Archive for June 2014

Abandoned fleet of WWII and Cold War planes (Photos)

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
b-24

  Here is another article from the Daily Mail which has some very interesting photos. The WWII and Cold War planes were lovingly collected by scrapyard worker Walter Soplata in his back garden in Newbury, Ohio, in 1940s. However since his death the planes lie at the abandoned graveyard amongst overgrown foliage and scrap metal. The haunting images of
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40 maps that explain World War I

Jun 28th, 2014 | By
German_Reich1

I found this very interesting webpage the other day from www.vox.com. If you are interesting in WW1 then its worth checking out. “One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by Serbian terrorists. The murder set off a chain reaction that plunged much of the world into war.
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F-35 Lightning II – Hot Refueling + Aerial

Jun 26th, 2014 | By
F-35

Hot pit refueling of F-35B Lightning II jets at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Hot refueling is when the engines are still operating. Plus aerial footage of F-35s filmed from the back of a C-130. Film Credits: Cpl Jesse Witten & Cpl Maxwell Pennington Interested in F-35 models, books and DVDs then check out these
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Rare war medal sells for £4,600

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
1208511378

We found this interesting story today, a rare First World War medal awarded to a soldier deep in the Australian outback has sold for five times the expected price after it was unearthed in Chesterfield UK.  The gold Australian Tribute Medal was one of four wartime gongs sold to a private British collector at an
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Spitfire flight for WW2 pilot

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
OldSpitfirePilot

I found this video on the BBC today, its great seeing legends like this 91-year-old former fighter pilot being given the chance to fly his first Spitfire. Neville Croucher, from Chartham near Canterbury, survived 800 combat hours in the cockpit of Hurricane fighters during World War Two. He was given the chance to fly a Spitfire at
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World War II: Strange Allied Weapons (full documentary) HD

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By
rocketwheel

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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Recently Discovered Color WW2 Combat Footage [HD]

Jun 21st, 2014 | By
Sherman

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



Historic restored WW2 Corsair fighter debuts at the Olympic Air Show

Jun 17th, 2014 | By
corsair

After an over 11-year restoration requiring approximately 38,000 hours of labor the Corsair was introduced Saturday June 14th as it took to the South Sound skies as part of the museum’s 2014 air show program. View Amazons WW2 Corsair related products



Air Show Action – Dog Fights

Jun 17th, 2014 | By
dogfight

Demonstration of dogfights at an Air Show.credit: https://www.facebook.com/tjdozier?fref=photo Interested in WW2 dogfights? check out these products.



‘Sally B’ – The last airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress in Europe

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
SallyB

Based at Duxford, England, Sally B flies at airshows in the UK and Europe, as well as serving as a flying memorial to the U.S. airmen who died in the skies over Europe during World War 2. For more details of this magnificent machine and how you can help keep her flying, visit http://www.sallyb.org.uk/ Interested in B-17
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