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  • Stuka Hunters


    During the first 24 hours of operation Overlord (from 21.00 5. June 1944 to 6. June), the Normandy landings, the aircraft of the USAAF and the RAF made a total of 25.275 sorties, of which 15 004 accounted for the direct support of the ongoing invasion. Only thing the all-powerful Luftwaffe was able to do during the first 24 hours of the landing was only 319 sorties carried out by aircraft of Luftflotte 3. In addition, only a smaller part of them was directed directly over the invasion beaches.

  • D Day - 6.6.1944


    In May 1943, Washington decided that another front in Europe, specifically France, would open in May 1944. The Soviet Union, led by Stalin, insisted and stressed the need for a multi-directional attack on Germany in order to relieve the Soviets, who had already fought the German occupiers for years at the cost of heavy casualties.

  • Oberleutnant Stanislaw Jasinski


    Biography of one of the first organizers of the Polish Air Force.

  • Maresuke Nogi


    Count Nogi Maresuke, also known as Kiten, Count Nogi, was a Japanese general in the Imperial Japanese Army and a governor-general of Taiwan. He was one of the commanders during the 1894 capture of Port Arthur from China. He was a prominent figure in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05, as commander of the forces which captured Port Arthur from the Russians.

  • China from the boxing uprising to the civil war


    Development of China in the first half of the twentieth century.

  • Orders at the exhibition General of the Three Armies: Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli


    Few soldiers have reached general ranks in the armies of the three states.

  • Praga RN


    The Praga RN (Fast Freight) was a medium-sized truck produced by the Praga car factory from 1933. The vehicle was powered by a petrol six-cylinder engine. In 1934, the Praga RND (Fast Freight Diesel) version was produced, equipped with a four-cylinder diesel engine. The RN/RND cars were modernized many times over time and remained in production for about 20 years. Both types became one of the most widely used trucks in Czechoslovakia, with several thousand being used by the Czechoslovak army.

  • Škoda Š-I-D


    The T-32 (Š-I-D) tankette was a Czechoslovak-designed tankette used exclusively by the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during World War II. Its design was based on the Škoda MU-4 tank and built specific to Yugoslav specifications.

  • Coastal patrol boats in Southeast Asia


    Offshore patrol vessels are being adapted for longer range patrols with a range of weapons to suit growing mission profiles.

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  • Brig. gen. Stanislaw Sosabowski


    Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski was a Polish general in World War II. He fought in the Polish Campaign of 1939 and at the Battle of Arnhem (Netherlands), as a part of operation Market Garden, in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade.

  • Kanji Ishiwara


    Kanji Ishiwara was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. He and Itagaki Seishirō were the men primarily responsible for the Mukden Incident that took place in Manchuria in 1931.

  • TCG Anadolu


    Anadolu (L-400) is an amphibious assault ship of the Turkish Navy that can be configured as a V/STOL aircraft carrier. It is named after the peninsula of Anatolia which forms the majority of the land mass of Turkey. The construction works began on 30 April 2016 at the shipyard of Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. in Istanbul, with the keel being laid on 7 February 2018. TCG Anadolu was commissioned with a ceremony on 10 April 2023.
    The vessel is intended to meet the various needs and requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, such as sustaining long-endurance, long-distance military combat or humanitarian relief operations, while acting as a command center and flagship for the Turkish Navy.

  • S-125 Neva / Pechora


    The S-125 Neva/Pechora is a Soviet surface-to-air missile system that was designed by Aleksei Isaev to complement the S-25 and S-75. It has a shorter effective range and lower engagement altitude than either of its predecessors and also flies slower, but due to its two-stage design it is more effective against more maneuverable targets. It is also able to engage lower flying targets than the previous systems, and being more modern it is much more resistant to ECM than the S-75. 

  • IAI Heron TP


    The Heron TP was designed as a multi-mission platform to address local and international customers' needs and to perform a variety of strategic missions, including intelligence gathering, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance, using various payloads, with a high level of reliability.

  • Jagdpanzer 38D


    The small and cheap Jagdpanzer 38(t) proved to be an effective tank destroyer. The main problem with it was that BMM and Škoda who made the vehicles simply could not keep up with the demand. In the hope of getting its production repositioned to Germany in late 1944, Alktett was instructed to oversee the projected construction of a new vehicle, later designated as Jagdpanzer 38 D. While the work continued until the end of the war, only two prototypes were completed (or none at all).

  • 407. Squadron RCAF


    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) played an important role in the defeat of Germany during the war. No. 407 was the second Canadian unit in Coastal Command and spent its entire service career on maritime patrol.

  • Oberleutnant Franz Peter


    Austrian flying ace credited with six aerial victories in World War I while flying for Austria-Hungary's Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops.

  • Shojiro Iida


    Japanese general in charge of the Fifteenth Army during the occupation of Thailand 1941 and the invasion of Burma early in 1942.

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