Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Ribelles Castle: part of the line of defense that ran along the right bank of the Llobregos River

Castle Ribelles (cat. Castell de Ribelles)

This castle belongs to the city line of Vilanova de l’Aguda (cat. Vilanova de l’Aguda) in the Noguera region and deservedly bears the title of an object of cultural heritage of all Spanish significance. It joined the line of defense that stretched along the right bank of the …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Combat aviation: the Kawasaki Ki-48, 九九式双発軽爆撃機 (shiki-souhatu-keibaku) was a Japanese twin-engine light bomber that was used during World War II. Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow

Combat aviation of the world: the Kawasaki Ki-48, 九九式双発軽爆撃機 (shiki-souhatu-keibaku) shortened to ‘Sokei’, Army Type 99 Twin-engined Light Bomber)), was a Japanese twin-engine light bomber that was used during World War II. Its Allied reporting name was “Lily”.

The first flight was in 1939. Only 1997 aircrafts of this type were produced. The maximum bomb …

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The armored OT-810 half-track (Czechoslovakia). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

OT-810 half-track. OT-810 – a Czechoslovak post-war version of the German Ganomag SdKfz 251 produced by the company Podpolianske strojárne Detva in Slovakia. Was in service at the army of Czechoslovakia until 1975 under the OT-810 index.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1954-1976

Country of origin: Czechoslovakia

Issued: 1140 items

Weight: 9.1 t

Power: 100 hp

Speed: 53 …

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The American field howitzer M114 (155 mm) of the 1939 model. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

The American field howitzer M114 (155 mm) of the 1939 model. Serially produced under the classification M1 and was (after M2) the most common field gun of US troops during the Second World War. The M114 classification the howitzer received after the war, remaining for a long time in the arsenal of the US Army

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The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany’s second most-produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II. Museum of the Soviet Army, Moscow

Armored fighting vehicles: the Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany’s second most-produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II after the Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track. Developed in 1940 by Daimler-Benz on the basis of the medium tank T-3. 10500 units of various modifications were made. A crew – 4 persons. Armament: a cannon (75 …

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