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Here's How The V8 Engine Played An Important Role In The SR-71 Blackbird

The American V8 is a well-known automotive legend, but it had various uses in other fields like the Blackbird, as we can see in this video breakdown.

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Russia's Most Powerful Military Tanks, Ranked

Russia has an army of incredible tanks at its disposal, with some able to penetrate 1,000 mm of armor at scarily close ranges.

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10 Reasons Why The Leopard 2 Is The Best Battle Tank In The World

The German Leopard 2 battle tank is one of the toughest and most powerful tanks in the world.

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Top 10 Most Iconic Fighter Jets In History

Fighter jets are the ultimate speed machines, and over the years we have seen incredible displays of agility and over-engineering.

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Physics Say That This Sci-Fi Style Donut Fighter Jet Is A More Efficient Design

During the 1950s, France developed a ring-wing fighter concept that never saw the light of day. The futuristic aircraft suffers no vortex drag.

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This Is Why The MiG-23 Was The Soviet Union's Biggest Jet Fighter Disaster

The Soviet MiG-23 'Flogger' was designed to replace the MiG-21, but it proved less agile, more costly and less effective than Russia had hoped.

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What We Know About The Chengdu J-20, China's Fastest Fighter Jet

The Chengdu J-20 is China's fastest fighter jet, but how does it compare to American military aircraft?

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Why Retiring The F-117 Nighthawk Was The US Air Force's Biggest Mistake

The F-117 Nighthawk served for 27 years with the US Air Force, but perhaps it's retirement was premature, as the F-117 flies on to this very day.

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These Were The 11 Best Planes Of WW2

These WWII fighter planes were just the best in their fields, and they also looked good while carrying out their deadly missions.

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Why The Supersonic B-58 Was The Worst Bomber The US Ever Built

Convair's remarkable B-58 Hustler was supposed to be a supersonic replacement for the B-52, but its high cost saw it retired after less than 10 years.

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This Is Why The USAF Really Retired The SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 was the world's most capable spy aircraft, but rising costs, new spy satellites and Pentagon politics were what ended its career.

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How A Boeing 747 Nearly Became A Flying Aircraft Carrier

Boeing's 747 is still one of the world's biggest airliners, but the US Air Force once explored the idea of a 747 aircraft carrier during the Cold War.

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Ranking The 13 Best Tanks Of WWII

WWII forced both Axis and Allies to rapidly build revolutionary tanks that would give them an edge on the battlefield.

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Today's Fastest Military Aircraft Currently In Service, Ranked

Advances in technology mean that several military jets are capable of speeds many would have written off as science fiction – let's take a look.

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How The US-Built B-52 Bomber Nearly Nuked America

Operation Chrome Dome saw Boeing B-52s on constant nuclear alert, but multiple accidents almost saw these American bombers nuke the United States.

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Why The Outdated Top Gun F-14 Tomcat Still Defends Iran’s Borders

Iran has amazingly managed to keep a fleet of Grumman F-14 Tomcats in flight, despite the US banning the sale of spare parts for the Tomcats.

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Why The Giant Soviet Ekranoplans Sank Before They Could Swim

Soviet Ekranoplans looked like craft from the future, but these strange military creations never reached their potential and vanished into history.

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This Is Why The United States Can't Export The F-22 Raptor

The fearsome F-22 Raptor is one of the US Air Force's most advanced aircraft, yet thanks to its stealth technology, none have been sold for export.

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The True Story How An Outdated A-1 Skyraider Shot Down A Vietnamese MiG-17

Douglas' fearsome A-1 Skyraider shot down at least two MiG-17s during the Vietnam War, stunning the North Vietnamese into withdrawing the jets.

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Why America Had No Reason To Fear The Soviet Beriev VVA-14

The Soviet Beriev VVA-14 was one bizarre looking aircraft, designed to hunt American submarines off the coast of the Soviet Union.

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