Organisation

LUFTWAFFE “Air weapon.” II

Air Warfare Germany Organisation 11 Min Read

Hitler’s personal interventions and odd theories—for instance, in favor of jet bombers—further aggravated severe irrationalities in aircraft design and production schedules. This problem was eased somewhat from 1943 by the succession of Erhard Milch to the position of chief of staff. Milch was a technically competent man who greatly increased fighter production into 1944, when Albert Speer took over the

Newsletter

Get the latest from Weapons and Warfare right to your inbox.

Follow Us

Most Recent

Air Warfare Organisation 17 Min Read

Fourteenth Air Force

14th Air Force B-24, China, c. 1944. Newly arrived Fourteenth Air Force B-24 Liberators on the line at Kunming Airport. B-25s in China. The Japanese were unable to defeat Nationalist China before they had commitments to their Pacific War, from December 1941. Now with Allied aid supporting China, even if

China Medieval Organisation Personnel 11 Min Read

Late Medieval China

A Chinese cavalryman c. 1260 is shown firing on a Mongolian warrior. The huo qiang or fire lance, which may date back to the 10th century. It was essentially a hollow tube made from thick layers of I paper, inside which was put a charge of gunpowder and shrapnel pieces.

Armies Japan Organisation 27 Min Read

The Army of Meiji 3 of 3 Parts

“Aoyama; Kanpeishiki no Zu”. Emperor Meiji holds a military review at army camp in Aoyama. The Reorganized Superintendency In May 1885 the army ministry revised the garrison regulations. The commander of each garrison became a division commander while the superintendent controlled two divisions and became a corps commander.48 This was

Germany Operations Organisation Soviet 21 Min Read

The Legacy of Unternehmen Barbarossa I

As far as high-speed mechanized troops are concerned and their location on the forward zone, one has, in general, to see the threat of their sudden concentration in the mere fact of their existence. These motorized troops, having carried out a march of up to 100 kilometers on the day

Germany Operations Organisation Soviet 23 Min Read

The Legacy of Unternehmen Barbarossa II

Barbarossa’s failure to deliver the knockout blow and the subsequent failure to take Moscow suggest that December 1941 was the moment Germany lost the war. At best, it could expect a long war of attrition in a struggle against the combined might of the United States, the British Empire, and

Organisation 39 Min Read

The Infrastructure of War

The impact of gunpowder on warfare made itself felt in the field of tactics above all. Its effect on organization, logistics, intelligence, command and control, and on strategy itself, was much less, and for the most part indirect. To understand the technological reality underlying the evolution of warfare in these

Most Popular

Soviet NKVD II

In a short period of time, with fierce fighting raging in full swing on all

Fourteenth Air Force

14th Air Force B-24, China, c. 1944. Newly arrived Fourteenth Air Force B-24 Liberators on

The Rise And Fall Of The Tetrarchy

In the face of the constant threats, and as his vision of the empire continued

Late Medieval China

A Chinese cavalryman c. 1260 is shown firing on a Mongolian warrior. The huo qiang