WWII-The Hardware part 2

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World War II saw rapid technological innovation in response to the needs of the various combatants. Many different weapons systems evolved as a result, but also data processing equipment. Machines such as the ‘Colossus'(Picture above) was an electronic digital computer, built during WWII from over 1700 valves (tubes). It was used to break the codes of the German Lorenz SZ-40 cipher machine that was used by the German High Command’ were used to assist cryptologists in deciphering German Enigma-machine encrypted secret messages during World War II. 1945.

Below are some  further examples of the WWII Hardware.

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These American cargo carriers were used by British, Norwegian, Dutch, French and Belgian commando troops that landed on Walcheren on 1 November.

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The Petlyakov Pe-3 was the long-range, night fighter version of the successful Petlyakov Pe-2 high-speed bomber used by the Soviet Union.

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The SU-76 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 76) was a Soviet self-propelled gun used during and after World War II. The SU-76 was based on a lengthened and widened version of the T-70 light tank chassis. Its simple construction made it the second most produced Soviet armoured vehicle of World War II

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25 mm automatic air defense gun M1940 (72-K) (Russian: 25-мм автоматическая зенитная пушка образца 1940 года (72-К)) was a Soviet 25 mm caliber anti-aircraft gun. The gun was created in the beginning of 1940 at 8th Kalinin Artillery Plant under the guidance of its Chief Designer Mikhail Loginov.

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The MAB 38  Modello 38, or Model 38 and its variants were a series of official submachine guns of the Royal Italian Army introduced in 1938 and used during World War II. The guns were also used by the German, Romanian, and Argentine armies of the time.

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Yamato (大和) was the lead ship of the her class of battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) shortly before World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 in) Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship

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The Yamato was sunk on April 7 1945 by allied forces.

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WWII-The Hardware

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World War II saw rapid technological innovation in response to the needs of the various combatants. Many different weapons systems evolved as a result, but also data processing equipment. Machines such as this US Navy ‘Bombe’ (picture above)were used to assist cryptologists in deciphering German Enigma-machine encrypted secret messages during World War II. 1945.

Following are just some examples of weapons used during WWII on land, air and sea.

An American M4A2 carrying a Japanese Type 94 light-tank on its back, Namur, 1944.

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Unfinished German Type XXI U-Boats at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany, 1945.

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A German tank factory. 1940.

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A British tank is pulled by a train from a Midlands factory bound for the Eastern Front to aid the Soviet Union. 1941.Tank_factories_of_WW2 (12)

Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. Note the Soviet stars on the fuselage of the airplanes. These planes are most likely being moved to be shipped off to join the fight in the European theater against the Nazi war machine. 1943.

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Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943

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A V-2 rocket ready for launching at Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony. 1945.

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Luftwaffe pilots playing cards during the African campaign, 1942. The plane in the background is a Me-109.

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152 mm howitzer battery fires during Operation Bagration, 1944

Stand to Death, 152 mm howitzer battery fires during Operation Bagration, 1944

3rd Squadron Hell’s Angels, Flying Tigers over China, photographed in 1942 by AVG pilot Robert T. Smith

The Flying Tigers over China, 1942

One of the heaviest WW2 tanks ever created, the Tiger II. It weighed ~68.5 tonnes and had 100-180mm armour on the front. Budapest, Hungary, 1944.

Budapest, Panzer VI (Königstiger)

USS New Jersey (BB-62) during World War II with French battleship Richelieu

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