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Can the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine rival the Merlin?

Double Wasp

In a previous article, we went over the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine’s incredible capabilities and its importance for the war effort during WWII. While it is…

US Navy Engineer Caught Trying to Sell Nuclear Submarine Secrets

Jesse Beckett
Virginia Class Submarine

A husband and wife were arrested on Saturday after sending top secret information about US nuclear submarines to what they believed to be a representative…

The Ancient Greek Army of Same-Sex Lovers who helped defeat the Spartans

Sacred Band Of Thebes

The ancient Greek city of Thebes was surprisingly relaxed about gay relationships, even catching the attention of famous Greek philosopher Plato, who noted that opinions…

8 Bizarre Unsolved Military Mysteries

Madeline Hiltz

The military world is full of unsolved mysteries that are both creepy and intriguing. Here we have found some of the eeriest military mysteries from…

Strange Military Truces and How They Happened

Turks and Anzac Troops Truce

Apart from a few exceptions, truces and ceasefires are not normally known to be eventful, with most consisting of either a white flag or the…

The U.S. NAVY Dropped a ‘Toilet Bomb’ from an A-1H Skyraider While in North Vietnam

Toilet Bomb

In 1965, a US Skyraider took off from a US aircraft carrier en route to Vietnam. The aircraft was laden with ordnance to be dropped…

The Kettering Bug: America’s First Foray Into Unmanned Drone Technology Started During WWI

The Kettering Bug

Today, drone technology is a critical component on the battlefield and is evolving at a rapid pace. There are many that believe it is only…

The Original Instruction Manual for the M16 was a Vietnam War Comic Book

M16 used in Vietnam

The M16 assault rifle was meant to revolutionize the soldier, giving him a powerful, lightweight, and flexible all-in-one weapon. With the stopping power and accuracy…

100-year-old WWII British Airman Takes To The Skies In A 1940’s Era Biplane

Dream Flights

100-year-old British veteran Ron Holdsworth took a flight in a 1940s era biplane on Thursday for a flight over Bakersfield, California. The flight was organized…

The Hilltop Bomber Crash Of A B-29 Superfortress in 1951: A Timeline of Events

Boeing B-29A Superfortress

In 1951 a B-29 Superfortress experiencing mechanical issues crashed into a Denver neighborhood, wiping out multiple houses and claiming a number of lives. The devastating…

How German Soldiers Used Lentil Soup as an Effective Defense Mechanism Against the Soviets

It has been said that the hardest military maneuverer is a retreat. Usually, the defeated force is in poor shape (hence the retreat), has lost…

George Patton bought supplies from Sears because the US was so unprepared for WWII

George Patton and Sears

Legendary but controversial US General George S. Patton was known as a man of action who got things done no matter how difficult. He was…