P-40 Curtiss Hawk

3d model Curtiss P-40 C Flying Tigers

US fighter, ground attack and fighter-bomber plane Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk Type: US fighter plane, ground attack and fighter-bomber plane. History: It was between December 1941 and July 1942 that the Flying Tigers, a unit of American volunteers operating… learn more

Panzerfaust

3d model Panzerfaust 60

One-shot recoilless anti-tank launcher. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Panzerfaust 30, 60, 100, 150, 250. Type: light, one-shot recoilless anti-tank launcher History: The appearance of heavy Russian tanks KV-1 and T-34 in 1942 led to a demand… learn more

He 111

3d model of Heinkel He 111.

German Heinkel medium bomber Heinkel He 111 Type: medium bomber (later also torpedo bomber, glider tug and missile launcher). History A natural twin-engined outgrowth of the He 70, the first He 111 was a graceful machine with elliptical wings and… learn more

B-29 Superfortress

3D model of B-29 Superfortress

US long-range and high-altitude heavy bomber from Boeing Boeing Model 345 B-29 Superfortress Type: High-altitude heavy long-range and atomic bomber. History: Development and mass production of the B-29, the Boeing Model 345 which was named Superfortress, was one of the… learn more

Red Air Force and Navy 1941-1942

MiG-3 fighters over Leningrad

Russian Air Force 1942 The enforced lull in air operations during the winter period allowed the Red Air Force to recover from the first shocks. Training was improved and the quality of the aircrews rose generally through direct combat experience.… learn more

Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen

3d model A6M5

Japanese navy fighter, fighter-bomber and Kamikaze plane Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen Type: Japanese carrier-based fighter and fighter-bomber. History: Though the A6M3 was an ideal fighter with the original high manoeuvrability of the A6M1 and higher speed performance than the Mitsubishi A6M2… learn more

Red Army 1942

Russian infantry assault winter 1941-42

Strength and Organization of the Russian Armed Forces On 5 December 1941, in temperatures of minus 30 degrees centigrade, the Red Army launched its counter-offensive with 720,000 men, 670 tanks (205 of which were heavy KV-1 and medium T-34 models),… learn more

P-51 Mustang

US long-range escort fighter plane North American P-51 Mustang Type: Long-range escort fighter. History Many claims have been made for the P-51 Mustang: that it was the best combat aircraft of the WW2, that it marked the transition from the… learn more

Panzer IV G

3d model of PzKpfw IV G

German medium tank PzKpfw IV Ausf G PzKpfw IV Ausf G (SdKfz 161/1 and SdKfz 161/2) Type: German medium tank History The 1,750 PzKpfw IV Ausf G were acquired by ten separate orders, issued to Krupp-Gruson, Vomag and Nibelungenwerke. Of… learn more

P-47D Thunderbolt

3d model P-47 Thunderbolt

Late models of the long-range escort fighter and fighter-bomber (beginning with P-47D-25) Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (late models from D-25) Type: US fighter-bomber and long-range escort fighter. History Production of the P-47 Thunderbolt really hit its stride with the P-47D, the… learn more

Panzer IV H

3d model of Panzer IV H

German medium tank PzKpfw IV Ausf H. History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures and 3D model. Panzer IV Ausf H (SdKfz 161/2) Type: German medium tank History Of the 3,935 Panzer IV Ausf H chassis produced, 3,774 were completed as… learn more

41M Turan II

3d model of Turan II

Hungarian medium tank 41M Turan II Type: Hungarian medium tank History: Prior to WW2 , Hungary had equipped its armoured forces with AFV’s from abroad (mainly Italian CV-33 tankettes) which they then modified to suit their own purposes. In 1940,… learn more

Japanese Navy 1939-40

Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima

Strength and organisation of the Imperial Japanese Navy The Prime Minister presided over Imperial General Headquarters (GHQ) which was split in two sections – Army and Navy. Holding positions at Imperial GHQ were the Navy Minister and the Chief of… learn more

Japanese Army 1939-40

Japanese soldiers crossing a pontoon bridge in China

Strength and organization of the Imperial Army and Air Force The Japanese Army was a mirror of Japanese society before 1945. It contained a peculiar amalgam of medieval attitudes and modern material, for the Army still followed the code of… learn more

Polish Armed Forces in Exile

Polish troops march through an English town during the summer of 1940

POLISH ARMY IN EXILE Many Polish soldiers, singly or in small groups, had evaded capture or escaped internment after the defeat in 1939, and made their way to France through the Baltic countries in the north, and through Hungary, Romania,… learn more

Handley Page Halifax

3d model Handley Page Halifax Mk B III

RAF and Coastal Command heavy bomber Handley Page Halifax. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Handley Page Halifax Type: RAF and Coastal Command heavy bomber, patrol bomber, anti-submarine, cargo transport, paratroop carrier, glider tug. History Though the Handley… learn more

Me 262

3d model Me 262 A1a

German Messerschmitt jet fighter-bomber A2a and interceptor A1a Messerschmitt Me 262 Type: German jet fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber and night-fighter. History: In the Messerschmitt Me 262 the German aircraft industry created a potentially war-winning aircraft which could have restored to the… learn more

Czech National Army in Exile

Czech soldier on exercise in Britain

CZECHOSLOVAK ARMY Before 1938, the 1,500,000 strong Czech Army was one of the largest in Europe. After the Munich Agreement, Czech soldiers began to leave their homeland, and the first Czech units abroad were formed in Poland. The nucleus of… learn more

Hawker Tempest

3d model Hawker Tempest Mk V

British fighter-bomber Hawker Tempest Mk V Type: British fighter-bomber. History: The Hawker Typhoon was noted for its thick wing – occasional erratic flight behaviour at high speeds was traced to compressibility (local airflow exceeding the speed of sound), which had… learn more

Me 109 E

3d model Messerschmitt Bf 109 E

German Messerschmitt ‘Emil’ fighter from the Blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain Messerschmitt Me 109 E and T Type: German fighter plane or fighter-bomber from the Blitzkrieg and the Battle of Britain (Bf 109 T carrier plane). History: At the outbreak… learn more