Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WJ/FBQ-08 China Grenade Launcher

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The WJ/FBQ-08 is seems to be a PAP (or in its new name, CAPF, China Armed Police Forces) only weapon. Break-open design like the old American M79 from the Vietnam War. The PLA (or its new name CA, China Army) is working on a side-open design like that of H&K and FNH for their 35mm grenade. It's marked with WJ (Armed Police) in its designation.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

2012 US Military Pay Charts

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On February 14, 2011, President Obama proposed a minimum of a 1.6% military pay raise in his "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012." His proposal is based on the on the wage and salary series for private industry workers as indicated in the Employment Cost Index that was released on the last business day in October 2010. Some in congress are rumbling about a freeze of military pay to the 2011 levels; doing so means that some of the ground that was retaken over the last 10 years to close the pay gap will be lost. The pay scales below reflect the 1.6% raise.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mosin Nagant

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The Mosin Nagant is a bolt-action military rifle invented in Belgium and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. The popularity of the Mosin has grown over the past few years as more and more people discover how interesting and affordable these rifles are to collect.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

KRISS Vector/TDI Vector

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The KRISS Vector series is a family of NFA and non-NFA weapons based upon the parent submachine gun design developed by KRISS USA. It was self-loading (semi-automatic) carbine i sa derivative of the Kriss Super V™ submachine gun. KRISS USA is formerly known as Transformational Defense Industries (TDI). KRISS Vector CRB/SO semi-automatic carbine utilizes patented SuperV™ operating system with light bolt that is connected to vertically sliding weight. According to the manufacturer, this system decreases felt recoil and minimizes muzzle jump, thus allowing for fast and accurate follow-up shots.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Magpul FMG-9

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The Magpul FMG-9 is a new generation of folding submachine guns, designed by Magpul Industries in 2008. It looks like an industrial torch or a portable radio, and will fit in a girl’s handbag or the back pocket of a pair of jeans. One click later, the spring-assisted deployment mechanism snaps and you have a sub machine gun ready to fire. It is made out of a light-weight polymer material rather than metal, making it very light and easy to carry. It is also small enough even to fit in the back pocket of most everyday pants. It was developed for potential use by personal protection details such as the United States Secret Service. It is still a prototype and may or may not be made in large numbers for law enforcement agencies. The prototype uses a semi-automatic firing mechanism from a 9mm Glock 17 pistol. With modification, the FMG-9 could also use the mechanism of a Glock 18 machine pistol for Class 3 or law enforcement use.

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PPSh-41 Submachine Gun

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The PPSh-41 was a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgi S. Shpagin as an inexpensive, simplified alternative to the PPD-40. It was a short 33 inch (828mm) long blowback operated fully automatic submachine gun with a 10 inch (265mm) chrome lined barrel inside a wooden stock. Intended for use by minimally-trained conscript soldiers, the PPSh was a magazine-fed selective-fire submachine gun using an open-bolt, blowback action. It weighed 12 pounds (5.4 kg) when loaded with a 71-round drum magazine or about 9 1/2 pounds with the more reliable and preferred 35-round box magazine. It fired the same round as the Soviet Torkarev pistol, the 7.62x25mm cartridge. This bottlenecked cartridge was significantly more powerful than the 9x19mm Parabellum round used by German and Allied armies for submachine guns. The 7.62x25mm carried a 85grain bullet that came from the barrel at a scorching 1500 feet per second. In a pinch it could also fire the same 7.63x25mm round as the Broomhandle Mauser. Its rate of fire was a super fast 900 round per minute. This pistol sized round and the weight of the weapon allowed for practically no felt recoil when compared to other weapons.

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Beretta 92

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Beretta 92 

The Beretta 92 is originally designed for the Italian army and police. It's a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. Beretta 92F - 9x19mm. The cosmetic differences are very slight and hard to see between this gun and the newer 92FS. Most of the changes are the inner workings of the gun.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aurora’s Excalibur Unmanned Aircraft

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The Aurora’s Excalibur Unmanned Aircraft was flight successful for the first time on 2009. The Excalibur vertical take off and landing (VTOL) UAS was developed under a contract with the US Armys Aviation Technology Directorate and flight tested at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on June 24, 2009. Excalibur's unique configuration enables both VTOL and high-speed flight modes at speeds up to 400 knots; thereby providing the Warfighter with a survivable capability for quick response weapons delivery or logistics resupply from remote, austere forward operating bases or from air cable ships operating in the littorals.

