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  • Škoda Š-I-SPO


    In 1937, the Škoda company built a prototype of a tank with a rotating tower, which, according to plans, was to form the armament of mixed reconnaissance divisions of rapid divisions.

  • The Indestructible Nicholas Stephen Alkemade - The Extraordinary Life of the Common Man


    An unusual story of rear shooter Nicholas Stephen Alkemade, who survived a fall without a parachute from a height of 18,000 feet (5486 m). Even after the war, Mrs. Death tried to lead him unsuccessfully, but in the end he was allowed to live to old age.

  • Generalleutnant Martin Harlinghausen


    German military aviator and general. He specialized in naval operations and anti-ship combat. He is credited with destroying 22 ships during World War II.

  • Hiroo Onoda - a soldier who would not give up. Hero or crazy?


    "Every Japanese soldier was ready to die, but as an intelligence officer, I was ordered to wage a partisan war and not die." That was the words of Japanese soldier Hiro Onoda , who ended his World War II on March 10, 1974.

  • D.B. Glinka - fighter ace


    Biography of the 6th most successful air ace of World War II

  • F-104 Starfighter against MiG-21


    Thanks to the efforts of the SMI, the F-104 Starfighter has a reputation for failure. Some nicknames are worth it: "flying coffin", "husband's killer", "widow maker" and so on. He is believed to have hopelessly lost air combat with the MiG-21. However, the attitude towards the F-104 was not always negative everywhere. In Pakistan, for example, he was given the rather reasonable nickname "hooligan". Canadian pilots sometimes called it "flying phallus," which, as you can see, is much better than "flying scrap," as the MiG-21 was called at the time.

  • Command car type 26/30


    The vehicle was built on the chassis of a Tatra 26/30 light truck.

  • MP 3008 (Gerät Neumünster)


    The fate of this weapon is more than just closely linked to the English submachine gun Sten. Soon after the start of its production, a number of specimens fell into the hands of the Germans. They were seized from supplies to the French resistance and later after the landing attempt at Dieppe. When the Walls fell into the hands of German army experts, they were literally shocked by his primitive appearance and their test results were clearly negative.

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III


    The C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations. The inherent flexibility and performance of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.

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  • Classification and recognition of air victories in the Soviet Air Force


    Under what conditions were the shootings granted in the Soviet Air Force and how were they financially evaluated?

  • Bernard Lebovič - Peters


    Recently, I tried to write an e-mail to one of the addresses of the former Czechoslovak RAF pilots, Col. Peters to England. For a long time there was no answer, so I was already beginning to consider my attempt as unsuccessful. A few days ago, however, Mr. Peters called Honza, saying that he would arrive in Bohemia in a few days. After a very short stay in a military hostel in Juliska, he had to go to the spa, but we still managed to catch him and make an appointment ...

  • Shōichi Sugita


    He became one of the leaders of the 204th Kokutai es during the Solomon Islands campaign and one of the top five scoring pilots in the Japanese navy.

  • Seawolf class submarines


    The Seawolf project was the first new design of a US nuclear attack submarine in more than 20 years. It was to regain its dominant position in the United States and regain its lead in reducing submarine noise. For more than 30 years, US Navy submarines maintained this technological superiority over USSR naval submarines. But with the advent of Project 671RTM Ščuka vessels, and especially Project 971 Ščuka-B in the early 1980s, imaginary scales began to level off.

  • Mauser K98b


    Based on the experience of the fighting of the First World War, there were several modifications to the G98 rifle shortly after it ended. The new weapon, the same dimensions as the G98 and very similar to the Radfahrer Gewehr, was introduced in 1923 into the armament of the German Reichswehr as the "Karabiner 98b".

  • František Chábera


    This successful pilot was born on January 5, 1912 in Lansberg, Germany. After training as an electrician, he joined the Air Force and in the years 1930-1932 he graduated from the School for Professional Youth of the Air Force at VLU in Prostějov. He then served as a fighter in the 4th and 2nd Air Regiments. Here he flew on Avia Ba.33, Letov Š.20 and Š.31 and Škoda D.1 aircraft. Due to his excellent piloting skills, from 1934 until the occupation he worked as a flying pilot at the VTLÚ in Letňany.

  • The role of oil in the conflict in the Angolan province of Cabinda


    At the beginning of 2010, the conflict in the Angolan province of Cabinda, which had been in decline for several decades but was neglected by the world public, received unusual interest. On 8 January, before the start of the African Cup of Nations football holiday, members of the local armed secessionist movement FLEC (Frente para and Libertaçao do Enclave de Cabinda) three people were killed in the attack. In this conflict, which always takes place in the shadow of the Angolan civil war and is therefore nicknamed the "forgotten war of Angola", the key variable is oil, or its rich deposits located in the disputed province of Cabinda.

  • Josef Mohr - Death Under an Ice Duvet


    On the night of 28 to 29.12.1941, the 311th (Czechoslovak) bomber squadron carried out one more of its many successful raids on territory occupied by the enemy. This time, a deadly cargo landed on the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The commander of one of the attacking Wellingtons was Alois Šiška. His machine was hit by anti-aircraft fire above the target.

  • Reconquista


    The Reconquista, the struggle for the liberation of the Iberian Peninsula from Muslim hands, began after 1035, when died  unifier of the Christian kingdoms on the peninsula King Sancho III the Great of Pamplona. The whole peninsula was going through a crisis at that time, during which the Caliphate of Cordoba fell, and then also the Christian kingdom of Sancho. From that moment on, it was a real Reconquista, not just an effort to keep the previous one.

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Jacques Cartier - discoverer of Canada

French sailor and discoverer, often referred to as the "discoverer of Canada". In the service of the King of France, he undertook three trips along the Canadian coast in the Gulf of St. Lawrence....
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