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(2/5)TANKS! Assault Guns and Tank Hunters Sturmgeschütz

–SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT World War II VIDEOS—- –UPLOADED Weekly— Video Running Time 00:54:00 in 6 Parts This episode of examines German assault guns and tank hunters. German tanks fell short of dominating the battlefield after Stalingrad. To fill the huge gap of German armor vs. the huge numerical superiority of the Allies, Germany turned to a new revolutionary solution. The assault gun. A turretless armored vehicle with a high caliber gun with a low silhouette. Assault guns were cheap to produce and posed a difficult target to hit. The German Army became so desperately short of tanks that assault guns were used as tanks. The Hetzer, Jagdpanzer and Jagdpanther were very successful tank hunters. All were very popular with their crews. All 3 had high velocity guns, with low silhouettes and slopped armor. The Jagdpanther was one of the most successful weapon designs of World War II. The Jagdpanther possessed the excellent L-71 anti-tank 88mm gun. The L-71 was the higher velocity L-56 88mm gun the Panzer VI Tiger used. The low silhouette and heavy slopped armour made the Jagdpanther the greatest of all the tank hunters. The JagdTiger was the most powerful armored vehicle of World War II. However, it was underpowered and used 8 gallons of fuel per mile. Its 128mm gun could destroy any Allied tank at any range. The JagdTiger was nothing more than a moving fortress. Enjoy this excellent episode of TANKS! Assault Guns and Tank Hunters.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 World War 2 Facts 25 Comments

US Guns of World War II (3)

US Guns World War II BAR .38 .30-06 .50 cal Browning machine gun M1903 rifle colt .45 M1 Garand M1 carbine Thompson submachine gun M3 submachine gun .45 M1917 machine gun M1919 machine gun .30 Carbine Jeeps Tanks
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 World War 2 Facts 25 Comments

World War Two Weapons Including Rifles and Gatlin Machine Guns

WWII Weapons: As the war developed, so did the weapons used throughout it. From the straight forward rifle, right down to the development of the nuclear bomb, weapons were developed to try to gain an advantage over the opposition.

The Second World War is normally credited for bringing into being the stable version of the hand held machine gun. While used in the World War I, the machine gun, otherwise known as the Gatlin gun, was very inaccurate and couldn’t be moved about. Yet with the need for development in World War II, machine guns were manufactured smaller and the creation of submachine guns meant that they could be carried by even infantry troops. During that time most of the soldiers started toting the new submachine guns.

Another weapons development in world war 2 were the infamous V1 and V2 rockets. The V1 was more commonly referred to as the Doodlebug. It was the first ever guided missile and was fired with the aid of ramps from Germany in 1944 and 1945. Developed by the German Luftwaffe, these “vengeance” weapons were feared throughout the entirety of the blitz. Not only were these the first pilot less missiles to be created, they had an sound mechanism on them that made them make a high pitched noise as it dropped from the sky so civilians knew when one was coming. The V2 rocket was later created and did not require the large ramps to launch from. These are far more like the heavy guided missiles we have today, launching from a standing up position and are accredited for the first steps of putting a man on the moon.

The final most significant weapon development of World War 2 was the nuclear bomb, created by the USA and dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is normally referred to as the weapon that ended the war. Bombs were used in great numbers throughout the 6 years, yet none of them were anywhere near as powerful as the atomic bomb that the USA used. People to this day still argue whether or not it was ethically correct to have even used it to end the war, yet it accomplished its purpose and goes to show how far technology can advance through times of war. The bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused some of the worst combined casualties in any of the world wars. The shear numbers that died in the hundreds of thousands.

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Small arms used at WWII. Stg44,M1A1,P-08,PPK,MP-40,MG-34
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Just what it says. P47 guncamera footage, recently declassified.
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Thursday, November 11th, 2010 World War 2 Pictures 50 Comments

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