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CornerShot

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The CornerShot is an Israeli gun accessory developed and made by a company called Corner Shot holdings LLC and designed by Amos Golan. It's designed to enables homeland military personnel to engage hostile targets from the all possible corner, and all shooting positions without the removal of hands from the weapon. The cornershot has three types one with a pistol to shoot one without a laser target light and has a 45 mm grenade launcher and does not shoot bullets, one with a assault rifle for the shooting part.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

H&K G-3

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The H&K G3 (Gewehr 3) are a successful assault rifles design produced by the German firm of Heckler & Koch with the Federal Republic of Germany in 1961. The G3 itself was based on the Spanish CETME rifle which in turn was based on the World War Two-era German designed Mauser StuG 45 gun. It was a highly manufactured and licensed weapon system that became the standard rifle of many NATO countries including the German Army. The base weapon was converted in many other variants and had provisions for a grenade launcher, flash suppressor and bayonet.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Steyr Scout

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The Steyr Scout is a modern scoped bolt-action rifle manufactured by Steyr company in Austria. These Scout are typically .308 caliber (7.62mm), less than 1 meter in length, and less than 3 kilograms (6.6 lbs.) in weight, with iron and optical sights and fitted with practical slings (such as Ching slings) for shooting and carrying, and capable of hitting man-sized targets out to 450 meters without scopes. Typically they employ forward-mounted low-power long eye relief scopes or sights to afford easy access to the top of the rifle action for rapid reloading.

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Dragunov SVD

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The Dragunov SVD (Snaiperskaja Vintovka Dragunova, or Dragunov Sniper Rifle) sniper rifle is an automatic rifle based on the Kalashnikov rifle series. This weapon was appears in Resident Evil 5 moview. It has a starting firepower of 650, reload speed of 2.83, and a capacity of 7. Fully upgraded, it has a firepower of 1300, reload speed of 2.41, and a capacity of 18. It fits roughly in the middle of the RE5 Sniper Rifle range, having a semi-automatic firing mode making it faster than the Sako S75 but not as powerful, and with a lower magnification scope than the PSG-1. It is also quite unstable making it difficult to place shots at longer ranges.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Chinese Soar Dragon HALE UAV

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Chinese Internet sources has revealed another image of new Chinese high altitude, high endurance, long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (HALE UAV), it's call Soar Dragon HALE. Soar Dragon HALE (high altitude, long endurance) UAV uses long thin diamond-shape wing structure to achieve larger wingspan which is suitable for sustained high altitude flight and long endurance. China displayed the model of the Chinese Soar Dragon UAV in its “Zhuhai Air Show” in 2006. But still a few real pictures published.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon Fifth Generation Stealth Fighter Aircraft

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The J-20 is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft which appears to be somewhat larger and heavier than the comparable Sukhoi T-50 and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. J-20 Mighty Dragon flew for the first time on 11th of January 2011 and it is likely to be ready for induction in the PLAAF by 2017 to 2018.

The production J-20 may incorporate an advanced fly-by-wire (FBW) system fully integrated with the fire-control and the engine systems. Its fire-control radar is expected to be Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA).

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Walther P99

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This gun became famous after being used in the Bon Jovi's movie "Tomorrow Never Dies". The Walther P99 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by the German company Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen of Ulm for law enforcement, security forces and the civilian shooting market as a replacement for the Walther P5 and the P88. The P99 and its variants are also made under license by Fabryka Broni Radom.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

HK Mark 23

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The Heckler & Koch (HK) Mark 23 Mod is a handgun consisting of a match grade semi-automatic pistol, a laser aiming module (LAM), and suppressor, chambered in .45 ACP developed under request from US SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and entered the competition with Colt for OHWS (Offensive Handgun Weapon System) first offensive handgun for US Military since the adoption of the Colt M1911 Govt. It was adopted by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for special operations units in the 1990s. HK is a German arms manufacturer founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ka-50 Black Shark

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The Ka-50 "Black Shark" is a single-seat Russian attack helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. Ka-50 is also known as Werewolf. It is a high-performance combat helicopter with day and night capability, high survivability and fire power to defeat air targets and heavily armoured tanks armed with air defence weapons. It entered service with the Russian Army during 1995 and is manufactured at the Sazykin Aviation Company Progress based in Arseniev Maritime Territory, Russia.

