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Articles by Ruslan Budnik:

Bartini-Beriev VVA-14: The Vertical Take-Off Amphibious Aircraft

Bartini-Beriev

Bartini-Beriev was part of the Cold War arms race, the opposing states supported the implementation of incredible and ambitious design ideas. Combating threats from the…

Jewish Avengers Post WWII: Planning Vengeance

Many Jews who survived the Holocaust went to the “Holy Land” (Israel and Palestine) to start a new life after the war. However, there were…

Winkie the RAF Pigeon who Saved the Life of a Bomber Crew

After the rescue, the team arranged a dinner in honor of Winkie who was basking in her cage while the men drank to her health.…

The Smoking Snakes: The Brazilian Expeditionary Force in WWII

In addition, some members of the BEF were organized as an infantry division within the US Fifth Army. They wore American uniforms with Brazilian rank…

The Ultimate Bail Out: Early Ejection Seat Development

As aircraft grew more powerful and capable of achieving ever greater speeds, the risks of simply bailing out over the side of the aircraft grew…

The War of the Stray Dog & Other Conflicts Started Over Ridiculous Reasons

Even if only looking very briefly at history it is evident that people have always been willing to make war. Wars have been fought for…

Why Wasn’t Poison Gas Used In WWII?

I state categorically that we shall under no circumstances resort to the use of such weapons unless they are first used by our enemies.” After…

Fascinating Air Force One: The First Was a Pan Am-Crewed Boeing 314 Flying Boat

Walsh believes that the current aircraft has the ability to deal with heat-seeking missiles, which pose a threat during takeoff and landing. Air Force One…

The Spook of St-Trond: Germany’s Night-Fighter Pilot Ace

On October 9, the German pilot ace scored his 30th victory. Two months later he increased this count to 40 aircraft, setting a personal record…

10 Most Famous Horses in Warfare

The first evidence of the use of horses during warfare dates from Eurasia between to 4,000-3,000 BC—that is, more than 5,000 years ago. Since that time,…

Stahlhelm Vs M1: Two of the Best Combat Helmets of World War II

During World War II, the increase in the mobility of infantry due to a departure from positional tactics of combat influenced the characteristics of combat…

Hitting Where it Hurts: The Invention & use of the Depth Charge

In most case, depth charges detonated next to a submarine, but the damage inflicted by the pressure wave created leaks and forced the submarine to…