History

Tsushima: History’s Most Decisive Battleship Engagement.

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

"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 no longer be the...

When A German Tiger Tank Shot Down A Russian Plane

Otto Carius, a tank ace with 150 kills would later describe, one of the single most impressive things he’d ever seen. When a Tiger tank shot down a Russian plane.

SNAFU: 10 Worst Aircraft

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..

Afghan Air Force: A Brief History

A brief history about the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Afghan Air Forces.

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

Israeli MiG: How Israel “Stole” a MiG-21

How Israel stole a MiG-21 in 1966 to study it and develop tactics to defeat it in the event of a war with its Arab neighbours

Deep Sixed: Cancelled Weapons Programs

Deep Sixed. Weapon systems prototypes that never saw action or were cancelled instead of being adopted and deployed operationally.

Type XXI Elektroboote U-boat: Mother of all Modern Submarines

A small guide to Type XXI or the "Elektroboote", Hitler's underwater weapon that changed the History of Submarine Warfare.

Vietnam: “Operation Bolo”

Operation Bolo. How the Americans turned the tide against the feared MiG-21 over North Vietnam thanks to a plan devised by Robert Olds.
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Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.
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Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The cruise missile theory

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019. People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…