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Anti-submarine tactics in the First World War by Sakhal

[fl][i]In the spring of 1917, the offensive of the U-boat reached its peak point, threatening with forcing England to starvation. However, the development of anti-submarine weapons, such as depth charges, and the adoption of defensive tactics, particularl...

[ Date: 2019-09-11 | Length: 24 Kb | Update: 2020-09-05 ]
M1 Abrams main battle tank by Sakhal

For knowing more details about the initial development and characteristics of the M1 Abrams main battle tank, you can visit the article [a]articles/sakhal/chrysler_m-1_main_battle_tank.php[*a]Chrysler M-1 main battle tank[/a].[p] [fl][b]Background[/b][/f...

[ Date: 2019-02-27 | Length: 20 Kb | Update: Never ]
Chrysler M-1 main battle tank by Sakhal

The 1st August 1963 the North American and German governments signed an agreement for the joint development of a tank called MBT-70. Each country formed its own work team and quickly they began to work on the new tank, being completed the first prototypes...

[ Date: 2019-02-26 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
Gigantic artillery of the Third Reich by Sakhal

280-millimeter Kanone 5 [E] The Allied troops that the 22nd January 1944 landed in Anzio had not thought that the German resistance would be so tenacious. There has been controversy about the behavior of General Lucas, about how Operation Shingle could h...

[ Date: 2018-11-22 | Length: 17 Kb | Update: Never ]
Fire control systems of main battle tanks by Sakhal

During long time, the aiming of tank-mounted cannons was effectuated through a telescope coupled to them. The gunner used manual controls to align the crosshair, and hence the cannon, against the target. This required a constant training and to fire many ...

[ Date: 2018-03-24 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: 2018-12-29 ]
Optics and electronics for tanks by Sakhal

Primitive tanks were almost blind. Vision was effectuated through narrow peepholes protected by crystal blocks and rudimentary periscopes whose mirrors were polished metal plates, for crystal mirrors crashed very easily. Technology allowed to remedy t...

[ Date: 2018-03-18 | Length: 33 Kb | Update: Never ]
Leopard II main battle tank by Sakhal

The great tension accumulated between the western and eastern defensive blocks in the 1950s and 1960s led the German strategists to undertake the development of a very advanced tank, designed to stop an hypothetical invasion from the East. With such p...

[ Date: 2018-03-12 | Length: 24 Kb | Update: 2018-03-19 ]
FV 4030 Challenger I main battle tank by Sakhal

In 1974 Iran ordered 125 Shir 1 and 1225 Shir 2 to the Royal Ordnance Factory of Leeds. The Shir 1 was actually a latest model of the Chieftain, already in service in large numbers in Iran, fitted with a new propulsion plant constituted by a Rolls-Royce 1...

[ Date: 2018-03-07 | Length: 11 Kb | Update: 2018-12-29 ]
Increase of the combat capability of the Leopard 2 by Sakhal

In the last years of the Cold War, facing the combat capability of the Leopard 2 rose the growing threat of the Warsaw Pact tanks, and not only because of the numbers, but also because of the notorious increase in quality, for the range and effects of the...

[ Date: 2018-01-28 | Length: 21 Kb | Update: Never ]
AMX-56 Leclerc main battle tank by Sakhal

Note: the following historical information about the AMX-56 Leclerc corresponds to the year 2000. Exclusive detailed information about the first prototype of this tank and associated electronic devices can be seen in the article AMX Leclerc - Main...

[ Date: 2017-12-25 | Length: 17 Kb | Update: 2018-01-29 ]

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Anti-submarine tactics in the First World War by Sakhal

[fl][i]In the spring of 1917, the offensive of the U-boat reached its peak point, threatening with forcing England to starvation. However, the development of anti-submarine weapons, such as depth charges, and the adoption of defensive tactics, particularl...

[ Date: 2019-09-11 | Length: 24 Kb | Update: 2020-09-05 ]
The fate of the Admiral Graf Spee by Sakhal

[fl][b]The corsair campaign[/b][/fl][p] The Admiral Graf Spee left the shipyard in Wilhelmshaven the 21st August 1939, the same day of the sign in Moscow of the German-Russian Pact. About two weeks remained for the beginning of the war but Hitler had tak...

[ Date: 2015-10-19 | Length: 32 Kb | Update: 2020-08-31 ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Britain by Sakhal

[fl][b]Britain 1939 - Army[/b][/fl][p] [b]Individual weapons - Pistols: [/b] Enfield No. 2 Mk 1 caliber .38, Webley Mk VI caliber .45, British Colt and Webley caliber .45[br] [b]Individual weapons - Rifles: [/b] Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk 1 and several types ...

[ Date: 2015-08-09 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: 2020-08-24 ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Poland and France by Sakhal

[fl][b]Poland 1939 - Army[/b][/fl][p] [b]Individual weapons - Pistols: [/b] Vis 36 Model 35 caliber 9 mm[br] [b]Individual weapons - Rifles: [/b] Polish Mauser K 98 caliber 7.92 mm[br] [b]Individual weapons - Hand bombs: [/b] Defensive, offensive and s...

[ Date: 2015-07-20 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: 2020-08-23 ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Germany by Sakhal

[fl][b]Germany 1939 - Army[/b][/fl][p] [b]Individual weapons - Pistols: [/b] P08 Luger caliber 9 mm, Walther M34 caliber 7.65 mm and Mauser C96 caliber 7.63 mm[br] [b]Individual weapons - Rifles: [/b] Mauser K98 in the models 98a, 98b and 98k, all of ca...

[ Date: 2015-08-27 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: 2020-08-23 ]

Thematic Specials

Weapons of World War Two

Weapons of World War Two shows a selection of representative weapons of the three arms through very realistic artworks and succinct texts explaining key aspects of their history, the circumstances on which they were developed or employed and their technical features. The list is ordered by name, type, country or year, or displayed as thumbnails. It is available as well a chart describing the characteristics of the diverse anti-tank guns installed on tanks during World War Two.

Hornet aircraft carrier

Aces of Aviation

Aces of Aviation shows a selection of prominent aircraft through very realistic artworks and succinct texts telling facts about them and the exceptional pilots who sat at their controls. The list is ordered by aircraft, aviator, country or year, or displayed as thumbnails.

North American B-25B Mitchel of William Mitchell

Comparison Charts

Rating Lists

These are algorithm-generated lists that compare different characteristics of many land vehicles, aircraft and ships.

Aircraft Firepower Comparator (Fighter WW2)

Entity Size Comparator

This program allows to visually compare the size of many historical military entities of the following categories: aircraft, artillery, craft, helicopter, missile, portable, ship, submarine, tank and vehicle.

Entity Size Comparator

Panzer General III Memorabilia

Infographics made out of graphics from the classic strategy game Panzer General III, featuring over 300 units from four prime warring nations, chronologically arranged.

World War Two Weapons Infographic (1)

World War Two Weapons Infographic (2)

Ship Pictures PHP Pages

You can see other interesting infographics on the PHP Pages section of Ship Pictures website.

Ship Pictures PHP Pages

Picture of the Day

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Booby traps | Depiction of "booby traps" like those crafted by the Viet Cong guerrilla during the Vietnam War.

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