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  • Battle of Leyte (landings and ground operations)

    📕26.514 🕔06.03.2009

    The Philippine archipelago consists of more than seven thousand islands and islets and is only five hundred miles from the Asian continent. It occupies an extremely important position in relation to China and Japan. The largest island in the Philippines is Luzon. The island of Mindanao occupies the second position. Other important islands include Samar, Panay, Cebu, Negros and certainly Leyte. Description of landings and ground fighting in the Philippines.

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  • Battle of Leyte (naval engagement)

    📕35.145 🕔11.02.2009

    The Battle of the Gulf of Leyte was one of the greatest naval battles of World War II in the Pacific and one of the greatest naval battles in history. It took place in October 1944 between the US and Japanese navies off the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

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  • Battle of Makin Atoll (landing and ground operations)

    📕30.570 🕔07.04.2009

    As early as January 1943, when fighting was still taking place on Guadalcanal, Admiral King presented a plan for further combat operations in the Pacific at a conference in Casablanca. According to him, another attack on Japan was to be conducted through the islands of the Central Pacific. But General MacArthur was strongly opposed to this. He demanded that the main direction of the attack come from the Solomon Islands and then continue through the Philippines and Taiwan to Japan. Where will he fight after Guadalcanal?

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  • Battle of the Yalu River (1904)

    📕24.231 🕔29.10.2009

    The Battle of the Yalu River ran from April 27 to May 1, 1904. It was the first major military engagement in the Russo-Japanese War on the mainland. Already this first battle convinced the Russians that the Japanese were by no means underestimated. It refuted not only the Russians' idea of a short war, but also their tactical and qualitative superiority over Japan.

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  • Combat Yak-1

    📕2.903 🕔21.09.2021

    The combat version of the Yakovlev Yak-1 aircraft is not a separate version and does not bear any special designation. This modification belongs to a large family of the first Jak-1 aircraft, which were produced with various modifications, but without further distinction. It can be said that it was another modification (development stage) of the serial machine Jak-1. Because in this case there were no significant interventions in the design of the aircraft, this modification was not conducted as a new version of this fighter.

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  • Curtiss-Wright CW-21 or American Interceptor in the hands of Dutch pilots, part 1

    📕24.524 🕔30.04.2010

    On April 17, 1940, the Dutch signed an order for twenty-four Curtiss-Wrights CW-21Bs for $ 1,747,905. What did they actually buy for the planes? What was their service in the Dutch Air Force? Did they intervene in the fighting? Who did they fight against? The following article will try to answer these questions.

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  • Curtiss-Wright CW-21 or American Interceptor in the hands of Dutch pilots, part 2

    📕21.279 🕔30.04.2010

    The first Japanese raid on Java occurred on February 2, 1942. The Curtiss-Wrights remained on the ground that day. They first flew against the enemy the next day, February 3, 1942. The Japanese attacked seventy Mitsubishi G3M Nell bombers from Takao Kókútai, Kanoya Kókútai and 3. Kókútai, whose air cover was provided by forty-four fighters Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero) from Tainan Kókúi. Kókútai.

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  • Daimjó Nobunaga Oda

    📕24.636 🕔24.09.2008

    Daimyo Oda Nobunaga ( 1534 - 1582 ) was a hard and ruthless warrior, an excellent strategist, but also a good farmer who understood economics.

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  • Daimjó Shingen Takeda

    📕19.242 🕔04.05.2009

    Daimyo Shingen Takeda became famous mainly as an excellent strategist, who made extensive use of the knowledge from the war writings The Art of War written by the Chinese military leader Sun-c '. He was one of the most powerful daimyo of central Japan and was certainly one of the most interesting personalities of the Sengoku period.

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  • Daimjó Sóun Hojo

    📕17.151 🕔21.04.2010

    Daimyo Soun Hojo was not only a very capable military leader, but also a skilful and respected politician. His ever-evolving dominion is indisputable proof of that. He laid the foundations of a powerful clan that, at the time of its greatest expansion, completely controlled six provinces in eastern Japan.

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  • Daimjó Ujijasu Hojo

    📕11.787 🕔10.10.2013

    Ujijasu Hojo, the son of Ujicun Hojo and the grandson of Soun Hojo, was the third ruling lord of the Hojo clan. He is considered one of the leading nobles of the Sengoku period and at the same time the most capable of all the men who have ever ruled the Hojo clan. The first battle in Ujijas took place in 1530 at the Battle of Ozawahara. He was fifteen at the time.

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  • Douglas TBD-1A Devastator

    📕7.250 🕔12.03.2009

    Description of a relatively little known prototype of a float torpedo bomber, which characterizes a typical pre-war construction.

