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Bastille Day: A Festive Decal, Discounts and Vehicles for Golden Eagles!
On July 14th, 1789, the first flame of the Great French Revolution was lit: the Parisians captured Bastille fortress. The day is celebrated as a national holiday with festivals, balls and military parades, including the largest parade on the Champs-Élysées, hosted by the French President.
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  • 12 July 2024
Moments of Valor: Argentina
In honor of Argentina’s Independence Day, we are publishing a new cinematic video from the “Moments of Valor” series, dedicated to veterans of the Falklands War.
Happy July 4th: A Tank, Fighter, and a Decal for US Independence Day!
Happy July 4th! The whole world knows when the USA celebrates Independence Day, it’s today, July 4th, a holiday! We’re joining the celebrations with a unique decal and some rarer Golden Eagle vehicles for purchase.
Celebrating the Anniversary of the French Air Force with a Decal!
The French Air Force became an independent part of the country’s armed forces on July 2nd 1934, exactly 90 years ago! The French Air Force fought in World War II, and subsequently participated in conflicts in Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Chad, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Mali. The French Air Force now has more than 500 aircraft in service, and two squadrons from the Deterrence Force are armed with nuclear missiles.
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  • 3 July 2024
A Plane, Ship and Decal for the Anniversary of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces!
In 1952, American instructors trained the first soldiers of the Japanese National Security Forces. Two years later on July 1st 1954, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces were formed. In January 1955, the United States transferred its first 85 aircraft to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces. In total they have 712 aircraft in service, of which 321 are fighters.
Celebrating Swedish Air Force Day with Aircraft and a Unique Decal!
Since its founding on July 1st 1926, the Swedish Air Force has been involved in very few conflicts. One squadron of volunteers came to the aid of Finland in the Soviet-Finnish war, but in WWII Sweden remained neutral. Officially, the Swedish Air Force took part in battles only during the Congolese crisis in 1961-1964, and in 2011 they patrolled the skies over Libya.
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  • 1 July 2024
Celebrating British Armed Forces Day with a Decal!
In the UK, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of June. This celebratory day was approved in 2006 as Veterans Day, and then renamed to also honor currently serving soldiers and officers. More than 185,000 people serve in the British Armed Forces, of which 111,000 are in the army, 36,000 in the air force and 38,000 in the navy.
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  • 28 June 2024
German Navy Day: Two Ships and a Decal!
On June 14th 1848, the newly formed German Empire founded a navy to confront Denmark, which had established a blockade on German ports. They took part in only one battle at Heligoland in 1849, but were unable to lift the blockade. In 1849, the empire ceased to exist, and in 1852 so did the navy. This memorable date remained and is celebrated as German Navy Day to this day.
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  • 14 June 2024
The MiG-21 SPS-K Returns for the Anniversary of the MiG-21’s First Flight!
On June 16th 1955, the first flight of the MiG-21 supersonic jet fighter, developed by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau, took place. This is the most mass-produced supersonic aircraft in history: including Chinese variants, the number of MiG-21 units produced reaches 14,000
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  • 14 June 2024
Italian Navy Day: A Decal and RN Geniere for Golden Eagles!
Members of the Italian Navy celebrate Italian Navy Day on June 10th. The Italian Navy was founded in 1861, shortly after the unification of the country. Today it has more than 30,000 staff, 184 ships and 70 aircraft. They patrol the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas, as well as the Strait of Otranto.
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  • 10 June 2024
Turkish Air Force Day: Get Yourself a Decal!
On June 1st, 1911, the first aircraft squadrons appeared in the Ottoman Empire with the support of Germany and France. In the early years of modern Turkey, its leadership paid special attention to the Air Force and by 1940, the Turkish Air Force became the largest in the Middle East and the Balkans, with more than 500 aircraft. Today, about 50,000 people and about 300 aircraft are in service with the Turkish Air Force.
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  • 31 May 2024
Canadian Armed Forces Day: Get Yourself a Decal!
It’s customary to honor the Canadian Armed Forces on the first Sunday in June. Canada actively participated in World War II: the defense of Hong Kong in 1941, the raid on Dieppe in 1942, the liberation of Italy in 1943, Operation Overlord in 1944 and guarding convoys in the Atlantic Ocean. There are currently 68,000 people in the Canadian Armed Forces, 3,000 of which are stationed outside the country.
The SAV 20.12.48 and a Decal are Available for Swedish National Security Forces Day!
The Swedish Riksdag approved the founding of the National Security Forces Day on May 29th, 1940 against the backdrop of the outbreak of World War II, although territorial defense units began to be formed earlier. Today, their number exceeds 22,000 personnel, approximately half of the Swedish Army.
The Milan Temporarily Returns on the Anniversary of its First Flight!
The French Milan fighter jet was developed on the basis of the Mirage III by order of Switzerland and first took to the skies on May 29th 1969. Exactly 1 year later, the final version of this aircraft equipped with the Snecma Atar 9K-50 engine passed flight tests.
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  • 29 May 2024
USS Des Moines Temporarily Returns on its Anniversary!
USS Des Moines was the lead ship of the Des Moines class of American heavy cruisers, laid down on May 28th 1945. She was the first ship to carry semi-automatic 8-inch Mark 16 guns, and instead of aircraft catapults, Sikorsky HO3S-1 multi-role helicopters could land on her deck.
Anniversary of the Founding of the Corps of Royal Engineers: The Centurion AVRE Returns!
On May 26th, 1716, George I established the British Army Corps of Engineers by decree, which in 1855 was named to the Corps of Royal Engineers. In 1832, the corps received the official motto: “Ubique”, which translates to “everywhere”, as they participated in all major conflicts of the British Army.
National Sailor’s Day in France: A Decal and the Duguay-Trouin Returns!
The history of French military victories at sea stretches back to the 17th century, from the War of the League of Augsburg. France pioneered many naval innovations, launching the first ever steam-powered battleship and diesel-electric submarine.
US Armed Forces Day: Celebrating with a New Decal!
It’s US Armed Forces Day! The US Armed Forces hold world records in terms of budget and number of military bases outside the country. In terms of the number of combat aircraft, the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps rank 1st, 4th and 7th in the world respectively, and in terms of tonnage the US Navy is ahead of all other countries. This holiday is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in May.
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  • 17 May 2024