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Chinese Army Girls: The Superb Oil Paintings of Hu Ming

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Hu Ming was born in 1955 into the family of an officer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. She herself also followed in her father’s footsteps and rose to the rank of major, but her main passion has always been painting. Continue reading »

Wolseley-Vickers “Wheel-Cum-Track” Car, 1926

If you’ve ever gotten a car stuck in the mud, snow, or any other kind of slippery surface, then you have an idea of how helpful having tank-style tracks can be in specific scenarios. Obviously, though, there are disadvantages to driving a tank around city streets, but that’s a problem that Wolseley-Vickers attempted to solve with its “Wheel-Cum-Track” car all the way back in 1926. Continue reading »

This Creepy Abandoned Submarine Shelter is Still Waiting for a Nuclear Threat

This place in the Primorsky region of Russia could be perfect for making a post-apocalyptic movie – it’s a creepy labyrinth of massive tunnels dug out in the sea-cliff that had to shelter submarines of the Pacific Fleet in case of a nucler war. However, when the construction was almost finished, the project was cancelled. Continue reading »

Fantastic Photos Show What An Abandoned Soviet Submarine Looks Like From Inside

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According to an explorers duo: “We are two. Him and Her. A man and a woman, husband and wife. We are open and adventurous. We are not athletes and far from the best photographers. We are searching, we are learning, we are developing, we travel, we look for adventures. And here they are – abandoned, decayed, derelict, lost and forgotten places, urban exploration, city suburbs… call it as you want .. but! As soon as you start exploring, you realize that there is a whole world of abandoned places. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos of The 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition

Judging for the 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition has recently taken place with the winners chosen. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s competition was reduced from 13 categories to just four: Personnel, Current RAF Equipment, RAF Operations and Exercises and the “Peoples’ Choice”.

Over 900 images were submitted across the competition’s three categories, with the best nine images chosen by the three industry professional judges.


Personnel, 1st place. A student from No 1 flying training school at RAF Shawbury prepares a flight using night-vision goggles. (Photo by Mr Ian Forshaw/2020 RAF Photo Competition) Continue reading »

The Art of Self-Expression on a Steel Pot: Vintage Photos Showing Graffiti on Soldiers’ Helmets During the Vietnam War

A lot of the soldiers wrote graffiti on their helmets with inscriptions of their attitudes about where they were and why they were there. Continue reading »

The Mysterious Woman Who Ticking Military Men Under Their Chins While Taking Pictures in the Photo Booth in the 1940s

These were part of a huge lot of 1940s era photo booth photos that has since been dispersed into many different collections. No one knows who is this woman and why is she ticking these soldiers under their chins while taking pictures? Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photographs Of The TC-497 Overland Train Mark II, The Longest Offroad Vehicle In The World

In the early 1950s, LeTourneau, Inc., a heavy-equipment maker based in Longview, Texas, developed the idea of using a diesel-electric transmission to drive multi-wheeled vehicles. Each wheel was driven by a separate electric motor, which gave the vehicles much better traction as the force of the engine was spread across a number of wheels. Continue reading »

The Beautiful Winning Photos Of The Military Visual Awards For 2019

The Military Visual Awards has announced its winning photographs for 2019, honoring the best military photos captured worldwide over the past year. This was the first year the competition wasn’t limited to the United States — photographers and videographers from across the globe could submit entries, and over 2,000 photos and videos were sent in.

The top prize of 2019 MVA Photographer of the Year was awarded to photographer Chris Hibben, who is part of the Air Force’s 4th Combat Camera Squadron.


