HotCars - Military Vehicles | RSS Feed Daily coverage of vehicle trends in the US Military. Sat, 19 Mar 2022 14:00:12 GMT en-US hourly 60 This Is Why The Fairey Rotodyne Concept Failed
There is one thing that you can’t deny about British aircraft designers in the Cold War period, and that is they were not afraid of innovation. Some aircraft sadly did fall flat on their feet, like the Bristol Brabazon. But that is for another time. But then there are some aircraft that innovate and become legends and classic aircraft, such as the Avro Vulcan. Then there are aircraft that fall somewhere inbetween. Aircraft that showed a lot of potential but, for various reasons, never made it well and truly off the ground.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 14:00:12 GMT
The Fastest Jet In The World: 10 Insane Facts About The North American X-15
In 1954, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - which later evolved into NASA - sponsored a joint research project that involved the US military and the private sector. The aim of the research was simple: discover how aircraft material, structures, and control surfaces would fare at very high altitudes and hypersonic speeds. A bidding process was carried out, and North America emerged winners ahead of Bell, Republic, and Douglas.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:00:16 GMT
Here Are The Most Terrifying Aircraft Ever Used By The Military
To be honest, all military aircraft look terrifying, along with simultaneously looking thrilling and vaunted. As humans, we all have a love-hate relationship with the most dangerous weaponry. They are strangely seductive and attractive but obviously, their very potency is what makes them rather terrifying, especially if you happen to be on the wrong end of one of these.

Mon, 14 Mar 2022 22:59:12 GMT
Legendary Antonov An-225 Mriya Destroyed In Ukraine Conflict Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started on February, 24, 2022, there have been numerous casualties on both sides. The casualties of both sides include military personnel, civilians, main battle tanks, armored vehicles, systems, missiles, launchers, airplanes, helicopters, ships, and more.

Mon, 14 Mar 2022 01:00:12 GMT
Here's Why The An-225 Mriya Was So Special
The Antonov An-225 Mriya was the largest aircraft in the world. This six-engine leviathan was a vital asset in the air cargo world, and was formerly designed to carry Energia rockets and Buran orbiters for the Soviet space program. It has though become most famous for carrying huge items across the globe and helping in humanitarian missions, ferrying medical supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a symbol of pride for Ukraine.

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 04:33:55 GMT
Watch This YouTuber Pancaking Cars In A Ripsaw Tank
Many automotive enthusiasts who can't step into the world of fast supercars say if you can't go fast, go slow. This means off-roading, crawling through dunes, and pushing slow cars to their limits. The epitome of this philosophy comes in monster trucks and tanks, although they do get quite expensive. The epitome of cool military vehicles, the Ripsaw can handle everything. Tackling an obstacle that really no vehicle can get over will never get old. Defense manufacturers understand this, using their military platforms their vehicles enter the civilian market.

Sat, 12 Mar 2022 00:00:13 GMT
10 Scariest Ground Vehicles In Russia's Arsenal
The fall of the USSR in the ‘90s split the former socialist republic into independent countries, the way it was, mostly, before WWII and Stalin, of course. Russia emerged as a military superpower from the rubble, and today, the Russian Armed Forces have the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world. It is the second most powerful military in the world as well, with the world’s largest tank forces.

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:30:18 GMT
10 Most Capable Jets In The Russian Air Force's Arsenal
During World War II, Britain and the United States formed an alliance with Russia to defeat Nazi Germany. While the UK and the US lead strategic bombing campaigns, Russia provided much of the manpower utilized in the operation. And Even though the US Air Force boast of some of the latest and most powerful aircraft in the world such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Russia has built some insane aircraft over the past few years.

Fri, 04 Mar 2022 00:30:12 GMT
The Dornier Do 335 Was The Luftwaffe's Most Radical Fighter
As the Second World War progressed, so to did the advancement of military aircraft technology. In just a few short years, air arms went from using biplanes, to using monoplanes and then, as the war reached its latter stages, jet aircraft started to appear. Germany in particular was sometimes quite bold and adventurous with where it went with aircraft development. It produced the world's first jet fighter in the Messerschmitt Me 262 and then the world's first jet bomber in the form of the Arado Ar 234.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:00:15 GMT
10 Scariest Ground Vehicles In Germany's Arsenal
Military vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. Tanks, armored vehicles, and even artillery saw new designs and upgrades to be used in battle to turn the tide of war. Unlike air or sea vessels, land vehicles are an intimate way of fighting, with some of the most intense battles fought over just a few hundred feet. And since WWI, Germany has fielded some of the scariest ground vehicles in history.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 03:00:13 GMT
This Dodge M-37 Military Truck Is The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle
Whether deploying troops or shifting heavy resources and artillery, transportation is a vital factor amidst a war. One military truck that pushed through 20 years of service for the U.S. army was the Dodge M-37.

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 20:00:13 GMT
For our readers today, we've compiled a list of noteworthy facts about the AH-64 Apache Attack helicopter.
With its unmatched performance, advanced sensors, and connectivity, the AH-64E Apache is the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. It serves as the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet and a growing number of international defense forces. McDonnell Douglas, which merged with Boeing in 1997, was the previous manufacturer of the Apache attack helicopter. It was designed to combat opposing armored forces while also supporting the infantry.

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 03:00:12 GMT
Top Gun Thrills On A Budget: Fighter Jets Any Gearhead Can Own
"She Got You Jumpin' Off the Deck, Shoving Into Overdrive", was pretty much all it took for Top Gun to capture the imagination of gearheads and wannabe pilots the world over, but can anyone own a jet fighter?

