In a First, a Finnish Fighter Pilot Lands on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier
On March 17, 2018 in the Atlantic, a fighter jet landed onto the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The only difference this time was that the pilot was Finnish, not American. Capt. Juha “Stallion” Jarvinen’s landing was the first landing on an aircraft carrier by a Finnish air... Read more
Finland Is Bolstering Its Navy With American Missiles
Finland’s tiny navy will face a crisis in the mid-2020s as half its surface combat fleet — four of eight missile boats in total — retires. To prevent this crisis, the navy is upgrading is planning to build four corvettes which are larger than anything currently in the fleet,... Read more
Madre mía, este fusil contracarro finlandés era gigantesco
El descomunal fusil contracarro Lahti L-39, diseñado por Aimo Lahti ─el mayor diseñador de armas de Finlandia─, les prestó un buen servicio a los finlandeses durante los años 1940. Solo el cañón del fusil contracarro semiautomático de 20 milímetros ya medía 130 cm. de largo, y todo el arma... Read more
The Finnish Military Shows How to Treat Soldiers the Right Way
The Finnish Defense Forces does several things differently from the militaries of the United States and most of Europe. It’s partly due to circumstance. Universal male conscription — deriving from a history of very bloody wars with Russia and a principle of neutrality — means that most Finnish men... Read more
Aimo Johannes Lahti Personally Rearmed Finland
Between 1922 and 1940, Aimo Johannes Lahti designed some of Finland’s best small arms, including pistols, submachine guns, machine guns and anti-tank guns. Until the end of World War I, Finland had been an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire and, as such, relied on Russian small arms. The Mosin-Nagant... Read more
Cómo derrotar a Rusia al estilo finlandés
Artículo patrocinado por Publicaciones Osprey. En noviembre de 1939 tuvo lugar una conversación en el Kremlin que Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter y Toni Wirtanen, autores del nuevo libro “Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40” de Publicaciones Osprey, describen como “profética.”... Read more
How to Defeat Russia, Finland-Style
Osprey Publishing sponsored this post. In November 1939 a conversation took place in the Kremlin that Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter and Toni Wirtanen — authors of the new book Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 from Osprey Publishing — describe as “prophetic.” After centuries of tension, newly independent... Read more
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