A mongol Elite cavalryman or commander. Magnificently equipped in steel lamellar armour. While the mongol light cavalry wore leather lamellar armour or no armour at all,the heavy cavalry had the excellent steel lamellar armour. Mongol commanders didn't participate in the battle, but would head to a excellent view point of the battlefield and direct orders from there-unlike their counterparts.They also used banner flags rather than voice commands for excellent command and control.
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen view of the instrument panel Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen, view of the instrument panel of Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga, IJN’s aircraft, the first captured intact by US for flight-tests in WWII. It was found on 10 July 1942 after lain on its back since 4 June 1942 when Koga was killed trying to land his aircraft in what he supposed to be a hard-surfaced ground, which turned out to be a marsh. The plane then flipped on its back. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 82482.
The Republic XP-47J (Serial Number 43-46952) was the prototype for a lighter (armament reduced to six 0.5 machine guns) and very high-speed interceptor version of the company's well-known "Thunderbolt". It was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57 piston engine equipped with a General Electric CH3 turbosupercharger that provided 2800 hp (+ 400 pounds of exhaust thrust).
US bomber B-24 Liberator of USAAF 465th Bomber Group after crash landing in the Poltava airfield, Ukraine, Jan 4, 1945. Poltava was the main airfield of Operation Frantic, a USAAF "shuttle bombing" operation sending bombers to hit German targets and then land in locations in the USSR. This system extended the range of US bombing significantly. The operation though fizzled out because of Russian underlying hostility and refusal to protect the Frantic bases adequately.