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World War 2 British Weapons - Aircraft, Armor, Guns and Warships


The British accomplished much in World War 2, from the dark early days until its glorious end in 1945.

The British managed to stave off elimination at the hands of the Axis during the early-going of World War 2. As its European allies crumbled around it, the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force regrouped to fight another day. The Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 proved a turning point for the British causeand solidified the resolve of its people. Its military then took the fight to the enemy along all fronts and ultimately, with the help of its allies, claimed the victory over both Germany and Japan.
COMBAT AIRCRAFT (ALL)
Our comprehensive listing of all known aircraft operated under the British banner during World War 2. Includes concepts and prototypes.
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FIGHTERS
The British countered the German Bf 109 and Fw 190 threat with the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire among others.
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BOMBERS
The British bomber force was critical to keeping the Germans on their toes in the European campaign - particularly the night bomber force.
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TRANSPORTS
The massive British military required a myriad of transport types to move man and machine to and from the various theaters.
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X-PLANES AND CONCEPTUAL AIRCRAFT
The massive British military required a myriad of transport types to move man and machine to and from the various theaters.
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COMBAT TANKS (ALL)
The British began the war relying on Cruiser and Infantry tanks as a one-two punch. This changed to more dedicated combat types before the end.
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CRUISER TANKS
The Cruiser Tank was to be deployed in concert with heavier, better-armed and armored Infantry Tanks according to British doctrine.
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ARTILLERY
The British relied on all manner of artillery during World War 2 - towed and self-propelled types including railway guns.
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INFANTRY WEAPONS (ALL)
The British Army relied on a mix of infantry weapons to see the job through - including the famous STEN and BREN guns.
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WARSHIPS & SUBMARINES (ALL)
The Royal Navy was desperately needed to make its impact on the conflict - and it did not disappoint when the war called.
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WARSHIPS & SUBMARINES (ALL)
The British were hugely instrumental in the development the aircraft carrier as a viable weapon of war.
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BATTLESHIPS
The British knew a thing or two about battleship design and doctrine and deployed various classes during World War 2.
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