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This meant that much of his heroism was unknown until the 1990s, after the fall of Communism and the release of document...
05/23/2020
Witold Pilecki: The Inspiring Story of the Polish Spy Who Took on the Third Reich

This meant that much of his heroism was unknown until the 1990s, after the fall of Communism and the release of documents that had been suppressed by the Communists for decades.

Like many of the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising, nearly no one in the Anglosphere has ever heard of Witold Pilecki, a deeply Catholic member of the Polish

05/23/2020
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The M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle

M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle live fires mine clearing line charges (MICLIC) to sweep battlefields of improvised explosive devices.

Just sat there rotting away....
05/23/2020
The Abandoned Vozdvizhenka Air Base & Aircraft - Abandoned Spaces

Just sat there rotting away....

The Vozdvizhenka air base is located close the village of Vozdvizhenka in the Ussuriysk urban district of Primorsky Krai, a strategically important region in the Russian Far East because of its borders with China and North Korea and proximity to the Pacific.   The air base consists of an airfield a...

05/23/2020
German Panzer IV - Workhorse of the Wehrmacht in Photos

The Pz. IV was modified and improved nine times throughout its production, so it remained relevant in use throughout the war.

The German Panzerkampfwagen IV medium tank, abbreviated PzKpfw IV, Pz. IV, or T-IV, was created by Friedrich Krupp AG. Production started in 1937 and

They never returned....“Please treat the church and houses with care.“We have given up our homes, where many of us have ...
05/23/2020
The ghost village of Tyneham where time stopped in 1943 – they had 28 days to leave - Abandoned Spaces

They never returned....“Please treat the church and houses with care.“We have given up our homes, where many of us have lived for generations, to help win the war and to keep men free. “We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.”

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Tigeham, meaning “goat enclosure”. A century later, the village was known as Tiham and only in later times as Tyneham. The limestone church of St Mary dates from the 13th Century. It has been nearly 73 years since the residents of Dorset village T...

We rolled into town, not knowing what to expect, but we were prepared for anything. I constantly went over casualty proc...
05/23/2020
Al Majar Al Kabir – Taking Back the Town, It Wasn't Pretty

We rolled into town, not knowing what to expect, but we were prepared for anything. I constantly went over casualty procedures in my head. Gunshot wounds, blast injuries etc. I had to get it right.

Al Majar Al Kabir: By the time I arrived in Kuwait at the end of May 2003, the war in Iraq was declared over and combat operations had ceased. As with

05/23/2020
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Tankfest 2018 at The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK

Tankfest 2018 was superb again this year with many new and exciting tanks. Thanks again to The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK.

Armored trains are a relic of the past by today’s standards but in the late 19th and early 20th century, these big steel...
05/23/2020
Incredible Armored Trains Of WWI & WWII

Armored trains are a relic of the past by today’s standards but in the late 19th and early 20th century, these big steel-plated locomotives besieged cities, pierced frontlines and supported infantry attacks all over the world.

Armored trains are a relic of the past by today's standards but in the late 19th and early 20th century, these big steel-plated locomotives besieged

05/23/2020
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Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engined, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol.

05/23/2020
Insider Leaks Title of Next Call of Duty Game

This game will never die

Call of Duty: Vietnam. According to the latest rumors, this is what the next game will be titled The source goes on to state that the game is still on

05/23/2020
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The Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems.

During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carr...
05/23/2020
4 American Troop Transport Vehicles of the 20th Century

During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carry them to and around battlefields

M75 During World War II, it became increasingly clear that infantry would need mobile, protective transport vehicles to carry them to and around

05/23/2020
'Huey' For Sale, With Amazing History

Best helicopter ever made?

The ‘Huey’ – Legendary Workhorse of Vietnam War and this warbird is for sale by Platinum Warbirds. When speaking about the Vietnam War what image comes to

Full of armor and even steam trains
05/23/2020
SS Thistlegorm: a magnificent underwater time capsule - Abandoned Spaces

Full of armor and even steam trains

Once a prominent merchant navy ship that was first set afloat in 1940, today this vessel lies at the bottom of the Red Sea, alone, though not for long. There is a project to record this wreck in 3D so that anyone can explore it from their home, safe and dry. But before being sunk, […]

It was such a leap forward in technology, size, and ammunition that its capabilities even gave the Allies pause to thank...
05/23/2020
Terrifying Potential - Most Advanced Tank of WWII Never Saw Action

It was such a leap forward in technology, size, and ammunition that its capabilities even gave the Allies pause to thank the heavens that the Soviets were on their side – temporarily, at least.

