Decisive Weapons

April 2016

April 6, 2016

Expired 3.0 11 x
Untested in combat and generally derided by the British military establishment, the Harrier proved itself in the Falklands conflict when just 20 of them took on a 200-strong Argentinian air force.

April 5, 2016

Expired 3.0 11 x
The story of the Soviet T34 tank, the manufacture of which heralded the largest industrial migration in history. In 1941, the Soviets faced almost certain defeat by the Germans, until the arrival of the Red Army's ultra-secret new tank, the T-34. In the hands of those who built and then drove it, this was the tank that led...

April 4, 2016

Expired 3.0 15 x
In 1943, the large and slow Flying Fortresses, used in the US Air Force's daylight bombing raids, were being shot out of the sky at a rate of up to 60 per day. Only one fighter plane could save them - the single-seat P51 Mustang. The P51 enabled American pilots to fly eight-hour missions - by the end of the war, it account...
June 2014

4. The Bayonet - Cold Steel

3.0 11 x
The bayonet has remained an enduring symbol of British military grit for over 300 years.(R)
March 2013

5. The Longbow - Wood Against Steel

3.0 11 x
How the longbow was a killing machine that could stop an armoured knight in his tracks.(R)
February 2013

6. The Harrier - Jumping Jet Flash

3.0 13 x
A look at the role of British Harrier jump jets during the Falklands War.(R)

3. The P-51: Cadillac of the Skies

3.0 12 x
A look at how the P-51 Mustang fighter protected US bombers from German attack in WWII.(R)

4. The Bayonet - Cold Steel

3.0 15 x
The bayonet has remained an enduring symbol of British military grit for over 300 years.(R)

1. T34: The Queen of Tanks

3.0 17 x
How the T34 tank helped the Red Army fight back against the Germans in World War II.(R)
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