This is the second in a series on the Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) of the Civil Conflict in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and if you want know about the origins of the war see Part One. In a war that has lasted over seventy five years, the Arakan Army...
A little known but somewhat controversial figure in aviation and military history, James Peck claims to have been the first African American to shoot down five aircraft in aerial combat during the Spanish Civil War – an event that occurred when the United...
GRP 146-A Wise Man Does His Own Work: The Story of a British Volunteer in The Fight Against ISIS – Global Recon
A podcast I did with Global Recon discussing fighting in Syria and the work I have done with Free Burma Rangers and Stronghold Relief in Burma (Myanmar).
At the end of the Vietnam War the Vietnamese found themselves with a vast stock of captured material. What did they do with it all and what is still in use?
It isn’t well remembered in the rest of the world that Peru and Ecuador fought a brief conflict in 1995 over a disputed border area; the Cenepa War.
The Focke Wulf 187 Falke (Falcon) was a single seat heavy fighter that on paper had a lot going for it but which lacked a role in the Luftwaffe’s doctrine.
The Fokker G.I heavy fighter is one of those aircraft that despite huge amounts of promise was never able to fulfil its potential.
This is the first of a series I am planning on writing on the Ethnic Armed Organisations – shortened to EAOs – of the Burma / Myanmar Civil War. This is a subject that doesn’t get a lot of attention amongst western audiences, which is surprising considering the war...
Ever heard of the IRA attack on cutting edge warship, HMS Brave Borderer, using an ancient AT rifle?
The Blackburn Roc has long been rated as one of the worst fighters in history. Slow and cumbersome, the aircraft lumbered through several actions for the first year or so of the Second World War. It was then largely withdrawn from frontline service and...
Built to a be both a dive-bomber and a fighter, the Skua was outclassed from the start. Despite this, it did remarkably well in the first 18 months of World War Two.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBkn5Qu59IQ Today we are used to the idea that the best way to counter a submarine is another submarine. Quiet, sleek and lethal, the attack sub hunts its opposite number using acoustic hydrophones and sonar, stalking one...
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