An unexploded bomb from WWII was discovered in the River Thames early last Sunday, which led authorities to cancel all flights Monday out of neighboring London City Airport. Because bombs are not only bad, they are also highly inconvenient.
Around 13 years ago, the site of the sinking of the U.S.S. Thomas Donaldson, a World War II-era transport ship, was discovered in the Barents Sea on Russia’s northern coast not far from their borders with Norway and Finland. In the past few years, the Russian Navy has pulled the tanks the ship was carrying from the…
A team of civilian researchers has discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy cruiser which Imperial Japanese forces sunk in July 1945 to the loss of nearly three quarters of its crew.
Today is a glorious day because today I learned of the existence of the FMR Tiger, the fastest and coolest car in the Messerschmitt family, and I feel like I am a better human because of it.
There’s a reason why people love rummaging through old barns, attics and boneyards: there’s always the possibility of stumbling across some old treasure there. In this case, an old relic from World War II with quite a history.
If you’ve ever looked a map of the Arctic and thought, “There’s probably nothing up there but polar bears and ice,” you’d be wrong! At one point in time, there were Nazis up there. But not anymore, thankfully.
We all know of war reenactments, and the passion that the people who participate in them have for the hobby. Well, the radio-controlled vehicle community is probably equally as passionate. Smash these two things together and you get the crazy video below.
Did you know that Chrysler built more than 25 percent of America’s tanks during World War II? And in addition to tanks and trucks too, it even helped arm the Allied Powers’ mighty warships. You can learn more about the Chrysler “Arsenal of Democracy” in this new film.
There’s nothing quite like the sunlight gleaming off of a restored red paint job, is there? Luckily, this photo gives us more than one dose of it.
The 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in WWII, a conflict that took some 14 million Chinese lives, was celebrated in grand fashion this morning in Beijing. Yet the fact that high-level American and European dignitaries were nowhere to be found was a clear sign of the times as tensions in the South China Sea and East…
Jim McDonough is truly a master at his craft. He likes Lego, boats and naval history. And when these passions combine, magic is made. McDonough’s epically huge, ridiculously well-detailed Lego navy boats are the stuff of legend.
This 1944 Willys Jeep in classic US military livery was stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England where it was parked out front for a show. It belonged to a 73-year-old man who got his hands on it and restored after his father had actually driven it in World War II.
It is one crazy flying machine, looking like something more out of a cartoon than something that can actually fly. Part of its strange, bulbous shape comes from its roots as a Me 321 military glider, an aircraft that was key to Hitler’s plan to invade England. From this genesis came the largest land based operational…
Ever wonder what World War II would have looked like if it were fought with X-Wings and TIE fighters? Me neither, but this short film that puts an old war bonds ad in the Star Wars universe is incredibly well done and insanely entertaining.
German authorities have seized a Panther tank along with other military equipment from an elderly man in Heikendorf. According to the BBC, the tank was being kept in the man’s cellar (it’s unclear how he got it down there in the first place) and required another tank to recover. Over the course of nine hours, 20…
After four days of being half sunk and rocked by the surf on a sandbar near the Florida-Alabama state line, the Catalina PBY Flying boat was pulled from its resting place and towed out into deeper waters towards a salvage barge. An attempt to lift the aircraft aboard the barge via a crane caused the aircraft to…
After yesterday’s Catalina catastrophe, I began to wonder what the biggest floatplane ever built was. Not a flying boat, where the aircraft’s fuselage also serves as a monohull with pontoons providing sea-keeping stability, but literally a plane attached to floats. Then I came across the obscure Italian-built CANT…
With LeMans just passed, I figured it was a good time to share the story of two-time winner Jean-Pierre Wimille, an all around badass dude from an era of macho badassery.
These low-level passes featuring one of the most ‘romantic’ aircraft ever built, the World War II era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, are just stunning. Supposedly, they were filmed at RAF Bovingdon for the 1962 film The War Lover starring Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, and Shirley Field.
This is the little known story of the Royal Navy’s secret X-Class midget submarines that were built to sink the most powerful German surface combatants, but ended up paving the way for British forces landing at Sword and Juno beaches on D-Day.