On the 14th July we commemorate Bastille Day, where French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille fortress and marked a major turning point in the French Revolution in 1789. A salute to our friends in France. Bonne fête du 14 juillet!
By the second half of 1944, the Luftwaffe were in dire straits. Trying to turn the tide, Germans decided to flood the skies with inexpensive and simple throwaway planes that could be operated by inexperienced pilots. That’s how the People's Fighter was born — the Heinkel 162, also known as Spatz and Salamander.
On July 2nd, 1776, In a near-unanimous vote, the Continental Congress voted in favor and then approved the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776 – now known as ‘Independence Day’ or colloquially ‘The Fourth of July’– and every year Americans honor the 4th of July as the birthday of the United States of America.
Each year, Canadians celebrate the anniversary of their nation becoming an independent confederation of the United Kingdom after the three separate British colonies of ‘Canada’, ‘Nova Scotia’, and ‘New Brunswick’ united to form a single dominion on 1 July 1867.
Many people believe that African countries aren’t exactly on the forefront, when it comes to innovation in armoured warfare. It’s not 100% true, of course, but most powers of the region do rely on older tanks and IFVs. Not so, South Africa, — this nation has a great many locally-built high-tech vehicles that we’re going to discuss today!