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Captain Hamilton’s battery made the trek to the winter camp at Valley Forge and on the night of December 24th, it was ferried across the Delaware River. Hamilton positioned the battery so it could fire on the German soldiers as they tried to form in ranks. His guns rapid and accurate fire killed many German cannoneers and prevented them from firing on the attacking Continental Army soldiers.Read More
Launched in 1777, the third H.M.S. America had 64 guns – twenty-six 24-pounders on her lower gun deck and 18 on its main deck. The ship participated in the Battle of the Chesapeake in September 1781 in which the Royal Navy’s defeat paved the way for Cornwallis’ defeat and ultimately independence.Read More
When the United States of America was founded, there was no book or instruction manual on how to run a republic. Yes, most of our Founding Fathers schooling had included studying the Greeks and Romans. There was John Locke and 17th and 18th Century philosophers. Back then, our Founding Fathers couldn’t go to the local Barnes & Noble and browse the shelves for books on how to run a republic. Our Founding Fathers were, to use two overworked platitudes “breaking new ground” and “creating it on the fly.”Read More
From the Hac's Seat
Now, here’s the fun part that they tell students about in ground school, but you don’t see or understand until you see it through the front of the canopy. The ship is moving away from you AND the landing area is at 100 angle to the direction of travel of the ship. Theoretically, the captain of the ship has adjusted his course so the wind is down the angle. The reality is that as one rolls out behind the ship, one flies in a slip to keep the airplane aligned with the center of the landing area and to compensate for the forward motion of the ship.Read More
Fun & Dumb
Taking off on a flight right after you learn your mother only has months to live is, well dumb. Then, to fly into IFR conditions, well that’s dumber. And then, to scud run down a mountain valley is even dumber. But I survived to tell the tale. Now you can learn and read from it!!!Read More
Articles from Military History Now.com
May 3rd, 2022 – MiG vs. Panther – Inside the Cold War Dogfight That Never Happened - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/05/03/panther-vs-mig-inside-the-cold-war-dogfight-that-officially-never-happened/
March 5th, 2022 – The Tyranny of Distance - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/03/06/tyranny-of-distance-how-overcoming-geography-was-key-to-the-allied-victory-in-ww2/
October 3rd, 2021 - Mustang Versus Corsair, Which Is the Better Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/10/03/mustang-vs-corsair-inside-the-u-s-navys-1944-match-up-between-the-two-fighters/
August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/
July 17th, 2021 - F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/
May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2 -
March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"
February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"
January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -
Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian)
Ski Industry Articles
Marc’s latest novel is Failure to Fire and in it al Qaeda sends a former U.S. soldier to the United States to conduct a series of attacks in an attempt to shut the U.S. air transportation system down. Al Qaeda’s weapon of choice, shoulder-fired surface to air missiles, a.k.a. MANPADS.
In the plot, al Qaeda sends an ex-U.S. soldier to the U.S. in an attempt to shut down the U.S. air transportation system. The weapon of choice is a shoulder fired, surface to air missile known by the acronym, MANPADS or MAN Portable Air Defense System.
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On November 18th, 1952, the Korean War had been going on for two and half years. On the ground, the war was stalemated along a line that would ultimately become the Demilitarized Zone that, to this day, separates North and South Korea. In the Sea of Japan, the carriers and escorts comprising Task Force Task…