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Xfritz and Blohm und Voss BV 243 1002 580 admin
X Fritz and Blohm und Voss BV 246

Xfritz and Blohm und Voss BV 243

Fritz X was the most common name for a German guided anti-ship glide bomb used during World War II. Fritz X was the world’s first precision guided weapon deployed in combat[1] and the first to sink a ship in combat.[citation needed] Fritz X was a nickname used both by Allied and Luftwaffe personnel. Alternative names…

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German E50 tank with L68 10.5cm gun 1002 580 admin
Panzer E 60

German E50 tank with L68 10.5cm gun

One notable characteristic of the E-50 was its versatility. Designed to be adaptable to various combat scenarios, the tank featured a balanced combination of firepower, mobility, and armor. The engineering principles behind the E-50 aimed to create a medium tank that could effectively engage both enemy armor and infantry, showcasing a commitment to tactical flexibility.…

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Ruhrstahl X-4 1002 580 admin
Ruhrstahl

Ruhrstahl X-4

The Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4 or Ruhrstahl-Kramer RK 344 was a wire-guided air-to-air missile designed by Germany during World War II. The X-4 did not see operational service and thus was not proven in combat but inspired considerable post-war work around the world, and was the basis for the development of several ground-launched anti-tank missiles.…

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DHC 2 Beaver Argentina 1002 580 admin
BHC-2-Beaver

DHC 2 Beaver Argentina

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada. It has been primarily operated as a bush plane and has been used for a wide variety of utility roles, such as cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and…

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Horten Ho XVIII 1002 580 admin
Horten HOXVIII

Horten Ho XVIII

In 1944 the RLM issued a requirement for an aircraft with a range of 11000 km (6835 miles) and a bomb load of 4000 kg (8818 lbs). This bomber was to be able to fly from Germany to New York City and back without refueling. Five of Germany’s top aircraft companies had submitted designs, but…

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DHC 2 Beaver Austria 1002 580 admin
BHC-2-Beaver

DHC 2 Beaver Austria

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada. It has been primarily operated as a bush plane and has been used for a wide variety of utility roles, such as cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and…

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North American F-86F Sabre 1000 580 admin
North American F-86 Sabre

North American F-86F Sabre

Paper Tiger January 25, 1953 – U.S. Air Force Capt. Harold E. Fischer Jr., of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, becomes the 25th ace of the Korean War, flying his F-86 named “Paper Tiger.” Fischer’s success as a fighter pilot becomes well-known throughout Korean folklore, but as luck would have it, he also ended up a…

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Bf 109 G6 1000 580 admin
Bf 109 G6

Bf 109 G6

Originally the aircraft was designated as Bf 109 by the RLM, since the design was submitted by the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (literally “Bavarian Aircraft Works”, meaning “Bavarian Aircraft Factory”; sometimes abbreviated B.F.W., akin to BMW) during 1935. The company was renamed Messerschmitt AG after 11 July 1938 when Erhard Milch finally allowed Willy Messerschmitt to acquire the company. All Messerschmitt aircraft that originated after that date, such as…

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McDonnell-Douglas/General-Dynamics-A-12-Avenger-II 1002 580 admin
McDonnell-DouglasGeneral-Dynamics-A-12-Avenger-II

McDonnell-Douglas/General-Dynamics-A-12-Avenger-II

The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed American attack aircraft from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics. It was to be an all-weather, carrier-based stealth bomber replacement for the Grumman A-6 Intruder in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Its Avenger II name was taken from the Grumman TBF Avenger of World War II. The development of the A-12 was troubled by cost overruns and several delays, causing questions of…

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Focke wulf FW 1000X1000X1000 1024 585 admin
Focke wulf FW 1000X1000X1000

Focke wulf FW 1000X1000X1000

In 1944, Focke-Wulf created three designs  for a bomber using two Heinkel-Hirth He S 011 turbojets. These bombers were known under the name of the 1000x1000x1000 Bomber-Projekt and were under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. H. von Halem and D. Küchemann. The designation meant that the aircraft could carry a 1000 kg (2205 lbs) bomb load 1000…

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