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  • Attack on Pearl Harbor


    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise strike by the Japanese Imperial Navy against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). Admiral Chuichi Nagum's six aircraft carriers sent two attack waves, numbering a total of 353 aircraft, against the US Pacific Fleet base in Pearl Harbor, Oahu.

  • Kobeseiko Te-Go


    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a legend, both for its features and its appearance, the news of such an aircraft quickly reached Japan. The Japanese Air Force was very interested in such an aircraft with a short takeoff and landing. Through its military attaché in Berlin, Storch sought to purchase or arrange for its licensed production. Unfortunately, in the end, not a single variant was realized, and so in Japan, a completely own design was created - the Kokusai Ki-76 observation aircraft.

  • Brezhnevs Gray Eminence - Marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Fyodorovich Ustinov


    Dmitry Fyodorovich Ustinov (Дми́трий Фёдорович Усти́нов) was a Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and from 1976 until his death Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union. In this position he was one of Brezhnev's closest collaborators and the most powerful personalities of the USSR. He was also the Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the holder of a number of high Soviet and foreign decorations.

  • Batu Maung, December 1941 in Malaysia and Southeast Asia


    The artillery fortress of Batu Maung was built by the British in the jungle on the hill of the same name. It has never been used in combat, as have many similar fortresses around the world. In addition to the " taxpayers ' money, there were also the lives of ordinary people who died during the construction and unnecessarily. The Japanese occupied Malaysia in two months by attacking Thailand and not, as British planners had predicted, by attacking from the sea.

  • Bohuslav Balbín


    Bohuslav Balbín of Vorličná (Bohuslav Balbinus in Latin ) was a Czech writer, historian, hagiographer and pedagogue. As a priest, a member of the Jesuit order, he participated in re-Catholicization, as a patriot he was one of the defenders of the Czech language. He is one of the most important personalities of the Czech Baroque.

  • The roots of Japanese fanaticism


    Fanaticism is characterized as a blind bias associated with intolerance of all different opinions. That was the basis on which suicide units could emerge. It grew from solid roots, from which the structure of the Japanese nation was formed for many centuries.

  • ArmaLite AR-10


    ArmaLite AR-10 is a 7.62 × 51 mm NATO battle rifle developed in the 1950s by Eugene Stoner and manufactured by ArmaLite, then a division of Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. The AR-10 first appeared in 1956 and introduced an innovative direct barrel / stock design, phenolic composites and forged alloys, making it easier to control with automatic firing and weighing more than 1 lb (0.45 kg) less than other infantry rifles. that time.

  • The friendly fate of Miroslav Vilda


    A varied life story of the Louny radio operator and radar operator Miroslav Vilda, DFC. According to his own words, fate was his friend. He escaped certain deaths several times during the war, but she waited for him and she took him unexpectedly before he was peacefully old.

  • Henschel Hs 129 - operational deployment


    At first glance, it might seem that the Hs 129 was an ideal choice for ground attacks. It had two engines, a heavily armored cockpit and the most powerful forward-firing cannon, which was mounted on mass-produced aircraft during World War II. The reinforced cockpit reliably protected the pilot from small arms fire. The German Luftwaffe planned to include him as its ultimate assassin, which will be very effectively deployed against Soviet T-34 type tanks.

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  • President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic - Antonín Novotný


    The man, who, thanks to his dogmatic Stalinist policy, successfully led the Communist Party to the "Prague Spring".

  • Unnecessary death of Lieutenant Smirnov


    Description of one of the unnecessary accidents of not exactly the most reliable LaGG-3 fighter, nicknamed "guaranteed painted coffin" by pilots

  • Self-loading Rifle, System of Tokarev, Model 1940, cal. 7,62 mm (SVT-40)


    Soviet self-loading rifle, which was supposed to be the new standard rifle of the Red Army, but its production was interrupted by the German invasion in 1941, which during World War II led to a change back to Mosin-Nagant rifles. However, during the war it found wide application. After the war, the Soviet Union accepted new rifles, such as the SKS and AK-47.

  • Aster 30 SAMP / T


    Aster 30 SAMP / T is a new-generation medium-range anti-aircraft system capable of performing the tasks of self-protection, protection of operating troops and national air defense. The system is able to protect both fixed and moving targets from anti-ground guided missiles, cruise missiles, anti-radar missiles, tactical ballistic missiles, aircraft and helicopters. The system is designed to replace Hawk and Crotale sets.

  • Ohio Class Submarines - 154 cruise missiles on one deck


    Ohio-class missiles (SSGN) provide the Navy with unprecedented strike capabilities and special operational missions from a silent, secret platform. SSGN, armed with tactical missiles and equipped with excellent communication skills, are able to directly support the requirements of the strike command of combat forces and special operational forces.

  • Light armored vehicle type 94


    The Type 94 dancer was developed on the basis of the British Carden-Loyd Mark VIB dancer. The development was carried out by the Tokyo Gas company Denki Kokyo (Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry) and the first prototype was completed in 1934. A total of 823 copies were produced, the serial production of which has been running since 1934.

  • Alcohol motivation in the Red Army


    Combat morale, or willingness to fight and risk injury or death, has been promoted in various ways in the armies involved in World War II battles. The German army doped some of its units with amphetamines, which were able to suppress the feeling of fatigue. He was again issued to English sailors to heat rum. In the Soviet army, according to the command, the army was able to support vodka. But what is the truth about the fact that Red Army soldiers went on the attacks mostly drunk? And how much alcohol was officially dispensed to the Red Army?

  • Peré Dorme - fighter ace


    Biography of the pilot, who at the time of his death was the second most successful French fighter ace

  • The most successful New Zealand night fighter


    New Zealand flying ace of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during the Second World War. He is credited with the destruction of eleven enemy aircraft and two damaged. He was the highest scoring New Zealand night-fighter pilot of the war.

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