Know Your Weapons: Hungarian 44M “Mace Thrower”

Hungarian Army: 44M “Mace Thrower”

 

I am always interested in Partisan warfare and weaponry and this one is amazing.

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Korean War US Navy only Ace

Excellent Piece of Korean War History.

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An “ace” is a military pilot credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft during aerial combat.    During the Korean War (1950 to 1953), there were 39 US Air Force (including one US Marine on temporary duty) aces flying F-86 Sabres for the UN.   On the Communist side, there were 52 Soviet “Volunteer” Mig-15 aces flying for the North Korean Air Force (KPAF) and between 6 to 9 Chinese Mig-15 aces.    Lieutenant Guy Pierre Bordelon Jr.  (1 February 1922 – 19 December 2002) was the only US Navy night fighter ace of the Korean War and was the last ace flying a propeller-driven aircraft of the 20th century.

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Bordelon earned his wings as a US Naval Aviator in 1943 and he became an instructor at Kingville, Texas but not because he was a good pilot.    He barely gradulated from the US Navy flight school where he almost washed out.    He was…

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Wellington Bomber in Service

Research material for Part 2 of my WW2 OSS Trilogy, which should be finished by early summer 2019.

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On 15 August 1936, however, the Air Ministry had placed an order for 180 Wellington Mk Is to Specification B. 29/36. These were required to have a redesigned and slightly more angular fuselage, a revised tail unit, and hydraulically operated Vickers nose, ventral and tail turrets. The first production Wellington Mk I was flown on 23 December 1937, powered by Pegasus X engines. In April 1938, however, the 1,050-hp (783-kW) Pegasus XVIII became standard for the other 3,052 Mk Is of all variants built at Weybridge, or at the Blackpool and Chester factories which were established to keep pace with orders.

Initial Mk Is totalled 181, of which three were built at Chester. These were followed by 187 Mk lAs with Nash and Thompson turrets and strengthened landing gear with larger main wheels. Except for 17 Chester-built aircraft, all were manufactured at Weybridge. The most numerous of the Mk I…

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WW2 History: The British Cromwell Tank

One of the sleekest British cruiser tank designs of WW2 that saw action primarily with the “Bloody 7th”, (British Seventh Armored Division) during Operation Market Garden in September 1944 in Holland.

 

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Military Weapons History: Churchill and NATO Standard Ammo

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HOW CHURCHILL PAVED THE WAY FOR NATO’S STANDARD AMMUNITION

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Interesting read for all you Military History buffs like me.

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