Cruiser Aurora

Russian Pallada class protected cruisers (Pallada, Diana, Aurora). History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Pallada class (Pallada, Diana, Aurora) Type: Protected cruisers. History: The Pallada class were three-funnelled cruisers having a fore­castle deck so far as the mainmast. The… learn more

Mortier de 370 Filloux

French 370-mm heavy mortar rains high explosives

French heavy 370-mm howitzer Mortier de 370 Filloux. History, development, service, specification, and pictures. History The Mortier de 370 Filloux had its ori­gins in a specification regarding a coastal artil­lery gun able to produce plunging shells in order to cut… learn more

F.E.2

British two-seater fighter Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b and F.E.2d Type: two-seater fighter (later night-bomber). History: Had it been achievable to have the F.E.2b to come sooner into action, it… learn more

St Chamond assault tank

St Chamond tanks

French Char d’Aussaut St Chamond. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Char d’Aussaut St Chamond Type: Assault tank. History: The introduction of the Schneider tank had by-passed the ordinary French military supply paths, which made upset several of… learn more

Big Bertha

M-Gerät ‘Big Bertha’. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Kurze Marinekanone 14 L/12 (M-Gerät) ‘Big Bertha’ Type: super-heavy howitzer. History: The Schlieffen Plan which was designed to obtain the German defeat of France, by wheeling armies via Belgium to… learn more

Mauser rifle 1898

German army's Gewehr 1898.

German infantry rifle Mauser Gewehr 1898 History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Mauser Gewehr 1898 Type: Infantry Rifle. History: The initial Mauser rifle accepted for German military service was the Mauser Modell 1888. This utilized a Mauser bolt-action which… learn more

Martinsyde G.100 Elephant

British long-range escort fighter Martinsyde G.100 and G.102 ‘Elephant’. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Martinsyde G.100 and G.102 Elephant Type: single-seat long-range escort fighter (later ground-attack and bomber aircraft). History: Developed by A. A. Fletcher of Martinsyde Limited… learn more

Schneider Tank

Schneider tank

French Schneider assault tank Char d’Assaut (CA). History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Char d’Assaut Schneider Type: Assault tank. History: The idea of the Char d’Assaut Schneider (or Schneider CA) had been de­veloped under the aegis of General… learn more

B.E.2

British reconnaissance, bomber, night-fighter and training aircraft Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2. Type: two-seat reconnaissance and bomber aircraft. History: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, B.E.2a und B.E.2b The initial B.E.… learn more

Tank Mk I

British heavy Infantry Tank Mark I, first tank in history. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Tank Mk I Type: Heavy Infantry Tank. History: The thought of the armoured ‘landship’ had been quite nicely well-known in fiction prior… learn more

Canon de 75 mle 1897

French field gun Canon de 75 mle 1897 (soixante-quinze). History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. History: Canon de 75 mle 1897 Type: field gun. The demand to becoming probably the most legendary guns in recent history could be… learn more

Caudron G

French Caudron G series of two-seater reconnaissance bombers. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Caudron G.III, G.IV and G.VI Type: two-seat reconnaissance bomber and training aircraft. History: The majority of nacelle-and-tailboom aero­planes of 1914-19 had been pusher bi­planes; the… learn more

FT-17

3D model of FT-17

French light infantry tank Renault FT-17. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Renault FT-17 Type: Light Infantry Tank. History: The little Renault FT-17 was without a doubt one of the most successful of all the World War one… learn more

Albatros B

German two-seat reconnaissance planes Albatros B types. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and model. Albatros B.I, B.II, B.III Type: Two-seat reconnaissance plane. History: This none armed two-seat Albatros bi­planes which were used in Germany in one functionality as well as… learn more

Airco DH2

Model Airco DH2

British first true single-seat fighting scout Airco de Havilland 2. Airco DH2 Type: single-seat fighting scout. History: Now generally recognized as the RFC’s first true fighter, the Airco D.H.2 reached France early in 1916. By that time the Fokker E… learn more

Mk VIII tank

US heavy Mk VIII ‘Liberty’ or ‘International’ tank. Mk VIII (Liberty or International tank) Type: Heavy Infantry Tank. History: In 1916 General John J Pershing appointed an officer with the planning of a tank unit for the US Army. This… learn more

Gun 149/35

Italian heavy gun Cannone da 149/35A. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Cannone da 149/35A Type: heavy gun. History: The development of a new heavy artillery gun, which could replace the in 1882 introduced older model 149/23, began… learn more

Nieuport 11

French scout and single-seat fighter Nieuport 11 and 16 ‘Bebe’ Nieuport 11, 16 Type: single-seat fighting scout. History: The Nieuport 11 found its roots in a tiny, single-seat biplane, operated by a 80 hp Gnome power plant, de­signed by Gustave… learn more

Battlecruiser Lion

'Lion' class battlecruisers at sea prior to the battle of Jutland

British Battlecruiser class Lion and Princess Royal in action at the Battle of the Dogger Bank. History: Embodying all the strengths and weaknesses of Fisher’s battlecruiser concept, Lion was every inch a thoroughbred. Fast and powerful, but vulnerable to fire… learn more

Fokker Eindecker

3D model of Fokker E.

German Fokker E monoplane Fokker Eindecker Type: single-seat fighting scout. History: Anthony Fokker’s Eindecker (literally ‘one wing’) monoplanes were the man­ifestation of his design philosophy combining manoeuvrability with a syn­chronized machine-gun of acceptable reliability. The original M5k prototype was in… learn more