Δευτέρα, 14 Μαρτίου 2016

T114 Tank Destroyer

Here’s something that’s probably not well known. The T114 tank destroyer. It was built on the T114 APC chassis. The T114 came in service as the M114 AFV and was used in the Vietnam war, where it proved to be a disaster and was relatively soon pulled from service.

Mass Graves Found in Malbork - Sad Story Happened Towards the End of the World War II

Malbork is a town in northern Poland. During World War II this area of the world was part of Germany West Prussia. In recent decades numerous mass graves have been unearthed in the area. In January of 2009 a discovery of over 1800 bodies and human remains were discovered in Malbork.




Manufacturer: I.M.I. Israel Military Industries Ltd  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Fire support vehicle  
Fire support vehicle produced by IMI and armed with the 60mm gun system.
Israeli HVMS (Hyper Velocity Medium Suppor) 60mm gun (as on Sherman M-60 tank) was fitted in M113 APCs (that Israeli supplied to Chilean army). The HVMS gun was a small 60mm gun that provided high velocity kinetic energy projectiles to penetrate unheard of amounts of armour at considerable ranges.
In present there are several European APC prototypes using the HVMS gun.

Stunning: When a M8 Greyhound knocked out a Tiger tank during an exciting engagement in the Battle of the Bulge

During the Battle of St. Vith in the Battle of the Bulge, on 18 December 1944, an M8 armored car from Troop B, 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and Company A, was able to destroy a German Tiger I heavy tank from 1st SS Panzer Division. The M8 fired three 37 mm rounds through the relatively thin rear armor of the Tiger from only 25 yd. (23 m), setting it on fire.
Despite the fact that M8 Greyhound was not adversary for German tanks, statistics and specifications do not determine the result of the battles. The M8 Greyhound was considered fast, sufficiently reliable and armed and armored well enough for reconnaissance missions. Its speed was key to successful in this engagement with Tiger tank.
M8´s in winter and summer cammos, Battle of Bulge, 1944 [Via panzerserra.blogspot.com]

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Α)13 Awesome Close Up Pictures of a German Heavy Tank "Tiger I" displayed in Russia
Tiger in Russia
 Tank front view
This is a awesome collection of close up pictures of a captured German tank Pz.Kpfw. Vl Ausf.H "Tiger I" displayed at Lenino-Snegiri Military Historical Museum in the Russian territory. The chassis number is 250427. It presumably belonged to 424 th Heavy Tank Battalion and was captured during the retreat of the Battalion in January 1945. Now the tank paint and marking the 505 th Heavy Tank Battalion.
During WWII, German Tiger tanks were primarily organized into special schwere Panzer Abteilung (roughly "heavy tank battalions"). Ten Wehrmacht and three Waffen-SS schwere Panzer Abteilung were formed.
The s.Pz.Abt. 501 (later redesignated s.Pz.Abt. 424) was formed in May 1942. It was sent to North Africa with Tiger I and Panzer III tanks in late 1942 and early 1943 and surrendered with the German defeat in Tunisia. Later, it was reformed and it was sent to Eastern Front in November 1943. It was largely destroyed in Russian offensive in summer 1944. It was reformed again and was issued with Tiger II. It returned to Eastern Front. It was redesignated as s.Pz.Abt. 424, and after heavy losses it was disbanded in early 1945.
This war museum is dedicated to the Russian 16th Army, which defended Moscow during the battle of Moscow (1941-1942). Attached to the museum building is an open air exhibit with tanks and armoured vehicles. Here you can watch this powerfull German tank, as trace of war.

Flying Tigers – P-40 Tomahawk – Amazing WWII Color Pictures


The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, comprised pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps. The shark-faced nose art of the Flying Tigers remains among the most recognizable image of any individual combat aircraft or combat unit of World War II.
The group comprised of three fighter squadrons of around thirty aircraft each. It trained in Burma before the American entry into World War II with the mission of defending China against Japanese forces. The group of volunteers were officially members of the Chinese Air Force.
The group first saw first combat on 20 December 1941, twelve days after Pearl Harbor. It demonstrated innovative tactical victories when the news in the U.S. was filled with little more than stories of defeat at the hands of the Japanese forces.

USA: Mysterious Nazi submarine from WWII discovered in Great Lakes

USA: Mysterious Nazi submarine from WWII discovered in Great Lakes

Niagara Falls| Divers from the U.S coast guard took part this morning, in a delicate wreck recovery operation to bring to the surface a Nazi submarine discovered two weeks ago  at the bottom of Lake Ontario.

The U-boat was spotted for the first time by amateur scuba divers in late January and they had contacted the authorities. Archaeologists associated with Niagara University of  and master divers from the U.S Coast Guard were mobilized on site to determine what it was, and they soon realized that they were dealing with a German submarine that sank during World War II.

Μοναδικό βακτήριο βρέθηκε να καταβροχθίζει πλαστικά μπουκάλια

Μοναδικό βακτήριο βρέθηκε να καταβροχθίζει πλαστικά μπουκάλια

Γευματίζοντας με PET

Ψάχνοντας στα σκουπίδια ενός εργοστασίου ανακύκλωσης, ερευνητές στην Ιαπωνία ανακάλυψαν το πρώτο γνωστό βακτήριο που διασπά το πολυαιθυλένιο, γνωστό και ως PET, ένα από τα πιο διαδεδομένα και άφθαρτα πλαστικά. Πλαστικά μπουκάλια, δοχεία πλαστικού και συνθετικές ίνες θα μπορούσαν να γίνουν βορά του μικροβίου σε χωματερές, αναφέρουν οι ερευνητές στο περιοδικό Science, αν και αναγνωρίζουν ότι ο ρυθμός αποδόμησης του PET είναι μάλλον μικρός.
Το άγνωστο ως σήμερα βακτήριο, που έλαβε την ονομασία Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, υπολογίζεται ότι χρειάζεται έξι εβδομάδες για να καταβροχθίσει πλήρως ένα πλαστικό μπουκάλι PET στους 30 βαθμούς Κελσίου.

C-47 Dakota and C-130 Fly In Formation Over Normandy – D-Day 70th Anniversary

C-47 C-130
Original Normandy C-47 flies over the beaches and villages it flew over 70 years ago with the help of the 37th Airlift Squadron’s C-130.
In 2014, celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the Normandy landings, the plane left its home at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York, to attend the historic event. It took approximately fourteen days to complete its trek across the Atlantic, but the participation of Whiskey 7 in the anniversary ceremonies went through without a hitch.