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  • Eurocopter EC 175 helicopter - what we already know about it

    📕8.424 🕔21.03.2010

    The multi-purpose helicopter Eurocopter EC 175 with a take-off weight of 7 tons is to fill the gap between the multi-purpose types AS 365 Dauphin and AS 332 / EC 225 Super Puma. Eurocopter is collaborating with Avicopter on this project, which originated from Harbin Aircraft Inustry Goup (HAIG).

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  • Eurocopter EC225 LP

    📕3.006 🕔24.09.2020

    Eurocopter EC 225 is an improved version of the multi-purpose helicopter Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma. It is also referred to as the Super Puma Mk II +. The helicopter is equipped with two Turbomeca Makila 2A engines and a so-called glass cockpit. The modified support rotor with a new profile reduces the level of vibrations compared to its predecessor. This model is currently available in four versions. In addition to the basic transport version, it is also available in a version for VIP transport with a lounge. Other variants are the rescue / medical version and the SAR model.

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  • Fairey Battle

    📕15.034 🕔28.10.2009

    A brief description of an interesting pre-war tactical (then called day bombers) British single-engine bomber, which was characterized by modern design, but which was a typical product of the old thinking of the responsible staff of the Ministry of Aviation.

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  • Fairey Spearfish

    📕17.216 🕔18.09.2009

    A brief description of an interesting heavy British torpedo / dive bomber from the end of World War II, whose serial production was ruined by the end of the war and minor, but further removable shortcomings.

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  • Fairey Swordfish

    📕13.862 🕔03.11.2008

    A monograph of a British aircraft carrier, which became famous in the battles of World War II.

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  • Ilyushin Il-10

    📕33.968 🕔10.11.2008

    At the beginning of 1943, the command of the Soviet Air Force became clear that the Ilyushin Il-2 fighters would soon need to be replaced by a far more powerful type. Because fighters providing direct air support to the fighting units were irreplaceable in the tactics used by Soviet troops, in May 1943 J.V. Stalin issued an order to design an aircraft that could replace the type of Il-2 in the armament of the Front Air Force.

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  • Ilyushin Il-38

    📕17.031 🕔18.11.2008

    A brief monograph of a Russian patrol anti-submarine aircraft.

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  • McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II

    📕2.935 🕔31.01.2019

    Mitsubishi / McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ is a modification of the F-4E Phantom II aircraft designed for the Japanese self-defense forces.

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  • Mitsubishi / McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai

    📕3.055 🕔31.01.2019

    Mitsubishi / McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai is a modernized version of the Mitsubishi / McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ fighter, which has been in service with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force JASDF (Japanese Air Self Defense Force ... Japanese Nihon Koku Jieitai) since 1972.

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  • Russian helicopter Ansat-2RC - what we already know about it

    📕24.321 🕔14.09.2009

    At the MAKS 2005 exhibition, the new Russian light combat helicopter Ansat-2RC, which was developed by the Kazan helicopter plant from their multi-purpose Ansat-2 helicopter, was introduced to the world for the first time. In the following text, the author tried to compile a brief description of this piece of information.

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  • SNCASE SE.100

    📕2.956 🕔31.01.2019

    In 1936, the French Air Force announced a competition for a new twin-engine multi-purpose (in the primary role - heavy fighter) aircraft, which should in the first phase replace heavy fighters Potez 630/631 and then other types (combat, light bombers) aircraft.

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  • SNCASE SE.100

    📕6.139 🕔22.02.2014

    A monograph of a prototype of an unusual French heavy fighter from 1939.

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  • The ruins of Bezděz castle

    📕14.088 🕔02.12.2008

    Bezděz is a picturesque castle ruin in the Česká Lípa district. It was probably built between the years 1265-1278 on the hill Velký Bezděz, near Mácha's lake and the village Doksy. It is a castle with a perimeter development, which is adapted to the narrow ridge of the hill.

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  • Vixen 500E radar - what we already know about it

    📕5.898 🕔31.03.2009

    There is not much information about this new radar yet. Only short reports about him have appeared in various periodicals, and even the company documents that are available to the public are not yet comprehensive. In the following text, the author tried to compile a brief description of this piece of information.

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  • Westland Welkin F Mk.I

    📕11.246 🕔04.11.2008

    The monograph of the British high-altitude fighter, which achieved good performance, did not interfere in the fighting.

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  • Yakovlev Yak-1

    📕9.984 🕔22.07.2008

    A brief monograph of the winter adaptation of this famous Soviet fighter jet.

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