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Types of Guns: An Overview

This article will look at the various types of guns; 'gun' referring to both the direct-fire artillery piece (as used in military parlance) and...

Archer-Class Submarines, RSN

The Archer-class submarines (ex-Royal Swedish Navy's Vaastergotland-class submarines) were designed and built by the Swedish company, Kockums AB, as single-hull, double compartment submarines optimised...

C-17 GLOBEMASTER III

IntroductionThe C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery...

AC-130H /U GUNSHIP

IntroductionThe AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy...

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...

FCS – The Soldier

All Soldiers in the Modular Force are part of the Soldier as a System (SaaS) overarching requirement encompassing everything the Soldier wears, carries, and consumes to...

Fairchild A-10 / OA-10 Thunderbolt II

Introduction The A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and...

B-66 Destroyer & A3D Skywarrior

The Douglas finished B-66

Introduction to Air-to-Air Missiles (AAM)

An air-to-air missile (AAM) is a guided missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. It is typically powered by...

XB-68

The Glenn L. Martin Company imaged the XB-68 aircraft as a supersonic medium tactical bomber. The XB-68 program was actually developed for the destruction...