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    "Ushering in the Navy's Jet Age: Lockheed TO-1 in this 1948 photo was operated by the Tactical Test division of NAS Patuxent River's Naval Air Test Center (NATC). More info in the comments!"

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    "USS Des Moines as seen off Boston, 1951. One of the last heavy cruisers ever built, she was armed with automatic shell loading guns. [1717x1286]"

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    ""Be Aware! Low Flying Aircraft." German Kradmelder on a Zundapp ZS 750 in Normandy, France. 12 July 1944."

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    "MiG-29UB sponsor russian Channel 1 TV. [1500x1000] Foto Alex Snow"
     
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    "Japanese Navy Nakajima A6M2-N “Rufe” floatplane fighters of the 943rd Kōkūtai at Halong Air Base, Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies. March 1st, 1944."

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    You are a little confused here...This is an Australian Cruiser Tank, but, you Wiki linked to the British Mark IV Cruiser tank.
    Here is the link to the Australian Cruiser Mark IV.
    AC4 tank - Wikipedia
    As well as the tanks it was based on.
    AC 1 Sentinel
    Sentinel tank - Wikipedia

    AC 3 Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt tank - Wikipedia

    The Australian Mark IV was cancelled before the design was finalized.

    However, the tank in the photo an Australian Cruiser AC1 Sentinel tank hull(8040), fitted with an AC3 Thunderbolt turret, which has a 17-pounder in place of the original gun.
    You can tell the AC1 hull by the blanked off MG mount in the middle of the hull. Also, the hull number (8040) is for an AC1 Sentinel.
    One further note, the original turret of 8040 was mated to the hull of AC 8006 to complete a AC1 tank.

    All in all this is a reasonable facsimile of the original AC E1 Sentinel prototype test tank with 17-pounder turret.
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    "A Cromwell with winter camoflouge applied."
     
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    upload_2021-2-7_14-39-29.jpeg
    weighs 65 pounds and has a turbine engine...
     
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    Cool. And reverse "forced perspective" to boot. BZ
     
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    "Short Shetland 1944. Ordered as a Sunderland replacement. The end of the war prevented it going into production [1700x1022]"

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    "Pilot getting into his Lockheed P-38 Lightning at sunset, December 1st, 1944 [2851 x 2191]"
     
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    Nice clear photo for way back then.
     
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