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  • Oberleutnant Johann Popelák


    Later Captain of the Czechoslovak Air Force

  • Major Yuri Nikolayevich Danilin - SPECNAZ hero


    A biography of a member of the elite Russian anti-terrorist commando Alpha, who laid down his life in the elimination of the Chechen terrorist Abu Bakar Visimbayev, the right-hand man of Shamil Basayev.

  • Abu Bakar Visimbayev - bodyguard of Shamil Basayev


    Chechen terrorist nicknamed One-Eyed (Одноглазый) and Bakar (Бакар); bodyguard and one of Shamil Basayev's closest collaborators.

  • Confusion in the signals cost British America


    In early September, a naval battle took place at the Chesapeake Bay, in which the British failed to defeat the French, which led to the surrender of the last British army in the rebellious thirteen colonies and later forced the British government to recognize United States independence in 1783.

  • McDonnell LBD-1 Gargoyle


    The US Navy monitored information about German anti-ship weapons, such as the Hs 293, and showed interest in its own counterpart. In 1944, therefore, McDonnell won a contract for an anti-ship sliding bomb named Gargoyle.

  • Colonel Gaddafi


    Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He governed Libya as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brotherly Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. He was initially ideologically committed to Arab nationalism and Arab socialism but later ruled according to his own Third International Theory.

  • ZBD-03


    The Chinese airborne combat vehicle, inspired by the Russian BMD-3, lags behind its design in terms of quality.

  • 1st Ferry Aviation Division - help at the right time


    In post-war communist historiography, Lend-Leas aid was downplayed and marginalized. However, contemporary Russian historians already openly admit that it was the Allied material aid that significantly helped the Soviet Union in its fight against Nazism. Members of the Soviet 1st Ferry Aviation Division played a significant role in the distribution of the air part of this assistance.

  • 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 ...

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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...

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