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The Tank Museum Raffling Off Ride In Tiger 131

Tiger 131 driving along a dirt course

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom is offering military history fans the incredible opportunity of riding in the only running German Tiger I tank,…

Victory Markings Were Used By Pilots To Show Wins Against the Enemy

Pilot standing in the cockpit of the Martin B-26 Marauder 'Half & Half'

It’s undeniable that aerial combat played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of numerous battles during World War II. The skies were dominated by…

10 Weapons the Germans Used to Fight Against the Allied Advance on D-Day

152 mm German naval gun along the Atlantic Wall

The turning point for the war in Europe, D-Day saw the Allies execute a daring invasion of German-held France via Normandy. Both sides were equipped…

The Iraqi Air Force Buried Its MiG-25s In the Desert to Stop Them Being Destroyed By the US

American troops digging a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 out of the Iraqi desert

There are some things you don’t expect to find hidden in the middle of the desert, and a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 is certainly one of them. The…

US Naval Aviators Once Complained That NASA Pilots Were Bullying Them

Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III in flight + McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in flight

In 1976, the US Navy retired its fleet of Vought F-8 Crusaders. The aircraft had an illustrious career, with the greatest kill ratio of all…

Downed Nakajima B5N2 Torpedo Bomber Off the Coast of Papua New Guinea

Wreck of a Nakajima B5N2 on the ocean floor

During the Second World War, the Nakajima B5N emerged as one of the most formidable aircraft in the Imperial Japanese Navy’s (IJN) arsenal. Renowned for…

Pilots Were Meant to Fly the Gloster Meteor F8 WK935 While Lying Down

Gloster Meteor F8 WK935 on display outside

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ only jet-powered aircraft to engage in combat during World War II. Following the…

Did This U-boat Sink Herself With One of Her Own Torpedoes?

Type VIII U-boat at sea

In the final month of 1943, U-972 went missing at sea. The U-boat had departed for her first patrol in November 1943 and hadn’t run…

M72 LAW: The Vietnam-Era Anti-Tank Weapon That Continues to See Service Today

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American soldier firing an M72 LAW

In the Dirty Harry movie, The Enforcer (1976), the filmmakers needed to find a more powerful weapon than Harry Callahan’s Smith & Wesson Model 29.…

Remains of German U-boat SM UC-55 Identified Off the Coast of the Shetland Islands

SM UC-42 at sea

A team of divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a World War I-era German U-boat sunk off the coast of the Shetland…

The United States Once Came to the Aid of North Korea During a Pirate Attack

MV Dai Hong Dan at sea

The Dai Hong Dan Incident occurred on October 29, 2007 in the Indian Ocean. After Somali pirates attacked the North Korean cargo ship MV Dai…

A B-52H Stratofortress Once Flew for Five Hours – Without a Tail!

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress in flight

In January 1964, a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress embarked on an eight-hour flight load survey to test buffeting turbulence effects at low-levels. When this turbulence became…