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By the Rocket’s Red Glare – Rockets in Warfare

By the Rocket’s Red Glare… Rockets in Warfare The Soviet M-30-4 Rocket Launcher Rockets were first employed in warfare almost as soon as man discovered gunpowder. The first record of their use was in 1232, during the Battle of Kai-Keng.  The Chinese defenders repelled the Mongol invaders by a barrage of “arrows of flying fire.” […]

The Soviet Universal Carrier

The Soviet T-20 Komsomolets The Soviet Universal Carrier     The History The T20 Komsomolets was a small armored tractor which was designed for towing artillery pieces. The T-20 played part in the motorization of Red Army artillery units in the late 1930s and saw extensive action in the Winter War and first half of WWII […]