Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, Imperial Japanese Navy, Planes, WW2

Kamikaze attacks

1944. War in Pacific is going bad for Japan.  Many soldiers are patriotic enough to suicide if they have been captured. So what is the solution? Kamikaze attacks. As I mentioned…

Biography, Luftwaffe, Planes, Soviet Air Forces, WW2

Greatest fighter ace in history: Erich Hartmann

Erich Hartmann, nicknamed ”Bubi” which means ”young boy” in German. He had the hightest number for enemy aircraft kills: 352. That’s right, you might be suprised, so his commanders was.…

Armies, Tanks, Units, Wehrmacht, WW2

Panzer Doctrine Around 1940 In Nazi Germany

Panzer / tank was the most important element for Blitzkrieg doctrine. Let us start with the crew requirements: Members must be able to support or even replace each other. Error…

Infrantry, Planes, Units, WW2

Why Italy was so ineffective during WW2 ?

As you may notice, Italy didn’t achive much considering Germany. This is due to several reasons: Weak Industry This is the biggest problem. You see, industry effects both quality and…

Cold War, Operations, Planes, RAF

Berlin Blockade & Airlift

June 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949 Berlin Airlift Background It past 3 years after the ending of WW2. Berlin is divided into 4 zones: USSR, American, British and French…

Luftwaffe, Planes, Units, WW2

ME 262 Jet Fighter

Messerschmitt Me 262 was a German jet fighter/interceptor plane. It was used during late WW2. This plane was a nightmare for the B-17 pilots. Jet technology in Nazi Germany Although…

Infrantry, WW1

Trench System in WW1

Trench was the solution for protection for the infrantry.  In 1914, first trenches were dug by both sides in the Western Front. These trenches were dug by men and it…

Tanks, Units, WW2

M4 Sherman Tank

US was behind the technology even at the beginning of WW2. M3 Lee was designed first but M4 Sherman was much more effective, meaning US produced more than 50.000 Sherman…

Luftwaffe, Planes, Units, WW2

B-17 American Bomber Plane

B-17 was a bomber plane used by American soldiers. Appearance of the plane Since fighter planes can’t escort the bomber planes because they didn’t have enough range, US engineers made…

Biography, Luftwaffe, Planes, RAF

Pilot ace without legs (Douglas Bader)

Douglas Bader joined RAF 1928 and graduated in 1930. He assigned to a squadron of Bristol Bulldog in 1931. He tried to do a very dangerous aerial stunt to show his…