The World’s first guided missiles : V1 and V2


INTRODUCTION World War 2 was all about fighting with guns, bombs and unguided rockets. Weapons that could reach over long distances were nonexistent.  Hitler, enraged by the British bombing of Germany ordered the Vengeance weapons to be developed for use against his enemies. This gave birth to the V1 flying bomb and the V2 ballistic …

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Greatest World War II Weapons : Human Torpedo


A torpedo is an underwater missile that is used to attack ships and submarines. But what is this human torpedo? How can an underwater missile be manned? Well, the credit goes to those who came up with this idea of putting a man in a torpedo. Their intention was not to create a suicide vessel …

Armata – The Ultimate Next Generation Main Battle Tank


INTRODUCTION Ever since the British introduced tanks into warfare during WW1 , replacing the horse mounted cavalry ,they have become an integral part of virtually every army in the world. With their heavy , armored bodies and powerful cannon armament, Tanks form the spearhead of any major combat on land. Their designs have rapidly evolved …

F-35 : The Greatest American Gamble


A Jack of all trades but a master of none These words precisely suit the 5th generation gamble made by the USA and its allies.The multi-billion $ F-35 program has been the target of critics worldwide ever since it got delayed and shot past its budget. Reports claim that the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as …

The Next Gen Royal Navy Frigate : Type 26 – Global Combat Ship


Can the Royal Navy afford a multi billion $ program to build new generation frigates ? The Brits have a good history of building warships . But lately a string of budget cuts and some poor planning have left them with a powerful navy which doesn't have the operational readiness or the global presence it …

Anti-Submarine Warfare (Part -4 ) : The Submarine Hunters


INTRODUCTION Now that you are familiar with the different kinds of submarines, their strengths and weaknesses , I will tell you about what assets are employed in hunting submarines. Ships, planes, helicopters and other submarines are used in hunting submarines . Anti-Submarine Warfare is an extremely complicated affair that requires proper coordination between Surface, Sub-surface, …

Anti-Submarine Warfare ( Part-3) : Nuclear Submarines


I'll now tell you about submarines which can stay submerged for months at a time, carry enough nuclear weapons to destroy a continent , and have an unlimited range which enables them to travel for more than a decade before they need refueling. All these abilities make them extremely dangerous in modern warfare. They are …