Military Heritage

March 2019

Volume 20, No. 5

Cover: American soldiers move through rough terrain searching for NVA troops during a patrol in Vietnam in 1966.
Photo: Alamy

March 2019

Military Heritage, Editorial

Weighing the Odds of Crusader Success

The christian crusaders that marched south into Ottoman Rumelia in 1444 bet heavily that the combined power of Poland, Hungary, and Wallachia would prove sufficient to break the iron grip the Ottoman Porte had on the southern Balkans. Read more

March 2019

Military Heritage, Weapons

Confederate Submarine H. L. Hunley

By William F. Floyd, Jr.

At the start of the American Civil War in April 1861, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that he planned to blockade the Confederacy by stationing warships in waters off its shores. Read more

Matthias Corvinus

March 2019

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Matthias Corvinus

By William E. Welsh

Encased in mail and armor, the soldiers of the Kingdom of Hungary’s Black Army stood rigidly at attention on a warm summer day in late August 1487 at Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria. Read more

March 2019

Military Heritage, Books

Review: F-86 vs. MiG-15

By Christopher Miskimon

The F-86 Sabre was the iconic American fighter of the Korean War era. The struggle was the first war that pitted jet fighter aircraft against each other. Read more