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Demon Core: A Third Atomic Bomb Intended For Japan That Ended Up Killing Americans

Demon Core Atomic Bomb Experiement - Re-Creation

In August 1945 the United States dropped two atomic bombs on two Japanese cities. These bombings remain the only time nuclear weapons have ever been…

5 Of The Greatest Tank Battles Of All Time

Tank Battles

Tanks have only been a tool of war since WWI when the British first deployed their slow, heavy yet powerful steel beasts. Despite their relatively…

Berserkers: Soldiers who fought in a trance and gave us the modern-day word for “Berserk”

Berserker

Old Norse literature details stories of wild soldiers who fought battles in a trancelike state, feeling neither pain nor fear and not stopping until, they,…

A Marine Pilot Used His Propeller To Down An Enemy Plane, Here’s How It Happened

On May 10, 1945, two U.S. Marine pilots were on a combat air patrol when they came across a lone Kawasaki Ki-45. Realizing there was…

The Potsdam Giants: A Prussian Infantry Regiment Of Nothing But Very Tall Soldiers

Potsdam Giants

Under the direct control of Frederick William I during his reign was a military regiment filled with giant soldiers. Officially they were called “The Grand…

Operation Foxley: The Highly Debated Plan to Take Out The Fuhrer That Could Have Prolonged The War

Churchill and Operation Foxley

It’s easy to assume the most simple way of ending WWII would have been to assassinate the man at the center of it all, Adolf…

A German U-boat ended up at the bottom of Lake Michigan, here’s how it happened

UC-97 Submarine

Right now, resting at the bottom of Lake Michigan is a 185-ft German submarine. U-boats of the German Imperial Navy did close in on the…

The 5 Fastest Military Aircraft That Are Still Flying Today

Fastest Military Jets

Speed has long been a critical aspect of military aircraft, as it is useful for outrunning an opponent, reducing the time spent in enemy airspace,…

The Soldier who survived on his own in Dunkirk for four months

Dunkirk Evacuation

Over May and June 1940, a major evacuation of Allied troops was taking place on the beaches of Dunkirk. Known as Operation Dynamo, an armada…

F4 Phantom for Sale: $3M for the World’s Only Privately Owned Airworthy F-4 Phantom

F-4 Phantom

If you have $3 million to spare, you can own an exceptionally rare piece of history: the only privately owned airworthy F-4 Phantom in the…

The Challenger 3 MBT Is Pioneering New Technology And Plenty Of Updates

Challenger Three Main Battle Tank (MBT)

The UK’s upcoming Challenger 3 main battle tank (MBT) will improve on the Challenger 2 in many ways, most notably in its armament. However, the…

A Marine Corp. Mechanic Took An A-4M Skyhawk On A Joyride

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk II

It’s not unusual for Americans to have a good time on the 4th of July, but one Marine took that a little further when he…