Grumman TBF Avenger

Grumman TBF Avenger

December 19, 2017 PE Matt 0

In March 1939, the US Navy requested design proposals for a new carrier based torpedo bomber to replace the Douglas TBD in the fleet. The requirements for the new aircraft included a desired top speed […]

Midway: Kido Butai Strikes

December 17, 2017 PE Matt 0

As American search planes criss-crossed the skies around Midway, the Japanese Mobile Striking Force, the Kido Butai, approached undetected from the north west. A weather front had concealed the fleet, curtailing flight operations and giving […]

3-inch M3 Anti-Aircraft Gun

December 1, 2017 PE Matt 0

The 3-inch M3 gun was the primary anti-aircraft weapon of the US Army and Marines at the beginning of World War II. Its origins lay in the first anti-aircraft gun produced by the United States […]