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Leaks in Congress Are Not New
Deane’s Philadelphia-based paper was extremely influential and had been publishing editorial after editorial criticizing Adams and the Federalists. Today, we would call much of Aurora’s content “hit pieces” or “fake news.”Read More
Allies in the War Against the Barbary Pirates
When Jefferson declared war on the Barbary Pirates, the U.S. had been independent for less than 18 years. Between 1783 and 1794, we didn’t have an army, much less a navy.Read More
The Massacre That Wasn’t
While his men loaded their muskets and fixed their bayonets, Preston yelled at the crowd to disperse. His shouts were met with more insults, stones, and snowballs.Read More
DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!
"No Warrior Left Behind – The Untold Story of HC-7" is in production.
From the Hac's Seat
The Ultimate Confined Area
If you read much about helicopters, whether in the military or the civilian world, you’ll find references to landing in confined areas. These could be a small helipad with buildings,…Read More
Fun & Dumb
The Dumbest Flight I Ever Made
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
September 9th, 2022 -Hellcat vs. Focke-Wulf - How Did the U.S. Navy Warplane Stack Up Against Germany's FW-190? -https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/09/07/hellcat-vs-focke-wulf-how-did-the-u-s-navy-warplane-stack-up-against-germanys-fw-190/
August 22nd, 2022 - Nordic Buffalos – How an Obsolete U.S. Navy Warbird Found a New Lease On Life in Finland’s War With the U.S.S.R. - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/08/22/nordic-buffalos-how-an-obsolete-u-s-navy-warbird-found-a-new-lease-on-life-in-finlands-war-with-the-u-s-s-r/
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)
May 2021 - Száznegyven helikopter éles bevetésen | English Translation
Ski Industry Articles
October, 2021 - "Market Update: Senior Skiers by the Numbers," NSAA JOURNAL, Fall 2021 issue.
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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Focke-Wulf 190D versus the F4U Corsair
By 1943, the variants of the FW-190 were in many Luftwaffe units. When the type was first introduced in the spring of 1941, it outclassed the Spitfire Vs flown by the RAF. In June 1941, FW-190s shot down 15 Spitfire Vs without a loss and then again in August, 25 more Spitfire Vs went down…