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

| Sunday, June 26, 2011 | 1 comments


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

| Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 7 comments


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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