History Section

Historic content on this site has a range of around 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean everything to be found within that span is here.  The main focus here is military history, particularly of the late-World War era thru the Global War on Terror.  Fact sheets, publications, and other articles are posted in this section, with the latest posts listed below for easy access.  You can also view the history archive by clicking "view all" at the very bottom right of the content window.  Every symphony orchestra has different sections and chairs, history is no different.

Table of Contents

Articles

Historical articles that reach across time from the days of Nero to the the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, history is a perpetual state of reality.

Publications

Reserved explicitly for content that has publication quality, has been submitted for publication, or has been published.

Fact Sheets

For quick reference, fact sheets are available on various weapon systems from field guns to tanks to aircraft from nations around the world.

Historic Tales

Stories from history experiences that have been passed along that might be a bit too “unreal” or even comical.

This One’s for the Students: An Abridged Dialogue

So, you majored in history, huh? GREAT! I am sure you are intimately familiar with many things pertaining to your craft already.  But I am also sure you are familiar with the weird stigmas that go along with a degree that is dubbed a “Liberal Arts” degree.  I get it. 

The Super Bazooka

The M20 Super Bazooka was a modification and advancement on the pre-existing Bazooka and Panzerschreck following the end of the Second World War. The need for the modified system was established after 1942, when the Germans captured a large quantity of the original M1 Bazooka’s. The reverse engineered Panzerschreck was

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft.  Smaller, faster, more stealthy, and agile than it’s younger counterpart, the A-12 conducted a field of operations over Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Soviet bloc.  So

The Totally (not) Real Story of the Quad City War

Recently, a request came up regarding an M103 Heavy Tank that was located on a public island on the Mississippi River.  The island has been subjugated to numerous floods over the years and so has the tank.  I decided to jump into the newspapers to find more information about the