When it comes to combat helicopters, one of our favourites would be the fictional attack helicopters from TV & movie, Airwolf and Blue Thunder. Between, one can rate Blue Thunder as a light combat helicopter considering that it is based on French-made Aérospatiale SA-341G Gazelles and has plenty of props bolted on for the movie. Image source: Harvard Film Archive.
When it comes to military assets and tactics-themed movies, you will hardly remember movies like Top Gun as there is nothing much of tactics there except for Tom Cruise and the beautiful shots of F-14 Tomcats facing the Russian MiGs (which are actually Northrop F-5Es in camouflage). Image source: Wikipedia.
A long time ago before we started playing the well-known game of strategy, chess, we played checkers in our old neighbourhood as it was simpler to play. It was difficult to play chess initially as different pieces on the board have different modes of movement and also because there was no one to teach us the right way to play. Photo by Simón Arroyave.
Military shooter games these days is fast becoming so realistic and tactical, you can no longer simply switch on and shoot blindly. The war scenarios can be as real as an actual war scenario.
In the same manner, Polyphony Digital will soon be launching PlayStation all-time favourite and the next iteration in the Gran Turismo series, the Gran Turismo 7. The realism of the cars in this latest series is a galaxy away from my PlayStation game, Gran Turismo 2. Image source: Gran Tourismo.
If one wants to read about the Japanese attack on Malaya and subsequently British stronghold in the Far East, Singapore and how they won the battle, this book titled “Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II” by Colin Smith is a great read.
The 620++ pages analyses in the detail the British High Command’s decisions and blunders that caused the fall of Singapore causing almost 85,000 Allied soldiers to be captured as prisoners of war.