China tests swarm of ‘suicide drones’ launched from a truck and helicopters

Everyday the novel Ghost Fleet written in 2015 by PW Singer is becoming a daily reality.

SCARY.

Know Your History: Was Hitler’s Ho 299 the First True Stealth Fighter?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/was-hitlers-ho-299-first-true-stealth-fighter-152356

The Nazi invention wasn’t exactly a “stealth” fighter, but it did share a certain idea. by Sebastien Roblin Key point: The plane never took over. However, it did accidentally stumble upon how a certain shape can help reduce a plane’s radar signature. Northrop Grumman revealed this year it is developing a second flying wing […]

via Was Hitler’s Ho 299 the First True Stealth Fighter? | The National Interest — Additional survival tricks

Know Your WW2 History: Jagdtiger SdKfz 186

The heaviest armored vehicle fielded by the Germans in World War II was the Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf B. This was built on a slightly lengthened Tiger II chassis topped with a fixed casemate and a 12.8 cm PaK 44 L/55 antitank gun. It weighed seventy-nine tons. A few early versions of the Jagdtiger had a […]

via Jagdtiger SdKfz 186 — Weapons and Warfare

We Accept Death, We Hand Out Death II

The forty-three-year-old Gruppenführer Hermann Priess commanded the I SS Corps, formerly Sepp Dietrich’s old formation, which contained 1st and 12th Panzer Divisions, totalling around 240 panzers on 16 December. We have seen via Dietrich’s career how the Leibstandarte expanded from a motorised regiment in 1939 to the largest division in the armed forces by December […]

via We Accept Death, We Hand Out Death II — Weapons and Warfare

Military Organisation of the Holy Roman Empire

Know Your History, it’s Interesting Reading!

 

Although firmly rooted and fairly well developed in the Rhineland, Franconia, Lorraine (the old Lotharingia) and Burgundy, feudalism in its widest sense was never as strong in Germany as in, say, France or England, and true knighthood and the customary granting of fiefs was unknown in Germany until the 12th century; the earliest recorded instance […]

via Military Organisation of the Holy Roman Empire — Weapons and Warfare