Icons of Aviation History: Macchi C.200 Saetta

The Italian Macchi C.200 Saetta was one of the first modern fighter planes. But it suffered from an unreliable engine and underpowered armament.

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Macchi C.200 Saetta on display at the USAF Museum, Dayton OH

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When the Viking Hastein Tried to Invade Rome

In the middle of the 9th century, the Viking raiders Hastein and Bjorn Ironsides used a clever ruse to attack what they thought was the most important city in Europe. There was just one problem—they weren’t actually in Rome.

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“Where the hell am I … ?

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