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Australia's Centurion Mark 5 Tank

Carl O. Schuster | 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

USS Grayback: Secret Submarine Landing Boat

Carl O. Schuster | 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

Type 95 Torpedo: The Long Lance of Japan’s Submarine Fleet

Jon Guttman | 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.

A New Deconstruction of Prokhorovka

Dennis Showalter | 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 …

Time Travel: Kiel

Andrew Curry | Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:32 am
Enter the Wolf Pack's Baltic lair.

Lord Cherwell: Churchill's Confidence Man

Madhusree Mukerjee | 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

Exocet Antiship Missile: The Flying Fish That Flummoxes Radar

Jon Guttman | 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.

Stahlhelm Model 1916: The Signature German ‘Coal Scuttle’

Jon Guttman | 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.

Britain's Faery Swordfish

Jim Laurier | Published: August 04, 2011 at 10:58 am
  Click for larger image. To see past Weapons Manuals by Max Gadney, click here. This infographic originally appeared in the Septebmer/October issue of World War II magazine.…

Storming the Beach Town

James Ullrich | Published: July 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Visit Arromanches-les-Bains, the port born on D-Day.

Mark I Gun Carrier: British Artillery That Truly Made Tracks

Jon Guttman | 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.

Book Review - F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 SAM, by Peter Davies

Jon Guttman | 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

Drones Don't Die - A History of Military Robotics

P.W. Singer | 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

Goliath Tracked Mine: The Beetle That Started the ROV Craze

Jon Guttman | 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.

Meet the Panzer Division: The German Maneuvers of 1937

Robert M. Citino | 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 …

Rehearsing for Armageddon: Pre–World War II Maneuvers

Robert M. Citino | Published: April 20, 2011 at 9:57 am
I was recently asked by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) to speak at their annual Military Affairs Symposium in North Texas. The topic was "Training Marines and the Joint Force: The Value of Simulations and Games." It was …
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