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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

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.

Lightnings in the sky 01 - P-38 Lightning - First Light

Some fighters, especially in English-speaking countries, do not only bear the type designation, but have their own names. And what name represents speed and power, ie the qualities that a fighter should have, above all, better than lightning? Probably none. Let's see how it went with those Lightning bolts.

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 origin of the names of some Soviet and Russian ships, aircraft, weapons and weapon systems, as seen by Dmitry Litovkin in an article in the Izvestia newspaper. The translation of the original text is supplemented by additional information, observations and pictures so that it is understandable even to the Czech reader, who does not master military issues in too much detail.

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