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  Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida were the first 11 states to leave the United States of America in 1861. Jefferson Davis famously declared that “We seek no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States for which were lately confederated; all we ask […]

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  George Armstrong Custer December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876, was one of the youngest Generals in US military history. He led fro the top at the age of 26. Known for his unique personal style, it can be argued that he was one of the first major self made brands. With finely curated […]

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The Rheintochter, The World’s First Surface To Air Missile.

March 20, 2017
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  Surface to air missile development began in 1942 in earnest in Germany and saw numerous simultaneous engineering teams attempting to make a workable surface to air missile and receive a lucrative Nazi Government contract. The Richtochen used a solid fuel liquid propellant that drove the 21 foot long missile. It featured control surfaces, in […]

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The Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4 World’s First Wire Guided Air-to-Air Missile.

March 16, 2017
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    The Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4 was the world’s first wire guided air-to-air missile. It was also the prototype to the Malkara, developed by the UK and later perfected for the US as the TOW missile. So a connecting wire spooled out behind the The idea was a missile that could not be jammed, […]

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Fritz X, Basically The Germans Created The World’s First Cruise Missile.

March 12, 2017
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  Fritz X was an anti ship glide bomb, or essentially a gravity bomb that can be flown manipulating radio command control surfaces. Essentially the Fritz X was the first JDAM or Stand Off Land Attack Missile. The Fritz X required at least 13,000 of altitude and roughly 4 miles laterally to be operates. It […]

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Imagining Future Battlefield Scenarios.

March 8, 2017

. The Sniper. Throughout the history of warfare from the age of gunpowder, troops have faced snipers; sometimes facing off against a building with blown out windows where every dark hole could hide a sniper; or a dense thicket of trees, or rubble indistinguishable from its surrounding. A nameless faceless utterly hidden rifleman can keep […]

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USAir Force General Hap Arnold Disagreed With The Use Of The Atomic Bomb.

March 4, 2017
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  Famous U.S. Army Air Forces, Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, was asked after Nagasaki by a New York Times reporter whether the atomic bomb caused Japan to surrender, Arnold said: “The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell, because the Japanese had lost control of their own air.” In his memoirs […]

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Admiral Bull Halsey Thought The Atomic Bomb Was A Mistake.

February 28, 2017
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  Commander U.S. Third Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., said in 1946: “The first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment. . . . It was a mistake to ever drop it. . . . [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it. . . . It […]

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Chester Nimitz Also Thought The Atom Bomb Was Not Why Japan Surrendered.

February 28, 2017

Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, said at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945: “The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war…The atomic bomb played […]

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Admiral William D. Leahy Thought The Atomic Bomb Was Unnecessary.

February 24, 2017

  Admiral William D. Leahy, the President’s Chief of Staff of both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combined U.S.-U.K. Chiefs of Staff said:   “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. […]

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The Salvator-Dormus. The World’s First Automatic Pistols.

February 20, 2017
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In 1891 Archduke Carl Salvator and Sir Georg Dormus designed perhaps the world’s first semiautomatic pistol. It fired an 8mm round and was made to be tested by the Austrian military. Although it did not receive contract, it was a good start to an industry that would explode in the coming years. It has a […]

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The Schienenwolf

February 10, 2017
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  When your policy is scorched Earth, you need this tool that drags behind a train and ruins the railing for anyone else’s use. Of course you can imagine that this thing caused death and destruction in Russia by making to harder t resupply troops or feed the starving or cloth the poor.   Here […]

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The Avro Lancaster Bomber

February 6, 2017
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  It had four gigantic engines. They made 7,377 of them. They were one of the simplest most successful aircraft designs of world war II It featured a multipurpose and massively large bomb bay that accommodated devastating weaponry from 4000 pound bombs to 12000 pound tallboys meant to bust bunkers. Lancasters also carried the 22,000 […]

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The T-14. Russia’s Frightening New Main Battle Tank.

February 2, 2017
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        The Armata is an interesting tank. No one is in the turret and loading is automated. It tool a long time for this to come but finally some armor engineer realized that a commander or loader or gunner in the turret had a low life expectancy. It also has secondary armament […]

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Vietnamese Centipede.

January 29, 2017
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Not sure where this is from, although the photo just appeared on Google when I typed in Centipede. This guy is supposedly in Vietnam. Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Boston Tea Party To King George Was Like Twitter To Trump.

January 25, 2017
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  .   . For the first 150 some odd years that America was colonized, the relationship between the British and the Colonials was copacetic. Like other British colonies, America was a money making machine, shipping raw goods like cotton and timber to the United Kingdom for monetary gain. It worked well, a cross Atlantic […]

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Confederate and Union Veterans In More Peaceful Times At Gettysburg, 1919.

January 21, 2017
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Carl von Clausewitz on Hatred.

January 17, 2017
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    “Essentally combat is an expression of hostile feelings. But in the large-scale combat that we call war hostile feelings often have become merely hostile intentions. At any rate, there are usually no hostile feelings between individuals. Yet such emotions can never be completely absent from war. Modern wars are seldom fought without hatred […]

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The War on Terror Fought with Drones and Cellphones.

January 13, 2017
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      It was the summer of 2015, an armed American drones cut silent angry swathes through the skies over eastern Syria. They were looking for ISIS operatives who were quite effectively creating havoc in various governments in Syria and across the world. Their work was not done with RPGs or AK-47s. Their weapons […]

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Mars 2 and Mars 3 Were Brilliant Opening Salvos In The Race For Space.

January 9, 2017
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  Oddly, the first Martian artificial satellite was inserted successfully into Martian Orbit 46 years ago.   Mars 2 was launched by the Soviet Union in 1971. The potent Russian empire had put a satellite into Martian orbit, hundreds of millions of miles away. Mars 2 was a sacrament to the missile technology that so […]

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