Mon, 21 Feb 2022 18:30:12 GMT
B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber: What We Know About The B-2 Spirit's Successor Strategic bombers are some of the most fearsome military aircraft to exist. Their role of bombing targets of high importance in enemy territories is very crucial in war. The United States Air Force gives high priority to advanced bombers projects, considering these aircraft can project their power worldwide. Now, the USAF is expecting a new strategic bomber, the B-21 Raider. Northrop Grumman will produce the aircraft, which will be operational in the next couple of years.

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 02:00:12 GMT
8 Coolest Light Armored Military Vehicles In Service
When agility and performance are critical, light military vehicles are the go-to vehicles. These light vehicles perform in all combat environments, whether for command and control, troop transport, cargo transport, shelter carrier, towed weapons movement, or as weapons platforms. These military vehicles can be relied on to "be there" whenever it's needed, at any time of day, in any weather condition, or in any disaster or emergency, no matter what.

Wed, 16 Feb 2022 23:30:13 GMT
Here’s How The Fastest Soviet Fighter Jets Compare Against American
The amount of technology that has come out of Russia and the former Soviet Union remains astounding. In addition to Tetris, space suits, and nuclear power, the nation has given the world an amazing collection of military vehicles and revolutionized air and space travel.

Mon, 14 Feb 2022 22:30:08 GMT
This Is What Made The Sherman Firefly A Tiger Killer
During the Second World War, the most famous and most feared tank of the conflict was surely the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E. Better known to us as the Tiger I. The Tiger was the German militaries main heavy tank, and it stoked up fear wherever it fought. Armed with an 88 mm gun and with surprising manoeuvrability for a tank of its size, the Allied forces soon found that they had basically nothing in their arsenal that could easily but a stop to this fearsome tank, although the Tiger’s own reliability issues did a lot of that for them.

Mon, 14 Feb 2022 14:00:12 GMT
This Is What Made The Hawker Hunter Such A Versatile Jet
For many years, Britain led the way when it came to military aircraft development. The nation built amazing aircraft in World War 2 such as the Spitfire and Lancaster, but kept up its strong aircraft output after the war was over, and when the world was in the jet age. Iconic jets such as the Avro Vulcan and the awesome English Electric Lightning were just two of the many aircraft built in Britain. One aircraft that still remains a highly popular vintage jet at airshows to this day is the Hawker Hunter.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 20:00:12 GMT
Panzer VIII Maus: What You Should Know About The World's Biggest Tank
As early as 1941, the German high command envisioned far-future military technology, and numerous revolutionary technological concepts were becoming reality. According to most historians, if enough of them had been produced and deployed, they would have undoubtedly changed the outcome of WWII. Many of these "miracle weapons" were very practical notions that spawned the pillars of modern military arsenals, such as the world's first assault rifle, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and jet fighters to name a few. Then other odd conceptions appeared to be nothing more than an extension of their creator's ego. The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus falls squarely into the latter category.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 01:30:12 GMT
Get Your Hands On This This Ex-Military MAN Truck Overlander
MAN Truck & Bus SE is one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles headquartered in Munich, Germany. The German company is known for the production of vans in the range of 3.0 to 5.5 t GVW and trucks in the range of an impressive 7.49 to 44 t GVW, making them a serious competitor in both segments. The company has continuously supplied its heavy-duty machinery to a host of logistics and manufacturing companies, whose contribution to the military only exemplifies their command over the segment.

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 23:00:12 GMT
10 Most Terrifying Warships To Ever Set Sail
Naval warfare has gone on for centuries across international waters, and warships have always been every military's weapon of choice. The first warships ever built were galleys, which were a type of ship propelled by oarsmen. These ships, which existed in the Roman Empire and Ancient Persia, were designed to ram into enemy vessels and cause them to sink.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 04:30:23 GMT
These Are The Most Embarrassing Fighter Jets Ever Deployed
As sad or wrong as it may seem, we can’t deny the fact that war has been a catalyst to lots of inventions and innovations over the years. During the peak of this insanity, i.e. World War II, both the naval Army and Airforce were pivotal for the success of either side. But since then, evolution in air combat made a lot of naval ships obsolete.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:30:12 GMT
10 Weirdest Military Vehicles That Actually Saw Service
Our desire for more and willingness to compete for it has moved mankind forward for millions of years. Yes, conflicts kill a lot of people, but many people believe they also fuel innovation. And in fact, we've come a long way from sticks and stones to genuine flying cars, drones, and jet-powered aircraft.

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 22:31:11 GMT
The English Electric Canberra Was A Record Breaking Bomber
The period immediately after the Second World War was an interesting one. Following the advent of the jet engine, aircraft designers all over the world started to develop military jet aircraft. Many were based upon designs and technology taken following the fall of the Third Reich. Germany had developed several jet aircraft towards the end of the war. Two of those were the Me 262 and the He 162 fighters. Another though was the Arado Ar 234, the world’s first jet bomber. It saw very limited service, but the potential it had shown was obvious.

Mon, 07 Feb 2022 20:00:12 GMT
The Amphibious Arena Has A New Marine Craft: Meet Textron Systems' SECAT
Supply and cargo operations are a vital part of military missions at sea and ashore. In case of expeditionary warfare, there is a need to have the right equipment at the right place at the right time, and a failure to transport them hard and fast could mean a failure of the mission. For such operations, Textron Systems believes it has a better solution than traditional single-hull ships – the SECAT.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 03:00:12 GMT
Russia Is Modernizing The Largest Soviet Bomber From The Cold War During the Cold War, many powerful, interesting, and strange weapons appeared in the world. The military industries of both the United States and Russia were working day and night improving their equipment, developing new weapons, and producing them in sufficient quantity. One of the aircraft that stood out during this period was the Tu-160 Blackjack. The specific Russian military airplane was a strategic bomber that concerned the US for many reasons. That probably happened because the Blackjack was the largest military aircraft ever built. Today, the Tu-160 remains the biggest variable-sweep wing military aircraft and the heaviest combat aircraft in history.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 00:00:26 GMT
10 Most Ridiculous Myths People Believe About Warships
“Warship” is a much broader term than most people realize. When they hear “warship” most people think of WWII battleships or wooden naval vessels from the 1600 or the 1700s. In reality, warships have a very varied history and serve as fascinating examples of mechanics and engineering.

