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The story of the Yugoslav giant who worked for Boeing and Airbus: Today Yugoslav aircraft manufacturer Soko is only abstract noun

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Soko was a Yugoslav aircraft manufacturer based in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. The company was responsible for the production of many military aircraft for the Yugoslav Air Force. In 1948, the Yugoslav leadership came up with the idea to build a factory for program production aircraft. The idea was realized next when the Yugoslav Government took the decision to build a factory in Mostar. The reasoning was set to be the factory located in the area of the main sources of electricity and materials for production, but the key is the selection of Mostar was the distance from the eastern borders of Yugoslavia at the time of turbulent relations with the USSR.


How important was that the Sokol had to move aircraft factory Ikarus in Zemun In Mostar, as well as military construction company Majevica from Novi Sad, which was supposed to build the plant and for workers.


In the following period Soko grew, technological and personnel, producing as many as 16 different types of its military airc…

Blitzkrieg

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The fast and surprising success of the German army in the war against the Polish, and later on the Western Front, depended on the new tactics attacks that sent known as Blitzkrieg. How was performed tactic of Blitzkrieg is simplified on the next picture
The phase 1


Infantry ability at attacking the enemy lines and used a smokescreen to conceal the movement of his troops. Meanwhile, dive bomber (Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka) and artillery isolated combat position by opponent sever ties with his reserve and disorganize resistance.Sometimes, the surprising and fast attack on enemy positions using paratroopers. Behind the occurrence of infantry standing The majority of forces waiting to go on the attack
The Phase 2


The main forces move into action quickly in the form of a wedge on the most important point of the defense. Tank units quickly penetrate forward and artillery protects flanks of the main forces. Infantry units destroyed The last resistance in front of the enemy front. Dive bombers contin…

PT 76 Reconnaissance armored vehicle

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PT-76 (rus. Plavayushchiy Tank - an amphibious tank) Soviet light amphibious tanks developed immediately after World War II. During production, which lasted from 1950 until the late 1960s we had around 12,000 copies.


The main purpose is reconnaissance, forcing the water barriers and fire support for infantry amphibious assault. Despite his age and poor shielding for modern conditions of warfare, and today is a part of many armed forces.


The interior of the tank is divided into three parts: the front of the seated driver, fighting position in the middle and rear motor. The crew consists of a driver, fillers, and commanders who also acts as a gunner and radio operator. On the dome, there is a large oval lid that opens to the front. The driver other than the standard input in the tank and dispose of the opening at the bottom that is used in emergencies and it can be used by all crew members. During night driving, the driver uses a device TVN-28, which allows it to look forward position for…