The Churchill tank was Great Britain's entry level heavy tank at the beginning of WW2. it was designed before the war and draws heavily on what was learned about tank warfare during WW1. Think Armour, flat sides and high tracks that could cross trenches was the doctrine at the time and so such the Churchill suffered from having no angled faces capable of deflecting enemy fire. Even so it was a good vehicle and performed admirably for its crews.
Tags: tank, tanks, ww2, world-war-2, wwii
part 2 of my dogs of war illustrations. This time it's a Sherman tank with a crew full of fuzzy hounds. The Sherman was a medium tank manufactured in America and fielded by the allies in WW2. This version is a firefly which is a British modification sporting a different turret and a 17 pounder gun that was more capable of knocking out a heavy German tank like the Tiger than the standard Sherman armourment.
Tags: sherman, tank, america, gi, ww2
For the vintage aviation lover in us all, this series of shirt will appeal to the fighter aircraft and history buff in all of us. "The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York. " *GET YOURS TODAY. AND SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS*
Tags: aeronautics, avg, flying-tigers, world-war, ww11
The RAF underwent rapid expansion prior to and during the Second World War. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of December 1939, the air forces of British Commonwealth countries trained and formed "Article XV squadrons" for service with RAF formations.
Tags: ww2, wwii, world-war-2, world-war-ii, world-war
One of WWII's iconic dive bombers makes a comeback as a cool design for all you aircraft and WWII enthusiasts. The Stuka divebomber was made famous for the screaming sound it made when diving, thanks to sirens mounted to its' fixed landing gear. Now you can share your love for old warplanes with this great design. *ORDER YOURS TODAY. AND SHARE WITH ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS*
Tags: warplane, vintage-airplane, vintage-aircraft, wwii-propaganda, blitzkrieg
Another entry into the 'Aviation Pinup Series' featuring each branch of the US Military... featuring model Kayla, the Army Air Force, and the often overlooked bomber of WW2... the Consolidated B-24 Liberator! First flown in 1939, this four engine bomber was the most produced bomber and multi-engine aircraft in history with over 19,000 aircraft built... over 6,300 more than the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-24 was used in many different roles ranging from a strategic bomber, electronic warfare, transports, martime patrol, and much more. Military brass tended to prefer the B-24 for its versatility over the B-17, however the crews preferred the B-17. The B-24 was rapidly retired from service following WW2 because of the more modern B-29 Superfortress bombers. The B-24J (as pictured in this pinup) carried a crew of 11 and could fly a max speed of 290mph with a range of 2,100 miles. It was loaded with 10 .50 Cal machine guns in different positions and had a retractable ball turret on the belly which would also be released it necessary. This pinup is part of a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup that I'll be doing more of in the coming months using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft as we go through each branch of the service honoring the pilots and aircraft of WW2. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's color schemes during the war.
Tags: girl, us-army-air-force, army-air-force, ww2, bomber
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission for license-built Curtiss P-40 fighters. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed and first flew on 26 October. *GET YOURS TODAY. AND SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS*
Tags: aerobatics, war-plane, vintage-plane-classic-plane, ww11, usa