TIE Fighter tactics for Star Wars: Battlefront II

Some background on the Tie Fighter
The TIE Fighter is manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems. The TIE/LN's engine is one of the most precisely manufactured propulsion systems in the galaxy and, with no moving parts, it's also low-maintenance. The lack of combat shields, hyperdrive, and life-support systems,together with the advanced engine design, reduces the mass of the fighter and conferres exceptional speed and maneuverability. This also makes them both inexpensive and quick to replace. Primary armament is a pair of L-s1 laser cannons, coupled with a powerful sensor suite.

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TIE Bomber tactics for Star Wars: Battlefront II

Some background on the Tie Bomber
The TIE/sa bomber is designed by Sienar Fleet Systems for use in the military of the Galactic Empire. As a light bomber, it's part of the TIE line of starfighters, distinguished by their twin ion engines and solar collector panels. The bomber measures 7.9 meters long, 10.6 meters wide, and 5.4 meters high and has a bluish gray paintscheme.

Tie Bomber Battlefront II

Follow the Chianti wine route trough Tuscany

In this article we follow the Chianti Wine Route or Chiantigiana (SR 222) throughout one of Italy's most beautiful and charming regions. The road swings through the Tuscan hills of the Chianti Classico wine region along thousands of hectares of vineyards, all of which produce the Chianti Classico DOCG (the highest classification for Chianti). We leave in Florence and drive along the many picturesque villages to Siena.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie locations

Just like we did location hunting in our Star wars Tunisia special, this article will focus on the saga's last installment: The Last Jedi. The exotic planets that come to life in theatres are based on real life locations. Most of the movie was shot in Pinewoord Studio's near London, but many outdoor scenes are filmed on location. Here is an overview.

Hint: Open a new tab showing Google Maps next to this page. Copy/paste the given Lat/Long coordinates in Google map's searchbox to see the Star Wars locations on a map.

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Skellig Michael, Ireland as Ahch-To
Lat/Long coordinates 51.771550, -10.542210

Gruesome medieval torture and execution methods

When it comes to inflicting pain to other people, the human mind is surprisingly inventive. Throughout history several execution methods were invented with only one purpose: to let a victim suffer as much pain as possible before he died. This article will give an overview how different regions and cultures handled dead penalties in the middle ages (not for people with a weak stomach). These any many other torture devices and techniques can be seen at the Medieval torture museum in Amsterdam.

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Torture Chamber at the Castello di Amorosa, Italy

7 museum ships with a great story

Vasa, the ship that sank

The Vasa is a Swedish warship built in the early 17th century. The ship sank after sailing about 1,300 meters (1,400 yd) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Vasa was built top-heavy and had insufficient ballast. Despite an obvious lack of stability in port, she was allowed to set sail. After a few minutes she encountered a wind stronger than a breeze and started to heel to port, pushing the open lower gun ports under water, causing water to rush in on the lower gun deck. The gun ports were open because it was intended to give a cannon salute to the crowd and many VIP’s who were in the harbor to see the maiden voyage of Sweden’s biggest warship. The inflow of water heeled Vasa over further, and she quickly sank.

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