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Armoured attack aircraft BS-2 (CKB-55)

In connection with the unsuccessful Spanish experience with the combat use of reconnaissance aircraft and fighters for direct air support of troops in conditions of strong enemy air defence, on 16 December 1937 the chief of armament and material - technical supply of the VVS KA in the creation of a plan of experimental aircraft design for 1938 and experts - military engineer 1. P.A. Losyukov and P.V. Rudintsev, a military engineer of the 2nd degree, raised with all their sharpness the question of the immediate inclusion in the plan of the construction of a special attack aircraft, "... operating at low altitude and possessing powerful offensive and defensive weapons and with an engine that develops maximum power near the ground ..."

Austin armored cars in Russia

After the outbreak of the Great War, as in other countries involved in the conflict, the production of armored cars began to begin slowly in Russia, and the Supreme Command desperately tried to catch up on the wasted time created by the very regressive approach since the creation of the first armored vehicle in the Russian army ...


Dogfights have always attracted attention. Since the First World War, their participants have been considered heroes, stories have been written about nothing, and they have become idols of generations. However, the reality of air combat is much more prosaic. Whatever the motivation of the pilots to fight, there was always a winner on one side and a loser on the other in a crippled or burning plane falling to the ground. This series deals with the struggle from their beginning to the modern age, when the sky is steadily ruled by jet engines.

Humane weapons - fiction or reality?

According to the prestigious magazine Time, it looks like American soldiers will stop firing in a few years. Even in "hot" Afghanistan, demonstrations and intimidation are preferred, and deadly fire is the last resort. Nevertheless, fatal incidents are taking place, such as the air strike on a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan, leading to far-reaching diplomatic consequences, which is why the Pentagon is making enormous efforts to develop non-killing weapons.

Military terminology

This text aims to provide all those who need it with an explanation of the various military terms
and the principles of operation of military installations.

Where did the names of Russian and Soviet weapons come from

The article discusses the origins of the names of some Soviet and Russian ships, aircraft, weapons and weapons systems as seen by Dmitry Litovkin in an article from the Izvestia newspaper. The translation of the original text is supplemented with additional information, insights and pictures to make it understandable to the Czech reader who does not know military issues in great detail.



Armoured Vehicles

Category for armoured vehicles of all kind, especially tanks, tank destroyers, APCs and IFVs, Recce and Command vehicles, half-tracks, armoured cars, armoured trains and others

Soft Skin Vehicles

Category for soft-skin vehicles of all kind, especially trucks, superstructures, staff cars, motorcycles, trailers and semitrailers, tractors and prime movers, amphibious vehicles and others

Artillery and Rockets

Category for artillery, guns and rockets. Tactical, operational and strategic systems, fortress artillery, self-propelled and towed artillery pieces.

Land-Based Air Defence

Category for anti-aircraft defence, anti-aircraft artillery and missile systems, command and radar systems


Military fixed-wing aircraft, fighters, bombers, attack aircraft, multi-role aircraft. Sorted by countries.


Military helicopters, sorted by countries.


The naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare, defence of the coast line, attack from the sea, protection and supply of other naval ships, as transport or weapon carriers.


Category for submarines, from diesel to nuclear

Uncrewed Vehicles

Communication Systems

Category for portable communication systems, radio stations, phones and other communication equipment

Small Arms

From revolvers to machine guns, swords, knives, grenades, mines and ammunition

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction

Space Technology

Technology for space travel and description of space missions

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