Military-Grade Awesome

In Soviet Russia, Hedgehog Shoots You!

In glorious Mother Russia, we do not need to build another plane for close ground support. We install 88 PPSh-41 submachine guns in a bomber and we kill the Nazi scum! We call it Fire Hedgehog!

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Airborne Awesomosity

Mountain Haze

The Japanese strategy in WW2 relied on destroying the US fleet in the Pacific giving them undisputed access to the Pacific islands and, eventually, the US mainland. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite destroy the US fleet on their December 7, 1941 attack. They also didn’t count on American industrial might replenishing the fleet so quickly. So, now the islands they were planning on taking over on their march across the globe wound up staying in US hands or very quickly returning. What do you do? Limited resources meant that a fleet of aircraft carriers weren’t possible. What about small aircraft carriers? What about small aircraft carriers that could hide underwater?

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Airborne Awesomosity

The Ryan Fireball

When Old And New Combine

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For a brief moment in time there was a merger of the old piston engine and the new jet turbine engines in one frame. That rare moment in aviation that most enthusiasts are unaware of.

 

 

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