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  • Group Captain John Ralph Alexander Peel


    He achieved his greatest success on August 8. The Germans attacked a CW9 convoy (codenamed Peewit) in several waves that day, moving around the Isle of Wight. Peel's unit faced the first wave ...

  • General Moshe Dayan


    He became famous for attacking Lydda with his battalion in the War of Independence (1948) to help stop the Egyptian attack, and in recognition of his abilities he was appointed commander of the Jerusalem Front (in August 1948).

  • The Royal Saxon Army in 1866


    An essay focusing on the uniforms of the Royal Saxon Army and the contingent of the Principality of Saxony-Meiningen, allies of Austria. I drew from the sources of the famous German historian of the late 19th century, Professor Richard Knötel, who is also the author of the pictorial boards attached here, which form part of my private collection. Photographs from modern events, reminiscent of the 1866 war, serve as a suitable complement.

  • LRHW Dark Eagle


    In March 2021, selected US Army units received the first training sets of LRHW Dark Eagle hypersonic missiles. Lieutenant General Leon Neil Thurgood, Director of the RCCTO, said that this Lockheed Martin missile system had been under development since 2019 and was expected to be operational in 2023. Dark Eagle missiles have a range of over 2,775 km (1,725 mi). Dark Eagle rocket batteries will be equipped with M870 trailers and M983A4 tractors.

  • Skoda RSO (Porsche Typ 175)


    In the years 1941/42, a tractor for the eastern front was developed. Ferdinand Porsche signed this type of design and the Škoda company was entrusted with the production. The prototype was built at the end of 1942 and serial production took place in 1943. Originally, the order sounded to 200 pieces, later it was reduced to 100 pieces.

  • Slavic volunteers in German service during WWII


    Belarusians, Ukrainians, Cossacks and Russians fighting in German armed forces against Soviet Russia. Brief outline of numbers and major events.

  • Berjev R, R-1, R-2 - The first Soviet jet flying boats


    The first Soviet jet flying boat. Because the Soviet Union did not have aircraft carriers and did not own long-range bombers, some tasks had to be performed by flying boats. Their tasks were to include attacking enemy naval alliances, but the road to such an aircraft was long and the concept became obsolete before it went into production.

  • Alexander Korda


    Commander of the 25th Infantry Battalion "Hron".

  • Lieutenant Colonel Petrov - unconfirmed fighter ace


    Curriculum vitae of the commander of the 26th Guards Fighter Air Regiment, the Hero of the Soviet Union, who, according to official data, shot down 15 aircraft. Although current historical research has not confirmed these data, it was clearly an excellent pilot who deserves our respect.

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  • Prisoner of war and internment camps in Poland in the years 1919 - 1924


    The defeat of the military bloc of the Central Powers marked the end of the Great War, later referred to as World War I, for the peoples of Europe. As a result, Austria-Hungary disintegrated, new independent states emerged in Central Europe (Poland and Czechoslovakia), and a revolution broke out in Germany and the fall of the empire. Following the end of the war, European governments were able to address the problems caused by the long-running global conflict.

  • SPYDER for the Army of the Czech Republic


    On Friday, September 25, 2020, Minister of Defense Lubomír Metnar informed the government that the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic had decided to initiate negotiations with the Government of the State of Israel on the possibility of acquiring a new modern anti-aircraft missile system for the Czech Army. It is designed to ensure the continuous defense of the airspace of the Czech Republic, especially the protection of troops and urban agglomerations, nuclear power plants, industrial centers, airports and other important facilities.

  • Commander of the first independent experimental missile artillery battery in the Red Army


    He participated in battles from the first days of the Great Patriotic War. He commanded a separate experimental battery of missile artillery BM-13 (Katyusha). The BM-13 was first tested in combat conditions on July 14, 1941 during the shelling of the Orsha railway station and the German pontoon bridge over the Orshica river, and the next day by firing ambush near the town of Rudnya in the Smolensk region.

  • BA-6 / BA-6M


    This medium armored car is based on the BA-3. Compared to its predecessor, welding to the riveting point is used to a greater extent and the entrance door is missing at the stern.

  • AA system S-300PMU2 Favorit : excercise in Podněbesnoj


    The article deals with anti-aircraft missile system from the S-300P - S-300PMU-2 Favorit series. It describes test firings that took place at a shooting range in China during September and October 2008 in connection with a previously signed contract for the supply of PLRS S-300PMU2 to the Army of the People's Republic of China and is a translation from the Russian original published in issue 1 (44) / 2009 online magazine VKO.

  • Second Republic


    The state of Czechs and Slovaks before the outbreak of World War II.

  • Iranian Schindler - Abdol Sardari


    Abdol Hossein Sardari was an Iranian diplomat originally from the royal family who was credited with saving hundreds of Jews. Since then, he has been known as the "Iranian Schindler". Despite his undeniable merits, he died in poverty and oblivion.

  • CAESAR 8x8 for the Army of the Czech Republic


    Self-propelled there howitzer CAESAR 8x8 has been selected as the replacement for the outdated howitzer vz. 77 DANA introduced in the arsenal 13th Artillery Regiment.

  • Successes and defeats of military intelligence: Moscow 1941


    The collapse of Operation Typhoon - the German attempt to conquer Moscow - marked the definitive end of the blitzkrieg on the Eastern Front. The Blitzkrieg turned into a war of wear and tear - and Nazi Germany did not have enough human or material resources for it. The initial success of the German winter offensive was made possible by the failure of Soviet military intelligence, which did not anticipate an attack on Moscow at this time of year and was unable to detect German preparations. The Abwehr's traditional underestimation of Red Army power was one of the main causes of the defeat of the Central Army Group, which, thanks to Hitler's ban on retreating, did not end in utter disaster.

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Articulated tank project

A truly curious design by Delahay's chief designer from 1937.

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