Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
CR-42 in slightly worse condition, 1943.
The blimp hangar reminds me of the one that (used to be) in Miami back in the '70s.
"A flight of Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers over the Caribbean, 1944. Good view of the two-tone gray and white scheme widely used in the Atlantic Command.[900x595]"
"[744x983] Admiral Graf Spee on her Atlantic cruise, December 1939. The banner on her superstructure warns Allied merchant ships not to transmit a distress signal."
"German infantrymen ride a StuG III B during a breakthrough at the Stalin Line, Soviet Union, 1941."
"The Douglas B-23 Dragon was a twin-engined bomber developed as a successor to the B-18 Bolo. The B-23 was faster and better armed than the B-18, but was not comparable with either the B-25 and B-26 medium bombers, consequently only 38 B-23s built, and were used primarily for transport duties."
"[800 x 595]INS Delhi, (formerly HMS Achilles), leading HMS Bermuda and HMS Theseus out of Grand Harbor, Malta, 17 July 1953."
"Northrop A-17 getting camo paint, 1940."
Note the dummy two-gun turret to alter Graf Spee's appearance. I've read that she also had a dummy second funnel.
"American light tank M3 "Stuart" drives through a destroyed Italian village. An Amphibious DUKW is following behind the tank. August 1944."
"USS Little Rock [16:9] [1920x1080]"
"A Royal Air Force Hawker Tempest V Series II (s/n NV696) on a test flight from the Hawker factory Langley, near Slough, on 25 November, 1944. This aircraft went into service with No. 222 Squadron RAF a month later. The aircraft is piloted by William "Bill" Humble, who normally did not wear a helmet."
Finnish Stugs on the way to the front.
"PzKpfw V "Panther" captured by the British and put into service with the 4th Coldstream Guards, 6th Guards Tank Brigade, 29 October 1944."
"[2660x2108] The Italian auxiliary cruiser Città di Catania, during WWI."
Most of my shopping was done in the City of Catania when I posted to Sigonella. Typical Crusader streets.
"[1861X1111] Spring 1922, Toulon. Former German light cruiser SMS Königsberg continues her service with French Navy now as Metz with no significant visual or mechanical changes."
"[800x488] The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Viribus Unitis at Malta, 21 May 1914; in the foreground the battlecruiser HMS Inflexible."
"Fairey Albacores and Fulmars stowed in the hangar of the armoured carrier HMS Victorious, c. January 1942 [1635 x 1296]."
Tirpitz in Norway
"USS Wichita (CA-45) At anchor in Scapa Flow in April 1942. USS Wasp (CV-7) is in the background. NHHC photo. [6083x4890]"