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1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis

1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis. 1886 saw the dawn of modern artillery and dusk of brick and mortar era fortifications.

Could China sink a US aircraft carrier?

Could China sink a US aircraft carrier? Admiral Luo Yang of the People’s Liberation Army Navy seems to think so... The Chinese admiral recently suggested that sinking a couple of American aircraft carriers in the South Sea of China would be enough to force the US out of a conflict even before said conflict would start.

Battle of the Atlantic Cold War edition

Battle of the Atlantic Cold War edition. In the event of the Cold War suddenly heating up, the aim for the Soviets would have been to reach the shores of Western Europe before reinforcements in men and hardware from the US could cross the Atlantic and be disembarked in France and Belgium.

Kosovo Air Campaign

The Kosovo Air Campaign had two aims: To force the Yugoslav leadership to withdraw its army and paramilitary units from the Kosovo province and to degrade the Yugoslav army's ability to fight and operate

First Chechen war aka the meat grinder

First Chechen war aka the meat grinder. The first Chechen war would inflict Russia its first defeat since the fall of the Soviet Union.

F-117 down over Novi Sad

F-117 down over Novi Sad. On the 27th of March 1999, an American F-117 was downed over Novi Sad. To this day, that incident is used, over and over again for some good old anti-American propaganda and to "explain" how stealth technology is useless.

Russian Star Wars.

Russian Star Wars. Russia test launched what looked like a Direct Ascent Anti-Satellite Missile on the 15th of April 2020.

Malka & Tyulpan: Cold war dishes reheated.

Malka & Tyulpan: Cold war dishes reheated. The Tyulpan is a 240mm SP mortar while the Malka is a 203mm SP artillery system.

Zeljava Underground Air Base

Zeljava Air Base. The Yugoslavian underground airbase was one of the most expensive military project in post-war Europe.

T-90M delivered to 1st Guards Tank Army

The 1st Guards Tank Army has received its first T-90M.

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Moscow, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and the S-300

Exploring the links and dynamics between the S-300 in Maysaf (Syria), Damascus, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. Implications and Background.

Russian A2AD is a myth

The western community loves talking about Russian A2AD, those defensive bubbles NATO would have to pop to have a chance at winning a war against Russia. We can’t help but talk about A2AD when we talk about the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems… And yet, A2AD does not appear anywhere in Russian military papers or publications! The reason is simple: anti-access area denial is not part of Russian doctrine as far as defending its airspace is concerned!

Egyptian-Ethiopian War over a dam?

Egypt and Ethiopia have been fighting over the (GERD) for a few years now. Egypt has even threatened to bomb the dam going back to 2013! Negotiations were on-going until they failed in March.

GNA-LNA: Libyan Civil War Update

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has captured al-Watiyah Air Base from the Libyan National Army (LNA) today. The GNA captured ammunition, armored vehicles, aircraft, and even a Pantsir S-1 (SA-22).

Catastrophic Defeat for the LNA?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has not had a good 48 hours. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been steamrolling the LNA in western Libya since the capture of the al-Watiyah airbase yesterday
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