The United States has "firepower of an amazing scale that can be used both in small operations against insurgents and in full-scale armored battles," the article leads. InoTV.
The author offers the five best types of American weapons. In his opinion, "it is the presence of this technique in the United States Army that explains why no country in the world wants to fight with it."
Helicopter AH-64 Apache.
“There is a certain amount of irony in the fact that the best weapon of the advanced ground forces of the US Army is an aircraft. However, recent conflicts in which the Americans were and are likely to participate have shown: support aviation is a decisive factor, ”the material says.
Armed with 30-millimeter guns, Hellfire missiles and high-precision Apache sensors allow the army to strike at opponents before they are within range of ground forces.
Tank M-1 Abrams.
"The answer to the question is whether the M-1 Abrams is the best a tank in the world depends on who you are talking to and, more importantly, which country your interlocutor is from. But there is no doubt that this is one of the best fighting vehicles, ”the author claims.
The 60-tonne Abrams "boasts an 120-mm cannon, uranium armor, which is up to three feet thick, and at a speed greater than 40 miles per hour." In 1991 in Iraq, he “smashed” Soviet-made equipment and, very likely, he could cope with the Chinese main battle tank “Type 99”.
SAU M109A6 Paladin.
"In the last" small wars "in which America participated, its powerful self-propelled howitzers" kept in the shadows. " But this does not negate the fact that they are a highly efficient weapon, ”writes the publication.
Paladin - the latest version of the "venerable" self-propelled artillery M-109. It is capable of launching 155-mm projectiles, including the Excalibur satellite-guided projectiles, to 20 miles.
Anti-tank missile system TOW.
“Apparently, Russia (or the Soviet Union) is the king of anti-tank missiles. Perhaps this is due to the threat that armored vehicles developed in the West can pose to its armed forces, ”the author argues.
Meanwhile, the United States in this game is not new. “The American anti-tank complex TOW is not losing ground even today, after almost 45 years of service. With it, tanks were destroyed - mainly of Soviet manufacture - in Vietnam and the Middle East, ”the article says.
The author admits that “the inclusion of this 80-year-old heavy machine gun in the list may seem strange, but the fact that almost a century after its appearance and participation in an infinite number of wars, M2 is still in order, proves its uniqueness”.
Developed in those years, "when Franklin Roosevelt only became president of the United States, and Hitler came to power in Germany, M2 was used in all parts of the world as an anti-aircraft, anti-vehicle and anti-personnel machine gun, comparable to a small gun." The updated version of the M2A1 has a quick-change barrel and a night flame arrester.