The Strange WWII Escape That Nobody Believed

When a mystery man was rescued claiming he had narrowly escaped the submarine HMS Perseus, many people thought him to be a fraud. A Communal Coffin The British Parthian-class submarine HMS Perseus was struck by an Italian mine while recharging her batteries on the surface off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. For […] More

The 5 Worst Designed Planes in WWII

When World War II kicked off, airplanes have been around for only about 30 years, and still a new science. For all the success of legendary WWII warbirds, there were also legions of planes that were considered failures. Here are World War II’s absolute worst-designed aircraft:  The Blackburn Botha While the Botha was far from […] More

10 Recently Discovered WWII Planes

World War II was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, and with it, military aircraft came of age. Here is a list of the ten recently discovered WWII planes:  10. The Dornier Bomber Affectionately known as the “Flying Pencil,” thanks to its shape and design, was a German plane that terrorized the skies […] More

5 Myths About WWII TANKS

Here are the top myths and misconceptions brought about by Hollywood movies about World War II tanks and armor: 1. The Allies’ M4 Sherman tanks are inferior to German tanks in WWII The M4 Sherman tanks are given a lot of flak by pop culture, movies, and even historians. Allied tankers called it “burning coffin” […] More

P-39 – “Iron Dog” or “Deadly Kobra”?

The P-39 was a US single-engine fighter that became one of the most controversial fighters of its time. It’s either you love it, or you hate it.  Development of the aircraft started back in 1937 as an answer to the Air Corp’s call for a single-engine, high-altitude interceptor.  The first prototype flew a year later, […] More

Fatal Flaw to the Best All-Around WW2 Fighter – P-51 Mustang

The P-51 Mustang’s impact on World War II couldn’t be understated. It played a vital role in the war and the bombing campaign against Germany. Still, in its early years, the Mustang suffered issues that almost ended its combat career.  Here’s how the P-51 Mustang became a fatal flaw to the allied forces to becoming […] More

Who Were the Kamikazes?

In the closing year of the Pacific Campaign and with the desperate attempt to turn the tides of the war, Japanese Kamikaze pilots were given the mission to fly to enemy warships, achieving relative success.  But who were these kamikaze pilots, and is there any way to stop them?  The Divine Wind The Japanese press […] More

Here’s What People Ate To Survive During WWII

During WWII, the American people were asked to make sacrifices so that they could support troops overseas. One of the significant changes in their diets. Rather than complaining, people got creative.  Here are some of the things that people ate to survive during WWII:  Wartime Sponge Cake This simple delicacy is easy to make. However, […] More

Why These Two Planes Were Stuck Together

In early 1944, a Spitfire pilot on patrol over Northern France reported seeing what appeared to be two German Heinkel 111 bombers that were joined together as one aircraft.  Initially, British intelligence dismissed this, until an RAF Mosquito shot one down, finally confirming that such a weird aircraft did actually exist.  Weird Tech The Heinkel […] More

Which Country Had The Most Effective Fighter Plane In WWII?

There were hundreds of fighter planes that flew in the skies during World War II, taking out other aircraft, striving for air superiority, and only undergoing specific operations.  But which country has the most effective fighter plane during that era? Japan When the Mitsubishi A6M Zero was first introduced, it was considered the world’s best carrier-based fighter. […] More

Is the V-280 The Right Choice For The Army?

Just recently, the US Army announced that Bell’s V-280 Valor won the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition, replacing the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The contract is said to be worth $1.2 billion. However, many voiced their concerns about Valor’s ability, and whether or not it’s the right choice. The V-280 Valor The helicopter is […] More