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  • German WWII belt buckle weapon--.22RF oddity

    12/13/2014 10:13:46 AM PST · by W. · 29 replies
    Sasisa.ru ^ | 13 December 2014 | A. Russian?
    Spotted this while chasing another link. Seems I've seen one of these before, but not as a cased piece. Many detailed pictures, worth a peek but texts are in Russian. Interesting...
  • PHOTOS: Cigarettes Save Life! - WWI Cravan "A" Cigarette Tin With The Shot It Stopped Still Inside

    10/17/2013 6:53:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Retronaut ^ | circa WWI | Retronaut
    “Arthur Mann joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914. His daughter-in-law says he was shot down by the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen – Arthur’s parachute caught in a tree. He also fought in the trenches – when Arthur was shot, the bullet bounced off this tin and saved his life. He also survived gassing, but this experience badly affected his long-term health. He died in 1953″ Explore Europeana 1914 – 1918
  • WW II vehicles battle for bids at auction (Biggest sale of tracked vehicles ever.)

    11/19/2012 7:11:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11-16-12 | Fox News
    On December 8th, Auctions America by RM is holding one of the largest ever sales of WW II-era vehicles at the National Military History Center in Auburn, Indiana. Over 80 vehicles, including this White M3A1 Armored Scout Car will be crossing the block.
  • WW2 Bomber Jackets - a set on Flicker

    For example, Heavenly Body
  • An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

    06/02/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million A tail rudder from the fastest airplane in the world could be yours for a cool $1 million. The seller didn't say if it was a spare part, or if it was once part of a functioning SR-71 Blackbird, which is an important distinction given the cost. When it debuted in 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird the mean looking surveillance aircraft that cruised high above the Soviet Union at speeds of up to mach 3.5 cost the U.S. Air Force $34 million per air frame....
  • How Lockheeds Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business

    04/24/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor USAF (ret.)
    How Lockheeds Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How Lockheeds Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How do you hide an airplane behind a bird? Very skillfully. Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor (ret.) flew the F-117 Nighthawk during the Bosnia Conflict, and in Stealth Fighter, he explains the history, operation, and soul America's most advanced stealth jet. While the United States had never embraced a defensive mindset and had only fielded one strategic SAM system to that point, the Nike-Hercules dating from the 1950s, and one real medium-range tactical system, the HAWK (homing all the way...
  • 7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth

    02/26/2012 4:27:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 3+ views
    7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth In certain corners of the globe you'll find the strangest of military cemeteries places filled not with the bodies of fallen troops but littered with the carcasses of abandoned tanks. These once-formidable weapons of war no longer strike fear into the hearts of opposing forces; their days of rolling inexorably onwards on the teeth of steel tracks are over. Now, the armor of these behemoths is rusting and corroded, their hatches all but sealed from lack of use, and their controls never again to be manned by commanders in battle. WWII tank...
  • Tiger Tank Manual Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausf. E (SdKfz 181) Model

    06/01/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Haynes.co.uk ^ | 2011 | Michael Hayton, Stevan Vase & David Fletcher
    The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War. Its invincibility lay in its main gun and heavy defensive armour. Using the successful Haynes Manual format, the Tiger Tank Manual gives an insight into acquiring, owning and operating one of these awesome fighting vehicles. The Tank Museum's Tiger '131' forms the centrepiece of this manual, which includes full photographic coverage of the strip-down of '131' and its engine. Vivid personal recollections describe what it was like to command a Tiger in war.
  • The chess set designed to help POWs escape

    11/30/2006 8:50:03 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th November 2006 | The Daily Mail
    The chess set designed to help POWs escape Last updated at 07:42am on 30th November 2006 They may look like worn pieces of an old cardboard chess set, but these little discs contain a prisoner of war escape kit. When prized open a white bishop from the 'Ajax Chessmen' reveals a tiny compass hidden inside. And a silk map is believed to still be concealed in the cardboard tube. Even the innocent handwritten message on the tube which contained the 32 pieces chess pieces is in code. The chessmen sets were sent to POW camps throughout World War II by...