Category Archives: Military

How to build an aircraft carrier

Some of this stuff we know. More of this stuff we didn’t know.

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The Raytheon M982 Excalibur

The Excalibur is a 155mm satellite-guided artillery shell. Excalibur was first fielded in Iraq in 2007 for urban or complex-terrain engagements in which collateral damage must be kept to a minimum. Excalibur has a ruggedized Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite … Continue reading

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Chasing a cruise missile

Video of an Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet chasing a Nirbhay cruise missile. Coordinating the launch of the missile and the fighter must be a headache.

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US military plans surprise for enemy tanks

A new concept for the US Military to target T-90 and Armata tanks has been unveiled that will provide an element of surprise. Looks like animated science fiction and imaginative thinking.

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Secret Service snipers

Sniper team members explain their role in protecting the President and having to jump in front of a bullet.

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USS Kearsarge: Replenishment at sea time lapse

The Kearsarge (an assault ship) hooks up with a supply ship. They need to do this while underway to maintain steerage. In laymen’s terms, ships can’t steer if they aren’t moving, and if they stayed still they would smash into … Continue reading

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Knife thrower

Ukrainian military veteran shows how to throw knives from any distance and any grip.

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A-10 pilot survives missile strike

Guy tells his harrowing story of how he got hit and how he finally landed. The picture below is click bait. The plane never looked like that in the video. [4:35]

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F-22 Raptor airshow

2014 Arctic Thunder Open House at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska.

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M1A1 Abrams tank is stuck

Guys are having a little fun on Uncle Sam’s dime. [4:13]

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Monday fave

U-2 spy plane landing at Beale AFB after flying a mission at 70,000 feet. More about the USAF U-2 chase cars here.

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Humvees airdrop

The operation is never 100% successful.

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VelociRaptor mast

Will-Burt introduces the VelociRaptor. Ground-breaking portable telescopic mast technology which enables accurate elevated line-of-sight fire by remote weapons on-the-halt along with elevated surveillance and targeting on-the-move. Video is 4 years old. It would appear that this technology never got far … Continue reading

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Versatility of the B-52 bomber

The legendary B-52 can carry smart bombs, laser-guided bombs, mines, even nuclear missiles–a total of 70,000 pounds of weaponry at a time.

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Submarine escape suit

The SEIE suit is an ingenious pressurized suit designed to permit escape from stricken subs up to a depth of 183 meters. Rising at a speed of up to three meters per second, the number one rule of submarine escape … Continue reading

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WWII German V-1 pulse jet engine

Leading up to the 2009 Chino Air Show, a crew at the Planes of Fame Air Museum restored a fully-functional German V-1 Pulse Jet Engine. Over the course of several months, we logged about 60 minutes on the engine in … Continue reading

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