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The greatest events of the past, some which had its impact on hundreds of millions of people. Examine the wars and conflicts of the past.

MiG-25 Foxbat
MiG-25 Foxbat: The misunderstood interceptor. A lot of things have been said about the MiG-25, not many of them complimentary. This plane is often described as a crude fighter, not really good at...
How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII ?
How did Germany produce so many aces in WWII? There are, as usual with such questions, several factors at play. First, we must take a look at aerial warfare...
On the 7th of August 2008, Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili, a known risk taker and political..
On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers made history when they carried out the first successful flight. The aircraft flew a distance of only 120 feet..
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits...
On the 27-28 May 1905 the Japanese fleet under admiral Togo Heihachiro achieved a naval victory the likes of which would not be seen for the next 39 years.
"AREA 52": Dugway Proving Grounds. A little while ago I did a brief overview and history about Area 51 (http://www.defensionem.com/paradise-ranch-real-area-51/), the world's more well known secret base. In it I said how the facility may...
A brief history about the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Afghan Air Forces.
The last French assault on mainland Britain, February 1797
German Commerce Raiders
How do you attack your enemies' shipping lanes when your warships are hunted down everywhere on the globe and when your own ports are blockaded ? The Germans found a solution to this problem: German Commerce Raiders