The Fighter That Pulled 9 Gs to Beat A US Stealth Jet

The Dassault Rafale is the pride and joy of the French Air Force and Navy. This twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole aircraft fighter is capable of carrying out a wide range of short- and long-range missions. Even in an era of 5th generation fighters, this nimble, and extremely powerful, yet older aircraft couldn’t be ignored.  […] More

The Submarine too Big to Hide

Do you know that Russia’s Typhoon-class submarines were one of the biggest subs ever built? In fact, it is the undisputed king of submarine design.  Here are some interesting facts that you need to know about the submarine that was too big to hide:  Soviet Austerity It was during the 1970s when the USSR launched […] More

The Brown Water Strategy

James E. Williams and his team were ambushed by 50 Viet Cong sampans at the Mekong Delta. He knew he needed to act quickly, and do the impossible. River Patrol Force On December 1965, the US Navy formally introduced the Brown Water Navy in Vietnam.  These boats would be part of the river patrol force […] More

The Giant Torpedo Fail that Almost Changed WW2

The Mark 14 torpedo was an anti-shop torpedo used by the US Navy during World War II. However, it was plagued by problems early on.  The Mark 14  The torpedo was developed during the Great Depression and intended to replace the Mark 10 Torpedo.  Since they were expensive, priced at $10,000 apiece, there were no […] More

The WW1 Submarine That Washed Up

The U-118 submarine was a submarine by the Imperial German Navy that engaged in naval warfare, taking part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. U-118 During World War I, the Imperial German Navy had nine submarines in its UE 2 class of ocean minelayers among its entire fleet of 329 submarines. One of them […] More

The US Air Force’s Secret Flying Control Tower

The Boeing E-3 Sentry is an airborne early warning and control aircraft developed by Boeing, It proved to be an impressive marvel of engineering, acting as America’s radar control tower, and America’s eyes in the sky.   A Flying Radar Tower The E-3 Sentry is a massive airborne warning and control system designed as early as […] More

The Shortest Littlest Ugliest Most Devastating Fighter

The A-7 Corsair is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack plane known for its iconic oversized air intake and unique airframe.  Despite earning the infamous nickname, ‘short little ugly f***’ from Navy crews, it actually had an impressive performance.  Exceeded Expectations From the earliest test, the Corsair II exceeded all expectations with 8,800 miles of […] More

US Pacific Fleet Submarine Torpedo Scandal

The Mark 14 Torpedo was the US Navy’s submarine-launched anti-ship torpedo of WWII. However, this was plagued with so many problems early on.  Poorly Equipped The Mark 14 had the misfortune to be developed in the 1930s during the Great Depression when there I little to no money to fund costly weapon systems. It was […] More

The Ship that had the Most Secret Naval Mission of WW2

Even when the Allies defeated Nazi, Germany, the war continued in the Pacific. The defiant Japanese Empire refused to surrender. Thus, the Portland-class Cruiser, USS Indianapolis was chosen to undergo a top-secret naval mission.  Early Service The USS Indianapolis was the second in the Portland class of light Cruisers designed to be a fast and […] More

The WW2 Fighter that Could Rip Apart Any Target

The P-47 Thunderbolt is a legendary World War II fighter aircraft used by the Allied air force. This single-seat long wing-fighter eventually earned a reputation for being a solid fighter that can rip apart any target.  Impressive Jugs The P-47 Thunderbolt featured a wingspan of 41.9 feet, a length of 36.2 feet, a height of […] More

10 Facts About the E-3 AWACS Plane

The E-3 Sentry is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing. Here are ten interesting facts about the E-3 AWACS plane: 1. It proved to be an engineering marvel The aircraft is capable of functioning as a mobile radar control tower, serving as the US’ eyes on the sky. The […] More

5 Facts About Possibly The Greatest Light Tank of WWII

The M24 Chaffee was an American light tank used in the latter part of World War II. This quick, and maneuverable tank was designed to replace the M5 Stuart light tank.  Here are five interesting facts about possibly the greatest light tank of WWII: 1. The M-24 Light Tank was nicknamed M-24 Chaffee in honor […] More

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