The Great WW2 Aircraft Carrier Showdown : Imperial Japanese Navy v/s US Navy


INTRODUCTION The Pacific War [7 December 1941 – 2 September 1945] between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and the United States Navy (USN) is mainly remembered for its aircraft carrier actions. In fact, the aircraft carrier balance was to decide the fate of the conflict. During the first six months of the Pacific War, the …

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News Digest : Korean F-16 Upgrades, Boeing’s F/A-18 In Demand, Russian Missile Deployments..


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 Russia plans to …

Analysis : Are Missile Boats Still Relevant in Modern Warfare?


INTRODUCTION Having evolved from the humble gunboat in the latter half of the 20th century, the missile boat gained notoriety through its massive successes in the Egypt-Israel war of 1967 and the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Here it was proved that a small 200-ton boat, equipped with cruise missiles can wreak havoc on larger warships …

News Digest : Brahmos range extension, Turkish F-35s, Russian ICBMs…


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. From this edition onwards, special maps will be incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map.  …

Analysis : Russia’s first combat deployment of its aircraft carrier


INTRODUCTION 'Where's the nearest carrier?' . This is a question associated with the US President, who is said to rely on the US Navy's fleet of nuclear-powered supercarriers to respond to any military crisis that America would face. But would you associate the same question with the Russian president? Ummm, no. We could imagine Putin …

News Digest: New French Frigate Unveiled,USS Zumwalt commissioned, Indo-Russian deals.


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. This series is being revived after multiple requests from our amazing readers.  France unveils new light frigate design, the 'FTI' As a complement for its …

Explained : How Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Works!


INTRODUCTION Ever since submarines become the principal weapon of naval warfare, designers have focused on making them quieter and increasing their underwater endurance. Traditional diesel-electric submarines need to surface frequently to charge their batteries and have an underwater endurance of only a few days. As battery technology improved, the endurance of these submarines increased proportionally. …