Guessing What These Photographs Are.

by Daniel Russ on May 24, 2017

  Folks, these are guesses.     PR Photo. Elbe Germany. A Russian officer and a US Officer each share the workings of the weaponry they are holding. A PPSh submachine gun, A Colt 1911 .45 caliber, and a Luger are examined.     Germany April 1945. Hitler Youth Corp carrying panzerfausts into Berlin to […]

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The Kamov-22 Soviet Fixed Wing Rotorcraft Hybrid.

by Daniel Russ on May 20, 2017

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            Its Moniker was “The Hoop”, anointed so by NATO during the competitive Cold War projects between the East and the West. The idea was one of many rotorcraft/fixed-wing hybrids. This on was famous for its nickname “Vintokryl” or ‘screw wing’.   The Ka-22 was supposed to be faster than […]

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Previously Classified Atomic Bomb Footage

May 16, 2017

  Recently the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released previously classified films of atomic bomb tests conducted by the US in the 1950s. Some of the footage is astonishing in its beauty and symmetry. Some of these explosions are air bursts, some are filmed in slow motion and some are underground tests.   I have attached […]

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B2 Bomber Pics From Pinterest

May 12, 2017
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Special Air Service. A Most Interesting And Historic Special Forces.

May 8, 2017
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  The origins of today’s corps sized Special Air Service was really an attitude. It was the attitude that no matter the size of the enemy. No matter the odds. No matter the circumstance, there is a path to victory. Resourcefulness was a virtue in the British military lexicon, and here it meant small groups […]

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More Cool NASA Apollo Photos Shared By Popular Mechanics

May 4, 2017
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Buzz Aldrin     Apollo 11 Apollo 10         Save Save Related Posts:Great 1950s Experimental Military Designs From Popular Mechanics.Old Popular Mechanics War Technology

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Popular Mechanics Published These Awesome Apollo Mission Photos.

April 30, 2017
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Popular Mechanics Published these great photos from the Moon Apollo Missions.   Apollo 17 Lunar Rover     Apollo 17     Apollo 16 Seismometer   Apollo 16   Apollo 15     Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Incredible LeMat Revolver. A Six Gun/Shotgun.

April 26, 2017
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    The LeMat was a cap & ball black powder revolver designed by Jean Alexandre LeMat. This was a creative and useful gun that did not see further use or expanded designs after the American Civil War. It was designed and sold to the Confederate Navy. The New Orleans gun manufacturer LeMat decided that […]

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The Danes Bring Back Conscription.

April 21, 2017
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The Peace Dividend didn’t last but seven years. It was 2010 when the Danish ended conscription. This year, they will recruit 4000 Danes. This is a result of the uncertain future of the US and the EU and NATO. Will Trump uphold his end of the bargain if the newly aggressive Russians start shooting? And […]

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The HS 293 Was The Father Of The SLAM Missile.

April 17, 2017
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  The HS 293 was one of the new weapons begun in 1939 by Henschel and a pioneering technology that we actually saw come to fruition during the Persian Gulf War. The HS 293 was a rocket powered 300 kg bomb that was launched in the air from it’s bracket slung underneath the wing of […]

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Most Politicians Would Have Been Destroyed By A Fiasco Like Gallipoli. Not Winston Churchill.

April 13, 2017
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  The First World War wound up to a deuced bloody stalemate by 1914. From the English Channel to the Swiss border, the historic trenches of World War I skeined through the countryside. Millions of men on either side were locked in a barren and unavailing bloodbath trying to break open holes in each others’ […]

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The Hwacha. Korea’s First Rocket Launcher

April 9, 2017
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  The hwach’a (화차; 火車) is the Korean phrase for ‘fire cart’ and was used as a multiple weapons launcher designed to send long thin arrow shaped rockets into enemy formations. It fired from 20 to 200 rocket arrows that were called singijeons. These were placed in a firing chamber where they were ignited almost […]

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Sherman Explained To The Government of Atlanta, Why He Intends To Evacuate and Burn Atlanta

April 5, 2017
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  HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI in the FIELD Atlanta, Georgia, James M. Calhoun, Mayor, E.E. Rawson and S.C. Wells, representing City Council of Atlanta.   Gentleman: I have your letter of the 11th, in the nature of a petition to revoke my orders removing all the inhabitants from Atlanta. I have read it […]

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SR-71 A Cockpit

April 1, 2017
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  Old school Cold War Era Spy analog plane cockpit. There was quite a lot to do when overflying enemy territory. Notice one can hardly see out the window. Then again the technology gave the pilot all the data he needed. Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The South Began The Civil War With One Large Advantage.

March 28, 2017
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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. The Kanye West Of The Old West.

March 24, 2017
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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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