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The Allies Strike Back (October 1942 - May 1943)

The Allies Strike Back (October 1942 - May 1943)

The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The battle lasted from October 23rd to November 5th, 1942. The First Battle of El Alamein had stalled the Axis advance. Thereafter, Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery took command of the British Eighth Army from General Claude Auchinleck in August 1942.

The Allied victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign. It ended Axis hopes of occupying Egypt, taking control of the Suez Canal, and gaining access to the Middle Eastern oil fields.

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RAF Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. Ia Fighter - Squadron Leader Mike Judd, No. 250 Squadron, North Africa, 1942 RAF Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. Ia Fighter - Squadron Leader Mike Judd, No.250 Squadron, North Africa, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The P-40 was the best known Curtiss-Wright designed airplane of the Second World War. It was also one of the most controversial fighters, vilified by many as being too slow, lacking in maneuverability, having too low a climbing rate, and being largely obsolescent by contemporary standards even before it went into production.

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USAAF Bell P-39L Airacobra Fighter - Hugh Dow, Evelyn, 346th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, Maison Blanche, Algeria, North Africa, 1943 USAAF Bell P-39L Airacobra Fighter - Hugh Dow, "Evelyn", 346th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, Maison Blanche, Algeria, North Africa, 1943 (1:72 Scale)

The P-39 was one of America's first-line pursuit planes in December 1941. It made its initial flight in April 1939 at Wright Field and by the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, nearly 600 had been built. Its unique engine location behind the cockpit caused some pilot concern, but this proved to be no more of a hazard in a crash landing than with an engine located forward of the cockpit.

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USAAF Supermarine Seagull Walrus Reconnaissance Aircraft - Operation Torch, North Africa, 1942 USAAF Supermarine Seagull Walrus Reconnaissance Aircraft - Operation Torch, North Africa, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The Supermarine Walrus was a British single engine amphibious biplane reconnaissance aircraft, designed by R.J. Mitchell who was also responsible for the illustrious Spitfire. The aircraft first flew on June 21st, 1933.

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USN Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber - VS-41, USS Ranger (CV-4), Operation Torch, 1942 USN Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber - VS-41, USS Ranger (CV-4), "Operation Torch", 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The Dauntless was the standard shipborne dive-bomber of the US Navy from mid-1940 until November 1943, when the first Curtiss Helldivers arrived to replace it. Between 1942-43, the Dauntless was pressed into service again and again, seeing action in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Guadalcanal campaign.

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German Junkers Ju-87D-3 Stuka Dive-Bomber - Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Geschwaderkommodore Walter Siegel, Libya, 1942 German Junkers Ju-87D-3 Stuka Dive-Bomber - Sturzkampfgeschwader. 3, Geschwaderkommodore Walter Siegel, Libya, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

During the early to mid-stages of the Second World War, the Stuka (short for "sturzkampfflugzeug" or dive-bomber) struck terror in the hearts and minds of soldiers and civilians alike. The Stuka was a rugged machine, designed to swoop down and destroy its target using 500-lb bombs or tear into them using 37mm flak guns mounted underneath the wings.

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German Junkers Ju-87D-3 Stuka Dive-Bomber - Captured Stuka, Sidi Haneish, Egypt, LG13, Nov. 1942 German Junkers Ju-87D-3 Stuka Dive-Bomber - "Captured Stuka", Sidi Haneish, Egypt, LG13, Nov. 1942 (1:72 Scale)

During the early to mid-stages of the Second World War, the Stuka (short for "sturzkampfflugzeug" or dive-bomber) struck terror in the hearts and minds of soldiers and civilians alike. The Stuka was a rugged machine, designed to swoop down and destroy its target using 500-lb bombs or tear into them using 37mm flak guns mounted underneath the wings.

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USAAF B-25C1 Mitchell Medium Bomber  - OH-7, 445th Bombardment Squadron, 321st Bombardment Group, Morocco, February 1943 USAAF North American B-25C-1 Mitchell Medium Bomber - "OH-7", 445th Bombardment Squadron, 321st Bombardment Group, Morocco, February 1943 (1:72 Scale)

Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.

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USAAC North American B-25C Mitchell Medium Bomber - Legal Eagle, 1st Lt. George Bauer, 489th Bombardment Squadron, 340th Bombardment Group, Landing Ground 99 (El Kabrit), Egypt, 1942 USAAC North American B-25C Mitchell Medium Bomber - "Legal Eagle," 1st Lt. George Bauer, 489th Bombardment Squadron, 340th Bombardment Group, Landing Ground 99 (El Kabrit), Egypt, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.

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German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Fighter - 8./Jagdgeschwader 77, "Black 6", Heinz Ludeman, Gambut, Libya, November 1942 German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Fighter - 8./Jagdgeschwader 77, "Black 6", Heinz Ludeman, Gambut, Libya, November 1942 (1:32 Scale)

Numerically the most abundant fighter produced by either side during WWII, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 formed the backbone of the Jagdwaffe on both the eastern and western fronts, as well as in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Of the eight distinct sub-types within the huge Bf 109 family, the most populous was the G-model, of which over 30,000 were built between 1941-45.

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USAAC North American B-25B Mitchell Medium Bomber - 40-2261, The Ruptured Duck, Doolittle Raid, USS Hornet (CV-8), April 18th, 1942 USAAC North American B-25B Mitchell Medium Bomber - 40-2261, "The Ruptured Duck," Doolittle Raid, USS Hornet (CV-8), April 18th, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.

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RAF North American B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber - No.226 Squadron, Hatford Bridge, Hampshire, June 1944 RAF North American B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber - No.226 Squadron, Hatford Bridge, Hampshire, June 1944 (1:72 Scale)

Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.

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USAAC North American B-25B Mitchell Medium Bomber - 40-2249, "Hari Kari-er," Doolittle Raid, USS Hornet (CV-8), April 18th, 1942 USAAC North American B-25B Mitchell Medium Bomber - 40-2249, "Hari Kari-er," Doolittle Raid, USS Hornet (CV-8), April 18th, 1942 (1:72 Scale)

Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.

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USAAF Consolidated B-24D Liberator Heavy Bomber - "Wongo Wongo," 512th Bombardment Squadron, 376th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force, North Africa, 1943 USAAF Consolidated B-24D Liberator Heavy Bomber - "Wongo Wongo," 512th Bombardment Squadron, 376th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force, North Africa, 1943 (1:72 Scale)

Life for the B-24 heavy bomber began in 1939, when the Army Air Corps initiated a request for a new bomber designed to exceed the performance of the B-17. Consolidated Aircraft responded quickly with its proposal, labeled Consolidated Model 32 and, on March 30th, 1939, was awarded the contract.

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