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    The ARTHUR mobile radar system is a means of detecting and locating enemy artillery fire and providing early warning of friendly troops from enemy artillery fire.

  • Tu-95


    The Tupolev Tu-95 Bear is arguably the most successful, most widely used and most variable four-engine propeller bomber in the history of the USSR Air Force.

  • T-72MP


    This variant is one of the most extensive upgrades that have been made to the T-72 series tanks. The initiator and coordinator of the project was PSP BOHEMIA a.s. (Přerov), SAGEM and SFIN cooperated on the fire control system and sensors, the supplier of the modernized chassis and additional armour was the Ukrainian company ChKBM.

  • Popski's private army


    The British Army has never had much sympathy for unconventional personalities. However, after the outbreak of fighting in North Africa, its leadership quickly realised the value of eccentric individuals who knew the Western Desert and could survive in its inhospitable wastelands. It therefore enabled and encouraged the formation of such legendary unconventional units as the SAS and the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). Then, from December 1942, another irregular unit operated in North Africa (and later Italy) - Popski's Private Army, the smallest British unit under independent command.

  • Strange patriots


    The present war is an imperialist, unjust war, in which the bourgeoisie of all the belligerent states is equally to blame. In no country must the workers' party, much less the Communist Party, support this war. The bourgeoisie is not waging a war against fascism, as Chamberlain and the leaders of social democracy claim. It is a war between two groups of capitalist countries for world domination.
    Klement Gottwald, September 8, 1939, Moscow

  • Rudolf Slansky


    Czechoslovak communist politician, long-time member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (1945-1951). Executed in the political trials in the early 1950s.

  • Golden Rose


    The Golden Rose is a gold ornament, which popes of the Catholic Church have traditionally blessed annually. It is occasionally conferred as a token of reverence or affection. Recipients have included churches and sanctuaries, royalty, military figures, and governments.

  • Sa vz. 58


    The submachine gun is designed to destroy the enemy's live force by shooting or by the butt and bayonet in close combat. It can also be used to fire at attacking combat aircraft and helicopters up to 400 metres in bursts and 500 metres in single shots. It is characterized by high precision aiming accuracy, simplicity of construction, long service life of all weapon components, easy maintenance and versatile use even in difficult climatic conditions.

  • Battle of Tassafaronga


    The Battle of Tassafaronga, sometimes referred to as the Fourth Battle of Savo Island or, in Japanese sources, as the Battle of Lunga Point, was a nighttime naval battle that took place on November 30, 1942, between United States Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Guadalcanal Campaign. The battle took place in Ironbottom Sound near the Tassafaronga area on Guadalcanal. The Battle of Tassafaronga and the Battle of Savo Island are considered the two worst defeats in the history of the US Navy, next to Pearl Harbor.

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  • Schneider-Renault typ A


    The project, which was created at the request of the French Army to develop and introduce a new tank for infantry support with the ability to fight against other tanks.

  • Experimental aircraft MiG-21I (A-144)


    A special unarmed modification of the MiG-21S frontline fighter aircraft to test the aerodynamic properties, flight characteristics, stability and handling of the tailless aircraft.

  • Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC and Bar


    New Zealand soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the Second World War - for gallantry in Crete in May 1941, and in Egypt, in July 1942. He was the most recent of only three people to receive the VC twice, the only one to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice. As a result, Upham is often described as the most highly decorated Commonwealth soldier of that war, as the VC is the Commonwealth's highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

  • Evžen Čížek


    Czechoslovak army officer and military aviator. During World War II, he worked as a fighter in the Armée de l'air, where he became an ace, and later served in the Czechoslovak Royal Air Force.

  • RBS-56-2 BILL 2


    Based on the BILL system, Bofors has developed a new version known as BILL 2, which is designed to counter the most advanced tanks and armoured vehicles, both current and under development. Externally, the BILL 2 system is virtually identical to its predecessor. The primary difference from an operational deployment perspective lies primarily in the ability to destroy tanks with the additional dynamic protection of the main armour and the small dispersion of the missile in the target area. The modes of combat use are also different.

  • Garford-Putilov - the first serial armoured gun car


    With the invention of the internal combustion engine, small or larger vehicle manufacturers began to emerge in many countries around the world. The engines were lighter and easier to operate than steam engines and, compared to the standard hippo engine used at the time, out of action in time with minimal maintenance and space requirements. But the situation of automobile production in Tsarist Russia was different from the rest of Europe and North America.

  • Type 2 Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank


    The design of the new Mitsubishi amphibious tank was created at the request of the Japanese Imperial Navy in 1940. The machine was intended to act as a support in the landing operations of the Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces.

  • Canon de 47 sur Vickers-Carden-Loyd T.13 B2


    The B1 design was judged satisfactory enough to serve as a basis for the conversion of the remaining 23 gun tractors of the Chasseurs Ardennais. They were converted in 1936 on the same lines as the B1, with small differences of hull fittings, suspension, and internal compartmentation. As such, these B1 and B2s formed the bulk of the motorized regiments of the Chasseurs Ardennais, generally placed in 6-strong mobile units. One B2 of the cyclist frontier of Limburg, (Maaseik group) is still preserved at Brussels tank & army museum. However, the need of more motorized defense units and a more satisfactory design, as far of the crew protection was concerned, led to a redesign of the type.

  • Turboprop NK-12 (TV-2, TV-12)


    The Kuznetsov NK-12 is a Soviet turboprop engine of the 1950s, designed by the Kuznetsov design bureau. The NK-12 drives two large four-bladed contra-rotating propellers, 5.6 m (18 ft) diameter (NK-12MA), and 6.2 m (20 ft) diameter (NK-12MV). It is the most powerful turboprop engine to enter service.

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