Nguyen Thanh Trung – The Pilot Who Joined an Enemy Air Force Just to Bomb Them With Their Own Plane!

October 24, 2020

How far would you go to avenge your slain father? For Nguyen Thanh Trung, it meant joining the enemy air force, then attacking the Presidential palace in Saigon with an F-5E Tiger jet!

The Jaguar M; When the Big Cat Went to Sea

The Jaguar M; When the Big Cat Went to Sea

The late 1960s was a bit of a rough period for the NATO carrier fleet…at least if you weren’t American. A number of nations had taken the opportunity after the Second World War to avail themselves of the large number of surplus vessels – basically British – that had...

Soviet Built Tanks for the Invasion of Malta

Soviet Built Tanks for the Invasion of Malta

Situated as it is in the heart of the Mediterranean between the Italian peninsula and Africa, Malta has long been of great strategic importance. For millennia, people have fought for control of this island, using its position to dominate the surrounding seas. And the...

Dr. Anna Kruglova – How ISIS Used Marketing to Sell Themselves

Dr. Anna Kruglova – How ISIS Used Marketing to Sell Themselves

Had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Anna Kruglova of the University of Salford on her specialist subject - how ISIS used marketing to recruit and spread their message. We also discuss how the same techniques are being used by other movements now. Dr. Kruglova’s...

The Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star; Charlie’s Silent Stalker

The Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star; Charlie’s Silent Stalker

While the Vietnam War saw several very large conventional battles fought, probably the most iconic image of the war, and the experience of most of the belligerents, was of a grinding guerrilla conflict where the forces of the United States and their allies spent a...

The “Other” Other Dragon; North American XB-21

The “Other” Other Dragon; North American XB-21

According to a number of the comments in my previous article on the North American XB-28 Dragon, quite a few people were surprised by the fact that they had never heard of the aircraft. They were also surprised by the choice of the name “Dragon” for the XB-28, because...