Helicopters in Korean War

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In the Korean War, only two helicopters were used. They were the US Army’s Bell 47 (H-13D) and the Sikorsky H-19 “Chickasaw”, which were piston-engine transport helicopters employed by the 6th Transportation Company. The Bell 47 operated only as a medical evacuation helicopter, carrying two stretchers or litters, one on the right and the other […]

WWII Tank Buster Aircraft

In World War II, there were four tank buster aircraft; the Junkers Ju 87 “Stuka”, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, the North American P-51 Mustang, and the Hawker Tempest. The first one was a German dive bomber, which, when piloted by an ace, such as Hans Ulrich Rudel, it was a leathal tank buster, destroying thousands […]

Roman Dagger

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The dagger used by the ancient Roman soldier, or legionary, was called pugio. It was an offensive hand weapon, carried in a leather sheath hanging on the left side of the soldier hip. The centurion carried it on the right side. The sheath had side rings for attaching a leather band. The pugio was a […]

Battle of Pharsalus

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The Battle of Pharsalus was a military engagement that took place in ancient times, on August 9, 48 BC, on Enipeus River, in Farsala, Greece. It was fought between two Roman Armies, one under the command of Julius Caesar and the other led by Gnaeus Pompeius (Pompey), during the political struggle that marked the beggining […]

Roman Army Standards

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In an armed force, a standard is a banner, ensign, or figure, carried along on a pole by a bearer as a symbol that identifies or distinguishes a military unit, conveying values, such as honor and courage, and whose members must follow or rally to. In the Roman Army, there were basically six standards; the […]

British Warships in Pacific Theater

In the Pacific Theater of operations of World War II, the British warships in the Far East constituted the British Pacific Fleet from November 22, 1944, taking part in several military engagements, providing fire and air support to US landing troops, specially in the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In late 1944, the British […]