Battle of Britain

RAF fighter partnership that won the Battle of Britain

From ‘Operation Sealion’ to ‘the Blitz’ Operation Sealion The Battle of Britain was fought in the air to prevent a seaborne invasion of the British Isles. The German invasion plan, code-named Operation ‘Seelöwe’ (Sealion), took shape when Britain failed to… learn more

Mitsubishi G4M Betty

3D model Mitsubishi G4M Betty.

Japanese medium and torpedo bomber Mitsubishi G4M Betty Mitsubishi G4M Betty G4M1 to G4M3c and G6M. Type: Japanese land-based naval torpedo bomber and missile carrier. History: Nicknamed the ‘Flying Cigar’ on account of its shape and because the fuel tanks… learn more

Matilda II

3d model of Infantry Tank Mk II, Matilda II

British Infantry Tank Mk II (A12) History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Matilda II Type: Infantry Tank Mk II (A12) History: At the time the Infantry Tank Mk I pilot model – A11E1 – was delivered, the Mechanisation… learn more

Italian submarines 600 class

Adua and Acciaio class subs

Sirena, Perla, Adua, Acciaio sub class Sirena, Perla, Adua, Acciaio classes. Type: Italian 600 class submarines. History: Dating coming from a time of effective growth for the Italian navy’s sub arm, the 12 Sirena class subs were known as well… learn more

Panzer 38(t)

3d model Panzer 38 (t) Ausf G

German ex-Czech light tank PzKpfw 38(t) History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Panzer 38 (t) Type: Light tank History: The Panzer 38 (t) was, in fact, the Czech LT Vz 38 which was produced for the Wehrmacht after… learn more

Arctic convoy PQ-17

Narrow missed hit on a Allied destroyer

Artic convoys to Russia 1941-1942 Hazardous duty fell to the men who convoyed supplies to Russia after the German invasion of June 1941. The forces of nature on the arctic run posed a threat equal to that of the Germans.… learn more

French Armed Forces 1940

French heavy tak Char B1

Strength and organization of the Army Forces and Air Force of France in May 1940 French Army On 10 May 1940 the German offensive began by outflanking the Maginot Line in an advance through the Ardennes region, a move totally… learn more

Dutch Armed Forces

Dutch mortat team in action

Strength and organization of the Army, Air Force and Navy of the Netherlands in Europe in May 1940 Dutch Army During World War One Holland’s neutrality had been respected and during the inter-war years her government saw fit to reduce… learn more

BM-13N Katyusha

3d model of BM-13N Katyusha

Russian Studebacker truck-mounted rocket-launcher BM-13N Katyusha Katyusha Rocket Launcher BM-13N. Type: Truck-mounted rocket launcher. History: The first self-propelled artillery weapons produced in quantity in Russia were not guns at all but novel rocket weapons. In June 1938, GAU had authorized… learn more

Il-2M3 Stormovik

3D model Stormovik

Russian close support and ground attack aircraft Ilyushin Il-2M3 Stormovik. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Ilyushin Il-2 Stormovik. Type: Close support and ground attack aircraft. History: ‘It is at least as essential to the Red Army as… learn more

Norwegian Armed Forces

Three Allied soldiers evacuated from Norway

Strength and organization of the Army, Air Force and Navy of Norway in April 1940 In 1939, after more than a hundred years of peace, Norway did not possess a large standing army and her government considered that effective national… learn more

B-25 Mitchell

3D model B-25J Mitchell

US medium and attack bomber North American B-25 Mitchell. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. North American B-25 Mitchell. Type: Medium bomber and attack aircraft. History: Named in honour of the fearless US Army Air Corps officer who… learn more

Horten Ho IX

3d model Gotha Go 229

German jet bomber Horten Ho IX (Gotha Go 229) History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, video and 3D model. Gotha Go 229, Horten Ho IX. Type: German jet bomber, jet fighter-bomber and jet fighter. History The Horton Ho IX twin-jet… learn more

Japanese Army 1941-42

Japanese patrol on Guam

Strength and organization of the Imperial Army The focus of the war moved away from China to the Pacific when Japan attacked American and British bases in the Far East in December 1941. The Imperial Army was involved in a… learn more

Hawker Typhoon

3D model Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B

British fighter-bomber Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures, video and 3D model. Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B Type: British fighter-bomber. History: The Hawker Typhoon ‘s early life was almost total disaster. Though the concept of so big… learn more

Luftwaffe and German Airborne Forces May 1940

German Paratroopers during the air landings in Holland

German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and Airborne Forces for the campaign in the West, May 1940 German Air Force For the campaign in the West the Luftwaffe deployed 3,902 aircraft (1,482 bombers and dive-bombers, 42 ground-attack planes, 1,016 fighter planes and… learn more

German Orders of Battle for the campaign in the West, May 1940

A Panzer I leads Panzer 38(t)

German Orders of Battle for the campaign in the West, 10 May 1940 By May 1940, the number of divisions in the German army was as follows: 129 infantry divisions; 8 motorised infantry divisions (3 Waffen-SS); 10 panzer divisions; 3… learn more

Ar 234 Blitz

3d model of Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz

World’s first jet bomber Arado Ar 234 Blitz Arado Ar 234 Blitz. Type: world’s first jet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. History: As the world’s first jet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft the Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning) spearheaded Germany’s remarkably bold introduction… learn more

Russian Army

The Russian Army in World War One 1914-1917 – uniforms, strength, organization. For Russia, whose population numbered 167,000,000, manpower seemed the least of her problems. Bad roads, scant railways, low industrial capacity, poor standards of education and literacy, and a… learn more

Panzerschreck

3d model of Panzerschreck

88 mm Raketen Panzerbuchse 54 anti-tank rocket launcher Panzerschreck or Ofenrohr Panzerschreck 88 mm Raketen Panzerbuchse 54, Ofenrohr. Type: Anti-tank rocket launcher. History: Panzerschreck (Tank Terror) or Ofenrohr (Stovepipe) was a shoulder fired rocket launcher inspired by the US Army’s… learn more