Category: MILITARY VEHICLES

Amazing Drone Footage of a Secret German U-boat in Finland (Watch)

In 1930 a Dutch company ordered the construction of a U-boat in Finland.  NV Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw (which in Dutch means, “Engineer-office for shipbuilding”) was,…

Mighty WW2 Warships – KMS Admiral Graf Spee in the Battle of the River Plate

On September 1, 1939, while German troops were rolling across the border into Poland, their Navy was sent to raid Allied shipping lanes, much as…

Amazingly Preserved – WWII P-40 Kittyhawk Discovered in the Egyptian Desert (Watch)

It was the Kittyhawk that captured the world’s interest. In 2012, Polish oil exploration workers came across this eerily well-preserved WWII P-40 Kittyhawk in the…

The Unlucky Soviet Nuclear Submarine K-19, Nicknamed “Hiroshima”

The misfortunes of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 could fit into some mariner’s folk tales of bad luck at sea. Even during its construction, a…

Six American Aircraft Which Were Crucial To Victory In World War II

Aircraft had begun to play a crucial role in the battles of World War I, but by the Second World War, aircraft had become a…

The Awesome P-47 Thunderbolt In Action Over Europe In WW2 In Full Color (Watch)

‘This is how we changed the face of Italy, from the air…’ So declares the narrator, famed actor and United States Air Force hero James…

The Blimps: The Defenders Of The Skies In Two World Wars

Sometimes a relatively simple solution is the best one. Such was the case in using barrage balloons, often called “blimps,” in both the First and…

How Tanks Decided The First And Second World Wars

The concept of a military tank was not particularly new in 1916. However, the ability to move troops safely through combat territories with a vehicle…

In WW2, The Germans Tried to Copy the de Havilland Mosquito – And Failed

The de Havilland Mosquito was one of Britains most iconic aircraft. The high-velocity airplane made entirely from plywood was landing severe blows on the Reich…

The Early Days Of Drones – Unmanned Aircraft From World War One And World War Two

Unmanned aerial vehicles, popularly known as drones, are most often associated with airstrikes in modern warfare, but their history goes much further back than that.…

The Iowa Class: A Departure from Traditional US Battleship Design

War History Online presents this Guest Article from Chris Knupp The four vessels of the Iowa class were the last battleships put to sea by…

The Tank Museum: The World War One Tank Crew’s Face Mask And Helmet

This is a tank crew face mask, which would have been issued to every member of a tank’s crew to protect his face and particularly…