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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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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Everything That Could Go Wrong, Did Go Wrong. The Raid On Nagasaki Was A Near Disaster For Us.

January 5, 2017
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The actual bomb: Fat Man One would have thought that after the meticulous and monumental job of creating an atomic weapon in just a few years would be shadowed by the same meticulous planning in delivery. For the most part, World War II was decided by the armies that could best organizer and maintain supply […]

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Have A Booming New Year.

January 2, 2017
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Wherever You Are Today

January 1, 2017

Someone at home is thinking about you.   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The PSN-2 Glider Bomber

January 1, 2017
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      It was 1933 when a Russian inventor was able to create a glider aircraft large enough to be a transport, or a bomber as well. The PSN or Planer Spetsial’no Naznachenaya – Glider for Special Purposes. Because so many of the special missions involved oceanic flying, the plane it self was conceived […]

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The NIAI RK-I

December 28, 2016
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        Well The NIAI (Naoochno-Issledovatel’skiy Aero-Institoot – scientific test aero-institute) dreamed up a variable geometry aircraft, one that would change shape to take advantage of conditions and environment or mission requirements. This was original The main wings separate along their length and slide away from wach other ceating an opening between them. […]

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Mary Chesnut’s Christmas

December 25, 2016
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  Christmas Day, 1863. “Yesterday dined with the Prestons. Wore one of my handsomest Paris dresses (from Paris before the war). Three magnificent Kentucky generals were present, with Senator Orr from South Carolina, and Mr. Miles…Others dropped in after dinner; some without arms, some without legs; von Borcke, who can not speak because of a […]

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Ornate Islamic Knives and Swords

December 24, 2016
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Hilt, Circa 14th Century Iberia   Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Islamic Dagger sword Muslim Dervish Knife   Arabic Moroccan Jambiya Antique Islamic Silver Dagger Sword Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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In 1987 I Found An Actual Advertisement For Kamikaze Pilots.

December 17, 2016
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In 1987 I was living and working in Richmond, Virginia at a famous ad agency, The Martin Agency. Now they are known for their work on GEICO. I worked on Allison, Gas Turbine Division of GM. So I read Aviation Week & Space Technology. In one issue, I found this ad in the classifieds in […]

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Germany’s Remote Controlled Mine Clearer.

December 16, 2016
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    The Sd.Kfz. 300 Borgward BI Minenräumwagen was a remote controlled mini tank tracked vehicle creted by Germans engineers in World War II. The Borgward BI carried rollers behind it that were supposed to detonate mines in a field. About 50 of these radio controlled tanks in 1939. Cog like wheels toted behind the […]

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