It has been said that it's not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, but rather the size of the fight in the dog that determines the outcome. If

The steam trains stored here were intended to be used should World War III break out.
05/23/2020
The Steam Train Graveyard: Used to be a secret location should war break out - Abandoned Spaces

The steam trains stored here were intended to be used should World War III break out.

The steam train graveyard is part of a reserve base near Shumkovo railway station in Perm Krai, in the Ural region of Russia. Several dozen steam locomotives and wagons are rotting away here under the sky. The base was established in 1967, transferred here from the town of Kungur. The first part of....

low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water, in addition to the protective cover provided by marine life, helped preserv...
05/23/2020
Scientific Discoveries From Recent Studies Of The Interior Of The USS Arizona

low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water, in addition to the protective cover provided by marine life, helped preserve the contents and the ship

Clearly, the deputy chief and photographer of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center (SRC) has been touched by the latest images from the

05/23/2020
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Things (You May) Not Know About The M1 Abrams Tank

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed as a highly mobile main-battle tank for modern armored ground warfare.

05/23/2020
The Vintage News

Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar

The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a VTOL aircraft developed by Avro Canada as part of a secret U.S. military project. The Avrocar intended to exploit the Coandă effect to provide lift and thrust from a single "turborotor" blowing exhaust out the rim of the disk-shaped aircraft. In the air, it would have resembled a flying saucer.

The idea behind this television coverage was so that Adolf could present Germany to the World as a friend to all of the ...
05/23/2020
Berlin 1936 Olympic Village - The First Live Television Coverage of the Olympic Games - Abandoned Spaces

The idea behind this television coverage was so that Adolf could present Germany to the World as a friend to all of the nations worldwide.

If one is to use Google Earth to track down this Olympic village the coordinates for it are 52°32′10.78″N 13°0′33.20″E. Located in at Elstal in Wustermark on the western outskirts of Berlin, it was home to some 5,000 athletes during the Berlin Olympic games of 1936. What’s special about ...

05/23/2020
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Tankfest 2018 at The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK

Tankfest 2018 was superb again this year with many new and exciting tanks. Thanks again to The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK.

Tanks, get your free tanks here...
05/23/2020
Just Amazing: The Abandoned Tank Repair Plant in 63 Pictures - Abandoned Spaces

Tanks, get your free tanks here...

The decision to build the plant was made in 1936 by the Military Council of the Automotive-Armored Directorate of the Red Army. The plant was named Repair Base No. 77 and a construction site was chosen in the Russian Far East in Ussuriysk, which used to be called Voroshilov between 1935 and 1957. Th...

A vital part of the Soviet Union’s Cold War military machine, the nation led the way in developing and fielding this mor...
05/22/2020
Crazy: The Crew Was Inside When Dropped From a Plane - 23 Facts About the Soviet BMD

A vital part of the Soviet Union’s Cold War military machine, the nation led the way in developing and fielding this more combat-oriented alternative to the armored personnel carrier.

Infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) were a vital part of the Soviet Union’s Cold War military machine. The nation led the way in developing and fielding

05/22/2020
The Battle of Stalingrad in 30 Photos

The battle was characterized by some of the most brutal close-quarter combat in history, along with a complete disregard for the civilian population that remained trapped in the city

The battle commenced in August 1942 and finally ended in February 1943 when the last of the German forces surrendered. Hailed as the single largest

05/22/2020
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The M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle

M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle live fires mine clearing line charges (MICLIC) to sweep battlefields of improvised explosive devices.

The Germans left quickly as the Soviets were approaching.
05/22/2020
The Abandoned WWII Munition Factory in the Middle of a Wood (image heavy) - Abandoned Spaces

The Germans left quickly as the Soviets were approaching.

The factory complex DAG Alfred Nobel in Krzystkowice (Alfred Nobel Dynamit Aktien-Gesellschaf Christianstadt) are now just remnants and ruins. This German munition factory was built most probably in 1939 (the exact date is also unknown) in the area of 35 km² (~8650 acres), and a huge part of it is ...

It is not uncommon to find in a forest a lost settlement or village and in the trenches lay the missing.
05/22/2020
Two German Army Groups Cut Apart - Latvia 1944

It is not uncommon to find in a forest a lost settlement or village and in the trenches lay the missing.

