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  1. WEAPONS OF WAR

  2. ADVANCES IN FIRE POWER • WORLD WAR 2 SAW THE GREATEST ADVANCES IN HUMAN HISTORY • BIGGER BETTER FASTER MORE DEADLY WEAPONS • FROM PROP TO JET • FROM SINGLE SHOT TO RAPID FIRE • FROM BOMB TO NAPALM TO A-BOMB

  3. TANKS THE ARMOURED BEASTS OF WAR

  4. T-34 medium tank • Perhaps the best overall tank in all of the War • Most advanced tank design in the world • 6 main variants • Often captured and used by Germans • 85mm guns

  5. RUSSIAN T-34

  6. T-34

  7. RUSSIAN KV-85

  8. RUSSIAN SU 76

  9. Panzer I -A very small light tank (6 tons) out of service by 41’ • Panzer II-Light Tank (10Tons) • Fast recon tank, amphibious with propeller • Flammpanzer-flame thrower tank

  10. Panzer III-Medium tank (22 Tons) • Main tank 40-42 • 37 mm gun • T-34 made it worthless (50 mm) • 15,000 produced • Panzer IV- Medium Tank (25 Tons) • Short 75mm Gun, 2 machine guns • 9,000 produced • Hitler’s decision not o produce more

  11. Tiger-Most famous and most formidable of the war—Heavy tank (55 tons) • 88 mm guns-anti-tank and anti-aircraft • Originally the Panzer VI • Slower than early Panzers • Very Short range due to fuel consumption • UNMATCHED FIRE POWER • Panther- (Panzer 5) a heavy tank (45 Tons) • Designed to counter the T-34 • 75mm gun and 2 machine guns • 4,800 produced Rushed to war untested • Considered best of the German Tanks • First battle was Kursk

  12. KING TIGER • HEAVY TANK WITH A 88 MM GUN, BUT WITH ARMOUR PIERCING ABILITY • COMPLETED IN 1943 • 485 PRODUCED, USED IN RUSSIA AND FRANCE IN 1944 • WEIGHED 69 TONS, VERY SLOW

  13. PANZER I

  14. PANZER II

  15. PANZER III

  16. PANZER IV

  17. PANTHER

  18. TIGER

  19. KING TIGER

  20. Cruiser Mk IV • Crusader II Medium Tank • Mark VII Churchill • CRUISER COMET=BEST OVERALL OF BRITISH TANKS

  21. CHURCHILL TANK

  22. VALENTINE

  23. CROMWELL

  24. CROMWELL

  25. CRUISER COMET

  26. M4 SHERMAN TANK (32 tons) • M4 Sherman tank was a winner by numbers, not by quality • 30,000 M4 Sherman's versus 600 Tigers and King Tigers and 1500 Panthers • 75mm or 76mm guns • Many variants of the Sherman for every possible role

  27. AMERICAN SHERMAN

  28. T-28 • No conventional turret, giving it a comparatively low profile • Top speed of about 8 mph • 105 mm gun • 2 were ordered and none saw combat

  29. Type 89 Otsu

  30. ARTILLERY&ANTI-PERSONNEL

  31. INFAMOUS 88’S

  32. GERMAN BIG GUNS “ANZIO ANNIES”

  33. GERMAN INFANTRY WEAPONS WALTHER P38 LUGER

  34. Mauser MG34/41 'Spandau’ MP44 'Sturmgewehr'

  35. MP 40 Schmeisser

  36. Kar 98k Gewehr 43

  37. MP43 FG42

  38. 'Burp Gun' MG 42

  39. “STOVEPIPE” Panzerschreck

  40. ANTI-AIRCRAFT 38

  41. British Infantry Weapons Thompson

  42. Enfield Number 2, Mark I

  43. The Bren Gun Short Magazine Lee Enfield