In the period after World War II, the USSR rapidly emerged as the only power on Earth capable of challenging the USA militarily, and as wartime relations cooled toward the ‘Cold War’ situation which dominated global affairs between 1947 and 1989, the USA came to rely on nuclear (and later thermonuclear bombing) as its primary …
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The second of two posts on the British Hawker Tempest fighter plane, tracing its development from mid-1943 onwards, through to its final operational service for Pakistan in 1954.
The first of two posts on the British Hawker Tempest fighter plane, one of the very few warplanes to have been both designed and placed ins ervice during the course of World War II.
Inception and development of the Sopwith Camel fighter plane during World War I.
History, development and technical specifications of the Nexter/Thales (GIAT/Thomson-CSF) Shahine SP surface-to-air missile system.
Design, manufacture and technical specifications of the long-lived Rheinmetall GDF anti-aircarft gun.
History and development of the Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile.