Tankfest Northwest 2016: More of that Zippy little M3 Stuart Tank!

It was the smallest tank at Tankfest Northwest 2016  but the M3A1 Stuart light tank driving display was fast and furious to say the least. Very impressive and a lot of fun! A US design that first entered service in 1941 and was in production until 1944. Approximately 25,000 Stuart light tanks rolled off the production line…

Tankfest Northwest 2016

The annual Tankfest Northwest was hosted again this year by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Washington state on Memorial Day (May 30th). This year was bigger and better than ever with plenty of tanks, military vehicles, weaponry and re-enactors. All this accompanied by a big crowd with warm sunshine made for a fantastic day!…

Il-2 Sturmovik – The ultimate WW2 “Beast From The East” arrives in Washington

ILYUSHIN IL-2 STURMOVIK “The IL-2 aircraft are necessary for our Red Army now, like air, like bread“ Joseph Stalin (he demanded prompt and efficient production from factory officials…or else!) The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was known to the Soviet troops in WW2 as the “Flying Tank” and to the Germans as “Der Schwarze Tod” (“The Black Death“). It was a low level ground attack aircraft, heavily…

Battle of Britain: A Duel of Eagles

Battle of Britain The Battle of Britain was the largest and most famous air battle in history. By day and night the combatants from Britain (along with pilots from other allied nations) and their enemies from Germany (with some limited support from Italy) fought in the skies over Britain between July 10th and October 31st, 1940. France…