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lightning_woodworks Real teak wood from the USS MISSOURI (BB-63). It is amazing to even consider that this came off of that historical ship. It is truly an honor to even be holding this piece of history. Cutting some of it for custom ordered pens. How would you finish a wood like this? Please leave any comments below. Contact lightningwood@outlook.com.

This was legally received from the USS MISSOURI museum.

#custom #teak #wood #teakwood #missouri #bb63 #battleship #wwii #worldwar #pen #penset #custompen #custom #handcrafted #woodworking #woodturning #dowoodworking #lightningwood #lathe #woodlathe #ogheadshots
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precisemodeling he Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow") was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems prevented the aircraft from attaining operational status until mid-1944. Compared with Allied fighters of its day, including the jet-powered Gloster Meteor, it was much faster and better armed.

In combat, when properly flown, it proved difficult to counter due to its speed. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 509 Allied kills (although higher claims are sometimes made) against the loss of about 100 Me 262s. The design was pressed into a variety of roles, including light bomber, reconnaissance and even experimental night fighter versions.

The Me 262 is considered to have been the most advanced German aviation design in operational use during World War II. The Allies countered its potential effectiveness in the air by relentlessly attacking the aircraft on the ground, or while they were taking off or landing. Maintenance during the deteriorating war situation and a lack of fuel also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war due to its late introduction and the small numbers that were deployed in operational service.

The Me 262 influenced the designs of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 and Boeing B-47.

#messerschmitt #me262 #ww2 #wwii #trumpeter #model #plasticmodel #firstjet #jetfighter #Luftwaffe #132scale #precisemodeling #scalemodel #lateww2 #thirdreich
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jasontwilcox No matter how badass you are; you'll never be as badass as this man! #salute #wwii #greatestgeneration #army #grunt #respect #combathardened 6min

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theoregonian Throwback Thursday - During World War II staff in City of London bank work on despite having a gas mask drill, London, England, April 28, 1941. The war would rage on for another four years. Photo by @ap.images
#tbt #bw #archive #historic #worldwarII #wwii #london #england #war #bank #labor
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christinafriis "Embracing Peace" by Seward Johnson. Notice the two girls in the back, inspired to embrace? #love #sandiego #wwii #monument #unitedstates #traveling 12min

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fg_1_corsair Placid Lassie has arrived! WWII Heritage Days will start Saturday! This D-day veteran C-47 will be reunited with D-day veteran Jim "Pee Wee" Martin! #CAF #CAFdixiewing #reenactor #dixiewing #swingdance #commemorativeairforce #c47 #wwiiheritagedays #warbird #WWII #exploregeorgia #visitpeachtreecity #keepemflying 13min

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cj_gann A rare #Tbt to my trip to Mobile. I forgot about the aircraft there. In fact, they do have an entire hangar of mostly aircraft of 1970s-1990s, but unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of them. Seen above is the Famous 'Tuskegee Airmen' P-51 Mustang, as well as the F9F 'Panther' Naval jet. The top right is an interesting piece, at first I thought it was something to do with NASA, but actually it's a nuke; ICBM to be specific. Lastly, at the bottom is the world famous Freedom Delivery Jet, the American B-52 Stratofortress. According to it's victory marks, this particular B-52 has had good use in service. ~ #WWII #VietnamWar #Mobile #Alabama #P51Mustang #F9F #Panther #Mustang #ICBM #Nuke #B52 #Freedom #USA #Airforce #Army 14min

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briarpatchsalvage The 1940s, especially the WWII era, have always had an unexplainably strong pull for me. I love memorabilia from that time period, and collect it whenever and wherever I find it. The Victory Insignia Scarf is one of my favorite pieces (it's in mint condition!), not least because the post office lost it for 2 weeks and I thought I'd never have the honor of owning it! (PS: huge bonus points if anyone can identify/explain what's on the bottom left of this picture.) #onthejunkintrail #1940s #WWII #WWIImemorabilia #warrationbook #1940svintage #vintageephemera #vintage #vintagedecor #vintagestyle #truevintage #vintagelife #vintagebook #vintagebooks #vintagelinen #vintagetextiles #sepia #sepiatone #vintagephoto #usn #usarmy #militaria #vintagemilitary #americana #vintageamericana #americanvintage #preserve #briarpatchsalvage 14min
  •   lrcade40 The Yank was a war time weekly news magazine for the Army. My grandfather used to have some from the war. They would distribute them to the troops to read... 5min
  •   lrcade40 At least that is what I remember him telling me... Sadly his were all lost in a flood. 😕 5min

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70skid Beginning some pin washing on the gun. There is literally as much washing to be done on this one little part than on most entire tanks I've built 😬😬. Tedious!!
1/35 #Trumpeter #geschutzwagentiger für 17cm Kanone 72 (sf)
#geschutzwagen #tank #paperpanzer #model #modeler #modelmaking #scalemodel #hobby #tigertank #chipping #rust #weathering #pigments #vallejo #wehrmacht #scalemodeler #camo #camouflage #panzer #german #plasticmodel #wwii #worldoftanks #wot #heavytank #scalemodelsworld
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firstordersfinestasc Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls, Damas Y Caballeros @firstordersfinestasc would like to introduce you to our new back patches! Its been a long time coming but they're finally here! & we can't help but marvel at how incredible they came out! We would like to send a special thank you to @choppedupcherries for all her hard work and cooperation! Additionally, we would like to thank @dcvisualarts for contributing his artistic talent towards helping us develop this awesome design! I hope you guys love the patches as much as we do!
#FirstOrdersFinest #AntisocialSocialClub #Disney #Disneyland #StarWars #Empire #FirstOrder #Darthvader #KyloRen #AdamDriver #Captainphasma #StormTrooper #BobbaFett #Yoda #ObieWanKenobi #LukeSkywalker #HanSolo #Chewbacca #Rey #DaisyRidley #BB8 #C3PO #R2D2 #TheShining #OverlookHotel #RedRum #StephenKing #Japan #WWII #WW2
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