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...
The German military pioneered some revolutionary concepts and technology during the Second World War. Weapons like the STG 44, the Me 262 jet fighter and the V1 and V2 missiles all proved concepts that would go on to have huge impacts on military - and even human -...
(If you want to avoid reading the article and prefer video format, here is essentially this article on YouTube…with cool dogfight clips!) The Gloster F.5/34 is one of many intriguing “what-if” fighter aircraft that aviation historians and enthusiasts still...
The SBU, Japans first modern Special Forces unit and protégés of the SBS.
The RPG-2. Underrated by the West when fielded in the '50s, it's still in service and production today.
If you are interested in Special Forces and their operations, the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is one of the few dedicated museum's.
The story of the Westland Whirlwind is one of an aircraft of great potential, but which was let down by inadequate engines and bad timing.
When Argentina invaded the remote Falklands Islands and South Georgia in April 1982, seizing them and their 1800 inhabitants from Britain, the military junta that ruled the country thought that they had a fait accompli and that there was nothing the British could...
There is well grounded reasons for researchers to treat with suspicion web-based sources. Lack of citation and accountability means that one can pretty much say whatever one likes on the web. But there are websites out there that provide truly outstanding material. Armouredcarriers.com is the perfect example of how web resources can provide historians and other interested parties with first rate information for their research.
July 17 marked 30 years since the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit first took to the skies. Three decades later, the iconic flying wing is still in a class of its own.
A summary of the Argentine invasion of South Georgia and the Royal Marines defence.
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