In the final stages of World War I, the ‘French 75’ or, as it was more formally designated, the Canon de 75 modèle 1897, became legendary in France as the piece of artillery which made it possible for the French army to win the war. Its real fame, in historical terms, rests in the fact …
Despite its different designation, the river gunboat was in reality the riverine counterpart of the sea-going monitor, but because of its supposed limitation to more confined waters was a far smaller vessel with a correspondingly lighter armament optimised for the bombardment of river bank targets. In February 1915 the British ordered 12 ‘Fly’ class river …
More details on the history of the Frenchy heavy tank, Char 2C, and the political and military infighting around its development. Includes specification for the Char 2C bis.
An early example of super-heavy tanks, the French Char 2C was developed during WWI. Technical and logistical issues prevented its successful development.
A history of the classic French fighter, Spad S.13 series, with details of its development, models, service history and specifications.
A history of the classic German fighter, the Fokker D VII, with details of its development, models, service history and specifications.
Inception and development of the Sopwith Camel fighter plane during World War I.
History and specification of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 and S.E.5a fighter planes.