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A companion to how the US and the Soviet Union prepared to fight and win a Nuclear war.

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Top 5 books about the F-82 Twin Mustang

If you are interested in reading some books on the F-82 Twin Mustang, you will be in trouble. In fact, you won't find a lot of books focusing entirely on it. But today I’m going to show my preferred list of books about this amazing aircraft…

Tupolev Tu-142MR: Inside Soviet Union’s TACAMO

In the 1960s the U.S. Navy started a program called TACAMO with a very important mission. It had to provide a survivable relay link with the fleet of ballistic submarines. Soon, the Soviet Union started its own effort that culminated in the Tu-142MR “Oryol” (Bear-j).

15 Facts About Kings Bay You Probably Didn’t Know

The Naval Submarine Base Kings is the East Coast home of the Trident Submarines. Its is one of the U.S. Navy most important bases. You may think that all bases are the same but this one has more than a few particularities.

History of Kings Bay Naval Base Vol I: The U.S. Army years (1955-1978)

This post is the first one in a series of articles related to Kings Bay History.

Today I'm going to guide you through the years previous to the U.S. Navy arrival to Kings Bays.

Let's get started.

Hiroshima Today: A Practical Guide For Visiting Its Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima needs no presentation. It will always remind us of the complexity of choices in war. Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park was erected to commemorate the site of the world’s first use of a nuclear bomb. In fact: Everyone should visit it. So if you’re planning your trip or just for curiosity, you’ll love this guide. Let’s get started.

9 Top Facts About The F-82 Twin Mustang

Possibly one of the oddest American aircraft to go into full production. Yes, it looked as two Mustangs crudely stuck together. But, don't get fooled for its original appearance. In fact: The twin Mustang holds marks and achievements of all types. This post contains nine facts that possible you don't know about it. Let's check them.

From Glory to Disgrace: the Browning Aircraft Machine Gun story

What do have in common the first operational US jet bomber and the first operational US jet fighter? The Browning Aircraft Machine gun (BAM). Indeed, since the 1920s it was the standard gun armament for American combat aircraft. This included the first generations of jet fighters (F-80, F-84, F-86...). But, ¿Could one of the most famous guns of WWII be a match in combat against the Soviet Mig-15 when it appeared in Korea? In this article, we will go through the story of this gun from World War 1 to its downfall in Korea. Let's do it.

Betty Jo: The longest nonstop flight ever made by a fighter

Today you’re going to see how in 1947 two pilots, Robert Thacker, and John Ard set a new record that still holds. In an unprecedented event, they made the longest unrefueled nonstop flight ever flown by a piston-powered fighter aircraft. The best part? The plane used was an F-82 Twin Mustang. Possibly one of the oddest American aircraft to go into full production. Sounds good? Let’s dive in.