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Here Is Where: Caledonia Prison Farm

Andrew Carroll | Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm
A Carolina Moonshiner Helps Win WWII SEVERAL SHOTS SEEMED to come out of nowhere. One bullet whizzed past Sheriff N.H. McGeachy's face, almost nicking his nose, and another clipped Deputy Bill West's ear. McGeachy had seen at least three men …

Book Review: Engineers of Victory, by Paul Kennedy

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
Paul Kennedy's book Engineers of Victory looks at the critical contribution engineering and multidisciplinary coordination made toward Allied victory in World War II.

Air Cav: How Soldiers in the Sky Reshaped Combat on the Ground

Joseph Abodeely | Published: July 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm
In the Vietnam War, adapting old principles of traditional cavalry to the new capabilities of the helicopter created an unprecedented fighting force

Coast to Coast on Sun Power

Martin A. Bartels | Published: July 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm
The Solar Impulse soars over the Golden Gate Bridge during tests in April 2013. [Image: Solar Impulse] Imagine flying 900 miles at about 40 mph in a cockpit that has half the interior space of a Mini Cooper, with wings …

New Drone Designs Take Wing

Published: July 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm
Even as debate continues over the ethical use of drones in foreign and domestic airspace, two new drone designs are nearing full airworthiness.

Letter From Aviation History—September 2013

Carl von Wodtke | Published: July 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm
The September 2013 Letter From Aviation History discusses the ramifications of emerging drone technology.

Zeiss Scherenfernrohr: Ears Like a Donkey—Eyes Like a Hawk

Jon Guttman | Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:28 pm
The 8- to 10-power Zeiss Scherenfernrohr prism binoculars enabled observers to track enemy movements without putting themselves in the direct line of fire.

Webley & Scott Mk VI Revolver: The British Officer’s Man-Stopper of Choice

Jon Guttman | Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The Webley & Scott Mk VI top-break revolver was a versatile weapon, designed with trench warfare in mind, that remained popular with British officers through World War II.

Table of Contents—July 2013 Aviation History

Published: May 06, 2013 at 11:35 am
The July 2013 issue of Aviation History offers compelling stories, including Dambusters (a complex RAF bombing mission over Germany), a profile of the Heinkel He-162, and the noble story of the 1926 team of U.S. Army airmen who flew 22,000 miles around Latin America.

Worth the price tag?

Published: May 03, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Aviation History Reader Poll At an estimated cost of $135 million per airplane, Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in U.S. history. When the fighter finally becomes fully operational, will it be …

The Dambusters

Nicholas O'Dell | Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:42 pm
View our exclusive animation and preview our story about the bold British raid on Germany’s strategic river dams.

LAS Contract Dispute Continues

Martin A. Bartels | Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:13 pm
The A-29 Super Tucano by Embraer. (© Embraer)   A contract for 20 light air support (LAS) airplanes destined for Afghanistan's fledgling air force has stalled again, as Beechcraft Corporation filed suit against the U.S. Air Force to halt work on …

Letter From Aviation History—July 2013

Published: May 03, 2013 at 2:03 pm
The July 2013 Letter From Aviation History tackles issues surrounding U.S. military procurement, as it relates to the controversial Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Wild Duel: Weasels vs SAMs Over Dong Hoi

Warren E. Thompson | Published: March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm
During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on

Torpedo Junction

John Prados | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:23 pm
In the battle for Guadalcanal, Imperial submarines ruled the sea—until rigid doctrine dragged them down.

Germany's He111 Medium Bomber

Jim Laurier | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:19 pm
  Click for larger image. To see past Weapons Manuals by Max Gadney, click here. This infographic originally appeared in the January/February issue of World War II magazine.    …
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