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  • American submarines in the Pacific

    📕3.004 🕔28.01.2022

    The Tambor-class submarines with which the US Navy went to war were fast enough and far-reaching to become submarines to be deployed throughout the fleet, according to naval planners. But they never had the opportunity to prove their qualities.
    The attack on Pearl Harbor changed everything. From December 7, 1941, the US Navy again learned how to use its fleet of submarines. Because there was no war fleet, submarines were currently the only naval offensive weapon available. They were sent with an instruction to dive anything anytime.

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  • Armies in the Pacific War 1879-1883

    📕2.077 🕔09.02.2022

    The War of the Pacific, also known as the Saltpeter War and by multiple other names, was a war between Chile and a Bolivian–Peruvian alliance from 1879 to 1884. Fought over Chilean claims on coastal Bolivian territory in the Atacama Desert, the war ended with a Chilean victory, which gained for the country a significant amount of resource-rich territory from Peru and Bolivia. The Chilean Army took Bolivia's nitrate-rich coastal region, and Peru was defeated by the Chilean Navy.

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  • Henschel Hs 129 - operational deployment

    📕6.406 🕔21.10.2021

    At first glance, it might seem that the Hs 129 was an ideal choice for ground attacks. It had two engines, a heavily armored cockpit and the most powerful forward-firing cannon, which was mounted on mass-produced aircraft during World War II. The reinforced cockpit reliably protected the pilot from small arms fire. The German Luftwaffe planned to include him as its ultimate assassin, which will be very effectively deployed against Soviet T-34 type tanks.

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  • Lockheed Ventura in the Commonwealth Air Force

    📕2.396 🕔03.01.2022

    The Lockheed Ventura is a twin-engine medium bomber and patrol bomber of World War II. The Ventura first entered combat in Europe as a bomber with the RAF in late 1942. Designated PV-1 by the United States Navy (US Navy), it entered combat in 1943 in the Pacific. The bomber was also used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), which designated it the Lockheed B-34 (Lexington) and B-37 as a trainer. British Commonwealth forces also used it in several guises, including antishipping and antisubmarine search and attack.

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  • Northrop YA-9A

    📕2.113 🕔13.01.2022

    Prototype attack aircraft developed for the United States Air Force A-X program. The YA-9 was passed over in preference for the Fairchild Republic YA-10 that entered production as the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

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  • Pacific War 1879-83

    📕3.008 🕔19.01.2022

    The Pacific War, in which Chile fought Peru and Bolivia, was the largest military conflict fought in the Andes and decided the fate of the peoples of Latin America. This war was also known as the "Saltpeter War" because the main reason was to fight for these raw materials.

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  • Self-propelled gun 40M Nimród

    📕37 🕔13.06.2022

    The 40M Nimród was a World War II Hungarian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on a license-built copy of the Swedish Landsverk L-62 Anti I SPAAG but with a new turret, and developed independently. Originally, it was intended to be used both in the anti-aircraft and tank destroyer roles, but it proved to be ineffective against Soviet tanks like the KV-1 tank. Therefore, it was primarily utilized against lightly armored vehicles and for air defense.

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