Outstanding designer

Outstanding designer

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding designer-gunsmith, creator of the legendary SVD sniper rifle, Evgeny Fedorovich Dragunov. Evgeny Fedorovich Dragunov was born ...
Superheavy tank "K-Wagen" ("Colossal")

Superheavy tank "K-Wagen" ("Colossal")

In May 1918, an Italian officer, military aviation apologist J. Douai, decided to make his views public in the form of the science fiction novel Winged Victory. In the book he “supplied” Germany with two thousand ...
Kamikaze: heroes or insane suicides?

Kamikaze: heroes or insane suicides?

Is there a culture in the world for which a person is ready to die only to carry with him an insignificant part of the enemy army? With a heart full of patriotism, sit at the helm of the aircraft, ...
Dose of cheerfulness for the "universal soldier"

Dose of cheerfulness for the "universal soldier"

After a grand military victory in the Franco-Prussian war 1870 – 1871. a strange epidemic broke out in Germany: many soldiers and officers returning from the war were sick ... with morphinism! ...
Time heroes

Time heroes

Having failed in organizing the invasion of England, Hitler decided to "try military happiness" in the East, deciding thereby to repeat the fatal mistake of Germany during the First World War - to fight for two ...
Another truth

Another truth

“The most faithful and infallible court of the public about the chief of gendarmes will be at a time when it will not be,” wrote Benkendorf himself about himself. But he could hardly even imagine how far this time would be ...
How the “allies” helped the whites

How the “allies” helped the whites

The allies provided assistance insofar as: on the one hand, measures were taken so that the Bolsheviks did not gain a decisive upper hand, but on the other, so that the whites could not overthrow them. “We are Russia ...
How the “allies” helped the white (part of 2)

How the “allies” helped the white (part of 2)

At first glance, and the white armies life is getting better. “From the beginning of 1919, we received 558 guns from the British, 12 tanks, 1 685 522 projectile and 160 million gun ammunition,” writes Denikin. More sailed ...
The secret of life and death Chapaeva

The secret of life and death Chapaeva

During the first three years of the Civil War, Vasily Chapaev did so much that in the twenties he was counted among the “faces of the saints” by Stalin himself. He died in 1919, and in 1934, according to the diaries of his comrade ...
World War II, UK

World War II, UK

As you know, the British started the construction of tanks in the years of the First World War. They had numerous and organizationally designed tank troops - Royal Armored Corps ...
Blood and sweat Temirtau

Blood and sweat Temirtau

40 years ago, on the night of 1 on 2 in August 1959, in the city of Temirtau, Karaganda region, unrest began among the Komsomol members - the builders of the Karaganda Metallurgical Combine ...
Chimkent revolt, 1967 g

Chimkent revolt, 1967 g

In those years, Chimkent was rightfully called the "state of Texas of the Soviet Union" - lawlessness and arbitrariness on the part of local authorities and law enforcement agencies. There was a terrible crime in the city ...
On the war won but unsuccessful

On the war won but unsuccessful

Kuban squads in the Caucasian army in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 – 1878 years. More than 130 years ago the battles of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 – 1878, which resulted from the rise of ...
Carefully, poison!

Carefully, poison!

(About one of the chapters of V. Suvorov's book "The Liberator") The fact that Mr. VB Rezun, who works in the field of anti-Russian propaganda, is a great master of cooking under the guise of historical research ...
Spanish premiere

Spanish premiere

In August, 1936, Germany sent to help the Nazis of Spain, where the civil war began, the so-called Legion "Condor", armed with "Heinkel". By November, it became obvious that He-51 for all ...
Painting rules

Painting rules

The great Mongolian empire, created by the great Genghis Khan, many times surpassed the spaces of the empires of Napoleon Bonaparte and Alexander the Great. And she did not fall under the blows of external enemies, but only ...
Slave of Honor

Slave of Honor

In the battle of Borodino 26 August Vorontsov with his grenadiers took the first and most powerful blow of the enemy on the Semenovsk flash. Napoleon precisely here planned to break through the defense of the Russian army ....
Tea regatta

Tea regatta

Returning from Portugal to England after 13-year-old emigration, Karl Stewart, the son of the executed King Charles I, brought his wife Catherine from the Portuguese royal Bragans dynasty and a snuffbox with ...
Winged fantasy of Sukhoi

Winged fantasy of Sukhoi

Even before the revolution, when the aircraft industry was just beginning to develop, the Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich spoke about the domestic aircraft builders enthusiasts: “You shouldn’t be carried away by anything more ...
Unknown Kalashnikov

Unknown Kalashnikov

The gift of inventor and designer Mikhail Kalashnikov showed even before the war. Being drafted into the Red Army in 1938, where he received the specialty driver, he developed a device to ...
Did Hitler manage to escape retribution?

Did Hitler manage to escape retribution?

Recently, Nick Belantoni’s Hitler Escape film appeared on US screens. According to the author of the film, the Führer of the Third Reich managed to secretly flee from Berlin from the Soviet Army at the end of April 1945, ...
How to turn off a fish

How to turn off a fish

The Great Patriotic War. Link IL-2 flew on the mission. Above the front line, they fall under heavy anti-aircraft fire, one aircraft is damaged and forced to turn on its backside. Two bombs are suspended on it, and ...
From a machine gun on a candle

From a machine gun on a candle

During the war, intensive development of rapid-fire aviation machine guns was carried out, designed to change the reliable SCARF. One of the options that passed the test at the site was a machine gun design ...