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  • Yakovlev Pchela-1T


    The Yakovlev Pchela-1T ("Пчела" meaning bee) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufactured by the Russian Yakovlev Design Bureau. Its primary use is for surveillance and observation in battlefield environments with downlinked video. Other implementations and uses include target designation and as a training target.

  • 8 cm rocket multi-purpose vehicle on vehicle Zgkw S303 (f)


    Rocket launcher manufactured in Nazi Germany during World War II.

  • Legro Car L6 / 40


    The tank has been manufactured since 1939. Its armament consisted of a 20mm cannon Breda model 35 and with it coupled 8mm machine gun Breda model 38. The supply of ammunition was 296 pieces of 20mm rounds and 1560 rounds for the machine gun. At the time when the L6 / 40 was introduced into service, it represented the equivalent of the German PzKpfw II. This tank was used mainly by reconnaissance and cavalry divisions. A total of 283 vehicles were produced.

  • Kuro - Sha winged tank project


    Interest in airborne forces can be traced back to at least 1917. Paratroopers' units dropped by parachutes could be deployed in areas difficult to reach ordinary ground troops and also bypass fortifications, conducting reconnaissance or repelling an attack from early-detected access roads. In addition, the potential for paratroopers anywhere on the battlefield forces the enemy to set aside forces to defend against a possible airdrop and thus weaken the troops. However, for such benefits, he is forced to pay with a firepower that is much smaller than the ground forces, and a significant dependence on supplies from the outside and, as a result, the inability to support his own combat capability for a long time.

  • Alois Rasin


    Czech and Czechoslovak politician and economist. During the First World War, he was one of the convicts in the trial of Omladina, a participant in the first resistance and one of the men on October 28. He became the first Czechoslovak Minister of Finance and official of the Czechoslovak National Democracy. He was mortally wounded in the 1923 assassination.

  • The terrorist attack on the USA 9/11/2001


    On 11.9. In 2001, an event took place that affected almost the entire world and, although we do not realize it, it spoke to the lives of many of us. There were suicide airstrikes on US targets in live television. The aim of this article is not only to recall the course of events, which most of us remember in outline, but mainly to show not so notorious connections.

  • Cover uniforms a hundred years ago


    In the twentieth century, there was a need to develop new types of military clothing and equipment, as well as to perceive armed conflict with all its consequences. As early as the beginning of World War I, in 1914 and 1915, cavalry officers were seen in magnificent multicolored uniforms with gold braids and plumes on their hats, with sabers at their sides, as was common in the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Soviet Sabre


    The history of Soviet aviation contains many interesting pages, one of which is an attempt to copy the American fighter F-86 Sabre, undertaken in the USSR in 1952-53. 

  • City of Ghosts


    Operation Barbarossa's plan envisaged the creation of three large formations, each of which was to attack in one of three strategic directions. Army Group North was to advance through the Baltics and conquer Leningrad. The Army Group Center was to destroy the main Soviet forces and advance directly to Moscow. Finally, the South Army Group was to advance as far as possible to Ukraine and destroy enemy ties. We will look to the north, where in the end everything turned out completely differently than the German command imagined.

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  • Morris-Martel One Man Tankette


    The idea sometimes doesn't leave the testing stage, and especially in times of war, the question is, "what's next?" some ideas are good, some too fantastic. Just like this.

  • Polish school system during the Second World War


    This thesis is devoted to the issue of Polish education during the Second World War after the direct occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. It describes the possibilities of education in the territory of the General Government. Immediate closure of universities and secondary schools has led to the creation of underground secret activities that have helped many students actively participate in the process of studying during the difficult times of war. It also depicts the daily suffering of the Polish population caused by means of unrestricted terror.

  • Josef Novák


    Fighter pilot of the Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrtruppen, who participated in the First World War. Josef Novák achieved a total of three confirmed victories during World War II. After the war, he joined the Czechoslovak Air Force, worked briefly in the first Czech airline, Ikarus, and subsequently became a well-known factory chief pilot of the Aero factory. In this role, he undertook more than 3,600 flights, flew 30 new types of aircraft, won a number of air races and achieved nine air records. He also actively participated in organizational and federal activities related to aviation. Josef Novák died in 1934 as a result of serious injuries sustained in a plane crash in 1930.

  • Farit Muchametzjanovitch Fatkulin - Hero of the Soviet Union


    The life story of a Tatar with a hard-to-pronounce name whose life was saved by the invasion of the Soviet Union by Germany and its satellites.

  • V-2 tank engine


    The V-2 engine was installed before the war on Soviet light tanks BT-7M, medium tanks T-34 and heavy KV-1 and KV-2, as well as on a heavy crawler artillery tractor Voroshilovec. During the war, it was installed on medium tanks T-34, heavy KV and IS, as well as on cars derived from them. In the post-war years, this engine was modernized and its direct descendants are modern tank engines.

  • Krakusi Grand Duchy of Warsaw, 1812–1815


    The term "krakus" is first encountered during the period of the Principality of Warsaw in 1812. It was a novelty in the Polish army, reminiscent of the legacy of Kościuszko's peasant soldiers from the end of the 18th century. The improvised light ride on durable peasant horses was best suited for raids and diverse incursions into the enemy's rear.

  • Selected aspects of the Second World War in the Těšín region - a drama of three nations


    The bachelor's thesis deals with the issue of the Second World War in the region of Těšín Silesia, especially in its Czech part. The author deals mainly with those issues that are not very detailed in the context of the main currents of Czech historiography, or which show unique regional specifics. It is mainly a description of the nature of the Nazi occupation and national persecution in the region, acquaintance with the issues of the local resistance movement, and the tense international situation after the end of World War II.

  • EE-T1 Osório


    The Brazilian tank Osorio, which became the first tank designed by the Brazilian arms industry (the main development was led by Engesa Engenheiros Especializados SA), was developed in two versions EE-T1 and EE-T2. The construction of the first prototype was started in 1984. Due to the lack of interest of its own army and due to lack of interest from abroad, serial production did not begin.

  • TU-95


    In the second half of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet aerospace industry was given the task of creating a high-speed high-altitude and high-altitude bomber that would correspond in its flight to the latest American long-range bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. Research and development work, which began in 1943, led to the development of several domestic projects for aircraft of similar purpose.

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