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Flying Blind: The Early Days Of Rotary-Wing Aviation In The Marine Corps

With the advent of the marine helicopter in the late 1930’s, there came this idea of “vertical envelopment.” That’s the ability to pick-up and drop-off equipment and troops in remote…

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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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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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…

Strange And Experimental Aircraft Throughout Military History

From a rubber inflatable aircraft, to a Goblin, to a Pancake, to one of the original drones ever made – these strange and experimental aircraft throughout military history are sure…

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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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Top 20 Military Uniform Patterns

ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern Spc. Ferdinand Rejano, U.S. Army The Army Combat Uniform’s Universal Camouflage Pattern, also…

Interesting Facts About the A-10 Warthog

The official designation for this aircraft is the A-10 Thunderbolt II, named after its illustrious WWII predecessor the P-47 Thunderbolt. However, one of the best A-10 facts is that the…

Interesting Facts About The F-16 Fighting Falcon

The First F-16 Air To Air Kill Came From The Israeli Air Force Israeli Defense Forces On April 28, 1981 the F-16…

EA-6B Prowler History: Four-Plus Decades Of Service

The Marine Corps’ bond with the EA-6B Prowler began when it touched down on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C in 1977. The Prowler replaced the EA-6A Intruder —…

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