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  • Harbin Z-9C


    The Z-9C helicopters, along with AS-565 Panther helicopters, provide anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) operations for the Chinese Navy at sea.

  • Erhard Raus


    Correct assessment of the opponents... the courage to clear the field for a short time when you have only a small group in front of you, the energy put into sharp marches, the boldness in sudden attacks, the increased activity that great souls acquire in the moment of danger - these are the basis of such victories.

  • Master Warrant Officer ret. Jiri Schams


    A fighter with indomitable will, nicknamed Regi, he was a member of the Special Operations Group of the Military Police of the Army of the Czech Republic, a war veteran. Seriously wounded in a suicide attack in Gereshk village in Afghanistan (Helmand province) on 17 March 2008.

  • 6 inch Siege Cannon M1910


    6-inch (152 mm) siege gun vz. 1910 was developed for the Russian Army by the French firm Schneider following a 1906 competition for the supply of heavy guns. In addition to Schneider, the competition also attracted entries from Russian firms - Obukhov Steel Works, Putilov Plant and Perm Plant, British Armstrong and Vickers, Austro-Hungarian Skoda, German Krupp, Swedish Bofors and French Saint-Chammond. Despite the strong competition, French Schneider was the favourite from the start, closely followed by German Krupp. In mid 1909, a prototype 152 mm cannon from Schneider arrived in Russia, and in October of the same year, a 152 mm prototype heavy cannon from Krupp arrived as well.

  • Peugeot


    Light tank inspired by the Renault FT tank

  • Boeing F4B-4


    After the delivery of the 21st unit, the Boeing F4B-3 was replaced in production by the F4B-4 version, which differed by an enlarged rudder and wings with a higher area load, but retained the company designation Model 234. However, the first of these was not delivered until 21 June 1932, as the Navy allowed 14 of the order machines to be removed and converted to the export Model 256 for Brazil.

  • Jan Josef Hanuš


    Czechoslovak night fighters built a very good reputation with their English colleagues during World War II. Many of them gained the status of fighter ace, some even surpassed their "day colleagues" and are at the top of the tables of achieved kills. Maj. Gen. Josef Jan Hanus, DFC was one of them...

  • Alexander the Great


    He succeeded his father Philip II to the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20, and spent most of his ruling years conducting a lengthy military campaign throughout Western Asia and Egypt. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered to be one of history's greatest and most successful military commanders.

  • Alexander the Great


    Alexander’s short reign marks a decisive moment in the history of Europe and Asia. His expedition and his own personal interest in scientific investigation brought many advances in the knowledge of geography and natural history. His career led to the moving of the great centres of civilization eastward and initiated the new age of the Greek territorial monarchies; it spread Hellenism in a vast colonizing wave throughout the Middle East and created, if not politically at least economically and culturally, a single world stretching from Gibraltar to the Punjab, open to trade and social intercourse and with a considerable overlay of common civilization and the Greek koinē as a lingua franca. It is not untrue to say that the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity as a world religion, and the long centuries of Byzantium were all in some degree the fruits of Alexander’s achievement.

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  • Battles of the bravest


    Special operations have attracted the attention of the general public for many decades. This is due not only to the uniqueness and strict secrecy of the units that provide them. More importantly, in these cases, the use of tactical means usually succeeds in achieving strategic objectives. In other words, thanks to the surprise coin and also, of course, the concentration of elite individuals in the right place at the right time, it is possible to achieve results that in standard operations correspond to much larger units and much longer-term efforts.

  • 30/5000ZiS-5 - hard worker in combat and in civilian life


    The inconspicuous ZiS-5 truck did a great deal of work building the Soviet economy. After solving the first technical problems, it became the basis for a number of superstructures, including military ones, and was the first Soviet truck to be exported abroad. Equally indisputable are his merits in securing combat operations of the Soviet army during World War II.

  • Saint-Chamond model 1921


    The project of the Saint-Chamond wheeled and tracked tank from 1920/21. At that time, the idea of combining two types of chassis - tracked and wheeled - into one hybrid type was more or less experimentally promoted.

  • Boeing 100


    The Boeing Model 100 was a civilian variant of the F4B-1 fighter. The main difference was of course the removal of military equipment and the installation of the fuel tank in the centre of the upper wing.

  • The pursuit of the steamer Watussi


    The South African Air Force (SAAF) was a numerically small force at the start of World War II, mostly armed with obsolete aircraft. It gained its military spurs symbolically in the pursuit of the German steamer Watussi in December 1939.

  • Ada Zeke Zelený, MBE


    During an anti-submarine patrol over Biscay on 11 September 1942, there was suddenly a huge bang from the right wing area. The captain of the stricken Wellington of the 311th Bombardment Squadron, designated KX-K, first feared that the aircraft had been attacked by enemy fighters or by the anti-aircraft defenses of a vessel.
    "Ada, go to the side machine guns and look at the underside of the wing," he ordered his navigator. "Lieutenant, we've got a big hole in the wing and it's tearing..."

  • King Louis I of Hungary and Poland


    In Hungary, Louis was nicknamed the Great and is considered one of the most important rulers of the country. In domestic politics, he equalized the magnates and the Hungarian nobility with the so-called Decree Unicum issued on 11 December 1351 and founded the University of Pécs. He was never very popular in Poland, but among other things he led to the development of trade and prevented the disintegration of the kingdom.

  • Sion Castle - Legend and Reality or the Czech Little Big Horn


    How Rohac's resistance was not as heroic as the legend has it.

  • Batignolles-Châtillon DP 3


    Development successor of the Batignolles-Châtillon infantry amphibious reconnaissance tank from Nantes.

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US Special Forces in the Tanker War or Secret Operations in Indian country

US involvement in the tanker war - Operation Earnest Will, which was tasked with protecting Kuwaiti tanker convoys, was inherently linked to the participation of US Special Forces. These fought...
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