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Featured battle : Dunbar

Part of The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Date : 04 September 1650

Cromwell utterly destroyed the larger but less disciplined Scottish covenanter army, ending the campaign.

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McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7699

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7699

One of the most successful fighter aircraft of the latter 20th Century, the F4 saw service with many airforces across the world including the RAF and the Royal Navy as well as many other European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Airforces. It saw action in Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the 1991 Gulf War. This particular aircraft flew in the Vietnam war and has a red "kill" star on it's port air intake, signifying a Mig-17 it shot down on 14th May 1967 while serving with the 356th Tac. Fighter Sqn. The F4 could reach Mach 2.23 (1,472 mph) and a ceiling of 60,000ft carrying a wide variety of armament from up to 18,000lbs of bombs to 4 of pretty much any air to air or anti radar missile of the period 1960 -1980.

Gallery updated : 2019-01-06 16:35:56

Featured review :

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion - Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire

Lochrie, Alex
There are quite a number of memoirs out there of men attracted by the legion, and I've read most of them. Luckily, this one ranks quite highly amongst those I've read. The author manages to join the legion at quite an advanced age - 38 - and so brings a different viewpoint to the training and life as an older man.
His training and experience as a member of their special forces is usual for this kind of book - he serves in Tchad, Bosnia, Desert Storm, but he becomes a technical specialist in photographic techniques and brings a sensitivity to his writing that is sometimes lacking in others. It's a more thoughtful book, and should be a good addition to anyone's Legion library.

Pen & Sword Military, 2013

Reviewed : 2015-05-27 20:14:20