World War II's senior editor Paraag Shukla gives us a closer look at Finland's rugged and accurate Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun
World War II's senior editor Paraag Shukla explores the Soviet Union's Polikarpov U-2 biplane, the Night Stalker—used in night raids that terrorized Germans
The Ka-Mi performed well at sea, but its vulnerability on land undermined its effectiveness.
German paratroopers hit the ground fight-ready with the FG-42 rifle
It's name reflects the 15-ton vehicle’s creation in imperial year 2597—or 1937. Its category, “Chi-sensha,” means “medium tank.” And “Ha,” or 3, indicates the line’s third iteration. An upgrade arising from a bruising loss to Soviet tankers at Khalkin Gol in August 1939, the punchier 97 flourished in soggy settings, slithering through Malayan jungle to topple the British bastion at Singapore.