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: July 08, 2011 at 3:41 pm
The English (or Welsh) longbow introduced long-range artillery to the battlefield, forever changing the nature of warfare.
Published: June 02, 2011 at 12:55 pm
The Age of Airpower
By Martin van Creveld. 512 pp.
PublicAffairs, 2011. $35.
Martin van Creveld's work is always worth reading. Some of his books, most notably Supplying War and Hitler's Strategy: the Balkan Clue, are benchmarks that will …
Published: May 05, 2011 at 8:11 pm
The Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife saw duty from Shanghai's back alleys to the front lines of World War II and remains in use 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 …
Published: March 04, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Russia's Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30 was bulky and crude but deadly accurate.
Published: January 07, 2011 at 12:49 pm
The Flammenwerfer ("flamethrower") first saw battlefield use in World War I at Verdun, France, but the weapon didn't play a decisive role in combat until World War II.
Published: January 07, 2011 at 12:19 pm
The socket bayonet, which saw duty in armies for more than a century, enabled a soldier to fix his bayonet while retaining the ability to fire.
Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
As U.S. forces neared Japan, casualties rose at an alarming rate.
Published: November 04, 2010 at 4:01 pm
The Brown Bess musket served British infantry units for the better part of a century.
Published: November 04, 2010 at 3:13 pm
The entrenching tool, or E-tool, has become indispensable gear for the modern field soldier.
Published: September 30, 2010 at 10:18 am
A behind-the-scenes look at the treasures waiting in the museum's wings.
Published: August 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm
The Roman gladius (sword) and scutum (shield) enabled the legions to conquer the known world.
Published: August 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm
During the Civil War, City-Class gunboats enabled the Union to spear the very heart of the South.