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Mi-28 Havoc

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The Mi-28 Havoc is a Russian all-weather day-night military tandem two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter. It carries a single gun in an undernose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings. It similar in nature to the American AH-64 Apache series. The Mi-28 definitely has some design features of the Mi-24 Hind series.

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Chinese Z-10

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The Chinese Z-10 is an attack helicopter under development in China, began in the mid-1990s. Prototype of the Z-10 maid it's maiden flight in 2003. It seems that initial production gunships were delivered to the Chinese army in 2009-2010. It will be the first dedicated modern Chinese attack helicopter. It has been designed with extensive technical assistance from Eurocopter and Augusta. It is believed that that the Z10 attack helicopter is in the same class as the AH-2 Rooivalk and the A-129 Mangusta, however it is not as capable as the AH-64 Apache.

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A129 Mangusta

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A129 Mangusta Cockpit

The A129 Mangusta is an attack helicopter originally designed and produced by Agusta in Italy. It was the latest variant of the A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) helicopter in service with the Italian Army. The TAI/AgustaWestland T-129 ATAK is an enhanced version of the A129, and its development is now the responsibility of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), with AgustaWestland as the primary partner.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Denel AH-2 Rooivalk Attack Helicopter

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Denel AH-2 Rooivalk is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel of South Africa. Rooivalk is Afrikaans for "Red Kestrel". The South African Air Force (SAAF) ordered 12 Rooivalk AH-2As, the first of which entered service in July 1999. The helicopters are flown by 16 Squadron, which is based at AFB Bloemspruit near Bloemfontein.

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Mi-24 Hind

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The Mi-24 Hind is a large attack and gunship helicopter with low-capacity troop transport (8 passengers) produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. In October 2007, the Russian Air Force announced it would replace its 250 Mi-24 helicopter gunships with 300 more modern Mi-28s and possibly Ka-50s by 2015.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

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Perhaps F-111 Aardvark is most famous two crew cockpit module that designed with escape capsule for emergency situations. The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was a medium-range interdictor and tactical strike aircraft that also filled the roles of strategic bomber, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare in its various versions. First designed the early 1960s by General Dynamics, F-111 Aardvark, although it has a weird name, Aardvark is a widely used strategic bombers in the past.

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AIDC F-CK-1 Ching Kuo

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AIDC F-CK-1 Ching Kuo fighters are made in Taiwan with the assistance of the US. The program began when the United States refused to sell F-20 Tigershark and F-16 Fighting Falcon to the Republic of China (Taiwan) after the pressure on the United States from the People's Republic of China (PRC). Taiwan therefore decided to develop its own fighter aircraft. IDF fighter jet project was designed and built by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) based in Taichung, Taiwan, with the help of American defense firms.

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KAI KFX

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The Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KFX is a South Korean program to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), spearheaded by South Korea with Indonesia as the primary partner. It is South Korea's second fighter development program following the FA-50.

First announced by South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung at the graduation ceremony of the Air Force Academy in March 2001. South Korea and Indonesia had agreed to cooperate in the production of KFX warplanes in Seoul on July 15, 2010. The initial operational requirements for the KFX program as stated by the ADD (Agency for Defence Development) were to develop a single-seat, twin-engine jet with stealth capabilities beyond either the Dassault Rafale or Eurofighter Typhoon, but still less than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The overall focus of the program is producing a fighter with higher capabilities than a KF-16 class fighter by 2020.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Steyr M-1A

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The Steyr M series pistols is semi-automatic pistols developed by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG of Austria for police services and the civilian shooting market.semi-automatic pistols developed by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG of Austria for police services and the civilian shooting market, were first announced in 1999. Steyr M pistols, along with compact version, Steyr S, which were made in Austria by the Steyr-Mannlicher GmbH & Co, are not made any more.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Hataf-2 Abdali Ballistic Missile

