The last dogfights between piston engine fighters occurred in 1969. Remarkably, it entailed the shooting down of 3 aircraft by a single pilot
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In 1953 a tragedy occurred that saw the only recorded loss of an RAF aircraft to a Soviet attack. So what happened and why?
The displaced democratically elected government of Myanmar (Burma) has been calling for people to protest. Now they are forging an army.
The Kachin Independence Army report that they have shot down a Tatmadaw helicopter, a serious blow in the continued fighting.
When the British government forgot it’s promises to some loyal wartime friends, SOE agents who fought alongside them took action.
Sources in Burma – beset by civil unrest – have alleged that the Myanmar Air Force is using Thai air space to hit Karen civilians.
The situation in Myanmar continues to look grim after the military coup on February 1st, with report that the army has murdered children.
Lamborghini once tried to get a piece of the military market by producing a range of rugged off road vehicles – the “Rambo Lambos”
How a Stray Fighter Nearly Led to Special Forces Raid and Saddled the Swiss Air Force with a Bunch of Lemons
When an advanced German fighter had to put down in neutral Switzerland, the Nazi’s considered extreme actions to keep its technology secret.
What happens when a prop aircraft goes up against a modern fighter jet? An example form the Venezuelan coup of 1992 give graphic demonstration.
Fears abound in Myanmar / Burma that the powerful military may unleash vicious counter-insurgency units on civilian protestors.
About This Playlist
Real military history stories that make you look twice.
The Vietnamese pilot who joined enemy forces to bomb them with their own plane? Prop aircraft vs. modern fighter jet, Venezuela 1992? Renegade SOE in Burma?
It’s all in here, along with biographies of warriors, commentary on Burma’s long-running civil war, and more.