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ZSU-23-4 “Shilka”

The ZSU-23-4 Shilka is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft system. I thought the Shilka was an old piece of Cold War kit, but it turns out that, while it may be old, many countries have developed upgrade packs and are still using it. The ZSU-23-4 (Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka...

Steam Locomotives come to King’s Cross

It’s good to see our heritage railways taking advantage of the crowds at King’s Cross station this week. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have two historic locomotives and a coach on display in the booking hall concourse at King’s Cross from today through to Sun 24...

The Elephant in the Garden

So where do old Boeing 747 Jumbos go to die?¹ Well, most of them wind up in the aircraft “boneyards” scattered around the world, some are cannibalised for parts, and a few end up as ornaments, attractions or exhibits. Yesterday, I reported on one that is destined...

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