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 22:30:12 GMT
Jagdtiger: The Tiger Tanks Final Form
Germany’s Tiger tank was one of the most feared military weapons of World War 2. The tank, with its mighty 88 mm gun, could knock out virtually anything that the Allied forces could throw at it, with it taking until the likes of the Churchill and Sherman Firefly before the tank could be fought. Later in the war, the King Tiger, or Tiger II, was built. An even more fearsome tank than the Tiger I, it arrived too late in the conflict for it to have an impact on Germany’s ultimate outcome in the war.

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 19:00:23 GMT
10 Scariest Military Vehicles Deployed In WWII
World War 2 was very much a technology war. Throughout the six years that hostilities raged, military technology was pushed to its very limit and sometimes beyond as the Allies and Axis forces tried their utmost to one-up the other. By the end of it, the landscape of war had changed forever, and many inventions seen during World War 2 would be utilized in future conflicts. And some vehicles and weapons developed were pretty scary.

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 04:35:23 GMT
This Heavy-Duty MRAP Is The Ultimate Police Vehicle
Over the last few decades, law enforcement has taken extra measures in fighting crime. Aside from the technological advances that are widespread in the criminal division, police officers are continuing to implement various robust vehicles into their fleets. Some police departments have so far added great pursuit vehicles. To keep up in hot pursuits, some departments have added ex-military vehicles, such as Lamborghini Gallardos and Bugatti Veyrons. Last year, South Florida Jeep provided custom Gladiators to the Florida Police department. Police cars of the 21st century come in all segments, thanks to the help of the government and automakers around the globe. The police now have vehicles that are fast enough to catch up to any sports car. Some police departments also use muscle cars. Also, Law enforcers want to have vehicles that will intimidate lawbreakers. But just how large and daunting can they be? Here is a good example. The Palm Bay Police Department equipped its crime-fighting fleet with this amazing MRAP SWAT truck.

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 02:00:12 GMT
5 Cold War Aircraft That Were Game Changers (5 That Could Barely Take Off)
The Cold War must surely be one of the most fascinating times in the history of military aviation. The number of aircraft produced in that period of hostilities is mind-blowing, with some of the most incredible aircraft the world has ever seen being a part of this period. The Soviet Union and the West all produced utterly unbelievable flying machines, but of course, not all of them were game-changers.

Sun, 30 Jan 2022 04:08:53 GMT
The Reason America Ended The F-22 Raptor Program
The US Air Force makes a lot of critical and important decisions about the future configuration of the US aircraft fleet. Such a decision was the ultimate cause of the F-22 Raptor production. The military aircraft is, for many, a masterpiece of the military industry, a technological achievement that ensures the US dominance on the skies. Lockheed Martin's fighter entered service in 2003 and featured impressive stealth capabilities, advanced systems, and powerful armament. What else can you ask for in a stealth fighter? However, in 2009, the production of new Raptor fighters stopped forever. What was the reason behind the ambiguous decision?

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:00:13 GMT
The Reason Why China's J-15 Fighter Jet Looks Like Russia's Su-33
Nations have accused China several times for stealing private military data and information from other countries. The future J-31 stealth fighter looks like a copy of the US F-35 multi-purpose stealth aircraft despite, according to Reuters, the Pentagon stating that classified data about the F-35 Jet remains secure. Of course, the country had denied any accusations in the past (like this hacking incident) and continues to produce promising weapons. Another good example is the J-15 carrier borne air superiority fighter that entered service in 2013.

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 23:00:12 GMT
20 Military Vehicles People Can Actually Buy
Any car fanatic has toyed with the prospect of owning a military vehicle. They're unique and are engineered for the battlefield. Some people aren't even aware you can buy a military vehicle and sometimes for less than $10,000 if you know where to get them. You can even buy a tank if you want to, but you won't be able to take it on the road because there's no authority that'll give you the license to operate it. This is mainly because of the size. Vehicles that are over 102 inches wide aren't allowed on the road. Most states have made it illegal for tracked vehicles to be on the road, anyway. You should be aware of all the rules and regulations before you buy any military vehicle.

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:25:28 GMT
The Panther Tank: The Pros And Cons Of A Controversial Machine
If there is one thing World War 2 did, it was advance military technology. And another thing it did was give us lots, and lots, of tanks. More tanks than we ever could have imagined. We of course had great tanks like the Sherman, the Churchill, and the Tiger I. Yes, it was unreliable, but god it was scary. Plus, who can forget the rather revolutionary T-34. However, one tank seems to get a lot of praise, when it might not deserve it. That tank is, of course, the Panther.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:00:13 GMT
The Russian Fighter Jet That Challenged The Legendary F-16
The Soviet Union and Russia weren't very consistent in designing and building successful military fighters. The MiG-23, for example, has stayed in history as a good reminder of that. But what happened when the Soviet Union wanted to respond to the American F-16 in the '80s? The MiG-29 was a pretty successful multirole fighter, but it would be interesting to see how it performs against the legendary F-16 fighter. At the end of the day, it was the reason Soviets requested the MiG-29.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 01:00:12 GMT
Why The Tiger I Tank Was So Terrifying
In the earlier years of the Second World War, Germany’s technological and military might kept it well ahead of the opposition. It had aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109, and of course had perfected its tactics when out on the battlefield. What it also had was a lot of highly developed, well armored and powerful tanks that could take on pretty much anything the Allied forces could throw at them. Then in 1942, the German’s introduced a tank that would strike fear and terror into the minds of many an Allied solider and tanksmen.

