Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Fools' Day

Tough sheep

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weird Chinese armored cars

China's People's Liberation Army self-designed armored car based on the GMC truck. Weapons were two water-cooled machine guns. Picture of 1949.

This again was based on probably  based  GMC 3/4 TON PICK-UP.

General armored car in the army. Armed with two machine guns.

Military police car. Behind the armored motorcycle.

two tower armored car, with two 7.62 mm machine guns

China's People's Liberation Army heavy armored cars in Beijing, the 1949 parade. Armoured car GMC10 based platform built into the car.  
7.62mm machine guns.

More Easter Eggs

Easter eggs can be unexpected places

Thursday, March 28, 2013

4x Vickers 6-Ton VS cow

Finland Vickers VS Cow

Finland - used 33 tanks since 1938. They were armed initially with a short-barreled 47 mm gun and later hastingly equipped with a 37 mm Bofors anti-tank gun as their main gun. They were used in the Winter War with the USSR. After this war, the Finns rearmed Mark E tanks with captured Soviet long 45 mm guns as used in the T-26. The Finns designated the rebuilt Vickers tanks as: T-26E. They were used in combat from 1941–44 and remained in service as training tanks until 1959.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri

The Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") is a single-seat open cockpit intermeshing rotor helicopter, or synchropter, produced by Anton Flettner of Germany. According to Yves Le Bec, the Flettner Fl 282 was the world's first series production helicopter

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Germans in Lapland

The Germans took responsibility for the 500 km (310 mi) stretch of the front in northern Finland consisting of Finnish Lapland
Some phoho from Uhtua

Maps from Uhtua

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Assault gun horse

The machine gun was ready in fifteen seconds. 
the picture is before the war. 
volunteers organized exercises

KV-1 on fire

Finnish pocket

Friday, March 22, 2013

Captured Russian soldier

The Finns have caught Russian soldier
Although the Russian scout camouflage was very good

HMS Peterel

One of the first combat actions of the Pacific War following Pearl Harbor.
Japanese cruiser IDZUMO threatened ship at Shanghai.
HMS Peterel crew not surrendered and the IDZUMO sank HMS Peterel
There's also the Japanese felt the first losses by Allied . The 21-year-old Jim Mariner was first to fire back with a machine gun and a number of Japanese were killed in the ensuing firefight.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rare Finnish and germany fighters ;)

Boys had fun fighter.

Germany version

 Finnish version
 Which one is better ?
Please comment to vote!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 MT-201 - MT-205

Finnish Air Force Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2
shot down enemy plane!


day                 clock                  place                       name                                   enemy plane
5. 4.1943      16.40–17.35        Haapasaari             Vänr Mauno Kirjonen          Boston
21.4 .1943    19.10–19.20        Seiskari area           Maj Eino Luukkanen           La-5
22. 4.1943    10.50–10.55        Lavansaari              Maj Eino Luukkanen           La-5

2. 4. 194310.00–11.00Someri areaLuutn Veikko EvinenMT-203La-5

4. 4.194310.20–11.10LavansaariLtm Yrjö TurkkaMT-203LaGG-3

5. 4.194316.30–17.20Lavansaari areaYlik N. ErkinheimoMT-203Boston ja La-5

16. 4194318.10–19.05SeiskariYlik N. ErkinheimoMT-203LaGG-3

20. 4.194306.19HaminaMT-203enemy fighter shut downLuutn Esko Ruotsila kill

3. 4.194305.00–06.10Tytärsaari-LavansaariKapt Olli PuhakkaMT-204Boston

29.7.194309.55–10.45PeninsaariVänr Yrjö PallasvuoMT-204La-5

29. 8.194315.10–15.55LavansaariKapt Olli PuhakkaMT-204Jak-7B

29. 8.194315.10–15.55LavansaariKapt Olli PuhakkaMT-204Jak-7B

10. 10.194309.25–09.55LuumäkiKers H. LeinoMT-2041/2 x Boston

14. 10.194308.15–09.05IlmeeVääp Antti TaniMT-204Boston

19. 11.194310.00–10.30Suursaari alueKapt Olli PuhakkaMT-204Jak-7B

7. 4.194407.35–08.20LavansaariKapt Olli PuhakkaMT-204Jak-9

2. 4.194309.00–09.35Leksa, ViroLtm Oiva TuominenMT-205Boston

24. 6.194309.35–10.25LavansaariLtm Ilmari JuutilainenMT-205I-153

7. 8.194315.10–15.55LavansaariLuutn Kalevi TervoMT-205Pe-2 ja La-5

10. 8.194315.55–16.45Seiskari alueYlik Eino PeltolaMT-205LaGG-3

31. 8.194315.30–16.25Saarenpää alueLuutn Lauri PekuriMT-205La-5

11. 9.194314.10–14.55Sepelevan majakkaLuutn Väinö PokelaMT-205La-5

19. 11.194314.20–15.15Seivästö alueYlik Eino PeltolaMT-205Il-2

6. 2.194411.50–12.40SiestarjärviLuutn Lauri PekuriMT-205La-5

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fiat 2000

The first Italian tank.

This tank was often called 'the heaviest World War I tank' but actual FIAT 2000 never actually saw combat in World War I.
Two prototypes sent to Libya to fight guerrilla forces, together with other tanks bought from France, in a special unit, the Tank battery (1° Batteria autonoma carri d'assalto).

In Libya, the FIAT tank proved capable of an average speed of 4 km/h,  so it was useless for the enemy was rapid

Self-propelled gun of the First World

Italian self-propelled gun of the First World,

  • equipped with 305mm caliber gun
  • Ammo weight  442kg
  • distance of 17600m.  
  • maybe used during the shelling of Austrian fortifications in the Alps.

Tortuga tank

The Tortuga was an armored vehicle designed and built in Venezuela in 1934 .Tortuga was armed with a machine gun Vickers Mk.3 7mm 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Strange Soviet tanks TR-26c

This was used for refueling of other tanks. Still, a nice-looking tank. That could hold 2,000 liters of fuel

Finnish soldiers part II

Santa Claus came to the front line. However, in an unusual outfit. It was not coca cola santa claus, from whom he has received a red color.
This Santa Claus arrived in the Finnish soldiers dugout.

Winter war  day by day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Finnish soldier

Finnish soldiers fishing. A lot of people ate during the war also was found in the wild.

Moose, rabbits, fish, and many others had a good dietary supplement. But this is a bit unusual way to catch fish

Rare Finnish plane

VL Paarma was a Finnish biplane, two-seated trainer aircraft.  Maiden flight was on March 20, 1931.
Flight hours  is only 105 until aircraft was damaged in 1933

more wikipedia and maailma palaa

Goliath tracked mine

Goliath was a remote controlled German-engineered demolition vehicle, also known as the beetle tank or "Doodlebug" to the Allies.

Goliaths were used on all fronts where the Wehrmacht fought, beginning in spring 1942. They were used principally by specialized Panzer and combat engineer units. Goliaths were used at Anzio in Italy in April 1944. Goliaths were used most notoriously in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, as Wehrmacht and SS units were deployed to crush fierce Polish resistance by the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa). As the Poles had only a small number of antitank weapons, volunteers were often sent to cut off the command cables of the Goliath before it reached its intended target.[citation needed] A few Goliaths were also seen on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, though most were rendered inoperative due to artillery blasts severing their command cables.