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The Hataf-2 Abdali is a Land Based Ballistic Missile Systems which are deployed by the Pakistan Army. The Hataf-2 Abdali missiles have a range of 180 kilometers and can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. This specific missile characterizes with amazing accuracy which, however, influences the range.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Barrett REC7

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The Barrett REC7 is assault rifle manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company, who are best known for producing the M82 .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle. It was evolutions of the M16 rifle series/M-4 Carbine but with several major differences.The first, and most obvious, being the use of the 6.8x43mm Remington SPC round (which is supposed to have 50% more stopping power than the standard 5.56mm round), a short stroke piston system as opposed to the M-16's direct impingement gas system and a quad rail system in addition to a flat top receiver. The weapon is manufactured as either a complete system or upper receiver only which can be married to a pre-existing M-16/M-4 lower receiver.

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Heckler & Koch HK416

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HK416 is an assault rifle made ​​by Heckler & Koch, based in Germany. The rifle is considered as a further development of the M4 carbine rifle used as a standard in the U.S. armed forces and many other countries. Now, HK416 considered the best assault rifle in the world. This is partly supported by its ability to operate in any terrain.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eurocopter Tiger HAP

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The Eurocopter Tiger HAP is a medium-weight attack helicopter developed for the French Army as a close support and escort helicopter. Armed with 68 mm SNEB rockets, mistral air-to-air missiles and a 30mm GIAT cannon mounted in the nose, the HAP is designed to attack 'soft' targets such as men and unarmored vehicles. is a  air-to-air combat and fire support helicopter built for the French Army.

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Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow

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The Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter (uprated T700-GE-701C engines) with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for two crews. The Apache was developed as Model 77 by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra. The AH-64 features a VNsight low-light television sensors (LLTV) that will allow ambient lighting such as street lights, beacons, headlights and laser light to be viewable in low-light conditions. The Apache is armed with a 30-millimeter (1.2 in) M230 Chain Gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 also features double- and triple-redundant aircraft systems to improve survivability for the aircraft and crew in combat, as well as improved crash survivability for the pilots.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Socom M24 Sniper’s Weapon System

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Socom M24 is bolt action sniper weapon, represents a return to bolt action sniper rifles by the US Army. As in the USMC M40A1, the M24 uses the Remington 700 action, although the reciever is a long action made for adaptation to take the .300 Winchester Magnum round. The stock (HS Precision) is made of a composite of Kevlar, graphite and fibreglass bound together with epoxy resins, and features an aluminium bedding block and adjustable butt plate. A detachable bipod (Harris) can be attached to the stocks fore-end. The metal finish is powder coated for extreme durability.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sukhoi S-37 Berkut

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The S-37 is a demonstration-experimental aircraft intended to try out new key technological solutions in aerodynamics, flight control systems, and aircraft flight dynamics. The salient feature of this aircraft is its forward-swept wing (FSW) configuration. The choice of this configuration is the result of the Bureau’s efforts to find new approaches to enhancing aircraft aerodynamics, primarily maneuverability.

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Sukhoi Su-37 Terminator

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Sukhoi Su-37 is a Russian experimental multirole jet fighter aircraft. It's a single-seat aircraft, all-weather fighter and ground attack prototype aircraft, derived from the Su-27. The Su-37 includes several updates over the Su-27, including all-weather multi-mode passive electronically scanned array radar with synthetic aperture, terrain avoidance, terrain mapping radar. The airframe includes a percentage of parts made from composites, unlike the all-metal Su-27. Additionally, the Su-37 incorporates the AL-37FU engines equipped with thrust vectoring. The Su-37’s nozzles are variable in pitch and travel plus or minus 15 degrees. It can carry air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons on 12 stations.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

T-90 Main Battle Tank

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The T-90 main battle tank is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is a modernisation of the T-72 (it was originally to be called the T-72BU, later renamed to T-90). It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. It is a direct descendant of the T-72 MBT (in fact, a renaming of T-72BU) although every single system including the main gun has received a major upgrade. Although a development of the T-72, the T-90 uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, 1G46 gunner sights, a new engine, and thermal sights. Standard protective measures include a blend of regular steel and Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armor, laser warning receivers, Nakidka camouflage and the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system. The EMT-7 electromagnetic pulse (EMP) creator is used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active service. It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sukhoi Su-35

