Top 10 Amazing Helicopters of the US Military


INTRODUCTION Ever since they entered service in large numbers with different militaries in the 1940s-50s period, helicopters have been an indispensable tool of war and peace. Whether it is casualty evacuation, troop transport, disaster relief or airborne fire support; helicopters are at the centre of it all. The technology used in helicopters has grown to …

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Entering A New Age: Germany’s Stormbird – The Me 262


INTRODUCTION The Messerschmitt Me 262 'Schwalbe' ("Swallow") is undoubtedly one of the most important examples of Germany's technological advancement in both aerodynamics and jet engines during the Second World War. But the entry into operational service of the first jet fighter in history was delayed by a tumultuous and difficult development, mostly due to engine troubles …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The North Korean Military


INTRODUCTION When we speak of Korea, the first thing that comes to our mind is a country which is the source of cutting edge electronic gadgets. But that's south Korea and in this article, we are going to discuss its infamous northern neighbour, whose leader makes global headlines with every statement of his. Today we …

Analysis: The US Navy’s 59 Tomahawk Missile Barrage On A Syrian Airbase


INTRODUCTION  During the 1991 Gulf War, the US Navy fired 288 Tomahawk cruise missiles at targets all over Iraq. Fast forward to 2017, 26 years later, not less than 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at Iraq's neighbour Syria. But the difference was, that instead of hitting targets all over Syria, they were all fired at …

Analysis: Why the USAF dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on Afghanistan


INTRODUCTION Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea, what do these 3 countries have in common? It's simple; a renewed and reenergized eye of the bald eagle on them. Having made headlines with the superfluous Tomahawk strike on Syria (which will be dealt with in the next article), the US military gave more fodder for the ever …

Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World


INTRODUCTION The very word 'Destroyer' conveys destructive power, force, and strength. It is no surprise, therefore, when in naval terms, a destroyer is an extremely powerful warship which is meant to project power, perform complex missions and bring the enemy to their knees with its firepower. However, the destroyer didn't start out as such. It was initially …

News Digest : Israel get its F-35 Adir, Russian Crasholympics, German SeaLions


 In this news digest by Defencyclopedia, we bring you the most recent and relevant happenings in the world of defense. Each report will have our analysis and opinion about it. Special maps have been incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map.  ASIA Another Russian Navy jet …