Know Your WW2 History: Soviet Drone Tanks

These are the Soviet drone tanks of World War II

 

“Teletanks” were a technological marvel for their time but practicality in war eventually demanded resources go toward building real T-26’s and eventually the Soviet workhorse tank of WW2, the T-34.

This History of Soviet Tanks in World War Two is a fascinating one.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Know Your History: Simo Hayha – The White Death

Simo Hayha – The White Death

 

What has always amazed me about Hayha was the MASSIVE amount of kills he was able to rack up (505 confirmed) in such a short period of time (98 days) with a Mosin Nagant with IRON SIGHTS!

For those of you that have shot a Mosin at any distance over a hundred yards, you know what I am talking about!

History has proven time and time again, especially in the Civil War and WW2 that to produce deadly snipers nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised. Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their survival. Nothing could be a better teacher than that!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Know Your World War II Weapons: The Nebelwerfer Rocket Launcher.

Weapons and Warfare

A diagram of the new Nebelwerfer 150mm ammunition

These rockets were fired from a six-tube launcher mounted on a towed carriage adapted from the 3.7 cm PaK 36 carriage. This system had a maximum range of 6,900 metres (7,500 yd). I am uncertain whether these weapons were used in the Western Desert, but photographs record them in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy, Normandy and the NWE campaign, and of course on the Russian front. Nearly five and a half million 15 cm rockets and six thousand launchers were manufactured over the course of the war.

The 15-cm (5.9-in) German artillery rockets were the mainstay of the large number of German army Nebelwerfer (literally smoke-throwing) units, initially formed to produce smoke screens for various tactical uses but later diverted to use artillery rockets as well. The 15-cm (5.9-in) rockets were extensively tested by the Germans at Kummersdorf West during the late 1930s…

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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II Book Review

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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II

By Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa, Translated by Don Cyril Gorham

Hardcover in dustjacket, 432 pages, appendices, and index. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Published by Naval Institute Press November 1989

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0-87021-3156

ISBN-13: 978-0-87021-3151

Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 10.3 inches

Even today, it is comparatively difficult to find detailed information about Japanese military units in the Second World War. The Pacific Theater was vast, the ocean or jungles swallowed up entire units with their ultimate fates being inferred only after the war by comparison with Allied records. Most original wartime records and photographs were ordered destroyed by the Japanese government, whether officially held or in private collections. This periodically results in the re-discovery of some lost detail of interest of historians and modelers, such as the recent revelation of the shape of the stern of the battleship…

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