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:00:12 GMT
What Makes The M1A2 The World's Most Advanced Abram Battle Tank
Main battle tanks are key military weapons as they provide direct fire and durability on the battlefield. Today, it's common to see military units that consist of main battle tanks only, as these weapons are advanced enough to perform operations without other units. In modern years, their impressive development led to awesome machines with very powerful armor and high-tech systems.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:00:25 GMT
The F-8 Crusader Was America's Last Gunfighter
The Cold War era was one of the most fascinating times for military aircraft development. The escalating tensions between the West and the Soviet Union meant that aircraft manufacturers kept pushing the boundaries to ensure that they all stayed ahead of each other. Even if sometimes that push meant there were a few failures along the way. But the period did give us some incredible aircraft, such as the Avro Vulcan, the F-4 Phantom and the MiG-25 Foxbat. Some of these great aircraft though seem to get overshadowed by some of their counterparts.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:00:12 GMT
What A German Military Vehicle Seen At This GM Plant Could Mean
General Motors have their finger in every pie with a wheel on it. So that's budget vehicles, luxury brands, and even defense contracts. GM Defense re-entered the market in 2017. At first, the company modified its utility vehicles for military purposes. Last year the ISV, Infantry Squad Vehicle launched. The small vehicle fulfills the need for the army to be more mobile on the battlefield.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:25 GMT
Why The US Navy Is Retiring Its Ticonderoga Warships Despite Being Heavily Armed
The Ticonderoga class is the only active class of cruisers that serve the US army. The military vessels are more advanced than the Russian Slava class but are inferior to other cruisers such as the Chinese Type 055 or Russian Kirov class. However, many believe that the Zumwalt class are more cruisers than destroyers and, with that condition, the Zumwalt performs better compared to all of these ships. But, according to the US Navy, the successors of the Ticonderoga are some Arleigh Burke Flight III destroyers and the upcoming DDG project. As of today, there are 21 active ships of the class, five retired, and one on the dock.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:00:26 GMT
Germany's King Tiger Tank: Why It Didn't Change The War
As the Second World War got into its final couple of years, Germany really started to push the boundaries of what was possible in the military world. It started to develop some rather crazy weapons and military vehicles, such as the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. There were also wonder weapons such as the V1 and V2 rockets, but another area Germany looked to for upgrading was in its armored division. They already had the Tiger I, but how could they make this fearsome tank even more potent?

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:00:12 GMT
10 Deadliest Aircrafts The American Airforce Ever Used
Air superiority is vital for any military to be successful in battle. For the vast majority of human history, air superiority wasn't even an option. Then in WWI, all that changed when the new invention—the airplane, was fitted with guns, bombs, and the desire to achieve supremacy. Ever since, aircraft of all kinds have gone through several advancements, allowing them to flight further, longer, and fight harder.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 04:30:11 GMT
How Helicopters Land On Military Ships
It may look easy, but it's not as simple as it looks. The first ever airplane landing on a ship was the Curtis Pusher biplane that landed on a platform (stern of a ship) on January 18 of 1911. Since then, there's been a ton of progress in naval warfare and advanced aircraft, including helicopters, in how they perform over water. Landing a fighter shipboard is not an easy case at all, but we will focus on the landing of helicopters in military vessels.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 22:00:12 GMT
The F-4 Phantom Was The American Hero Of Vietnam
The Vietnam War is probably one of the most controversial in the history of the world. Should it have happened, was America right to get involved, and many more questions have been asked about the war. But what it did provide was one of the most interesting air combat theaters in military history, with the Vietnamese air force going up against fighters and bombers from the United States Air Force, Marines, and the Navy. Soviet built MiG-21s and MiG-17s were the primary weapons of the Vietnamese air force.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 19:00:12 GMT
Here's How Close Nazi Germany Came To Making A Stealth Bomber
During the Second World War, Nazi Germany came up with several military designs and concepts of Amerikabombers. If you haven't heard that term before, let us inform you that an Amerikabomber is a project created by the Germans in 1942 and aimed at obtaining a strategic bomber, capable enough to perform bombing on the United States from Germany. More specifically, the main target was New York City and the range of the bomber should have been really long as the distance between NYC and Germany is nearly 4,000 miles. Five prototypes existed before Nazi officials decided to close the project and ultimately abandon it. One of these prototypes, the one intended to be the first ever stealth bomber in history, is the Horten H.XVIII.

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:00:12 GMT
Why The Zumwalt Destroyer Never Fired Its Most Powerful Weapon
The Zumwalt class is a fascinating and unique class of the US Navy that contains three guided missile destroyers with stealth capabilities. One of its most iconic characteristic is its price, as the military vessel is the most expensive destroyer ever made and remains one of the most expensive warships in general. The cost per unit, including research and development, is almost $7.5 billion. With such a high cost, it's no wonder that Zumwalt received so much criticism. Most of this criticism regards one of the most promising features of the Zumwalt, the Advanced Gun System, a weapon that will never fire.

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:00:26 GMT
The Amerikabomber Was Germany's Attempt To Bomb The United States
There were points during the Second World War that Germany tried to use its military might to simply stun the Allied forces. This was perhaps more apparent later in the war. Germany made impressive machines such as the Messerschmitt Me 262, and crafted deadly weapons like the V1 and V2 rockets. One of the most interesting projects that Germany came up with, however, actually was spawned in the early part of the war, before the war in fact, but it did not make any significant progress until the mid 1940s.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:00:13 GMT
This Is What Made The Avro Lancaster Such A Successful WW2 Bomber
The Second World War was an absolutely fascinating time for military aviation technology. Both the Allied and Axis forces were constantly pushing the boundaries of each other to see who could come out on top. This gave such aircraft as the Supermarine Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Me 262 and the P-51 Mustang. All these aircraft were technological marvels of the time, but it wasn’t just fighters where this technological might was on show. It was on show in the bomber world as well. Especially when it came to the British.

