Origins-The Story Of The Legendary F-14 Tomcat


INTRODUCTION The F-14 Tomcat is the most well-known aircraft ever operated by the US Navy. Its sleek design and swing wings made it the ultimate cool fighter of its generation. Last month, I tracked the Origin and Evolution of the Su-27 in detail. Here, I will track the origin of the F-14 Tomcat, its development, …

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Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Israeli Military


INTRODUCTION The Israeli military known as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is a unique one. From the moment of its creation, it has been involved in a never-ending conflict with its neighbors. To survive in such a situation, high-quality weapon systems are as important as well trained military personnel. Israel receives a lot of assistance …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons Of The French Military


INTRODUCTION The French are the only ones in Europe who are almost self-sufficient in producing high quality military vehicles, firearms, ships and aircraft and weapons. Their products have been exported worldwide and have been the star in several major wars. In this article, I will document the top 10 weapons which are used by the …

How To Shoot Down Anti-Ship Missiles: Part-2: Detection Using Radars


The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. Since these missiles follow high, medium or low altitude flight profiles, detection time varies. A high-flying missile can be easily detected from a long distance ( around 50-100 km away) and …

How To Shoot Down Anti-Ship Missiles : Part-1 : Introduction


Anti-Ship missiles have been shown to cause massive destruction in a short period of time. Ever since missiles were developed, guns lost their role as primary weapons in naval warfare. These missiles could reach farther than the guns and hit the target with an accuracy which was unimaginable using large caliber guns. As seen in …

Explained : How Cruise Missiles Work!


INTRODUCTION I wrote an article last month about the world’s first operational ballistic and cruise missiles. But how exactly do these missiles work? Many have a confusion as to what the exact difference between these two types of missile is, and I intend to make it very clear with this article and illustrations. Since the …

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 …