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Another Lancaster on its way to a customer see link in bio for this and other 3d printed sculptures #lomondprints #printstudio #worldwar2 #lancasterbomber #lancaster #3dprinted #3dprintedsculpture #3dmodeling #3dsculpting #vintageaircraft #planespotter #raf100 #christmasgifts
Lin Wang with his old army buddy, General Sun Li-jen in 1947. Lin Wang (King of the Forest) was an Asian war elephant that served with the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma during the Second Sino-Japanese War. After the war ended, Lin Wang relocated to Taiwan with the Kuomintang forces, where he remained for the rest of his life. When Lin Wang died in 2003 at the ripe old age of 86, the memorial service lasted for weeks, with tens of thousands of people coming to pay their last respects to the war elephant. Lin Wang was posthumously awarded the title of "Honorary Taipei Citizen", becoming the first elephant to hold this distinction. 🐘#linwang #elephant #warelephant #asianelephant #militaryanimals #waranimals #ww2 #worldwar2 #veterans #burma #burmacampaign #secondsinojapanesewar #china #kuomintang #militaryhistory #taiwan #taipei #zoo #elephantsofinstagram #honorarycitizens
The Kar98 can sure throw some lead a long ways. (First shot 686m) 🎯💀 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @ellitegaming for more ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #battlefield5 #battlefieldv #battlefield1 #battlefield #battlefield4 #xboxone #xbox #ps4 #sniping #headshot #sniper #camping #longshot #rifle #worldwar2 #ww2 #gameclips #gameplay #gaming #gamer #callofduty #codbo4 #blackout #battlefieldempire #ellitegaming
Dziś zaczęliśmy przygotowania do leśnej Wigilii airsoftowców i rekonstruktorów w odtworzonych na historycznym miejscu schronach "Lasa" jednego z Wyklętych- żołnierzy antykomunistycznej partyzantki #mylife #mystory #mypassion ❤️ #military #secondwar #partizan #history #historyreconstruction #worldwar2 #warhistory #polishairsofter #mojeżycie #mojehobby #rekonstrukcjahistoryczna #mojapasja #historia #partyzantka #lesniludzie #myhobby #patriotic #żołnierzewyklęci #brygadabagienniaki #airsofterphoto #airsoftpoland #militaria #polishman #polishairsofter
Done my history for the day learning all about adolf hitler 🇩🇪 💣👨🏻 #berlinstorybunker #worldwar2 #adolfhilter #germany #travel
Robert Frederick Sink was born April 3, 1905, in Lexington, North Carolina. He joined the Army in 1924, graduating from West Point in 1927, and was commissioned as an infantry officer with the rank of 2nd Lt. In 1940 he was assigned to the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning. He was one of the 4% of the Army's paratroopers to qulaify as a master parachutist, and liked to celebrate his birthday each year by making a jump. In Jan, 1941, he was promoted to Major and given command of the 503rd PI Battalion. He was promoted to Lt Colonel on Feb, 1942, and made Colonel in Nov, 1942. In July 1942, he was made commander of the 506th PIR. He was 37 years old. He remained with the regiment throughout the war, even turning down at least 2 promotions to remain with the unit. He led the regiment in combat from Normandy to the end of the war when they returned to France. On August 12th, 1945, he was named assistant division commander of the 101st Airborne. He returned to the U.S in Dec, 1945. After WW2, Sink remained in the Army, participated in the Korean War, where he was awarded 3 silver star, 2 legion of merit, and 2 bronze star medals. He commanded several divisions in the US Army until he retired in 1961 as a Lt General. The man his troops affectionately called "Bourbon Bob" made his last big jump on Dec 13, 1965. Sink was portrayed by Captain Dale Dye in the Band of Brothers miniseries. Currahee and rest easy to the man who gave his utmost loyalty to the men of the 506th ♠♠ #bandofbrothers #easycompany #506thpir #parachuteinfantry #paratrooper #101stairbornedivision #screamingeagles #airborneinfantry #robertsink #daledye #ww2 #wwii #worldwar2 #war #koreanwar #history #ww2history #militaryhistory #rip
Painted onto a Sherman tank is a humorous cartoon depicting Adolf Hitler on the wrong end of an American bayonet. #worldwartwohistory #worldwar2photos #1944 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #ww2 #shermantank #cartoon #bayonet #humor #humorous #1945 #tank #american
