Char B1 bis


This piece represents a Char B bis in service with the French Army May 1940
At the request of General Estienne and on the basis of previous studies worked out by Renault, Schneider, FAMH, FCM, and Delaunay-Belleville, a new battle tank was developed under the code designation of “Tractor 30”. In 1929-30, three pilot models were built by Renault and FCM. These later became designated Char B. These three pilot models were extensively reworked and modified for tests. The first one, reengined and uparmored became the early prototype for the B1-ter in 1937. The Char B1 was the production version of the Char B. Production began in 1935. Only a small number were built before construction changed to the more powerful B1-bis. The B1-bis was the main battle tank of the French army in 1940. Considered one of the most powerful and advanced tanks in the world, it was hampered only by it’s low speed, one man turret and cost of production.

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Pearl Harbor
by MercenaryGraphics

This piece is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

It is a stylized rendering of Nakajima B5N bomber over the harbor during the attack.

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941

Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’
by MercenaryGraphics

The Nakajima B5N (Japanese: 中島 B5N) was the standard torpedo bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for much of World War II.

While the B5N was substantially faster and more capable than its Allied counterparts, the TBD Devastator, Fairey Swordfish and Fairey Albacore, it was close to obsolescence by 1941. Nevertheless, the B5N operated throughout the whole war. In the early part of the Pacific War, flown by well-trained IJN aircrews, the B5N achieved particular successes at the battles of Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, and Santa Cruz Islands.