Today in WW II: 18 Apr 1941 As German troops approach Athens, the Greek Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide.  More 
18 Apr 1942 Doolittle Raid takes American bombers to Tokyo.
18 Apr 1943 Japanese Combined Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto killed when intercepted and shot down over Bougainville by 18 P-38 aircraft, the longest such mission of the war.
18 Apr 1945 Esteemed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle killed by Japanese machine gun fire, island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.
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FV721 Fox Armored Scout Car

The Fox FV721 Combat Reconnaissance Wheeled Vehicle served the British Army between 1973 and 1994. It was a 4x4 vehicle that superseded the Ferret Armored Scout Car and Saladin. It was armed with a 30mm cannon in the turret and a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun.

Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Fox Armored Scout Vehicle.  Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise
Fox Armored Scout Vehicle. Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise.

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