Crimean storm of 1854. The element that drowned the fleet

Storm. Ship wreck. Ivan Aivazovsky. 1855 On November 14, 1854, the Crimean storm finally turned into a monstrous hurricane. Loaded with ammunition, provisions, winter uniforms and other ships and vessels of the... Read more »

Gone in 67 hours. Operation Mount Hope III

Unloading the C-5 transporter in N’Djamena It is best to study foreign weapons and military equipment from real models. You can get them in different ways – take them as a trophy,... Read more »

New Chinese self-propelled 155 mm howitzer PLC-181

155-mm SAU PLC-181 At the end of April 2020, the military editorial office of the Chinese state television channel CCTV 7 showed a detailed report on the novelty of the Chinese defense... Read more »

The last winter of the emperor. Napoleon at the end of 1813

The Battle of Hanau was a direct consequence of the “Battle of the Nations” at Leipzig 12 failures of Napoleon Bonaparte. The French did not know such a defeat as at Leipzig.... Read more »

What will be the next generation of tanks for the T-14 “Armata” against the background of others

Appeared at the beginning of the 20th century during the First World War, heavy clumsy armored vehicles, called the “tank”, in the process of their development began to play an increasingly significant... Read more »

Soviet tank aces. Konstantin Samokhin

During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet tank crews made a huge contribution to the victory over the enemy. In the most difficult summer months of 1941, sacrificing equipment and their lives, they... Read more »

Four-axle ZILs: missile carriers that can swim

ZIL-135 with a tactical missile “Luna” is being prepared for launch. Source: Better without differential The first part of the material dealt with the search layouts of the ZIS-E134, as a... Read more »

Who liberated Prague

Red Army soldiers and Czech rebels ride the SU-76M self-propelled guns on the Vltava embankment in Prague An information campaign to distort the true history of World War II in Europe is... Read more »

The steam tractor and its first use in the army

A copy of the Cuyuno cart, 2015 The first steam engine was invented by Dutch physicist Denny Papen in the 17th century. It was the simplest mechanism, a cylinder with a piston... Read more »

Prerequisites for the emergence of tanks: between desires and possibilities

A model of a combat vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. The roof is raised for clarity. Photo: Wikimedia Commons It is customary to begin the prehistory of armored combat vehicles of the... Read more »