Archive for May 2014

Medal for seaman killed so close to safe return after war

May 31st, 2014 | By
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TWO sisters have spoken of their pride after completing a set of World War II service medals for the father they never knew. Merchant Navy Officer Lieutenant Commander George Anderson died on the eve of VE Day when his ship was sunk by a German submarine off the Scottish coast. Full Story



Avro Vulcan B2 Flying Display – RIAT 2010, RAF Fairford

May 31st, 2014 | By
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Check out this amazing video of the Avro Vulcan shot at the Royal International Air Tattoo back in 2010. I last saw this plane at the Farnborough airshow in 2007, an amazing sight indeed.



World War I in Photos: Technology

May 31st, 2014 | By
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Industrialization brought massive changes to warfare during the Great War. Newly-invented killing machines begat novel defense mechanisms, which, in turn spurred the development of even deadlier technologies. Nearly every aspect of what we would consider modern warfare debuted on World War I battlefields. Make sure you read Alan Taylors story below, there are some amazing
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National World War I Museum boasts one of the few tanks left from the Great War

May 31st, 2014 | By
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This is a very interesting article about one of the last tanks left from the great war. Full Story



Spitfires take to the Normandy skies again on D-Day anniversary

May 31st, 2014 | By
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Veterans commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day will be treated to a fly-past of Spitfires in their invasion livery. Flights will be from Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in Kent. Wish I could be there for that! Full Story



Oculus Rift D-Day project lets you explore WW2 tech in 3D

May 31st, 2014 | By
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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



Top 20 most produced warplanes of WW2

May 31st, 2014 | By
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Check out this infographic to get an idea of the numbers of warplanes produced in WW2. Top 20 most produced Aircraft of WW2 | Interested in WW2 warplanes? Check out these products on Amazon.



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

May 31st, 2014 | By
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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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Unboxing and Review of HobbyBoss Bf109G-2

May 31st, 2014 | By
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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



Unboxing and Review of Hobby Boss 80233 1/72 T-6 Texan

May 31st, 2014 | By
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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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