Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Söhne von Odin: Willkommen Brüder

Söhne von Odin: Willkommen Brüder: Welcome to my Weird World War II blog, "Söhne von Odin" (Sons of Odin), which is also the title of a fictional WWII German Spe...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TANK TACTICS: Tank Strategic Warfare (720p)

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled political chaos with
a little "Cold War Madness" just for perspective......)   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement" - Sci-Fi Short Film

Tanker's Tuesday : Burford-Kegresse (15mm) By Shouting Into The Void

This is Peter's 3d-printed Burford-Kegresse MG carrier in 1/100 (15mm) scale.

It was an interwar British vehicle that mounted a pair of Vickers guns on an adapted aerial Scarff mount. I don't believe any made it into service in WWII; the Kegresse track system was thoroughly obsolete by then.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday : T 44 Tank

T-44 production came about as a successor to the world-famous T-34. However, it was a near total redesign. It was made with the intention of having greater cross-country performance, and more effective armor. In 1943, the plan was to mount the 85mm gun on a new, and improved platform, taking into account all the lessons learned from the T-34, but when the T-34-85 was produced, it was clear that the T-44 lost out on its cutting edge design somewhat (as it shared some features with the T-34-85), and the design was considered less important than increasing T-34 production, mostly because developing and producing a new vehicle would slow down overall production of tanks – something the Red Army could hardly afford, even by this stage of the war. The T-44 project was reworked later in the war, and although it was mass produced, it was still a very secretive design. The T-44 design had some attempts after the war to give it a larger armament, which led directly on to the highly successful T-54/55 tank.

T44 Tank

Friday, August 5, 2016

Future War Stories: FWS Top 10: The Most Iconic Military Sci-Fi Techno...

Future War Stories: FWS Top 10: The Most Iconic Military Sci-Fi Techno...: Technology is often a prime hallmark of time period, the culture that made it, and a symbol of an generation. The same is true for the ge...

Bristol F.2 Fighter

The Bristol F.2 Fighter was a British two-seat biplane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft of the First World War developed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It is often simply called the Bristol Fighter or popularly the "Brisfit" or "Biff".

Top speed: 123 mph

Wingspan: 39′ 0″

Length: 25.82′

Retired: 1930

Unit cost: 1,350–1,350 GBP (1918)

First flight: September 9, 1916

Manufacturers: Standard Motor Company, Bristol Aeroplane Company