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  • Bergepanzer 38(t)


    After the introduction of the Jagdpanzer 38 (t) tank destroyers, there was a need for a light rescue vehicle, which was to serve to tow damaged or otherwise immobilized vehicles. Therefore, in the summer of 1944, BMM began working on such a machine, which was based on the design of Hetzer.

  • Fahd 300


    Armored personnel carrier designed for military and police forces, based on the Czech Tatra 815-7 chassis. Conceptually, it follows the Fahd series vehicles, which were introduced into the armament of the Egyptian army in the mid-1980s.

  • OT-62 TOPAS


    The impetus for the development of the OT-62 was given by the commander of the tank and mechanized troops, which in the spring of 1956 submitted to the Technical board of General Staff the preliminary technical - tactical requirements for medium-track, floating transporter weighing 12 tons to transport mechanized infantry.

  • The Anglo-French struggle in the Second world war


    Operation Catapult, air raids on Gibraltar, Operation Ironclad, fighting in the Levant ... The tragedy of the fighting between the two former allies ...

  • 8,8 cm PaK 43 Steyr


    In 1944, the year of retreats and defensive battles of the German army, there was an acute need for mobile artillery armament in conventional infantry units. In retreat battles, the prevailing shortage of tractors resulted in high losses of conventional towed artillery weapons. Many were destroyed by their own troops only because of their immobility. Cannons such as 7.5 cm PaK 40, 8.8 cm PaK 43 or 10.5 cm PaFH 18 were too heavy for the soldiers and difficult to handle.

  • Do table medals and their miniatures belong to faleristics ?


    One of the less significant and therefore neglected areas and faleristics.

  • Signal pistol Mk. 44/81


    History of the last of the council evolution of the signal pistol, which origins date back to the time of the Second World War

  • Kätzchen K1


  • Bessarabia 1940-1941


    Most of the history knowledgeable people usually associates Russian (Stalinist, Soviet) aggression with the joint invasion of Poland in 1939 in close cooperation with the German Wehrmacht and the subsequent invasion of neutral Finland. However, the violent secession of the northern territory of Romania in June 1940, known as Bessarabia and northern Bukovina, seems to have been the dust of oblivion in our region. But not in a country which, like the Poles, Finns, Lithuanians, Latvians or Estonians, experienced what it means to have the stamped shoes of the Stalinist empire.

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  • T-12


    In 1927, a project called T-12 of a "maneuvering tank" was developed at the Kharkov locomotives production plant  "Im.Kominterny".

  • Lieutenant Ján Režňák


    Fighter ace of Slovak Air arms - 32 aerial victories

  • The Korean war (1950-1953)


    A brief overview of the war on the Korean peninsula.

  • schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel


    History and combat deployment of forces armed with heavy Tiger tanks from September 1944 to April 1945

  • Achievements and failures of military intelligence: France 1940


    The speed with which Nazi Germany defeated France in 1940 shocked the world. The Wehrmacht defeated the French army, which had been considered the most respected military force in Europe for twenty years, in less than seven weeks. The reason for the German victory (and the French defeat) were mainly differences in the military doctrine of the two countries, the operational art of the command corps and the level of training of their troops. The result of the war was also due to the different approach of the French and German armies to the collection of intelligence and, in particular, to its evaluation and use.

  • The Franco-German treaty of truce 22.6.1940


    The surrender of France in Compiegne

  • Marshal Mereckov


    Mereckov was not the personality such as Zhukov, lacked the intellectual acumen, but his colleagues got along well and liked him, as well as Stalin.

  • T-10M


    The last and most widespread version of tanks of serie T-10 had a new stabilized cannon M-62-T2 with more power.

  • Sd.Kfz.231 (8-rad)


    In the first half of the 30s of the 20th century, it was decided to develop a replacement for heavy armored cars Sd.Kfz.231 (6-rad). A modern armored vehicle on an 8-wheel chassis was to be created, which was to form the armament of reconnaissance units, mainly in tank divisions.

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Oberleutnant Ernst Strohschneider

Biography of the flying ace of the Imperial and Royal air force, a native of Ústí nad Labem

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