Nay Myo Zin; Former Myanmar Officer Turned Resistance Fighter

February 23, 2024

Very fortunate to be able to conduct a remote Q+A session with Nay Myo Zin, a former Myanmar Army officer who then went on to work as a democracy activist, spending long periods in jail before recently joining the anti-junta resistance forces in Burma.

The Westland Wyvern; Outdated Monster

The Westland Wyvern; Outdated Monster

There are a literal host of aircraft that, despite apparent good design, were doomed by the failure to provide them with a decent engine. But occasionally you come across one that manages to succeed despite repeated failures by powerplant manufacturers to get their...

Varga RMI-1 X/H; The First Turboprop…almost

Varga RMI-1 X/H; The First Turboprop…almost

In the run up to the start of the Second World War, air forces across the world were not just building up their respective strengths, they were exploring new concepts and designs that they hoped would give them the edge when conflict broke out. And the twin-engine...

Big Moves in Myanmar; The Hpapun Offensive and Drones Hit Naypyitaw

Big Moves in Myanmar; The Hpapun Offensive and Drones Hit Naypyitaw

There have been some major developments in Myanmar, also known as Burma, as anti-junta forces have struck several significant blows against the military regime that seized power in a coup in February 2021. On the 30th of March the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA)...

American Tiger; The Northrop F-5C

American Tiger; The Northrop F-5C

Bit of an unusual one today as the Northrop F-5 is far from a forgotten aircraft and the particular model we are looking at was only built in tiny numbers and has so few differences from the original production aircraft that the redesignation is barely warranted. But...

A Big Miss? The Gloster F.9/37

A Big Miss? The Gloster F.9/37

When you look at the primary fighter aircraft that the Royal Air Force (RAF) started the Second World War with in 1939, one really does look like an anomaly; the Gloster Gladiator. Very much an aircraft from a previous era to its illustrious stable mates, the...