🔶Which is your favorite?🔶 — The Thompson was designed don 1917-1920, and produced from 1921-1945. In all, around 2,000,000 of these weapons were created. The gun shot .45 APC rounds at differing speeds depending on the variant. The M1928 shot 600-725 RPM, the M1A1 shot around 700 RPM, and the M1919 shot 1,500 RPM. The effective firing range was 150m, and the feeding system included 4 types of magazines. There were two stick and 2 drum types, the latter of each being larger. The stick mags held 20 or 30 rounds, and the drum mags held 50 or 100 rounds, although throughout WW2, the stick mag would be used the most. Many allied nations used the Thompson through Lend-Lease including Great Britain, China, and the USSR, and so it saw pretty much every Front of the conflict. This picture is particularly special. German paratroopers, Hitler's elite, finding a captured Thompson and seeing for themselves what they have been fighting first hand. You will notice they are also carrying a machine gun. The British were in love with the Thompson, but in the early years, it was just too hard to get, and thus they had to create an alternative, mass produced submachine gun that is very similar to the American Grease Gun. It was known as the Sten Gun, and it featured a magazine coming out the side along with no wood apertures. The thing that made the Thompson so hard to make was the wooden features, so by taking this aspect of a submachine gun out of the equation the British found it much easier to producer their own. — #thompsonsubmachineguns #thompson #smg #submachinegun #gun #guns #tommygun #history #wwii #worldwarii #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #war #warfare #historynerd #historybuff #historyteacher #historyfacts #historyinpictures #historynerds #historybuffs #smgs #machinegun #rifle #assaultrifle #historylovers
This #sculpture stands outside the #Spitfire #Restaurant at the #PlasticSurgery @queenvictoriahospital. It’s a #symbol of the #guineapig #club . It represents a guineapig with #wings . The club was formed by injured Allied #armedforces #soldiers who had innovative #reconstructivesurgery during #WorldWar2 . . . . Still maintained. . . . #ModernHistory #History #garden #gardening #art
On this day in history on 13th of December 1937 (81 years ago): Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanking: The city of Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese. This is followed by the Nanking Massacre, in which Japanese troops rape and slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians. #ww2 #daily #dailyfact #photooftheday #instadaily #Japan #China #worldhistory #history #historyfact #worldwar2 #nanking #pacific
United States Navy Seal shooting his M60 machine gun off the deck of an aircraft carrier, probably shooting at targets in the water. Sometime during Vietnam. Date and place unknown. #army #navy #america #airforce #marines #unitedstates #german #germany #historiansunion #war #ww2 #worldwar2 #russia #russian #england #british #surrender #guns #plane #bombs #japan #canada #france #italy #africa #netherlands #norway #m60 #frogman #navyseal
A new dump pit and it's already worth it. I needed to dig 70 cm down until I came in a good layer and then I discoverd parts of 3 diffrent luftwaffe coffeepots can't wait to go back there. Please follow the tagged people :) - - - - #ww2 #metaldetecting #relic #find #ww2find #sondeln #german #metaldetector #ww2relic #worldwarii #relics #wwii #worldwar2 #find #dutch #finds #netherlands #luftwaffe #wehrmacht
Marinheiros do submarino U.S.S. Olympia mergulham próximo do Havaí após exercícios de guerra naval no Oceano Pacífico. Agosto de 2018. Foto de Bob Nguyen. 🇧🇷 . Sailors of U.S.S. Olympia dives near Hawaii after naval warfare exercises in the Pacific Ocean. August 2018. Photo by Bob Nguyen. 🇺🇸 . #war #guerra #guerre #ww2 #segundaguerramundial #worldwar2 #worldwar #soldier #military #militar #aliados #axis #battlefield #tiro #photography #instafoto #instaphoto #fotografia #paris #battle #batalha #warpedia #england #brasil #ww1 #greatwar #submarine #submarino
A Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat night fighter assigned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 1943.
