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Playlist - Military History
RAF Shoots Down Drone, First Kill in…Errrr…
The RAF shot down a hostile drone last week. But when was the last time they shot down another aircraft in an air-to-air action?
When the USAF Attacked a Soviet Airbase
It isn’t well remembered that the USAF once attacked a Soviet airbase. But though both sides quickly moved on, questions still remain.
The Time a Biplane “Shot Down” a Modern Jet Fighter – Reality Behind the Story
Now legend on internet forums, this article explores the time a biplane is said to have shot down a state-of-the-art jet fighter.
Equipment the British Lost at Dunkirk that the Germans Reused
A certain claim led me to wonder – just what did the Germans capture and reuse from the British Expeditionary Force after the fall of France?
Mobile and Armoured Forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces against ISIS
What with the imminent release of a book I co-authored on the subject, thought it would be worth giving a brief oversight of the subject.
Not About Football – The 100-Hour War; El Salvador and Honduras 14-18 July 1969
A video/article on the “Football War” – primarily about why that name is wrong, but also some further explanation of the conflict.
Avast Ye Swabs! The Last Major Naval Vessel Taken in Action
With the end of the Age of Sail, the days of storming a ship and taken it for service in your own fleet seemed to have past. But not quite…
Mustang vs. Corsair; the Last Piston Engine Dogfights
The last dogfights between piston engine fighters occurred in 1969. Remarkably, it entailed the shooting down of 3 aircraft by a single pilot
Massacre of the Innocents? – The Shooting Down of RF531
In 1953 a tragedy occurred that saw the only recorded loss of an RAF aircraft to a Soviet attack. So what happened and why?
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.