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 19:00:12 GMT
Why The He 177 Greif Was Such A Flawed Bomber
There was a time when German military aircraft in the Second World War were pretty much the envy of the world. The country had built the Messerschmitt Bf 109, one of the most versatile fighter aircraft of the whole war. Then there was the Me 262, the world's first jet fighter that really stunned the Allied forces when it first flew. Then there was the Fw 200 Condor, an aircraft Churchill said was the “Scourge of the Atlantic” and one that struck fear right into the hearts of those on Allied ships.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 22:00:12 GMT
Germany's FW 200 Condor Was The Heavy Bomber The Allies Feared
In the Second World War, both sides of the conflict had what they called heavy bombers. These are the biggest bombers that the air forces of each nation could fly, typically with four engines, and would carry the biggest payloads of that particular military air arm. When you think of the Allied forces, you think about aircraft such as the Avro Lancaster, the Boeing B-17 and the Handley Page Halifax. The Short Stirling also deserves a mention. But what about the heavy bombers on the German side?

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:00:12 GMT
The 10 Coolest Ground Vehicles Owned By NASA
Did you know that NASA has a fleet of more than 1,200 different ground vehicles (not including their air fleets)? They range from common pickup trucks to experimental cutting-edge prototypes designed to traverse the solar system’s most extreme conditions. Some cost more than $100,000,000 to build and now make for very very expensive displays, and nothing more. If you want the fullest extent of absurd, experimental, expensive, and revolutionary things on wheels (or treads), then look no further!

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 01:30:12 GMT
This Is What Makes The MiG-17 Such An Improvement Over The MiG-15
At the height of the Cold War, it's arguable that the Soviet Union really led the way when it came to military aircraft development. Its MiG-15 fighter, for example, was one that seemed almost impossible to shoot down until the advent of the F-86 Sabre from America. The Russian’s would also go on to build some of the best jet bombers in the world, such as the Tu-16 Badger and the Tu-95 Bear. And the Soviet Union wasn’t afraid of improving what it already had.

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 22:45:23 GMT
This Is Why The B-58 Hustler Wasn't A Successful Bomber
The Cold War was probably the most interesting and eclectic time to be an aviation fan. Because on both sides of the conflict, the military side of aviation technology was being pushed to its limit. The Soviet Union and the West wanted the best aircraft possible and this gave us aircraft like the MiG-21, the Avro Vulcan and the B-52. Those final two aircraft are big, strategic bombers, and one of the most unusual and outrageous strategic bombers of the whole conflict was the Convair B-58 Hustler.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 21:31:11 GMT
 Here's Why The F-35 Is The Coolest Fighter Jet To Ever Take Flight
Developed from the Lockheed Martin X-35, the F-35 fighter is probably the most sensational military jet of the 21st century. In 2006, the production of the F-35 began with Lockheed Martin being the contractor and manufacturer. Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems were both contracted to supply components for the project. The F-35 project is funded by the United States and some of its allies, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 04:32:27 GMT
The P-47 Thunderbolt Was The Ultimate WW2 Multi-Role Aircraft
There was a time in the Second World War that America didn’t quite have the military equipment to take on the axis powers. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, its A6M Zeros were much more agile and potent than the United States P-40 fighters. The P-40 was a solid aircraft though with good armor, but it also wasn’t the best against more advanced German aircraft such as the Focke-Wulf 190. Soon, though, America began to catch up with aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, but another of its incredible aircraft was the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Sat, 25 Dec 2021 13:00:12 GMT
This Is What Made The Tupolev Tu-16 Badger So Impressive
During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was trying to gain a massive military upper hand over its rivals in the West. Nuclear armament was of course ongoing, but the Soviet’s were keen to massively improve and expand its air force. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced some remarkable aircraft. There was the Mig-25 Foxbat that utterly perplexed America and who can forget the Tu-144 airliner, the Soviet’s direct copy of Britain and France’s Concorde. But it was in the bomber world where the Soviet Union excelled.

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 23:00:12 GMT
Rafale Vs F-18 Vs F-35: The Best Aircraft Carrier Fighter Jets Compared
There are only a few navies that operate aircraft carriers in the 21st century. The U.S. Navy is at the top of the list as it deploys the most advanced aircraft carriers that ever existed. Except for the U.S., two powerful Queen Elizabeth-class carriers serve in the Royal Navy since 2017. But what makes an aircraft carrier so important and dangerous in the seas?

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 23:00:12 GMT
The Focke-Wulf 190 Was Germany's Ultimate Piston Engine Fighter
It is arguable that the Second World War was the “technology war”. Because throughout the conflict, which raged on from 1939 to 1945, military technology was pushed to whole new levels. In the aviation world, the war began with piston engine aircraft and then finished with the world's first jet aircraft in service. The leaps and bounds technology had been on was nothing short of extraordinary. Throughout the conflict, some incredible aircraft were produced, and none more so than Germany’s Focke-Wulf 190.

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 15:00:12 GMT
These Are The World's Coolest Military ATVs
Everyone knows that the military needs to be able to operate in all terrain and in all weather. We all know how it is so much easier to cut across the countryside in an ATV, and that is no different for the military on the move. Although often not actually listed in an Army's list of equipment on many sites, mostly due to how cheap and simple they are, many armies have a whole range of ATVs.

