Podcast 2 with Alaric Searle; Ukraine – Day 58

April 22, 2022

Had another chance to talk with Prof. Alaric Searle of the University of Salford on the ongoing war in Ukraine and related subjects.

The Rogožarski IKZ / IK-3; Yugoslav Surprise

The Rogožarski IKZ / IK-3; Yugoslav Surprise

As I have said many times, the 1930s was an era when a whole host of new technologies came to fruition in aeronautics, and this helps explain the sheer number of aircraft and concepts produced in that decade. Of course, many of these proved to be dead ends but even...

Meet America’s New Attack Aircraft; The Sky Warden

Meet America’s New Attack Aircraft; The Sky Warden

The United States has just awarded a contract for a new attack aircraft, though it might appear a little different from the sort of aeroplanes that the services of that nation’s military generally acquire. On the 1st August, the United States Special Operations...

Kurt Tank’s First Fighter; The Rohrbach Ro IX ROFIX

Kurt Tank’s First Fighter; The Rohrbach Ro IX ROFIX

The German aircraft designer Kurt Tank is justifiably famous for creating one of the most iconic aircraft in history. But I think it is fair to say that he is primarily remembered for one aircraft in particular. The Indian HAL Marut.   HAH! Only kidding. Of...

The Messerschmitt Me 264; Nazi Superfortress

The Messerschmitt Me 264; Nazi Superfortress

It’s often overlooked that the United States didn’t declare war on Nazi Germany during the Second World War, rather Hitler performed that honour himself after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941. This has been at times been listed as one of the great...