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Turkish anti-aircraft missile system HISAR

Turkish anti-aircraft missile system HISAR

In recent years, Turkey has been actively expanding the range of manufactured weapons. In addition to drones and armored vehicles, the country is developing its own air defense systems, represented by the HISAR family of complexes ...
Japanese small-caliber anti-aircraft artillery

Japanese small-caliber anti-aircraft artillery

Due to organizational, design and production problems, Japanese small-caliber anti-aircraft guns did not provide reliable cover for their troops from low-altitude attacks by attack aircraft and ...
Variant grenade shovel

Variant grenade shovel

The VM-37 shovel mortar quickly demonstrated its shortcomings and was removed from service. The idea of ​​such a combination of functions was returned only at the end of the seventies, as a result of which a product appeared ...
Anti-tank complex CCMS-H. New plans for the US Army

Anti-tank complex CCMS-H. New plans for the US Army

The U.S. Army plans to replace the BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile system. Requirements for future weapons are now being drawn up, and the transition to it will begin no earlier than the end of the current decade ...
ATACMS missile system in the USA and abroad

ATACMS missile system in the USA and abroad

The US and a number of other countries are armed with the ATACMS tactical missile system integrated into multiple launch rocket systems. At the same time, it is already planned to abandon such weapons at home, ...
Use of captured German 105 and 128 mm anti-aircraft guns

Use of captured German 105 and 128 mm anti-aircraft guns

In addition to the 88-mm anti-aircraft guns, the air defense units of Nazi Germany had 105 and 128-mm guns. The creation of such long-range artillery systems was associated with an increase in speed and flight altitude ...
Mortar "Karl". German "club" for the Brest Fortress

Mortar "Karl". German "club" for the Brest Fortress

Among the largest guns in history, the German 600-mm mortar "Karl" occupies a special place. A gigantic self-propelled mortar on a tracked chassis was used by the Germans on June 22, 1941 against the Brest ...
A dangerous, but not numerous enemy. SPG Ferdinand

A dangerous, but not numerous enemy. SPG Ferdinand

The German self-propelled gun Ferdinand was an extremely dangerous enemy. However, the full potential of thick armor and powerful weapons could not be realized, and such self-propelled guns constantly suffered losses ...
Artillery of Napoleon's Grand Army: guns and ammunition

Artillery of Napoleon's Grand Army: guns and ammunition

Griboval introduced four main types of artillery pieces: 4-, 8- and 12-pounder guns and 6-inch howitzers. In relation to the latter, we mean, of course, their caliber (inner diameter of the muzzle), ...
Artillery of Napoleon's Great Army

Artillery of Napoleon's Great Army

In the first half of the XNUMXth century, French artillery was superior to all others, thanks to the fact that France was the first to standardize artillery ...
The largest cannons in history. Big Bertha

The largest cannons in history. Big Bertha

One of the most powerful guns of the First World War is considered to be "Big Bertha". This weapon, created in the shops of the Krupp factories, was nicknamed the killer of the forts ...
The largest cannons in history. Marine calibers

The largest cannons in history. Marine calibers

When it comes to the largest cannons in history, land-based artillery installations most often come to mind. At the same time, the navy also had their own record holders. Especially in this ...