Sun, 12 Dec 2021 20:30:11 GMT
10 Car Companies That You Didn’t Know Made Aircraft
​​​​​​You may know about BMW, a company that got their start making aircraft during the second world war long before there was such a thing as the M4, but did you know a lot of companies also dabble in aircraft? When you have a surplus of motors and are trying to fine-tune your performance it always helps to take to the air! As a company, you learn how to deal with lightweight and far more reliable materials. It's a great thing to have on your résumé as an automaker, and a government contract doesn't hurt, either.

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 03:30:12 GMT
Here's Why The Eurocopter Tiger And Mangusta Are Among Europe's Most Powerful Helicopters
Europe not only operates capable ASW military helicopters and excellent frigates, but also builds and deploys very powerful attack helicopters. The reason behind the European interest in attack helicopters is very obvious. The aerial spaces in the European territory are ideal for helicopter operations. Due to limited space between the nations, helicopters can perform even better than fighter and attack aircraft in some situations. Plus, attack helicopters and military helicopters, in general, can operate as multirole vehicles. At the moment, the very successful Eurocopter Tiger and the Italian A129 Mangusta are the most advanced attack helicopters that European nations have.

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 01:00:12 GMT
The VJ 101: Germany's Lost VTOL Interceptor
Back in the 1950s and the 1960s, air arms across the world were all exploring just how capable VTOL aircraft were. Britain was developing the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, an aircraft that would go on to be the most successful VTOL design by far. Russia had developed the Yak-38 Forger, an aircraft that had a tendency to ejects its pilots when nothing was going wrong. And then Germany had the bold and brave idea to create a section of its arm purely with VTOL capable machines, and there were plans for three aircraft.

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 17:00:22 GMT
Kirov Vs Type 055: The Best Cruiser Outside US Between Russia And China
You may already know that battlecruisers are not common military vessels like naval corvettes and underwater submarines. The only navies that operate cruisers today are the US, the Russian, and the Chinese. Although, there is a bit of a mess around the Chinese cruiser, so let us explain it. The Chinese navy operates the Type 055 destroyer, a stealth guided-missile destroyer that serves since 2020. Although, the Chinese navy has presented and introduced the ship as a destroyer, NATO and the United States classified it as a cruiser. So, we are here to compare it to the most advanced Russian battlecruiser, the Kirov-class warship. This comparison will result in which battleship is the most powerful naval cruiser outside the US.

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 01:00:12 GMT
The Short Sperrin Is Britain's Lost V-Bomber
The Cold War was a fascinating time if you were an aviation enthusiast in Britain. The countries aircraft manufacturers were in overdrive, creating some fearsome military aircraft to counter any threat from the Soviet Union. It's arguable that Britain was leading the way in military aviation at the time, as aircraft such as the Buccaneer, Lightning and the V-bombers were taking to the skies. Even aircraft that got cancelled, such as the controversial TSR2, were world beaters. On the subject of the V-bombers, though, one aircraft is often forgotten about when it comes to that trio of aircraft.

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:00:12 GMT
The 10 Most Extreme Aircraft Owned By NASA
NASA has a fleet of over 50 active vehicles and more than 200 retired ones kept in museums or sold off, and even though they're not landing people on the moon every day they are keeping tabs on the scientific world with a fleet of flying craft. Some are for reading atmospheric data, others are for transporting sensitive scientific materials, and some are just for science themselves—such as their man-powered glider which was just something some MIT students whipped up which is parked at the same facility as an experimental reusable space shuttle taking humans up and landing again since 2017.

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 00:30:11 GMT
The World's Best Naval Corvette Warships And Why There's No Clear Number One
The Corvette is probably the second most common military vessel for navies in the 21st after frigates. That's mainly because corvettes can operate as multi-role vessels that can help the navy in many different ways and situations. They are cheaper and more versatile compared to other battleships and are also less expensive during operations. But, there is a thing with corvettes: we can't determine which one is the most advanced and capable ship of its kind.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 23:00:12 GMT
AH-64 Apache Vs Ka-52 Alligator: Comparing US And Russia's Most Lethal Military Helicopters
It is certain that there are many capable and dangerous military attack helicopters in the world, but what is the best of the best? The two most capable and lethal attack helicopters are undoubtedly the Boeing AH-643 Apache Guardian that serves for the USAF and the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator that is operated by the Russian Air Force. It would be pretty interesting to find out which is the most powerful and advanced helicopter out of these two, right?

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:00:12 GMT
Why Germany's VTOL Programme Could Have Been World Beating
In the 1950s and the 1960s, both sides of the Cold War were desperate to get the upper hand on the other. A bit of an arms race ensued, particularly when it came to military aviation. One particular craze that started to sweep the military world was that of the vertical take-off or landing aircraft, or VTOL for short. The British had developed what would go on to become the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, by far the most successful VTOL aircraft of all time. The Russian’s meanwhile had the rather awkward and bizarre Yak-38 Forger.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:01:12 GMT
The VAK 191B: Germany's Lost Cold War VTOL Fighter
During the 1950s and 1960s, the world seemed obsessed with a new technology that looked like it would be perfect for military aircraft. This was the vertical take-off or landing concept, or VTOL for short. The idea is quite simple. You effectively have a jet aircraft that can take off and land vertically, whilst also having the option to take off and land like a conventional military jet. It was a novel concept designed to be advantageous in a Cold War where airfields could be relegated to German autobahns or forest clearings

