The Franco-Thai War

August 31, 2015 PE Matt 0

Since the Japanese had largely completed the blockade of major Chinese ports, most supplies destined for the Kuomintang forces were brought into China on the Burma Road. This link allowed Chiang Kai-Shek to import quantities […]

Morane-Saulnier MS.406

August 30, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Armée de l’Air issued a requirement in 1934 for a new modern fighter, a monoplane to replace the biplanes then in service. The Moraine-Saulnier company responded with a design that was designated the MS.405, […]

Loire 130

Loire 130

August 24, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Loire 130 was designed for the French Navy in response to a request for a new reconnaissance seaplane to serve aboard battleships and cruisers in the fleet. The 130 beat off competition from 5 […]

German Raiders in the Indian Ocean

August 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

German merchant raiders were even more active in the Indian Ocean than they were in the Pacific. The first Kriegsmarine surface vessels to reach the Indian Ocean was the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee, which […]

Supermarine Walrus

Supermarine Walrus

August 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Supermarine Walrus was a single engine amphibious reconnaissance seaplane designed by RJ Mitchell, of Spitfire fame. It was originally designed for the Royal Australian Navy and designated the Seagull V, although it had little […]

German Raiders in the Pacific

August 14, 2015 PE Matt 0

Although the war in China had been raging since 1937, it wasn’t until 1939 that Europe likewise followed Asia into a general war. The two conflicts would remain largely separate endeavours until the Japanese attack […]

Heinkel He114

Heinkel He114

August 13, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Heinkel He114 was designed as a warship based reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft, which was intended to replace the company’s previous He60 aircraft that was standard in the Kriegsmarine at the time. Although the […]

Arado Ar196

Arado Ar196

August 11, 2015 PE Matt 0

The He114 was regarded as a failed design, due to its poor sea handling capability and that fact that its performance was not much better than previous types. Several firms were invited to put forward […]

Chungking Bombed Again – Fights On

August 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

Newsreel footage of the bombing of Chungking, showing the damage done to the city, the underground tunnels dug by the population, and General and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek inspecting the city.

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