Bazooka Charlie – Pilot Who Attached A Bazooka To Plane

The year is 1944, and on a distant French battlefield a column of Nazi tanks are making their way to a beleaguered American position. The German Panzer and Tiger tanks are amongst the best the world has ever seen, and heavily protected from the front and sides- American Sherman tanks often see their shells bounce…

Racing Against the Odds in a WWII Plane

(airplane propellers starting) (dramatic music) – It’s absolutely deafening inside this cockpit. You have an engine that is screaming loud in front of you. The cockpit’s 140 degrees inside. Everything is shaking, vibrating in its own different way. Why would you wanna do something like this? Bottom line is every pilot wants to go fast.…

That One Time a Parachuting Soldier Took Down a Zero Fighter Plane With Nothing but a Handgun

If you take a peek at a list of pilots who were considered flying aces during WW2, you’ll notice that the top of the list is dominated by Luftwaffe pilots, some of whom scored hundreds of aerial victories during the war. While their skill and prowess in the air is undeniable, it’s arguable that the…

World War Nerf

Sir come on, lets go lets go OMG Medic,Medic Yes sir, *ah* YOU HOLD STILL, Yes sir Kid whats the plan, just scope out the area, YES SIR! Captain *blows up* Is it bad, we got you bro come on come on *bugle in back round* Get to cover, *tank blows up* Hey Andrew here…

WW2 Ace pilot SHOT DOWN U.S. plane!

Army Air Force’s Lieutenant Colonel Louis E. Curdes got a piece of every original signatory to the Axis Pact. In other words, he had kills against Germany, Italy, and Japan. Those mission marks are painted right there on his aircraft, but it’s that American flag kill mark on his fuselage that earned him a place…

Engineering Faster Planes in WWII: Kelly Johnson, the P-38 and the P-80

In the middle of World War II an American fighter plane fell out of the sky without even being shot at. That aircraft was the Lockheed P-38 Lightning – one of the fastest and most agile of its time – and it was designed by a Michigan alum, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, one of the world’s…

Know Your Plane #1 | X-02 Wyvern (Ace Combat)

Welcome to the “Know Your Plane Series”, a collection of videos about military aviation that focuses on providing you with key information, specifications, history and lore about a variety of aircraft, both real and fictional. And to start off this series in our very first episode we feature an iconic aircraft from the Ace Combat…