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Humvee Facts: 35 Things To Know About The HMMWV

Manufactured by AM General, the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle – or Humvee as it is often referred to – is a mobile, four-wheel-drive, diesel tactical vehicle and serves at…

40 Air Force One Facts

Two Air Force Ones Air Force One is not a specific aircraft, rather, it is the designation given to any aircraft currently carrying the President of the…

Iconic Aircraft of the Vietnam War

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress US Air Force This American project was first conceived in the immediate wake of the Second World War. The…

Beautiful Footage From The Inside Of An F-15 Cockpit

First delivered in 1972, the F-15 Eagle is the quintessential U.S. Air Force fighter jet. It’s air superiority reputation is unparalleled. This twin-engine, one-seat (F-15A,C) or two-seat (F-15B,D,E) fighter earns…

Sinking Of The Leopoldville: Survival of WWII Vet Antonio Ralph Martinez

When Antonio Ralph Martinez joined the U.S. Army during the Second World War, he fully expected to have his share of excitement and danger. However, what he found exceeded his…

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The Story of a Korean Defector Who Escaped On A MiG-15

The Korean War was over. The Korean Armistice Agreement had been signed and enacted, but Kim Il Sung maintained a distrust of the United States. He was secretly importing MiG-15…

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C-17 Facts: Everything You Need To Know

C-17 Globemaster III Measurements Bobbi Zapka The C-17 measures 174 feet long (53 meters) with a wingspan of 169 feet, 10 inches…

Mariya Oktyabrskaya And The Legend Of The ‘Fighting Girlfriend’

When the fighting of World War II reached her doorsteps in Soviet Union, Mariya Oktyabrskaya evacuated to Siberia in 1941. Her husband – a military officer in the Soviet Army…

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25 Most Expensive Fighter Jets

Structured from least to most, here are the most expensive fighter jets in the world. All prices are adjusted to reflect their status in 2018 dollars, and all prices indicate…

Amazing Colorized WWII Photos

Alfred T. Palmer, Library of Congress A young U.S. Army Air Force member tests the machine gun on a YB-17 bomber. The B-17 was…

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Historical Abandoned Military Bases Around the World

Hashima Island, Japan South China Morning Post Formally known as Gunkanjima Island, this tiny piece of land has an incredible history. Believing…

F-22 Raptor vs F-35 Lightning II

On one hand, you’ve got the world’s premier aircraft in air dominance. On the other hand, you’ve got the most expensive weapons procurement program in world history. Even though they’re…

Interesting Facts About The F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 Lightning II Was Part Of History’s Biggest Arms Deal 1st Lt. Melissa Heisterberg, U.S. Marine Corps Modern warfare is expensive….

Military Aircraft Civilians Can Purchase

It’s hard to imagine the powerful, fast, and even dangerous military aircraft for sale can be bought so easily. But, as new generations of aircraft are produced and older ones…

Lockheed AC-130U Spooky II Shows Off Its Power

As the Vietnam War came to an end, the dating Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship needed an upgrade. The U.S. Air Force selected the C-130 Hercules airframe as its new gunship because…

Interesting Facts About The P-51 Mustang

One Of The Longest Fighter Missions Of The War Happened In A Mustang While the P-51 Mustang is thoroughly American, other allied pilots made good…

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