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  • Electrochemical igniter ECHRO


    The ECHRO electrochemical detonator is designed for delayed detonation of charges and mines when adjusting the detonator with a combined detonator Žk.

  • Qadisiyyat Saddam - Iraq-Iran War Part 1


    The Iraq-Iran War, also known as the first Gulf War, is certainly one of the longest and bloodiest interstate armed conflicts, not only in the Middle East. In terms of killing, destruction and length, it will overcome only a few conflicts. Despite the fact that it has brought both rival countries almost to the brink of economic, social and political collapse, it is part of their national myth in both countries. In Iran, designations are used as: " Yang-e Tahmili " - forced war, or " Defa-e Mogchaddas " - ( time ) of sacred defense. In Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein, this period was revered as Qādisiyyat Ṣaddām (قادسيّة صدّام) - as a modern equivalent of the battle of Kadisiya between Muslim troops and the army of Sasanian Persia. As a result, it was the trigger for events that culminated ten years later in the occupation of Kuwait and the subsequent confrontation of Iraq with the international community under the leadership of the United States.

  • Stanley James Ledger Hill


    Many times awarded British paratrooper, commander and hero of the African campaign and invasion of Normandy

  • Czechoslovak pilots in Soviet captivity 1939–1941


    "Hunger forced us to beg for bread from the settlers, and on this occasion we learned from them that the Red Army had crossed the border on September 17 and was going to help Poland. We are all just scattered around the village when 28 Russian planes arrive at ground level. We do not know the situation, and when we see a red rocket fired from a plane, we know that a rage command has been given, perhaps the worst in my life. The planes bomb the village from low altitudes in all directions, this one is immediately in one sea of flames, stirred up by massive detonations of standing ammunition trucks. After the bombing, Russian planes occupy a different formation, the so-called 'wheel', and machine guns fire at every target in the village that still seems alive. After an hour of this furnace, where we can't see each other for smoke and a hundred dead and wounded, the planes take off and we get out of the village. Our last things were destroyed by flames, so I'm glad to meet Lt. Lenc, rtm. Fornůstek and des.Vyhnis. We are looking for our unit, but in vain. ” So were the words of Lt. Václav Kopecký, who later fell into Soviet captivity.

  • T-100


    The prototype T-100 was deployed in combat in the war against Finland at the turn of 1939/40 in the 20th Heavy Tank Brigade.

  • Strv fm/31


    The knowledge of designer Joseph Vollmer (LK I / LK II) or Ferdinand Porsche was used in the development of this wheel-track tank.

  • Post-war reverberations from the deployment of Slovak state pilots in the Polish campaign


    Slovak pilots continued to accompany German bombers to a depth of 60 to 90 km in Polish territory. On September 17, they accompanied the attack of German pilots on Hluboczek Wielki, whose anti-aircraft defense was entrusted to Czech and Czechoslovak-oriented Slovak pilots who left their own state. Thus, for the first time, but not for the last time, Slovaks fought against Slovaks in World War II.

  • Ilya Grigorievich Starinov


    His name is referred to by units Vympel, Alfa, Omon, Speznaz, DI, Vega, DRG, Anti VIP, Obon - he is considered the "grandfather" of Soviet / Russian special forces.

  • Polish September 15, 1940


    September 15, 1940 was to bring the most stubborn air battles during the entire Battle of Britain. The German Luftwaffe tried to break through the British defenses with massive air raids throughout the day, but at the end of the day, the German command had to acknowledge the failure and postpone the planned invasion of the British Isles. Polish fighters also took part in the famous victory of the Royal Air Force, claiming 30 victories after the fight.

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  • Assalto! British Blitzkrieg


    In the summer of 1940, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini watched with growing dissatisfaction the inaction of Italian troops stationed in Libya. After the death of Marshal Italo Balbo (killed in a S.79 bomber, accidentally shot down by Italian anti-aircraft artillery near Tobruk on June 28), Marshal Rodolfo Graziani became the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in North Africa. He tried to gather the necessary forces for the offensive required by Rome against Egypt. Finally, under threat of appeal, he reluctantly launched an attack on September 13, 1940.

  • LRDG - Long Range Desert Group


    The Long Range Desert Group ( LRDG ), a British reconnaissance and raid unit operating in the North African Western Desert during World War II, can be considered the first modern special forces unit. In its missions, it inflicted more significant damage to Axis forces than other British conventional forces of the same strength, with minimal own losses.

  • OT-90 HYBRID


    The vehicle is designed in the style of the new world trend of hybrid vehicles.

  • Kugelhandgranate Mod. 1913


    The German hand grenade M.1913 was included in the armament on the eve of the First World War, in 1913. The German army paid great attention to the development and production of this weapon, and so in 1914 Kugel M13 was mass-deployed.

  • Sd.Kfz.250/1


    In the second half of the 1930s, the Waffenamt decided to add a new type of half-track armored personnel carrier. Conceptually, it was to resemble a larger type of Sd.Kfz.251, but the basis was to be a modified chassis of the DEMAG D7 tractor (Sd.Kfz.10).

  • Battle of Bzura


    The Battle of Bzura, also called the Battle of Kutna, was one of the toughest and bloodiest encounters in the 1939 Polish campaign.

  • TMM-1


    The TMM-1 light tank project was developed together with TMM-2 at the Faculty of Motorization and Mechanization of the Dzerzhinsky Military Technical Academy in 1931. It was a Soviet design of the Vickers-Armstrong 6t MarkE tank, model A, for which a factory was built in Stalingrad ( STZ) with a planned capacity of up to 13,000 tanks and tracked vehicles per year.

  • Regia Aeronautica in North Africa


    The Air Force of the Kingdom of Italy on the battlefield of North Africa during World War II

  • Russian-Czechoslovak ekranoplan?


    NVA-10 - Russian airplane on the basis of the Czechoslovak transport aircraft Flight L-410? Fiction or fact?

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