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The Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) is a Russian heavy, long-range, one-seat multirole fighter. Developed from the original Su-27 air superiority fighter, it was originally designated Su-27M and later renamed Su-35 by Sukhoi. Due to the similar features and components it contains, the Su-35 is considered a close cousin of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, a modernized Su-30 variant for India. The Su-35 is a 4++ generation aircraft employing technologies of the fifth generation. They make it superior to all other 4th generation fighters now under development worldwide. In 2009-2015, thanks to these technologies, the Su-35 will dominate the world market, outperforming other proposed multi-role fighters.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon

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The F-16 Fighting Falcon is single-engined, supersonic, multi-role tactical jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as a lightweight day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,400 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Though no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, F-16 Fighting Falcon sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta. More than 4,400 F-16s have been produced for 25 countries with 53 follow-on buys by 14 customers.

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Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

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The Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Soviet Union. It'is the world's largest operational bomber. Although several civil and military transport aircraft are larger in overall dimensions, the Tu-160 is the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any combat aircraft. Dwarfing the similar-looking B-1B Lancer, it is the heaviest combat aircraft ever built. Unlike the B-1B, the Tu-160 bomber remains committed to both low-level penetration (at transonic speeds) and high-level penetration at speeds of about Mach 1.9.

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TAURUS KEPD 350

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TAURUS KEPD 350 (Kinetic Energy Penetration Destroyer) weapon system is a German/Swedish air-launched cruise missile developed for the German Air Force Tornado IDS strike fighters, manufactured by TAURUS Systems and used by Germany and Spain. TAURUS Systems GmbH is a partnership between LFK (EADS/MBDA) and Saab Bofors Dynamics. It can also be adapted for F/A-18, Grippen and Eurofighter Typhoon.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alkett VsKfz 617

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Alkett VsKfz 617 is a mine sweeper tank designed by Alkett, Krupp and Mercedes-Benz with a silhouette truly worthy of a machine of science fiction. In appearance, this tank looks more like a tractor.

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Steyr ACR

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The Steyr ACR was Steyr's entry for the US Army's Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) program in the late 80's / early 90's. Although the Steyr design proved effective, as did most of the weapons submitted, the entire ACR program ended with none of the entrants achieving performance 100% better than the M16A2, the baseline for a successful ACR weapon. The Steyr ACR was one of the top 4 that were reviewed, but none managed to meet the army's requirement of 100% improvement over the M-16 and therefore none were accepted.

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FNP-9 / Browning PRO-9

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The FNP-9 is the most recent development of the famous Belgian company FN Herstal. The FNP-9 features double-action/single-action (DA/SA) operation with a decocker. Its high-capacity polymer frame is offered in matte black. The FNP-9’s barrel is cold hammer-forged stainless steel, and the stainless steel slide is available with a matte black industrial tool finish for added durability. First announced in 2003, the basic design is available in two versions. The Law Enforcement / Military version is marketed as FNP-9, and has a matte black finish; the Civilian version is marketed as the Browning PRO-9, and has a bead-blasted stainless steel finish on the slide. Frames on all models are black polymer. These pistols apparently made at two FN facilities - for European market guns are produced at FN home factory in Herstal, Belgium; for US market guns are made in FN plant in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, by the FN Manufacturing Inc, subsidiary of the FN Herstal.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Steyr M1912

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The Steyr 1912 pistol was designed in around 1910, and entered production in 1911 by the Austrian firm Steyr Mannlicher by Karl Krnka, with first deliveries made to Chile, as Steyr Model 1911. Next year it was adopted by armed forces of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and also by Romanian military. Significant numbers of these pistols were produced at the famous Steyr arms factory until the end of WW1, originally in 9x23 Steyr caliber. When the Hitler's Germany occupied Austria in 1939, many of these pistols were converted to fire 9x19 Luger (9mm P.Patr.08) ammunition, and issued to a variety of German 2nd line military troops and police. Such pistols were usually marked on the slide with "08" or "P-08", to distinguish them from original guns chambered for 9x23 Steyr ammunition. It was in service in a limited capacity for the Wehrmacht until the end of World War II.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

