From entering active service in 1932 with the Red Army; the T-26 participated in many conflicts through the 1930's up until it's final engagement against the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria in August 1945 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-26
Also known as the MG30 Colorized image below https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_30
The Flak 41 was a Rheinmetall improvement on the famous Krupp "eighty-eight", resulting in a more powerful version than any of the previous ones. Only very few numbers were produced, but this prompted Krupp to respond with another prototype which ended up becoming the feared Pak 43 & KWK 43 - mounted on the Elefant, Jagdpanther and the Tiger II.
With a pipe and a good book, this young pilot receives a haircut in between sorties. Knowing that each time they went out it could be their last mission, keeping mentally busy is key.
The USS Arizona burns during the attack on Pearl Harbor A double post today - It's the 8th down here in NZ but for our American readers it is the 7th. "The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged…
Churchill Mk II - "Shaver" Infantry A22, Mk IV Churchill Mk II "Shaver" B Squadron 9 Troop 43rd Royal Tank Regiment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/43rd_Royal_Tank_Regiment