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:00:13 GMT
Here's Why Russia's Kirov Class Is The Worst Fear Of The US Navy
The Kirov-class battlecruiser is for sure one special military naval vessel that will stay in history. The Kirov-class cruiser has served the Russian Navy since 1980 (then the Soviet Navy), meaning that it's one of the eldest battleships in operation.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 04:30:12 GMT
Canberra-Class: Australia's Most Powerful Amphibious Assault Ship
The Royal Australian Navy has recently added two enormous ships to its fleet: two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships. More specifically the two Landing Helicopter Dock amphibious assault ships are the biggest active battleships of the Royal Australian Navy.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 03:30:12 GMT
U.S. Air Force: Everything You Need To Know About Their Jets
After the First World War, air combat became an essential part of every nation and its military strategy. It was, in fact, the major component of the Second World War. In July 1947, the United States Congress crafted the final draft for the formation of the Department of the Air Force, which makes the body independent of the Army. Since its formation, the United States Air Force has engaged in many wars, including the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Berlin Crisis, and the war against global terrorism.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 03:03:21 GMT
The Antonov An-225 Was The Soviet Union’s Sky Giant
There was something quite insane about the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Both sides of the conflict, the West and the East, we're very much keen to outdo the other when it came to military aircraft. The British for example had started to develop the frankly insane BAC TSR2 strike aircraft. America had built the totally crazy F-104 Starfighter and the Soviet Union had come out with the Mig-25 Foxbat interceptor, an aircraft that for around a decade utterly perplexed the United States. But the Russian’s soon built something else that was equally as wild.

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 17:00:12 GMT
Believe It Or Not: Amphibious Assault Ships Are Not Aircraft Carriers
If you thought that these two ships were actually the same, don't worry! In military terms, it's very common to confuse amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers. In fact, the differences between these two type of vessels are often difficult to spot.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 00:30:12 GMT
Here's Why The Denel AH-2 Is The Best Weapon Of Africa
It's a fact that the military industry of Africa is very limited compared to other continents. Although, some nations stand out on the continent due to their exceptional military strength.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 22:00:12 GMT
How The Mig-25 Foxbat Perplexed America
The Mig-25 Foxbat is one of the most infamous military aircraft of the Cold War. The Soviet Union built the aircraft in response to the perceived threat posed by the under-development XB-70 Valkyrie bomber, an aircraft designed to fly at speeds of up to Mach 3. Whilst they knew the Mig-25 wouldn’t be a capable dogfighter due to its heavy engines and construction, the Soviets just wanted an aircraft that could take on this new American super bomber. And when America first saw it, it left them reeling.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:00:12 GMT
Here's Why The AW101 And NH90 Are Europe's Best Defense Against Hostile Submarines
Anti-submarine Warfare helicopters are getting more and more advanced while the military sector evolves. A lot of helicopters have also been upgraded with ASW capabilities to provide reliable defense against modern submarines. European nations operate some of the best ASW helicopters that exist.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:45:11 GMT
Why The Avro Arrow Was So Controversial
Cold War military aviation is one of the most fascinating, and sometimes controversial, eras in the aviation world. The Soviet Union and those in the East tried to constantly outdo each other with some mighty aircraft, some of which never got off the drawing board. One of the most controversial aircraft of the time was the BAC TSR2, a British aircraft that had a huge amount of potential in its tactical, strike, and reconnaissance role. But for multiple reasons, the project was axed, leaving a bad taste in the British aircraft industry.

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:00:12 GMT
Here's Why Europe Operates The Most Powerful Frigates In The World
The European Union contains many nations that vary in military power. Some of them have decent naval forces, others have better air forces and so go on. But an undoubtedly common element between almost every European Navy is the strong interest in advanced frigates.

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:27 GMT
This Is What Happened To The Worlds Largest Helicopter: The Mil V-12
No one can deny how bizarre the Cold War could be sometimes for military aviation technology. The West and the East would constantly try to outdo the other with their aircraft, be they fighters, bombers, or even helicopters. If the war ever went hot, then both sides would absolutely need to have the best equipment possible. The Soviet Union especially came up with some pretty crazy ideas, with quite a few of them being utterly useless. One crazy idea the Soviets had, and it did have some merit though.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:00:13 GMT
This Is The Most Advanced Anti-Submarine Helicopter
The technology of submarines has escalated rapidly in recent decades. The advanced nuclear-powered submarines of the 21st century are fast, stealth, and deadly. To prevent the uncontrollable dominance of such vessels, armies around the world have developed special military helicopters that are built for anti-submarine warfare.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:30:12 GMT
This Is What Happened To The Soviet Space Shuttle Program
There can be no denying that the American NASA Space Shuttle program was one of the finest achievements of the space race. In fact, it is one of the finest technological achievements in the world. The Space Shuttle had its first launch back in 1981 and was used right up until 2011 when Atlantis conducted the final flight for the program. There was tragedy along the way through with the Challenger and Columbia disasters, and that should never be forgotten. It might surprise some though to learn that the Soviet Union actually had its own Space Shuttle program.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 23:00:12 GMT
The Wright Spirit 100-Seat Electric Aircraft Is Good For One Hour Commercial Flights
Tesla is taking wheeled transport by an electric storm. But why stop at the road? The electrification of transport does not need to stay put on terra firma which is why now, it is taking to the skies.

Sun, 21 Nov 2021 15:00:12 GMT
The Ultimate Russian Submarine That China Fears
Both Soviet Union and Russian Navy had a great interest in submarines. That happened mainly because of the position of Russian in the globe and the construction of its fleet. Considering that a big part of the Russian coasts is frozen and that submarines are very versatile vessels it makes sense that they were key weapons for its fleet.

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 04:00:12 GMT
Here's What Makes The Russian Gorshkov Class The Deadliest Frigate Ever
The frigate is one of the oldest types of naval military vessels. Although they have been used for many years, they still serve in almost every nation's navy for different roles. Frigates are versatile ships that can help defend, attack, and help the fleet in many ways. That being said, you understand that this type of ship can be very important on the battlefield.

