Published: November 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Although designed to combat massed Soviet armored formations, the Patton tank was an invaluable weapon for infantry support and defending firebases
Published: November 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm
The absence of enemy tanks in Vietnam drove the Centurion into a primarily infantry-support role, with several field modifications
Published: November 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm
The USS Grayback, whose missions during and after the Vietnam War remain classified, was the only U.S. Navy submarine capable of covertly delivering Marines or Special Forces to an enemy shore
Published: November 08, 2011 at 5:24 pm
The Type 95 boasted three times the range of its U.S. Navy counterpart, was faster than the electrically driven Mark 18, and it left no wake.
Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:34 am
Demolishing the Myth
The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative
By Valeriy Zamulin. 672 pp.
Helion & Company, 2011. $69.95.
For anyone interested in the war between Russia and Germany, the battle of Prokhorovka …
Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:32 am
Enter the Wolf Pack's Baltic lair.
Published: September 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Churchill's friend and scientific adviser had the prime minister's full faith—even when he shouldn't have
Published: September 08, 2011 at 3:38 pm
The Exocet antiship missile wreaked havoc on British ships during the Falklands War and was central to the USS Stark controversy.
Published: September 08, 2011 at 3:24 pm
The Stahlhelm, iconic helmet of German forces in both world wars, inspired many modern-day helmet designs, including the U.S. Kevlar field helmet.
Published: August 04, 2011 at 10:58 am
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This infographic originally appeared in the Septebmer/October issue of World War II magazine.…
Published: July 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Visit Arromanches-les-Bains, the port born on D-Day.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 4:03 pm
The Mark I set the precedent for a range of self-propelled weaponry that would see widespread use in World War II and thereafter.
Published: May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm
The electronic conflict pioneered by the Wild Weasel vs the Guideline SAM during the Vietnam War laid the groundwork for a new form of air-ground warfare that is still evolving today
Published: May 05, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Once scorned as little more than toys, military robots now play a key role on modern-day battlefields
Published: May 05, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Though the Goliath tracked mine saw little action, it served as the precursor of modern radio-controlled robotic vehicles.
Published: April 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Last time out we began a discussion of the importance of studying maneuvers. They can tell a historian a lot about the way an army trains, about its policies and procedures, about what it intends to do once war breaks …