WWIII In Numbers (Entry#1)

WWIII is a war defined by numbers. Literally. Mountains of numbers and figures have been released covering every conceivable topic. From ammunition expenditures of every weapon used in the war to the average lifespan of a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle on the Central Front, numbers told the final story. More impressive is the fact that …

Charting Out the Rest of December

I got back stateside on Saturday night. When we disembarked from the Queen Mary 2 on Saturday morning, I saw that the weather was questionable for Southeastern England from Sunday through Monday afternoon. Freezing fog, snow, ice, etc. My original plan was to head up to Lakenheath and then fly out from Heathrow Sunday night. …

Less-Than-Effective NATO Weapon Systems Of World War III Part II

AMX-30 Main Battle Tank (France)- The AMX-30 was a contemporary of the Leopard I, Chieftain and M-60. It was upgraded in the early 80s to the AMX-30B2 standard, giving it a fire control system, improvements to the main gun armament, and new transmission, suspension, and engines. It was hoped that these modifications would enhance the …

Less-Than-Effective NATO Weapon Systems Of World War III Part I

Weapon systems are similar to athletes, musicians and other types of celebrities in that sometimes the hype does not measure up to real world performance. If you’re an NFL fan, think of first round draft busts like Ryan Leaf and Tony Mandarich. After being drafted these two players were touted as the next greatest things …

Poland On The Last Day D+24 (2 August, 1987) Part II

D+24 continued on and the air of impending doom circulated around Poland. With the vast number of Soviet airbases, supply depots, headquarters and other military bases on Polish soil, an overwhelming majority of Poles expected their country to be next. News of additional nuclear explosions in the GDR and West Germany enhanced the panic. Shelters …

WWIII Pop Culture: World War III (1998) Part II

Afternoon, everyone! Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone here in the US, and to everyone abroad….Happy Friday. 😊 Okay, let’s dive back into World War III (1998). The Soviet announcement of the establishment of an exclusion zone in the North Atlantic shocks the world. Eleventh hour diplomatic efforts are launched in an attempt to deescalate the …