In the 1950s, the Cold War was at its height. To many, it seemed to be a question of when, rather than if, Soviet forces would exploit their overwhelming numerical superiority with a ‘steamroller’ offensive against Western Europe.
Back to the drawing board
When the USAAF’s Eighth Air Force arrived in Britain in mid-1942, it was confident that unescorted formations of B-17 Flying Fortresses could make precision daylight bombing raids without suffering serious losses.
One of the earliest attempts to design an AFV that could cope with First World War battlefields was the bizarre Tsar Tank.
David Porter takes a look at everything that went wrong with the Bachem BA 349 ‘Natter’ (Viper)
David Porter takes a look at everything that went wrong with the Large Light Cruiser.
The Novgorod’s design originated in 1868, when the Scottish shipbuilder John Elder proposed widening the beam of a warship to reduce the area to be protected. This would allow it to carry thicker armour and heavier guns than a conventional ship, and to have a shallower draught.