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German world war II land battleship Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte Designed as early as the year 1942, the p-1000 was intended to be a land battleship. The monster was intended to be an astounding 35 meters long, 14 meters wide, and 11 meters tall. These are the exact specifications in cooperation between Porsche, Henschel & Son, and MAN SE company.

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Lost and found World War II pics (34 photos)

German machine gunners manning a MG mounted on tripod. Because this will be my story game for trying stop to Nazi destroy world. My character will be travelling through different time zones so Nazi Germany could be an idea.

A British Sherman VC ‘Firefly’ of ‘C’ Squadron, The Staffordshire Yeomanry, 27th Armoured Brigade in the vicinity of Lebisey Wood, north of Caen, Normandy. 7th -13th of June 1944.


Honoured: the WW1 pigeons who earned their wings

Honoured: the WW1 pigeons who earned their wings A new exhibition highlights the contribution made by messenger pigeons in both world wars, when they were credited with saving thousands of lives and altering the course of battles.

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11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of

Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery. The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.