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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.    …

Return of the Avenger

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 04, 2013 at 11:12 am
The two-story high Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber has become a favorite warbird survivor.

Ultimate Warfare - A New Military Channel Series

Jay Wertz | Published: January 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm
The new Military Channel series "Ultimate Warfare" looks at pivotal battles from World War II to the present day.

Arsenal - North Vietnam's Mi-6 "Hook"

Carl O. Shuster | Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:45 pm
North Vietnam's Soviet-built Mi-6 Hook went into service in 1962 as the world's largest and fastest helicopter

M29 Davy Crockett: King of the Atomic Frontier?

Jon Guttman | Published: January 04, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Developed during the Cold War to counter Soviet armor, the M29 recoilless spigot gun could fire nuclear-tipped warheads at close-range targets.

Punji Stakes: Pointed End to a Foot Patrol

Jon Guttman | Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With roots and etymology in the 19th century Punjab region of India, punji stakes came into their own a century later as a guerrilla weapon during the Vietnam War.

Book Review: Uncommon Warriors, by Ken W. Sayers

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:42 pm
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.

The Buffalo Soldiers Who Rode Bikes

David McCormick | Published: November 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm
In the late 1890s at Fort Missoula, Montana, the U.S. Army formed the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps to see whether the two-wheeled vehicles had a place in military operations

Book Review: The Great Bicycle Experiment, by Kay Moore

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Kay Moore's Great Bicycle Experiment explores the short-lived, adventurous military exploits of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps.

Arsenal - CH-46F Sea Knight: "Phrog"

Carl O. Schuster | Published: November 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm
The CH-46F quickly became the Marine Corps' workhorse in Vietnam, used in airmobile assault, combat support and medevac

Weapons Manual: America's Sherman M4 medium tank

Jim Laurier | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Click for larger image. To see past Weapons Manuals by Max Gadney, click here. This infographic originally appeared in the November/December issue of World War II magazine.…

Four Days in December: Germany's Path to War With the U.S.

Gerhard L. Weinberg | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States was decades in the making

Thaddeus Lowe Artifacts

Published: September 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Rarely Seen Artifacts from Thaddeus Lowe and his Balloons.


Robert M. Citino | Published: August 13, 2012 at 10:54 am
The lifeline of the Wehrmacht’s multiple-front war was the European rail network, the same system that supported the killing of Jews during the Holocaust.
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