Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"Moscow, November 7th, 1929: the first parade with the first Soviet production MS-1 tank."
""Threats from Above and Below" portrait of a KGV Class battleship and an S Class submarine at Scapa Flow by Michel Guyot."
So, relevant art good here? Silence implies consent.
"Bockscar", the plane that delivered the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Air Force museum in Dayton, Ohio.
The Nagasaki Armory developed the special torpedoes used in the raid on Pearl Harbor. "What goes around comes around."
"The cruiser USS St. Louis after the Battle of Kolombangara, with torpedo damage to her bow; July 1943. She went to Mare Island California for extensive repairs returning to active combat by mid Nov 1943. Damaged by a Kamikaze off Leyte in 1944, she survived the war, and was given to Brazil in 1951."
She was also at Pearl Harbor when the Nagumo Kido Butai came calling. She earned a few battle stars.
"The nose of this B-25 is fitted with eight .50 caliber machine guns. Some B-25’s also had 75 mm cannons for even more firepower. The Americans learned that concentrated firepower in the nose was more deadly against shipping than conventional bombs or depth charges. Not sure if this is a model G or H."
And don't forget to buy a t-shirt to support the preservation mission. I have "a few" of such items.
"Women of the Royal Naval Service (Wrens) wheel out a torpedo for loading onto a British submarine in preparation for a war patrol; 23-November-1943. At their peak, Wrens numbered almost 75,000 personnel performing a variety of maintenance and administrative functions."
"Italian Semovente L. 40 da 47/32 self propelled guns in the eastern front in the winter of 1942."
"A Panzer III with the "Berlin Bear" perfectly visible in the middle of the Russian steppe, WWII era."
"An M2A4 Light Tank leads a M3A1 and another M2 Light Tank of the 1st Tank Battalion move towards the front lines on Guadalcanal, ca. 1942."
"[1870X1281] Valletta, ca. 1877. One shouldn't be surprised with the looks of captain's quarters since the captain of battleship HMS Sultan is none other than Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria."
"Surviving biplanes, in the foreground an amphibious USMC Grumman J2F Duck and behind a US Navy Grumman F3F fighter. Chino "Planes of Fame " Air Show, 2009. See pic for credits. (2048x1365)"
"An initial production Soviet T-18 (MS-1) tank from the first batch. 1927."
"PB4Y-2 Privateer in flight off the eastern shore of Oahu, Hawaii, 1945.[2,791x2,218]"
The casing extending at deck level all the way to the stern indicates that this is one of the later S class boats, with an external torpedo tube aft.
Funny thing - for the movie We Dive At Dawn, the RN made several different S class subs available, with the amusing result that the stern tube appears and disappears in successive shots!
The Sviet soldier messsaging to other troops!
How US soldiers keep Abrams tanks ready for action in the Middle East
""Passionate Paulette"One of the 17 B-25 Mitchells used in filming Catch-22 in 1970. On display at Grissom Air Museum, Peru Indiana."
My brother was stationed at Grissom when he met the woman that proposed to him. Every other tour was there after that. We lived about sixty miles from there.
[3015 x 2182]HMS Gloucester, May 22, 1941 by Jack Croasdaile
"Graphic of the H-39 class battleship - Germany's planned successor to the Bismarck class. [4054 x 2153]"
"[1562 x 1194] His Majesty's Piratical Submarine Unrivalled flies the skull 'n crossbones in Malta, early 1943."
The Axis had big balls calling anyone else "piratical".