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 03:00:12 GMT
Here's Why The US Navy Doesn't Operate Frigates (And Why They Ordered Them)
You may already know that the U.S. Navy is probably the most powerful navy in the world. With almost five hundred active vessels in its fleet the American Navy domains in the seas and oceans.

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 02:00:12 GMT
The Blackburn Buccaneer Was Britain's Last Great Strike Aircraft
It might sound extraordinary now, but there was a time when Britain could have ruled the world of military aviation. The country was developing some of the most advanced, capable, and incredible aircraft the world had ever seen. Politics, money, and other developments meant the nation would lose its Cold War edge and that would soon move to the United States. But despite that, Britain was still able to produce some incredible machines, such as the legendary V-bombers and of course the English Electric Lightning interceptor. But one of its very best was also perhaps one of its least dramatic.

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:00:12 GMT
Here's The Ultimate Comparison Between The Queen Elizabeth And The Ford Class Carriers
The Gerald R. Ford-class is the biggest and most advanced aircraft carrier in the world. The vessel is one of the most important weapons of the U.S. Navy and is part of the most dangerous strike groups of the seas. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Queen Elizabeth class carrier is the most powerful ship outside the U.S.

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 04:25:33 GMT
This Is Why The Space Shuttle Was Fundamentally Flawed
There can be no denying that the Space Shuttle was an engineering marvel. At the time of its conception, space travel was not only seen as something incredibly exclusive, but also something that was too costly. Spacecraft were not able to be reused, many of the components needing to be made again just to get the next rocket off the ground. The Space Shuttle though was about changing that, opening up space travel and showing that it could be somewhat affordable by reusing not just the shuttle itself, but the solid rocket boosters that helped propel it into space.

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 16:01:12 GMT
The Most Dangerous Submarine Outside The U.S.
The Royal Navy is one of the most powerful in the world as it operators some of the most powerful military vessels that to ever exist. Don't forget that the British Queen Elizabeth class carrier is the most advanced of its type outside the U.S. But what happens underwater?

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 03:30:12 GMT
Here's Why The Queen Elizabeth-Class Carrier Is The Best Outside The U.S.
It's widely believed that the U.S. Navy operates the most advanced and powerful aircraft carriers that sail the world right now. The Nimitz class, along with the Gerald R Ford-class, are the best carriers of the U.S. and domain in the globe. But when it comes to the rest of the world, which carrier is the most advanced and effective?

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:26 GMT
Rafale Vs F-35: The Ultimate French Fighter Takes On American Power
Dassault Rafale is one of the most popular and advanced military fighters in the world. The aircraft is one of the best choices for nations' Air Forces as it's produced by France. But except for being built in the European Union, the Rafale is also an excellent multirole fighter that can compete with the best in the world. The aircraft participates in the most advanced and important aerial training exercises and simulations.

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 03:45:11 GMT
Here's Why The Seawolf Class Submarines Are The Deadliest To Exist
The U.S. Navy operates some of the most powerful and dangerous vessels above and under the sea surface. The submarines are a key part of a fleet, and they have also a very important role in the carrier strike groups. That's why the U.S. wanted the most advanced and efficient submarine that its military industry could produce.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 02:30:11 GMT
This Destroyer Is The Reason Every Navy Fear South Korea
Destroyers are the main vessels that protect the fleet against any possible threat in the sea. The most advanced ships of that type can provide defense against enemy aircraft, ships, and submarines. So, it's easy to understand that advanced destroyers are key weapons for navies.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 02:00:11 GMT
Here's Why The Arleigh Burke Class Is The Best Destroyer In The World
If you don't already know, destroyers are one of the most important types of military vessels in a nation's navy. They aren't pretty common nowadays and that's another reason for their significance. Their role is to protect the fleet from enemy threats and in navies like the U.S., destroyers are the main shield of aircraft carriers.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 01:30:12 GMT
Here Are The Strangest Military Vehicles America Ever Produced
Conflicts go as far back as mankind itself. In a bid to dominate territories, take revenge for perceived wrongs, and sometimes flex its military muscles, mankind has created some unique military vehicles, ranging from ships, aircraft, trucks, ships, and the likes. However, even after decades and centuries of seeing different contraptions built by man to win wars, some military machines still manage to catch us off guard.

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 00:30:11 GMT
Why The Dornier Do 31 Was Never Going To Work
By the 1960s, the idea that a military jet aircraft could take off or land vertically was no longer pure fantasy. Britain had developed the Hawker Siddeley Kestrel, later to become the Harrier, and as the 1960s became the 1970s Russia unveiled its own VTOL aircraft, the Yak-38 Forger. In the 1960s though, Germany was ready to build something more ambitious than just a fighter or attack aircraft with vertical capabilities. Germany wanted to create the world's first vertical jet transport, and Dornier was the company that had been tasked with creating such a machine.

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 21:00:36 GMT
The Harrier Was The Ultimate VTOL Aircraft
The idea of a vertical take-off or landing aircraft has been around ever since the first helicopters took flight. Yes, a helicopter can do that, but we are referencing a fully-fledged aircraft, like a fighter jet, that has the capability to take off both conventionally, and in a short runway space as well as being able to do all of that vertically and hover like a helicopter. And unsurprisingly, there has been plenty of military VTOL aircraft built, with a lot of them being experimental machines that, literally and figuratively, didn’t get off the ground.

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:00:11 GMT
Here's Why Flying Boats Failed To Really Last
You may have already heard that before the Cold War, there was a trend in the military industry that saw the evolution of giant flying boats. They were called flying boats because their design was pretty similar to boats, but the aircraft were also floatplanes simultaneously. However, ultimately, these aircraft are not a common sight this day in age.

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 23:30:12 GMT