July 2014

More Winter War Vehicles And Concepts.

by Daniel Russ on July 25, 2014

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You have to love Popular Science. Below are prototypes and concept vehicles. Wish I had better source attribution. These are cool though.   . This was a concept snow war vehicle submitted to the Nazis by Tatra. It was one of only two prototypes created. and never went into production. . Soviet aero sled captured […]

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Extreme Winter Soviet War Vehicles

by Daniel Russ on July 23, 2014

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These are Russian Concept war machines that would be used in arctic conditions. Basically it was a lightly armored snow mobile armed with a 7.62 mm belt fed navy machine gun. The propulsion was proved by a swamp boat type of rear facing fan.     .   .   This RF-8 was used by […]

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The Underground War

July 21, 2014

    This is not so much a ground war, as it is an underground war. The tunnels under Israel and Egypt are the supply line for Gazans, bringing them the goods they need in the blockade. The medicines and goods stream through a series of tunnels skeining underneath the border  crossings with Egypt and Israel. General […]

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Private James Garner US Army Dies at 86.

July 20, 2014

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) The character actor who played police, private investigators, gumshoes, and a leading men died in his home. At CMIG, we acknowledge the famous men and women who served in the armed forces. During a peripatetic youth, he wound up joining the US […]

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The Flying Elephant. A Tank So Heavy The British Decided Not To Build It.

July 19, 2014

   The Flying Elephant   What amazes me the most about history is how much of it we miss, even when we are in pursuit of this. In all the bears I have been immersing myself into military history, I have never before seen this design. But the Flying Elephant was a British super heavy […]

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The German K Tank Would Have Been Operated By 27 Men.

July 17, 2014

(Click to enlarge visuals) . The giant German K wagon commissioned by Kaiser Hindenburg. The sole operational prototype was destroyed under the terms of the armistice and Treaty of Versailles that would not allow Germany to possess tanks. It was monstrous armored beast, bristling with armaments to include, four 77mm fortress guns, and seven maxim […]

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The American Heavy Tank Prototype In World War I Was Powered By Steam.

July 15, 2014

The American Steam Tank, WWI Prototype. Click to enlarge.   .When tanks took to the battlefield in World War I the French led the way, followed closely by the British, then the Americans. The US produced a prototype tank based on the build of the British Mark IV. Except ours was powered by steam. The […]

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Great Personal Photos Of German And Polish Armor – WWII

July 13, 2014

  Schwerer Panzerspahwagen Sd Kfz 232, an armored German reconnaissance vehicle destroyed by the Polish Army during the Fall of 1940. . Ditto above . Destroyed Panzer 38t, a Czech light armored tank made in large numbers for the Wehrmacht. . Unidentified armored car, Poland. . French 280mm Self Propelled Gun  . Disabled Panzer Kampfwagen III […]

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Photos From The German Historical Museum World War I Exhibit.

July 11, 2014

    .Carl Hindenburg”s Uniform   . Puppets Made By Soldiers In The Trenches .   WWI Recruitment Posters   . .German Hand Grenades   . Allied Infantry Uniform .   Gas Masks for infantry . source: UK Telegraph .   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Transcript Of A Recording Of Adolph Hitler and Carl Gustav Emir Mannerheim.

July 9, 2014

    Adolph Hitler (Left) and Carl Mannerheim (Right) . Carl Gustav Emir Mannerheim 4 August 1944 – 4 March 1946) was one of the met interesting monarch’s in late 20th century Europe. He was a Finnish military leader who rose to Lieutenant General in the army of Tsar Nicholas II. When the Russian Revolution concluded, he […]

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Great Painted Aircraft.

July 7, 2014

  .   . . . Five Tornados, One Mig 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Sources: Pima Air & Space Museum, Timo Breidenstein, Cpt. Andy Benson/Red Arrows, Ronnie Stiffel, Alaska Air, Stefan Bjarkmark, Aeroflot, Sergio Mota , Tom Turner Related Posts:Stalin Era Travel PostersStalin Era Travel […]

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From A Strip Of Land To 20 Million Square Acres, Osman I Had No Idea How Big His Empire Would Become.

July 5, 2014

     Osman I . Osman the Great, or Osman I was the monarch for whom the Ottoman Empire is named. He ruled from July 1299 until July 1402, when the sliver of an empire in a northwest province in Anatolia, today’s Turkey found itself in between two competing forces. To the East were the […]

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Is The M15A For Real?

July 3, 2014

      I found a reference to this strange over- gunned tank prototype. I am suspicious because in all these years I have never seen this before and it could be a prank. I think it is a prank. That said, let me know if anyone  knows any different. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar […]

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The Ball Turret Gunner.

July 1, 2014

      The Sperry Ball Turret was invented to provide defensive firepower to the underside of heavy bombers like the B-17 and the B-24 Liberator. The gunner was usually a very short person and had to crawl in through to top of the globe. His back was against a wall and he feet were […]

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