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Featured battle : Ch√Ęteau-Thierry

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 12 February 1814

The French casualty figures are only from French sources and are considered suspect. With Napoleon in command this was an energetic attack following up the success at Montmirail the previous day. Again Russian units were separated and picked off, one brigade being ridden down by French cavalry. Had Marshall Macdonald seized the Marne bridges, as Napoleon ordered, then the destruction of the Allied force would have been much greater.

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Hawker Hunter E-419

Hawker Hunter E-419

First introduced in the early 1950's and still serving with various airforces around the world right into the 1990's, the Hunter has been described as Britain's most successful post-war military aircraft. It was also the last in a line of classic fighters build by the Hawker aircraft factory. This example is a Mk 51 (similar to the British Mk 4) built for the Danish Air Firce in the 1950's and given to the museum on it's retirement in the 1970's. Powered by a Rolls Royce Avon Turbojet up to Mach 0.94 it was armed with 4 x 30mm Aden cannons in the nose beneath the cockpit and could carry up to 2,000lbs of under-wing stores including 1,000lb and 500lb bombs, 24 x 3 inch rockets or extra fuel in drop tanks (useful since the internal fuel capacity of the Hunter was very low).

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

Featured review :

Boeing B52 Stratofortress, Owners Workshop Manual

Davies, Steve
Another excellent Haynes manual of one of those iconic pieces of technology we wish we could own! Detailed sections on it's design and combat history (primarily covering Vietnam and Iraq), it's anatomy, systems, engines and maintenance schedules. Some really detailed and annotated diagrams and the usual crop of photos from all angles. It also has a blow-by-blow account of a training mission from the point of view of the pilot, along with an unusual viewpoint from an air-gunner.
Haynes, Feb 2013

Reviewed : 2013-04-26 15:14:51