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Featured battle : Tarvis [Saifnitz]

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 22 March 1797 - 23 March 1797

The retreating Austrians under Archduke Charles made this their last serious stand in Italy. Both sides lost heavily in killed and wounded. The Austrians had 3,500 captured as well as losing 25 guns and 400 vehicles.

Featured image :

British Type 42 destroyers

British Type 42 destroyers

British Type 42 destroyers, HMS Edinburgh (foreground), York & Manchester.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

US Military Helicopters (Images of War series)

Green, Michael
A treat for anyone who, like me, has a passion for military helicopters, this book is very much what it appears to be, 220 pages full of useful pictures and information on the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps's rotor-based aircraft.

The book is split into 4 main chapters, covering early piston-engined helicopters, later gas-turbine workhorses (like the iconic UH-1 'Huey'), Gunships, and finally, well, everything else! Each chapter starts with a short, utilitarian description of the models covered in that chapter along with their capabilities, dates of service and developments. Then you're into the photos, at least three per double page along with captions that also contain plenty of useful detail. Some are images that you may recognise if you're familiar with the type or theatre of operations mentioned, but there are a good number I've never seen before and the coverage is good, from the earliest R-4B's, through Huey's, Piasecki's, Chinook's, UH-60's, Cobra's and Apaches, to even the V-22 Osprey (tilt-rotor) and the UH-72A Lakota. Reading cover to cover, or just dipping in, for recognition, modelling or simply interest, a great book to have to hand.
Pen & Sword Aviation, Barnsley, 2017

Reviewed : 2017-12-04 20:55:46