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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MILITARY WEAPONRY

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The pride of the Kriegsmarine by Sakhal

[fl][b]Admiral Graf Spee[/b][/fl][p] [b]The Versailles Treaty forced Germany to limit the normal displacement of its warships to 10,160 tonnes, with a maximum caliber of 280 millimeters for their armament. However, according to the experience acquired du...

[ Date: 2020-11-05 | Length: 57 Kb | Update: Never ]
The Soviet Navy - Aircraft carriers by Sakhal

[fl][i]In the 1980s, the whole strike capability of the Soviet naval aviation was represented by the land-based bombers of the Naval Air Force. The standard model of naval bomber was the Tu-16 "Badger", of which about 250 units remained in service. The la...

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The Soviet Navy - Surface ships by Sakhal

[fl][i]It was habitual in the classification made on books to place the Soviet warships of the size of cruisers in the same row than the American CG (guided-missile cruiser). However, none of those Soviet ships had been designed for providing an area of d...

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The Soviet Navy - Submarines by Sakhal

[fl][i]The SSGN denomination corresponds to those submarines moved by nuclear energy and armed with non-nuclear guided missiles, in contrast with the SSBN, submarines which launch ballistic missiles. The SSN denomination corresponds to nuclear-powered att...

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The Soviet Navy - SLBM by Sakhal

[fl][i]The submarines which carry intercontinental ballistic missiles constitute the main threat against those strategic targets deemed as unprotected, namely, cities and industrial areas of a potential enemy. However, the precision of these missiles is i...

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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...

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Gigantic artillery of the Third Reich by Sakhal

[b][fl]280-millimeter Kanone 5 [E][/fl][/b][p] 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 Operat...

[ Date: 2018-11-22 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: 2020-12-07 ]
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 ]

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 light fighter by Sakhal

Until the 1960s the Spanish military aviation had in production a piston-engine fighter aircraft built by Hispano Aviation; that one was the last descendant of one of the best fighter aircraft used during the Second World War: the Messerschmitt Bf 109. An...

[ Date: 2015-03-15 | Length: 24 Kb | Update: 2024-01-29 ]
Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe turbojet fighter by Sakhal

[i][fl]In the summer of 1944 there was no doubt that the Germans were far ahead the Allies in the production of turbojet fighters. The 25th July 1944 a British Mosquito aircraft from the 544th Squadron, flying in a reconnaissance mission at an altitude of...

[ Date: 2014-04-05 | Length: 18 Kb | Update: 2024-01-27 ]
PzKpfw VIII Maus superheavy tank by Sakhal

[b]INTRODUCTION[/b][p] During the Second World War Germany dedicated a great amount of effort and resources to the development of a super-heavy armored combat vehicle. There were two models under development, the Maus and the E-100, but none of them was ...

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PzKpfw VI Tiger I heavy tank by Sakhal

[b]INTRODUCTION[/b][p] In the summer of 1940, during the Battle of France, it was confirmed the inefficiency against the British and French medium tanks of the German 75-millimeter cannon in service until then. For instance, in Arras the impacts of the G...

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Armed forces in World War Two - Italy by Sakhal

[fl][b]Italy 1939 - Army[/b][/fl][p] [b]Individual weapons - Pistols: [/b] Beretta Model 34 caliber 9 mm [fs](a)[/fs][br] [b]Individual weapons - Rifles: [/b] Rifle 91/38, carbine 91/38 and 91/38 TS, all of caliber 6.5 mm [fs](b)[/fs][br] [b]Individual...

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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, displayed as thumbnails or arranged as a chronology. It is available as well a chart describing the characteristics of the diverse anti-tank guns installed on tanks during World War Two.

Admiral Graf Spee pocket battleship

Armed Forces of World War Two shows a rather comprehensive list of the different weapons (ordered by branch, specialty and class) used by the main countries (Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Soviet Union, United States) involved in the conflict.

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.

De Havilland DH 80a Puss Moth of James Mollison

Data Tables/Charts

Data Tables/Charts shows a selection of responsive tables and charts showing various data and statistics. The list is displayed as thumbnails.

The aces of the submarine war

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

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Overview of the battleship Bismarck

Brief history of the Messerschmitt Me 262 turbojet fighter aircraft

Overview of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)

Artillery systems of the Kirov class battlecruisers

Overview of the PzKpfw VIII Maus super-heavy tank

Overview of the battlecruiser HMS Hood

World War Two Battleship Comparison

WW1/WW2/Cold War Warship Size Comparison

Picture of the Day

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PAW 600 | German anti-tank cannon in service during the Second World War, which operated through the principle of low and high gas pressure to fire shaped charge projectiles.

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