WWII

Hawker Hurricane Mk I Spotter Card

Aircraft: Hawker Hurricane Mk I Type: single-engine British _ ghter Manufacturer: Hawker Aircraft Ltd Year: 1937 Engine: Rolls-Royce Merlin II, 12-cylinder V, air-cooled, 1,030 hp Wingspan: 12.19m Length: 9.55m Height: 3.99m Weight (loaded): 2,993 kg Maximum speed: 320 mph Ceiling: 33,200 feet Range: 460 miles Armament: 8 Browning machine guns in wings Crew: 1 Click […]

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Spotter Card

Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109E Type: single-engine German _ ghter Manufacturer: Messerschmitt AG Year: 1939 Engine: Daimler-Benz DB 601, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,050 hp Wingspan: 9.87m Length: 8.65m Height: 2.50m Weight (loaded): 2,010 kg Maximum speed: 342 mph Ceiling: 34,450 feet Range: 410 miles Armament: 2 machine-guns on top of engine cowling and 2 20-mm cannon […]

Messerschmitt Bf 110C Spotter Card

Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 110C Type: twin-engine German fighterbomber Manufacturer: Messerschmitt AG Year: 1939 Engines: 2 Daimler-Benz DB 601,12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,050 hp each Wingspan: 16.25m Length: 12.07m Height: 4.12m Weight (loaded): 6,028 kg Maximum speed: 336 mph Ceiling: 32,810 feet Range: 680 miles Armament: 5 machine-guns and 2 20-mm cannon Crew: 2-3 Click to view all our […]

Junkers Ju 87B Spotter Cards

Aircraft: Junkers Ju 87B Type: single-engine German divebomber Manufacturer: Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG Year: 1938 Engine: Junkers Jumo 211, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,200 hp Wingspan: 13.79m Length: 11.10m Height: 4.01m Weight (loaded): 4,330 kg Maximum speed: 238 mph Ceiling: 26,250 feet Range: 490 miles Armament: 3 machine-guns and 500 kg of bombs Crew: 2 Click to […]

Heinkel He 111H Spotter Cards

Aircraft: Heinkel He 111H Type: twin-engine German medium bomber Manufacturer: Ernst Heinkel AG Year: 1939 Engines: 2 Junkers Jumo 211A, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,100 hp each Wingspan: 22.60m Length: 16.39m Height: 4.0m Weight (loaded): 14,000 kg Maximum speed: 252 mph Ceiling: 27,900 feet Range: 1,280 miles 6 machine-guns and 2,495 kg Click to view all our Battle […]

Dornier Do 17Z – Spotter Card

Aircraft: Dornier Do 17Z Type: twin-engine German medium bomber Manufacturer: Dornier-Werke GmbH Year: 1939 Engines: 2 BMW Bramo 323P, 9-cylinder radial, air-cooled, 1,000 hp each. Wingspan: 18.0m Length: 15.79m Height: 4.55m Weight (loaded): 8,590 kg Maximum speed: 255 mph Ceiling: 26,900 feet Range: 721 miles Armament: 6 machine-guns and 1,000 kg of bombs Crew: 4 Click to view […]

Junkers 88A Spotter Card

Aircraft: Junkers 88A Type: twin-engine German medium bomber/dive-bomber Manufacturer: Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG Year: 1939 Engines: 2 Junkers Jumo 211B, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,200 hp each Wingspan: 18.38m Length: 14.36m Height: 5.32m Weight (loaded): 10,360 kg Maximum speed: 280 mph Ceiling: 26,250 feet Armament: 3 machine-guns and 1,800 kg of bombs Crew: 4 Click to view all our Battle […]

Valentines Day in 1945 – Propaganda and Truth

14 February 1945. The end of the war was months away, and excitement was in the air. National headlines boasted of imminent victory and how global peace was on the horizon. But what, with the benefit of hindsight, can we draw from these stories?

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The Matilda II Tank

Known officially as the Infantry Tank Mark II, and less formally as the Matilda Senior or Matilda 2, this 27-ton tank wreaked havoc among the Italian forces in the deserts of Egypt in late 1940. With only two in service in 1937, demand for these armoured machines quickly rose with the outbreak of war; from […]

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