Posts Tagged ‘ world war two ’

Corsair Startup and unfolding of wings (HD)

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Vought F4U Corsair. Credit: Fred Miller

Lancaster Bomber takes to the sky after years of restoration

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

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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WW2 Footage – Bristol Beaufighter – Ten Gun Terror

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

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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Spitfire flight for WW2 pilot

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

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

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

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

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

Demonstration of dogfights at an Air Interested in WW2 dogfights? check out these products.

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

Jun 16th, 2014 | By

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 Interested in B-17
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Pranksters start up IS3 tank on monument in Ukraine

Jun 11th, 2014 | By

Found this story earlier out of Ukraine  about some guys starting up an IS-3 tank in Ukraine, not sure if its true but worth having a look. A pair of pranksters got the shock of their lives when they climbed into a rusting old WW2 tank perched on a monument in Ukraine – and started
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