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TBM Avenger bombers and Curtiss SB2C Helldivers from American aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9) dropping the bomb on the Japanese city of Hakodate July 1944.

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The Jug: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Sexiest fighter out there, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Largest single-piston Fighter ever built and most expensive single-engine piston fighter ever built.

This source shows how the Battle of Britain was mostly fought and the planes that the Royal Air force used too use during World War 2

There are bad ass military photos, and then there is this collection of "perfect timing" military photos that are in a class of their own. We scoured the depth of the internet to pull together the following 65 photos that show people and machinery being pushed to the limits. It's…