Naval artillery produced by the weapon factories of the Skoda heavy industry, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
A worker in the production line of a factory of Messerschmitt Me Bf 110. This heavy fighter was, along with its "little brother"
Messerschmitt Me Bf 109, one of the great protagonists of the Battle of Britain.
In a German shooting range are tested artillery shells fitted with proximity fuzes.
Factory trials of a long-range naval artillery piece. The effort of the German war industry intensified to the point that, even
if it can seem strange, production was enormously larger than during the beginning of the war, despite the damages caused by the
A full squadron of new fighters Focke-Wulf Fw 190 receive the finishing touches before being
delivered. These aircraft used a powerful air-cooled radial engine whose large power allowed to compensate the aerodynamic
drag caused by the flat nose.
A German girl working in the war industry, as many other women who had to contribute to the war effort when the events turned against
The prow of the huge battleship USS Iowa while in the shipyard.
German workers working in the construction of a bunker in the Siegfried Line. In this fortified line a total of 22000 small and
large elements were stepped to a depth of up to 40 kilometers, with the purpose of supporting the action of mobile forces. The
first line comprised barbed wires, anti-tank obstacles, minefields and small casemates for machine guns and small-caliber cannons.
Beyond was built a deep network of more robust concrete structures, with medium and large-caliber artillery pieces protected by
armored cupolas, and further beyond there were the deposits and provision centers.
The German Minister of Armaments Albert Speer (at the controls) and engineer Ferdinand Porsche (sitting behind him) test the hull of a
new type of tank.
The febrile activity of production lines know no pause during war times.
This photograph from 1943 shows the mass production of U-Boot on a German shipyard. For minimizing
the damage caused by air attacks, the diverse parts of these boats were produced in separated and distant places, to be later
transported to the shipyards where they would be then quickly assembled and equipped.
Despite having a superior industrial potential, also the United States had to resort to female labor, specially in the field of
The massive production of German fighters reached unprecedented numbers in September 1944, with 3375 units produced.
The photograph shows a row of Messerschmitt Me Bf 109 fighters in production in a factory.
The American battleship USS Iowa in construction in the shipyards of Brooklyn in the late 1942. On the foreground there is a
406-millimeter triple turret.