Latvia 1944: A closer look at the Red Army Operation Bagration and German Army Operation Doppelkopf The car was rumbling over the bumpy dusts roads, a

He beat Nazis in 44', and now he beat COVID-19. Well done, sir! Stay strong!
05/22/2020
Fantastic News: DDay Hero Kicks Covid-19 Into Touch

He beat Nazis in 44', and now he beat COVID-19. Well done, sir! Stay strong!

Arthur ‘Mac’ McIntosh is looking forward to celebrating his 101st birthday with his family following his recovery from the respiratory disease Covid-19

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Some great photos from War & Peace July 2004..... Click the image to see the slideshow.
OK I've been reading a book about the tank battles between India and Pakistan in there 1965 war together, the India army used the British maked centurion tank, and the Pakistan army used the U.S maked M 48 Patton tank, the Centurion had a 83 mm gun ( 20 LB) and the Pakistani army Patton tank had a U.S 90 mm gun, but yet the British centurion tank was able to beat the U.S Patton tank all the time, I saw picture in the book with lots of holes in the Patton tanks, can any one tell me why the U.S was so bad in a tank on tank battle, yet it had the bigger gun, a 90 mm v 83 mm gun, were the Indian tank crews better, or the centurion tank better, then the Patton tank, on paper the M48 looks a good tank, can any one fill me in on this
The Heavy Tank M6 had the worst fate of all mass produced heavy tanks of WWII. A decent vehicle with competitive characteristics became another victim of work dragging on too long. The tank was accepted into service, but only 40 vehicles in 3 modifications were produced, and none of them saw combat. By 1943, the M6 was obsolete and its road to the front lines was closed. However, a heavily modified version of the tank was soon once again in demand, and urgently:
Some good reading! 2 new volumes in the Imperial War Museum's Wartime Calssics series. (4 other titles published in 2019.) "Warriors for a Working Day" sounds real good - about a Sherman tank crew in Europe.
The Swedish dispatch rider - on their Husqvarna 258 with skis and automatic gearbox. What would life as a Tank Company commander have been without these? So many times these guys on their unstoppable machines saved us by delivering messages, collecting people for meetings, traffic control - The shepherd dog of the unit. Daytime, nighttime, rain, snow, bitter cold - nothing could stop them. So many fantastic conscript riders I have been workning with in my units - thank you all. https://www.facebook.com/arsenalen.sverigesforsvarsfordonsmuseum/photos/pcb.1741715675971128/1741710122638350/?type=3&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARDcBL6Lf1RH7jr0Mv0hEAKKlhszrl4zpJAih2loKOYiCjKZeKf1uKz137s5xOAVNzjFfx542N1OtoeX&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2QIG9UKHBO6FfxNT_k1Kzmc3glTW8QEHpWEKMbq1sK-wsinUnB1x0iQ6CukOlzb-9hAa_585bGEjt24SyZSA4EGHtZ5ws0nAAoPEYKpJ8HjSc4PywX8zJ_dQhebI934YzG1Vrk9cqN_yULuruPB27DdUW5RrPlRlp679bOPSY10b8qtnZ_Kn6HP2xV8uz5mpmM-ASsa16kcb1tiobuQkCmkhm8Rh0SR2qPEEp1uxDbuq7WR7JU69j_CsK_1UKdW2I0NVBRoAxrqn2ZN7ustk-MatKuV4HWWku6vvraXX6LV1-zO1FSYOsRnBtnQ3Fg0EQ_Z9DzKhYkRjDmHwISpxFwA
CVR(T)s at War & Peace Show 2013 - 2014 and Convoy 2015. Click the image to see the video.
I'd like to see someone build the best possible tank that *could* have been built in WW1. So, using today's knowledge of armor, slope, configuration, suspension, etc. But, ONLY using steel, guns, engines, motors etc that were available by 1918.
Looking for some information... Growing up in Detroit Michigan during the 1960s-70s, it was always my understanding that my grandfather worked and retired from General Motors Tank Division but I cannot find anything that validates this information. There are no living family members that can help with my inquiry. He has a couple service level pins representing (I believe) 20 years (3 emeralds) and 35 years (2 Sapphires/1 Diamond) with an H on a crest/shield (This H is the puzzling part as I cannot find a division beginning with H- use to think it was Hughes but that didn't pan out). Can anyone point me in the proper direction? I'm also thinking he talked about Chrysler a lot but I was small. Thank you for your time and consideration to assist. Feel free to forward to any friends that may be able to help. My years of on & off research online has finally forced me to seek outside help.