Tarihi Adana görüşmeleri.(1943) W. Churchill, Türkiye hükümetini savaşa dahil edip Almanya'nın yenilgisini hızlandırmak istiyordu. Bu görüşme Türkiye için olumlu , müttefik devletler için olumsuz bitecektir. . . . . #England #Germany #müttefik #mihver #worldwar2 #ww2 #history #nazies #ismetinönü #TURKEY #türkei #world #people #Tarih
Altay Tankı Türkiye'nin ilk , yerli ana muharebe tankıdır. Üretiminde büyük ölçüde ilerleme kaydedilmiş ancak motor sorunu yüzünden seri üretimine 2019 sonları ile 2020 başları arasında başlanacak. Ülkenin coğrafi konumu gereği duyulan askeri ihtiyacı ve eskimiş tanklar sebebiyle tank ihtiyaçını büyük ölçüde hafifletecek olan tank modern teknolojilerle donatılmıştır ve %90-95 civarlarında millidir. Ayrıca çoğu teçhizatında Aselsanın imzasını taşıyor. Teknik özellikleri; Altay tankı, 1500 beygir gücünde olan motor dizel sistem ile çalışmakta ve 70 km hızla hareket edebilmekte ve 500 km menzil sağlamaktadır. Altay tankının zırhı ise tanksavar füzeler üreten Roketsan firması tarafından geliştirilen ve kompozitin ana malzeme olarak kullanıldığı, içeriği gizlenen özel bir zırhla sağlanmaktadır.3 km atış menzili bulunan silah, 120 mm’ lik 55 kalibre yivsiz top tercih edilen tank bu yönden de oldukça güçlü bir teknolojiye sahiptir. 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 @tc.millisavunma Etiketler;➡️ #tank #ww2 #ww #tanks #altay #worldwar2 #türkiye #turkce #turk #turkdenizkuvvetleri #turkhavakuvvetleri #tsk #turk #türkish #turkishairforce #turkey #Türkiyem #tc #asker #askeri #military #leopard #abrams
In 1943, the 1936B class of German destroyers, Z-35 (Photo 1,2), was completed. She weighed in at 3,500 tons, 410 ft in length and could make 36.5 knots; armed with five 5 inch guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes. Later in 1944, a sistership, the Z-36 (Photo 3), was added to the fleet. Both would not see much action, in fact they wouldn’t even leave the Baltic Sea but instead took part in local escort duties against Soviet submarines. The Baltic for most of the war had remained relatively free of Russian subs, but by this point they began breaking out and targeting German shipping. In an attempt to close off their access, the Kriegsmarine laid minefields in the Gulf of Finland. In December of 1944, Z43, Z-35 and Z-36 set out for such an operation. They were in the western end of the Gulf, dropping their own mines off when suddenly Z-35 was caught by a large blast that sent her to the bottom quickly. The trio might not have known it, but they stumbled into a previously lain minefield. Z-36 and Z-43 attempted to pick up survivors, but Z-36 then struck yet another mine and sank, leaving only Z-43 left to tell what happened. Between the two destroyers, 540 men were lost by friendly mines, only 120 survived. Z-43 herself would also be lost to a mine in April the next year, but the incident involving the two other destroyers was one of many friendly fire cases in the Kriegsmarine. #german #kriegsmarine #navy #destroyer #warship #ship #maritime #history #1943 #1944 #2018 #photo #wwii #ww2 #worldwartwo #worldwarii #worldwar2 #gulfoffinland #tragedy #navaldisaster #friendlyfire #lestweforget #z35 #z36
Wer waren die Menschen in den Uniformen der Wehrmachtssoldaten? Menschen wie du und ich? Freunde, Kameraden, Väter und Söhne? Schaut in ihre Gesichter und stellt euch diese Frage selbst. #thegermantruth #wehrmacht #heer #marine #luftwaffe #waffenss #ss #ww2 #wwii #nazi #history #germany #germanhistory #nazigermany #hitler #follow #army #navy #airforce #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #axis #achsenmächte
After the battle at villers bocage which killed Wittmann this was salvaged from Michael Wittmann's leather Jacket a Walther pistol #gun #gunsofinstagram #guns #michaelwittmann #badass #heroes #hero #germany #germany 🇩🇪 #deutsch #deutschland #walther #tanks #panzer #ace #schutzstaffel #tigertank #rip #war #warriors #battle #warfare #history #ww2 #worldwar2 #historic #firearms #handgun #pistol
Our Christmas party was themed ‘Time Travel’ so I did my best 1940s factory worker! Wasn’t the most impressive outfit there, but I’m pretty pleased with it! #1940s #forties #fortiesstyle #fortiesfashion #worldwar2 #munitionsworker #homefront #wareffort #wwii #VforVictory #oldthings #everydayarchaeology #victoryrolls #fortieshair
German soldier prepares to throw a grenade around the corner of the Stalingrad tractor factory. These German soldiers belong to the German 6th army which was taskst to capture the city of Stalingrad. But would later become encirceld and destroyed by soviet forces. After this the tide turned on the Eastern front. FOLLOW THE CREW @brinkman_colourisation @the_dutch_historian @3rd_reich_military @dutchhistorybuff @germanww2collector @gloriamagnus @zerstorer_ww2 @ww2_dutchie @world_wars_relic.hunting #ww2 #wwii #thesecondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #ww2germany #wehrmacht #waffenss #germanyww2 #wehrmacht
Two nice barnfinds. Two british jerrycans both dated 1944. I have cleanend them and will post them soon! Overal a nice set for my display. FOLLOW THE CREW @brinkman_colourisation @the_dutch_historian @3rd_reich_military @dutchhistorybuff @germanww2collector @gloriamagnus @zerstorer_ww2 @ww2_dutchie @world_wars_relic.hunting #ww2 #wwii #thesecondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #ww2germany #wehrmacht #waffenss #germanyww2 #wehrmacht
Dachau Concentration Camp.