A U.S. Soldier with 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Scout Platoon, Texas Army National Guard, tasked to the Fly Away Security Team (FAST), stands watch while Airmen offload cargo and passengers from a C-130 Hercules with the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (75th EAS), Dec. 20, 2018, in East Africa. Continue reading »

Your Very Own Harrier Jet: This Jet Will Go Down In History As One Of The All Time Great Classic British Aircraft

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The Harrier Jet, originally developed in the 1960s, is most known for its vertical takeoff and landing ability. It’s a subsonic jet that can hover like a helicopter. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Creates Incredible Ultrarealistic Miniature Models Of The Military And Utility Vehicles

A man from Tomsk, Russia, Sergey Osipov makes toy models of military and civil vehicles. They impress with detalization and accuracy. Continue reading »

Cats Of War: This Artist Hilariously Combines Military Hardware With Giant Cats

We are no strangers to giant cats among us theme as we’ve previously featured them here, here and here. This time we invite you to take a look at @GiantCat9 Twitter account who combines huge cats with military hardware. Why? Who knows… But it’s quite entertaining. Continue reading »

Stuning Photos Of A Children’s Military Boarding School In The Ukraine

In this series, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin tells the darkyl poetic tale of kids growing up in a Ukrainian military boarding school. The photos are quiet and eerily beautiful, revealing a reality of heightened gender roles and curriculum fashioned “in the service of forming a new governing military elite.” Continue reading »

“The Belly Tank”: A Military Drop Tank Is Transformed Into An Αerodynamic Pommel Horse

Like many creative endeavors, the Belly Tank Project took shape over a bottle of red wine when product designer Axel Kleinschmidt explained to his friend, economist Hartmut H. Hölter, his fascination with belly tanks — an aviation term that describes expendable fuel tanks, also known as drop tanks, externally carried by combat aircraft— which he had found on sale on the internet, and his wish to cleanse such a war object from its military connotations and use it in a positive way. The Belly-Tank Project was thus launched aiming to transform a piece of warfare into a symbol of peace. Continue reading »

Colombian Daredevil Dog Skydives For Military Training


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To graduate and start her official service at the search and rescue unit at Colombian Air Force, military working dog Siara had to jump off the ramp from 14,000 feet high in the sky. Continue reading »

Europe’s Largest Abandoned Underground Military Air Base


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Željava Air Base, situated on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina under Plješevica Mountain, near the city of Bihać, Bosnia, was the largest underground airport and military air base in the former Yugoslavia, and one of the largest in Europe. Continue reading »

Fake Swiss Chalets That Were Actually A Secret Military Weapon

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Christian Schwager first began his project on “Fake Chalets” back in 2004 when people began noticing these false homes. Upon further investigation, it turned out that these quaint little structures were actually some of Switzerland’s best kept military secrets. These fake chalets were fully militarized bunkers. It’s estimated that over 250 were built back in WWII and some are still being discovered to this day. Though the buildings look false when you walk up right next to them, they’re tricky enough to deceive even the locals from a distance. Each chalet is a little more narrow that it should be. The windows, woodgrain, and even the sun’s reflection were painted on. The rule here was that the chalet should be able to deceive the eye from a minimum of 20 meters away. So far, Schwager’s series of photos has captured a little over 100 of these disguised bunkers. Continue reading »

Military Dads Have Tea With Their Daughters In Touching Photo Series

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Lieutenant Navy Officer Andrew Bradstreet and Aliya. © Vanessa Hicks Photography

As a mom and Navy veteran, Vanessa Hicks knows that military family life can be challenging. That’s why she decided to celebrate the bond between military parents and their kids. Continue reading »

2014 Military Photographer Of The Year Awards

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Members of the Special Tactics Training Squadron enter the pool with their hands and feet bound. The drown proofing exercise teaches students to remain calm in the water during stressful situations, skills that are vital during real-world operations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/U.S. Air Force)
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Photographer Captures Military Kits Through The Ages: From The Battle Of Hastings To Helmand

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Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging. Continue reading »

Russian Military Parade Honors World War II Red Army


Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army World War II uniforms paraded through Red Square in front of a backdrop of St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Thousands of Russian soldiers and military cadets marched across Red Square to mark the 72nd anniversary of a historic World War II parade. The show honored the participants of the Nov. 7, 1941 parade who headed directly to the front lines to defend Moscow from the Nazi forces. The parade Thursday involved about 6,000 people, many of them dressed in World War II-era uniforms. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File) Continue reading »

Chinese Military Forces: Made of Steel




Waht did you know about People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China? Did you know that the Chinese army has the highest number of employees in the world? Enjoy! All of these photos were stolen from various internet sources. Continue reading »