Category: COLD WAR

Alfa Class Submarine

In 1968 the Soviet Union produced a revolutionary new class of submarines; the Alfa-class. These vessels incorporated a number of advanced and innovative features that…

F11F-1

The Grumman F-11 Tiger was an interesting fighter from an era that saw rapid and continuous advances in aircraft design. It was the US Navy’s…

Passchendaele Photo

When discussing battles throughout the history of warfare, the participants and the equipment and tactics they used are usually the focus. However, the actual physical…

Image of a ship similar to Storozhevoy, with inset of Sean Connery

Small-scale rebellions against governments rarely work out well for the revolutionaries, and this is exactly the case for Valery Sablin, an officer in the Soviet…

The Blue Spaders and Captain America

In 1941 beloved superhero Captain America appeared in a Marvel comic book for the first time. Shown punching the Führer on his debut comic cover,…

Godzilla and Japan - A Spotlight on the Commentary on War

Alongside Superman and Mickey Mouse, Godzilla is one of the most famous fictional characters in history. He has been featured in movies, books, TV shows,…

M42 Duster

From 1966 until the end of the Vietnam War, the relatively small yet extremely deadly M42 Duster was brought out of retirement and used against…

USS Scorpion Submarine

In 1968 a US nuclear submarine suddenly disappeared in the Atlantic ocean, one of only two nuclear submarines to have been lost by the US.…

Luna 1 Soviet Satellite

The Space Race was an amazing display of technological excellence, but it also doubled as a direct metric for the US and USSR’s superiority. Although…

Michelin Tire Company and Vietnam War rubber trees plantation

The United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam is viewed as one of the most humiliating moments for the mighty nation. The most powerful military on earth,…

Robin Olds - Legendary Pilot

Robin Olds is an iconic man known for his exceptional flying skills, and equally exceptional mustache, which, as he says, was the “middle finger I…

Russian Nuclear Control Room

Anyone who lived through the Cold War knew about the terrifying prospect of thousands of Soviet nuclear missiles raining down upon cities all over the…