World War I

Ranken Dart

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Designed in 1916. The Ranken Dart was a simple yet effective weapon. It was designed to severely damage Observation and Barrage Balloons and well as Zeppelins. The device …

Rene Fonck

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Considered the Allied “Ace of Aces”, Colonel Fonck claimed 142 kills. 72 credited and confirmed. Fonck was well known for pursuing his kills (even to points o …

British M1915 6-Inch Howitzer

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This Medium Howitzer was produced by Great Britain during World War I (and was reliable enough to be continued into 1945). The Medium Howitzer was also a major export to …

German 15cm FH23 Heavy Field Howitzer

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One of the primary heavy Field Howitzers deployed by The Imperial German Army, The FH23 was developed in 1914, with production continuing through 1945. It was a highly re …

British Mark VIII Tank

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Known as “The International Tank”, The Mark VIII had a strange linage. This Anglo-American Armored Vehicle was a collaborative effort between Britain, America …

British Sopwith 1 ½ ''Strutter'' Fighter

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Developed in 1915, The Sopwith Strutter was Britain's “first” 2-seater fighter/multi-purpose aircraft used in World War I. Called “1 ½ Strutter&r …

Billy Bishop

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Bishop was the top ranking Ace of Canada during World War I. Originally serving in The Cavalry, he found the Trenches “boring and dirty”. One day he saw a Rec …

Edward Rickenbacker

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Major “Eddie” Rickenbacker was an American Ariel Ace of World War 1, and responsible for founding the famous 94th Aero Squadron. Strangely – while in En …

Propaganda Art

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While the theory of propaganda is much older than World War I, The War created a new vein with regards to motivating large segments of it's participants Countries to do o …

German Model 1918 Mauser 13.2mm AT Rifle

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Germany invented possible the first Anti-Tank Rifle used in the last year of World War I. The Mauser Gewehr Rifle was a single shot, bolt action weapon – capable of …