Near the end of World War II most carrier aircraft that flew missions over Japan would strike their targets and return. Generally those that didn’t come back after a mission never would, but for one Corsair coming back just took a little longer.
“A Corsair Comes Home”, 8 March 2016. Full article here on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
A photograph taken from onboard a German Panther medium tank showing its commander looking down upon the crew of a Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausd.D. The vehicle has camouflage netting attached for foliage to be easily attached and mounts an MG42 machine gun complete with gun shield. #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo
The performance characteristics of the 12.8-cm FlaK 42 Zwilling: Caliber 128 mm; Overall length – 9230 mm; Barrel length – 7835 mm; Width – 4200 mm; Height – 2950 mm; The angle of the vertical guidance – from 0 to +87 degrees; The angle of the horizontal fire – 360 degrees; The mass of 32000 kg. The rate of 24-28 shots per min.; Most firing range – 20900 m; Reach height – 12800 m; The initial velocity of the fragmentation of the projectile – 880 m/sec; The mass of a fragmentation shell of – 26 kg; Crew – 22.