Low Approach (3 different angles)

The spectators are standing around  the landing site at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire UK. The pilots “put on a show” for photographers and see how close they can get! View top rated F-16 products  

Reviews

WarHobby.HobbyBoss80229SovietMiG-3 Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss Mig-3 easy assembly scale model kit

Another great looking  HobbyBoss kit with an innovative approach to the easy build genre.  As usual this kit will suit younger modelers and will make a great gift for someone who might be interested in starting out, the costs are low enough at $15. Experienced modelers will also enjoy the detail provided in this kit.
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EASY-MODEL-1-72-37203-BF-109G-10-1945-L-JG51.WarHobby Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss Bf109G-2

For the inexperienced modeler, these kits are great. Although there some minor issues for the serious modeler, the kits are still one of the best ones out there for the price. Browse available  HobbyBoss models

WarhobbyT-6GTexan-228x228 Unboxing and Review of Hobby Boss 80233 1/72 T-6 Texan

The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. This is another great model for your collection and it’s a
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EASY-font-b-MODEL-b-font-font-b-1-72-b-font-36344-Me-163-B-WarHobby Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss 80238 1/72 Me.163 Interceptor

Hobby Boss’s Me 163 is a great little kit, its ideal for younger modelers and beginners, but  as usual will  appeal to more experienced modelers looking for a fun easy build. Browse available  HobbyBoss models

HobbyBoss80241172ZeroFighterType52 Unboxing and Review of Hobby Boss 1/72 Zero Type 52

Zeros were the foundation of the Japanese navy and at the start of the War was one of the best fighters in the pacific. Over ten-thousand were made and served throughout the war. The Type 52 was put into production in 1943. It had improved  guns, speed and maneuverability over the previous Zero design, however
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1-72-Easy-Model-Typhoon-MK-IB-Rb382-184-Squadron-36313-WarHobby Unboxing and Review of Hobby Boss 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB

The Hawker Typhoon was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. The Typhoon was originally designed to be a medium-high altitude interceptor, and a direct replacement for the Hawker Hurricane. The Typhoon also established itself in roles such as night-time intruder and a long-range fighter. From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs;
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HobbyBoss17280220F4F4Wildcat.WarHobby Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss F4F-3 Wildcat Easy Assembly Kit

HobbyBoss has produced a finely detailed kit, which really captures the look and feel of an early Wildcat. As usual this kit is great for a beginner but an experienced modeller will also have some quick fun. Browse available  HobbyBoss models

warhobbyme-262-500x500 Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss Me262A-1a

Hobby Boss’s Me Me 262  is another awesome kit and as usual suitable for younger modelers and beginners however more experienced modelers will still get a lot of of this kit. Browse available  HobbyBoss models

WarHobbyHobbyBossLA780236 Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss La-7 1/72 easy assembly kit

Hobby Boss’s La-7 is a great kit for beginners or youngsters, as the assembly will be quick and easy, ensuring an eye-catching model. It makes a wonderful introduction to warplane scale modelling. Veteran modelers of course can include more detail to make it the basis for a stand out of a kit or practice a
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EASY-MODEL-1-72-37231-F4U-1A-VF-17-Lt-Ike-Kepford-1944.warhobby Unboxing and Review of Hobby Boss 1/72 Vought F4U-4 Corsair Easy Assembly Kit

Hobby Boss 1/72 F4U-4 Corsair One of the classic aircraft of the World War II period, the Corsair was designed in 1938 to meet a USN requirement for a shipboard fighter. The distinctive inverted gull-wing was to provide sufficient ground clearance for the huge propeller attached to the Double Wasp engine. Browse available  HobbyBoss models

Battle footage

Beaufighter WW2 Footage – Bristol Beaufighter – Ten Gun Terror

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter modification of the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s earlier Beaufort torpedo bomber design. Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and served in almost all theatres of war in the Second World War, first as a night
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Sherman Recently Discovered Color WW2 Combat Footage [HD]

Recently discovered WW2 combat footage. It’s definitely worth checking out even if you think you have seen them all before.

d-dayfeature Normandy: Surviving D-Day (full documentary)

Five years into World War II, the future of Europe hangs in the balance, as 34,000 US soldiers embark on a mission to launch the biggest attack ever from sea. This fascinating documentary, interviews the soldiers who fought at Omaha, recalling their experiences as they approached the shore line under intense cross fire. Using CGI
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Hell In The Pacific (2009) Hell in the Pacific (2001) Documentary

This four-part documentary series was released in 2001 and aired on Channel4 in the UK. It focuses on the Pacific Theater in WWII. This documentary follows the combat in the Pacific Theater and features interviews with American servicemen and historians (Eugene Sledge, Studs Terkel), British, Scottish, and Australian participants. Definitely worth watching. Inferno - Dec, 7th
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Documentary

lancaster Lancaster Bomber takes to the sky after years of restoration

One of two that still fly, over 7000 of them were built. The workhorse of the Allies bombing effort. Details for Lancaster Length: 69ft 4in (21.08m)Wingspan: 102ft 0in (31.00m)Height: 20ft 6in (6.23m)Maximum Speed: 287mph (462km/h)Cruising Speed: 200mph (322km/h)Ceiling: 19,000ft (5,793m)Range: 2,530 miles (4,072km) with 7,000lb (3,178kg) bomb load.Powerplant: Four Rolls Royce Merlin XX, 22 or 24 of
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rocketwheel World War II: Strange Allied Weapons (full documentary) HD

I watched this documentary the other day, some very interesting weapons here. You may have heard of some before such as the bat bomb but not the exact details on how they would work. It also mentions some I hadn’t heard of before such as an aircraft carrier made from ice and a penjandrum which was
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d-dayfeature Normandy: Surviving D-Day (full documentary)

Five years into World War II, the future of Europe hangs in the balance, as 34,000 US soldiers embark on a mission to launch the biggest attack ever from sea. This fascinating documentary, interviews the soldiers who fought at Omaha, recalling their experiences as they approached the shore line under intense cross fire. Using CGI
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Hell In The Pacific (2009) Hell in the Pacific (2001) Documentary

This four-part documentary series was released in 2001 and aired on Channel4 in the UK. It focuses on the Pacific Theater in WWII. This documentary follows the combat in the Pacific Theater and features interviews with American servicemen and historians (Eugene Sledge, Studs Terkel), British, Scottish, and Australian participants. Definitely worth watching. Inferno - Dec, 7th
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Gaming

rift Aging Veterans Are Using Oculus Rift To Fly War Planes Again

Flying days don’t have to be over for elderly vets. Thanks to Reddit user Jwsimmons, who’s been visiting assisted living homes with Oculus Rift for the past year, these former pilots get to experience the planes from their glory days all over again. Check out the full story at Gizmodo

d-day-mulberry-b-harbor Oculus Rift D-Day project lets you explore WW2 tech in 3D

A French 3D company Dassault Systemes has created an awesome virtual universe to mark the anniversary of the June 6, 1944 “D-Day” landings. I for I cannot wait to get my hands on an Oculus Rift and to see these kinds of projects is really cool. Full Story