The Family.
Final team medic done, no more posts for a little bit till this project is done or I do something different. I've added pictures of the whole medic unit game wise at the end, i like the idea of the walking wounded acting as CP for the medics as they manoeuvre the battle space. #waffenss #wargames #worldwar2 #warlordgames #wargaming #winsdornewton #windsornewton #winsdornewtonseries7 #miniatures #models #medic #minipainting #modelpainting #paintingminis #paintingmodels #paintingminiatures #sscamo #boltactionminiatures
*Cues Danger zone by Kenny Loggins* • • • #Tbt #HomesteadAFB #Airforce #F -35 #C -17#AA #WW2 #WorldWar2 #D -day
Around the beginning of WWII, the Hunt destroyers were being made, the Type 1 design as it would be known. HMS Tynedale (Photos 2-4) was completed that year at 900 tons, 270 ft in length and 29 knots of speed; armed four 4 inch guns, AA mounts and 40 depth charges. They were designed solely for escorting convoys and hunting U-boats, but their compact design didn’t allow for much modification which led to other Hunt types. In 1941, the Hunt Type III destroyer, HMS Holcombe (Photo 1), was completed. She weighed in at 1,050 tons, 280 ft in length and could make 29 knots; armed with four 4 inch guns, two 21 inch torpedo tubes, 110 depth charges and AA mounts. Both Tynedale and Holcombe were immediately tasked in escort duties in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. These ships were essential to driving away the U-boat menace, but the U-boats bit back from time to time as well. On December 12th, 1943, Gerd Kelbling’s U-593 came upon convoy KMS-34 which was steaming off Northern Africa from Gibraltar to Port Said. Tynedale and Holcombe were both in convoy, but at 7:10 AM a torpedo slammed into Tynedale, breaking her back and she sank with 73 men. In retaliation the escorts gave chase and got sonar contact, but U-593 evaded any damage. Eventually contact was lost and the U-boat repositioned herself in sight of HMS Holcombe. U-593 then fired another torpedo which struck Holcombe at 2:45 PM, again wrecking the hunter, which sank in just 5 minutes with 84 of her crew. Although 157 men were lost, another 162 were saved. U-593 didn’t escape its persecution after sinking Holcombe and was caught and sunk the next day. #uboat #battleoftheatlantic #mediterranean #wwii #ww2 #worldwartwo #worldwarii #worldwar2 #1939 #1941 #1943 #2018 #75thanniversary #tragedy #royalnavy #destroyer #warship #maritime #history #photo #british #navy #lestweforget #holcombe #tynedale
🇵🇭 Battery Hearn, built by the Americans in 1918. This 12-inch seacoast west-ranged guns had a max range of 26 Km and fires at all direction. It has been the defense of Manila against Japanese naval attacks from South China Sea during World War II . . . . #throwback #travelphotography #nikonphotography #traveladdict #philippines #corregidor #travel #traveller #travelgram #travelblogger #travellife #instatravel #travellersnotebook #beautifuldestinations #travelawesome #mytravelgram #igtravel #worldwar2 #seetheworld #travellingthroughtheworld #passionpassport #seepilipinas #dmtravelseries #discovermnl #thediscoverer #doyoutravel #travelingram #instagood #itsmorefuninthephilippines
🇵🇭 This is the Mile-Long Barracks, a 3 storey hurricane proof building and was the world’s longest military barracks measuring 1,520 ft in length. Sadly, it was one of the most heavily damaged building during World War II and is now famous for ghost hunting . . . . #throwback #travelphotography #nikonphotography #traveladdict #philippines #corregidor #travel #traveller #travelblogger #travellife #travelgram #instatravel #travellersnotebook #beautifuldestinations #travelawesome #mytravelgram #igtravel #worldwar2 #seetheworld #passionpassport #travellingthroughtheworld #seepilipinas #dmtravelseries #discovermnl #thediscoverer #doyoutravel #travelingram #instagood #traveltheworld #travelph
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