Have a look at how these two aircraft — one British — one Soviet — match up: HAWKER SEA FURY ENGINE: 2470hp piston engine SPEED: 460mph ARMAMENT: 4x20mm cannon MIG15 ENGINE: 2700kg thrust turbojet SPEED: 680mph ARMAMENT: 1x37mm machine gun 2x23mm machine guns Which one do you think would come out on top in a […]
Weighing 218 tons, the Wehrmacht’s K5 railway guns could fire a shell almost forty miles. Aircraft and heavy guns could knock them out, but first they had to be found. Story: Alan Hemus Art: Gordon C Livingstone Cover: Ian Kennedy
The way to safety for the fighting men trying to escape the Nazis lay over the high Pyrenees. But for one group there was an added danger – they couldn’t be sure that their mountain guide… the man their lives depended on… wasn’t a traitor in the pay of the enemy! Story: Alan Hemus Art: Garijo Cover: […]
The Bristol Beaufighter packed an awesome punch with its arsenal of machine guns and cannons. Turned against an enemy, it was a lethal weapon of war. But one Beaufighter pilot, Andy Shaw, knew to his cost that it could be just as deadly against a friendly target hit by mistake…
Nick Borley cursed the day he had been switched from commanding a fast motor launch to take over an antiquated schooner. And never more so than now as they ran before a storm, the sails and rigging in tatters after the Luftwaffe had paid a call. Up ahead lay the hostile enemy-held coast and at […]
Front-line action from the London blitz right through to the final American triumph against the Japanese in the Pacific. Not bad for a man invalided out of the R.A.F. in 1940 and not even in the fighting forces. But then R.D. Jones was a press photographer and he and his mate Tommy Vidler were a […]
A good spy never gets caught. He tries to become so much part of the enemy set-up that he’s never even suspected…until it’s too late. And, even then, the best of the breed always have an escape route — even although it’s back into the lion’s den!