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Bringing Back Counter-Insurgency: AT-6B vs. A-29B

In the next few months the U.S. Air Force will have to pick the winner of the Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LAAR) competition....

Types of Triggers: An Overview

Trigger actions (not to be confused with the operating mechanism which loads and unloads the firearm) are classes that categorise triggers according to how...

CB-90-class Fast Assault Craft

The recent United States Navy Persian Gulf seizure on the 12th of January, 2016, involved two CB-90-class fast assault craft, known in U.S. service...

Boom: The Evolution of Explosives

The first explosives were crude clay containers containing black powder, with some form of rudimentary ignition mechanism, like that of a burning match. Black...

Skjold-class Missile Corvette

This article will look at Norway's latest coastal defence vessels: the Skjold-class fast missile corvette. The Skjold is a class of fast missile corvettes developed...

AIM-9 Sidewinder

Sidewinder MissileThe AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft. It is named after the Sidewinder snake, which also detects...

XB-51

When the Martin XB-51 made its initial flight on 28 October 1949; it became the USAF

F-15E: The Eagle Soars Even Higher

The McDonnell Douglas (currently Boeing) F-15E, otherwise known as the Strike Eagle, is an all-weather, twin-engine, tandem-seat jet fighter. As a high-supersonic strike fighter...

FB-111 Strategic Bomber

The FB-111A, manufactured by the General Dynamics in December 1966, evolved in a bid to replace the B-58 and to have the mission flexibility...

BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Description The Tomahawk® Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is an all-weather, long range, subsonic cruise missile used for land attack warfare, launched from U. S. Navy...