Damian Lucjan

Articles by Damian Lucjan:

War in Vietnam was the first war where a new kind of aircraft was used on such a wide scale. Since the early 1950s, experiences from Korean War proved that helicopters should share their fair portion in air warfare and no other conflict confirmed it better than Vietnam War. The enemy didn’t fight in conventional […]

While conflicts being considered later as parts of World War II were already ravaging the planet, it’s the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 that officially marks the start of the worst conflict of humankind. Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931, only to attack China six years later. Italy had already occupied Ethiopia since 1936, […]

The Battle of Iwo Jima started on 19th February 1945 and lasted for 35 days by 26th March. However, that was not the real beginning. Japanese HQ was well aware of the importance of the island and preparations to defend it begun in mid-1944. Even before Task Force 58 arrived near the Iwo Jima, a […]

Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II, better known to the world simply as Warthog is the only plane built by the USAF for the sole purpose of Close Air Support, and it’s good at it. The ground forces are in love and awe for the Hog since 1976, the year it entered service. As an heir of […]