Train Wreck: This Was Russia’s First Attempt to Build Their Very Own ‘F-35’

Meet the MiG 1.44 stealth fighter.

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

Key point: Expensive R&D can go nowhere in the development of new hardware.

Over the prior decade, Russia’s foray into fifth-generation jet fighter development has become synonymous with the upcoming Su-57.… Read the full article.

Is Turkey’s Military Still One Of The Middle East’s Best?

The 2016 coup didn’t help.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: Turkey remains a power that should not be trifled with.

Straddling two continents, Turkey has one of the most powerful armed forces in Europe or Asia. Over four hundred thousand strong, Ankara’s armed forces are divided into the Army, Air Force, and Navy.… Read the full article.

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark Hardcover Book

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Elvira Mistress Of The Dark Hardcover Book:

Celebrate the iconici horror hostess’ 35th Anniversary with this Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Hardcover Book! Actress and writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.… Read the full article.

Battleships, 1500s Style: How This One Warship From Europe Changed History Forever

Carracks and their successors paved the way for European expansion and exploration.

by Steve Weintz | The National Interest

Key point: Concepts appeared in the 1500s which were not fully realized for centuries.

The 1500s were swashbuckling times, when vast empires fought each other for treasure, land and souls.… Read the full article.