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  • BP-1 detonating cord

    👤Petr Lískovec 🕔04.12.2022

    The BP-1 detonating cord is designed to ignite charges delivered to the explosion by a detonating cord ignition network. It is brought to ignition using only a detonating rod. It belongs to the category of incendiaries.

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  • Praga V

    👤Jiří Tintěra 🕔09.12.2022

    The Praga V was a heavy truck produced by the Automobile Department of the First Czech-Moravian Machine Factory in Prague-Libeň between 1911 and 1922. It was the first Praga truck of its own design. Over a thousand were built, most of them served in the Austro-Hungarian army.

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  • Canon Antitank d’Infanterie 90 mm

    👤Richard Aubrecht 🕔09.12.2022

    The Canon Antitank d’Infanterie 90 mm (CATI 90, Infantry Anti-Tank Gun) was a light tank destroyer developed in Belgium in 1953 and based on the British Loyd Carrier vehicle from World War 2. By adding a light but powerful gun to the old carrier, the Belgian Army had created a cheap vehicle which provided direct infantry support, especially to be used against enemy armored vehicles.

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  • Tank Mark IX

    👤Ing. Štefan Bukovan 🕔09.12.2022

    The Mark IX tank was a British armoured fighting vehicle from the First World War. It was the world's first specialised armoured personnel carrier (APC).

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  • Experimental aircraft NM-1 (RSR)

    👤Ivo Valuch 🕔09.12.2022

    In the first half of the 1950s, many of the country's design teams were involved in the design and construction of aircraft, particularly the fighter class. They were bound together by a common desire to achieve flight speeds twice the speed of sound in the next five years, and separated by a desire to be first, and with as much panache as possible. It would seem that everything was a given, everything was according to plan, when suddenly against this background in 1954 a group of not very well known aviation specialists put forward a stunning proposal. They decided to create a new aircraft in the spirit of the not new, but not officially removed, Stalinist slogan: "Fly faster than others, higher than others and further than others!!!".

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  • Bohumil Landa

    👤Jiří Mašek 🕔09.12.2022

    In World War I he was a pilot of the Imperial Austrian Air Force on the Italian front. In 1919 he took part in the fighting in Slovakia. He was a non-commissioned officer by profession, field pilot - fighter, in 1938 captain of the air force. After the occupation he went to France and Great Britain. From August 1940 commander of the 311th Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron.

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  • Hatazo Adachi

    👤Wlasto Klucar 🕔06.12.2022

    Our Imperial country totters on the brink of disaster. I believe it is the natural path for our citizens and soldiers alike to continue fighting until the last drop of our blood is shed. 

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  • Luftwaffe in the Protectorate 1943-1944

    👤Miroslav Velík 🕔02.11.2004

    After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the recently mobilized airports were transformed into training bases of the German Luftwaffe. During the war, approximately 15% of all German pilot training was concentrated in our territory ...

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  • Hermann Wilhelm Göring

    👤RoBoT 🕔03.12.2022

    Göring was officially the second man of the Nazi regime. However, his star was gradually fading. The failure of the Battle of Britain, the constant bombing raids on Germany and the nonsensical guarantee of the possibility of supplying the 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad by air played a major role in this. Göring then withdrew considerably from public life and devoted himself more to his hobbies - hunting and stolen art objects. At the end of Nazi rule, he tried to take power and negotiate with the Americans and British. When Hitler found out, he stripped him of all his posts. Göring was the most prominent figure among the officials of Nazi Germany indicted and tried at the Nuremberg Tribunal. He was sentenced to death for his prominent role in Nazi crimes. However, he avoided execution by committing suicide by poison.

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  • LP-157

    👤Branislav Juhász 🕔06.12.2022

    After the failure of the project to fit the 57 mm R 10 anti-aircraft gun to the T-34/85, efforts continued to develop it further. In 1955, a new design for a similar gun and platform combination was requested by the Army.

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  • Gun Carrier 3 inch Mk I Churchill

    👤Sallet 🕔06.12.2022

    In 1941, the General Staff requested an investigation looking into the possibility of mounting high-velocity cannons onto tanks. The Valentine or Churchill were ill-suited to mounting anything larger than a 6-Pounder (57 mm/2.24 in) or 75 mm (2.95 in) cannon in their turret. As such, it was decided to mount the cannon in a superstructure with a limited traverse.
    What came out of this was the Churchill Gun Carrier. Under the officially long-winded designation of Gun Carrier, 3-inch, Mk I, Churchill (A22D), this vehicle was the first and only conversion of the Churchill chassis into an Assault Gun/Tank Destroyer.

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  • 4th Guards Tank Army in the battles for Berlin and Prague

    👤Marek Čech 🕔09.11.2022

    The 4th Guards Tank Army was formed only in March 1945, but it still managed to make history in a significant way. Its troops played a significant role not only in the fall of Berlin, but also in the liberation of Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia.

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  • USS Spence

    👤Tars 🕔13.05.2022

    USS Spence was awarded eight battle stars for her World War II service as well as a Presidential Unit Citation as a member of Destroyer Squadron 23 for her role in the Solomon Islands Campaign from 1 November 1943–23 February 1944.

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  • Fighter Squadron 2 / Jagdgeschwader 2 (JG 2)

    👤RoBoT 🕔02.06.2015

    Origin, development, deployment of Fighter Squadron 2 (JG 2) during Second World War.

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  • Le Redoutable

    👤bitaxe 🕔06.12.2022

    The ship was part of President Charles de Gaulle's 1958 program for nuclear deterrence and France's autonomy and independence in defense and attack. The program was approved in 1960-64 as French defense doctrine, and submarines carrying ballistic missiles were built as part of it.

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  • BT-43

    👤Branislav Juhász 🕔06.12.2022

    In 1943, an armoured personnel carrier project was developed in Finland using the platform of the captured Soviet BT-7 wheeled and tracked tank. A single prototype-demonstrator was produced.

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  • Piorun

    👤Janko PALIGA 🕔01.12.2022

    The Piorun (meaning "thunderbolt" in Polish) is a man-portable air-defense system of Polish production, designed to destroy low-flying aircraft, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. The set is a deep modernization of the PPZR Grom set, therefore the second designation of the missile is Grom-M.

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  • Orient - beast with 118 guns

    👤Radek Enžl 🕔02.11.2022

    The story of one of the most powerful sailing ships of her time, including her terrible end. Admiral Nelson, commander of the victorious fleet, still sleeps his eternal dream in a coffin made from a piece of her mast.

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  • Operation Bolo

    👤Martin Smíšek 🕔25.10.2003

    The famous US Air Force operation, during which the Vietnamese People's Air Force suffered one of the cruelest defeats of the Vietnam War.

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  • The Roman calendar as the basis of today's calendar

    👤Radim Kapavík 🕔30.06.2005

    In this article I will discuss the Roman calendar in relation to the calendar of today. The aim is not to give an exhaustive description of the Roman calendar, but to try to explain the origins of some things that we take so much for granted that we hardly think about them - for example, why the year begins on the first of January, why the months are called what they are called in many of the world's languages, why February has 28 days, why July and August have 31 days, even though they are right after each other in the calendar, why a leap day is added to February once every four years...

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