M4 carbine

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The M4 carbine is a lightweight, gas operated, air cooled, magazine fed, selective rate, shoulder fired weapon with a collapsible stock. Equipped with a shorter barrel, collapsible stock, and subsequently accessory rails, it provides soldiers operating in close quarters with improved handling and the capability to rapidly and accurately engage targets at extended range, day or night. A shortened variant of the M16A2 rifle, the M4 provides the individual soldier operating in close quarters the capability to engage targets at extended range with accurate, lethal fire. The M4 Carbine achieves over 80 percent commonality with the M16A2 Rifle and was initially to replace all M3A1 .45 caliber submachine guns and selected M9 pistols and M16 series rifle in service. In 2005, it became the standard issue infantry weapon in the US Army.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FN Five-seven

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The FN Five-seven, is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium. The pistol's name refers to its 5.7-mm (.224 in) bullet diameter, and the unusual capitalization style is intended to spell out the manufacturer's initials—FN.

The Five-seven pistol was developed in conjunction with the FN P90 personal defense weapon and the 5.7×28mm cartridge. The P90 was introduced in 1990, and the Five-seven was introduced in 1998 as a pistol using the same 5.7×28mm ammunition. As a companion pistol to the P90, the Five-seven shares many of the same features: it is a lightweight polymer-based weapon with a large magazine capacity, ambidextrous controls, low recoil, and the ability to penetrate body armor when using certain cartridge types.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. The C-130 Hercules is arguably the most versatile tactical transport aircraft ever built. Its uses appear almost limitless: airlift and airdrop, electronic surveillance, search and rescue, space-capsule recovery, helicopter refueling, landing (with skis) on snow and ice, and aerial attack. It has even landed and taken off from a carrier deck without benefit of arresting gear or catapults. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting. It is the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 60 nations.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mil Mi-24

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The Mil Mi-24 is a large helicopter gunship (and attack helicopter) and low-capacity troop transport (with room for 8 passengers) produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. It entered service with the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, and more than 2,500 have been produced. In October 2007, the Russian Air Force announced it would replace its 250 Mi-24 helicopter gunships with 300 more modern Mi-28s and possibly Ka-50s by 2015. The Mi-24 has been deployed in a number of conflicts including Afghanistan and in Chechnya.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Light Tank PT - 76

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The PT-76 is a Light Amphibious Tank. It's Russian name PT (Plavajuschij Tank) is translated as Amphibious Tank. The PT-76 was developed between 1949 - 1951 under the leadership of Zh. Kotin. It was adopted on 16-th August 1952. It's serial production started since 1953 on Volgograd Tank Factory.

Overall there were built approximately 12 000 tanks including 2 000 for export. It was exported to all Warsaw Pact countries and also to a great number of Asian, African and Near Eastern countries.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

BGM-109 Tomahawk

| Sunday, May 22, 2011 | 0 comments


The Tomahawk is an all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile. First introduced in 1970 by General Dynamics, this missile (missiles) are designed for medium and long distances, capable of flying low and can also be launched from land and underwater. After launch, a solid propellant propels the missile until a small turbofan engine takes over for the cruise portion of flight. Tomahawk is a highly survivable weapon. Radar detection is difficult because of the missile's small cross-section, low altitude flight. Similarly, infrared detection is difficult because the turbofan engine emits little heat. Systems include Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver; an upgrade of the optical Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) system; Time of Arrival (TOA) control, and improved 402 turbo engines.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

AGM-114 Hellfire

| Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 0 comments


The AGM-114 Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile, developed primarily for anti-armor use. It can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms. It has multi-mission, and multi-target precision-strike capability. The Hellfire Air-to-Ground Missile System (AGMS) provides heavy anti-armor capability for attack helicopters. The Hellfire missile is the primary 100 lb-class air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United States and many other nations. The HELLFIRE name comes from its original intention as a helicopter-launched fire-and-forget weapon (HELicopter Launched FIRE-and-forget). The first three generations of HELLFIRE missiles use a laser seeker. The fourth generation, Longbow HELLFIRE, uses a radar frequency seeker.

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