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 …

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 Weapons of The Russian Military


INTRODUCTION Russia is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of military equipment in the world and their products are widely used. They are the only nation other than the US, to have every possible kind of military equipment from long range bombers to next generation submarines. Their weapons feature in basically every local and …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Australian Military


INTRODUCTION Australia is a country which is seldom seen as a military power. It has the unique distinction of being a country and a continent, as well as an island. It greatly benefits from the lack of hostile neighbours, which allows it to build a defensive military. Having an extremely long coastline to protect, Australia …

CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon : USAF’s Ultimate Tank-buster


INTRODUCTION When we talk about busting tanks, large guns and missiles pop into our minds. But this job can be done in a very unique way by using a deadly weapon called the Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW). Initially developed as the Cluster Bomb Unit -97 (CBU-97) which was unguided and quite inaccurate when released from …