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Kalashnikov assault rifles by Sakhal

In 1944 the Germans introduced a rifle calibrated for a new cartridge of lesser power, capable of being fired in full automatic mode. This "assault rifle" very soon proved to be superior to any previous design and after the war the British and the Soviet ...

[ Date: 2017-12-20 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: 2017-12-20 ]
M16 assault rifle by Sakhal

The M16 was initially produced as a private initiative of the company Armalite. Lightweight, manageable and practically without any recoil, it was effective at real combat distances. Since then it has been the ordnance rifle of the United States Army ...

[ Date: 2016-10-15 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
Japanese tanks of the Cold War by Sakhal

After the parentheses of the immediate postwar, Japan reorganized its Army as part of the Self-Defense Forces. Despite the constitutional and political limitations, the Japanese industry of armored means produced during the Cold War vehicles comparabl...

[ Date: 2016-09-27 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: Never ]
The modern escort warship by Sakhal

The Task Forces of the United States Navy have their antimissile, antiaircraft and antisubmarine defense entrusted to the Ticonderoga-class cruisers (CG-47 onwards) and the Arleigh Burke- class destroyers (DDG-51 onwards), polyvalent ships provided wit...

[ Date: 2016-05-26 | Length: 18 Kb | Update: Never ]
Soviet rocket artillery - From BM-13 to BM-27 by Sakhal

During several decades the Soviet Union deployed the most powerful multiple-rocket artillery systems, a tendency that led to the huge BM-30 Smerch which as 2018 goes by is currently in service, along with the BM-27 Uragan, with the Russian Army. The diffe...

[ Date: 2015-06-18 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: 2018-02-07 ]
T-72 main battle tank by Sakhal

The Soviet main battle tank T-72 was presented in public for the first time in the commemorative parade of the 60th Aniversary of the Revolution on November 1977. It was the tank of which more units were produced in the Soviet Union and it was exporte...

[ Date: 2015-06-06 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: 2015-07-10 ]
T-64 - The evolution of the Soviet tank by Sakhal

In the second half of the 1960s, the Soviets started to project a replacement for the T-62, whose characteristics of maneuverability and effectiveness were poor in comparison with western main battle tanks, even if the initial impressions had been mor...

[ Date: 2015-06-05 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: Never ]
T-62 tank by Sakhal

The bad prestations of the Egyptian and Syrian tanks T-54 during the Six Day War constituted an unpleasant surprise, equally in Moscow, Cairo and Damascus. If the Soviet Union wanted to continue supporting the Arab regimes, they would need a better ma...

[ Date: 2015-06-04 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: 2015-06-06 ]
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-16 to SS-20 by Sakhal

From the mid 1960s, United States interrupted the development of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). But during the fifteen years following that time, the Soviet Union put in service more than half a dozen of new ICBM, which in some cases ...

[ Date: 2015-06-02 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
Leopard I main battle tank by Sakhal

Background In some aspects, Germany was in the period immediately after the Second World War an even bleaker country that it had been in 1919. Divided in two, with the Soviet Union occupying the eastern part of the country and the Allies the rest, it...

[ Date: 2015-05-16 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: 2016-09-29 ]
AMX-30 main battle tank by Sakhal

Background Ending the Second World War, France quickly developed three armored vehicles: the light tank AMX-13, the reconnaissance vehicle armed with a heavy cannon Panhard EBR 8x8 and the heavy tank AMX-50. This latter was a particularly interesting...

[ Date: 2015-05-15 | Length: 26 Kb | Update: 2016-09-28 ]
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-9 to SS-15 by Sakhal

From the mid 1960s, United States interrupted the development of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). But during the fifteen years following that time, the Soviet Union put in service more than half a dozen of new ICBM, which in some cases - sp...

[ Date: 2015-05-13 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: Never ]
Air-to-surface tactical missiles by Sakhal

During the 1970s the development of air-to-surface missiles for tactical uses experimented a notable progress, above all regarding anti-ship, anti-radar and precision guidance systems. Here starts a chapter in which, as it happens with a good share of...

[ Date: 2015-01-28 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
Air war over Vietnam by Sakhal

Air attack against North Vietnam From the large bombers to the agile fighters, from the tankers to the helicopters, from the turbojet to the piston engine, the most varied typology of aircraft was used in the most diverse missions in the Vietnamese s...

[ Date: 2015-01-21 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: Never ]
Electronic air war during the Vietnam War by Sakhal

During the Vietnam War electronic war constituted a long and acerbated conflict in which the warlike elements of both sides demanded from scientists and technicians a constant renovation of measures and countermeasures in which each progress was to be cou...

[ Date: 2015-01-20 | Length: 8 Kb | Update: Never ]
The infantry at combat in the Vietnam War by Sakhal

As in any conventional war, in the Vietnam War the bulk of the confrontations was carried by the infantry. This article shows some of the warlike activities carried by the armies of United States and South Vietnam, with a detailed description of a typ...

[ Date: 2015-01-19 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: Never ]
Soviet rocket artillery - From Katyusha to Smerch by Sakhal

Two Russian state-owned corporations, SPLAV and Rosvoorouzhenie, presented in the shooting range at Orenburg, ending the 20th century, an improved version of the multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) BM-21 "Grad", a system in use in Russia and in other...

[ Date: 2015-01-16 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: 2015-01-16 ]
ZSU-57-2 and ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft artillery by Sakhal

ZSU-57-2 The ZSU-57-2 was the first Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery system that entered service in large scale after the Second World War (in 1955-56). It was introduced in the Red Army to provide anti-aircraft defense to the armored fo...

[ Date: 2015-01-14 | Length: 8 Kb | Update: Never ]
Helicopters of the NATO during the Cold War by Sakhal

In the 1980s, seven countries of the NATO (Belgium, Great Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, Holland and United States) had or expected to have in service attack helicopters, those whose main mission is general and anti-tank combat. Since time ago,...

[ Date: 2015-01-10 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: Never ]
Helicopters of the Warsaw Pact by Sakhal

The Soviets took advantage from a western idea and a well-intentioned gift from an American president to create a powerful threat. Starting from a passenger helicopter Sikorsky VH-3 that United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower gave as a gift to Sovie...

[ Date: 2015-01-08 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: Never ]
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-3 to SS-8 by Sakhal

From the mid 1950s the Soviet Union had in service their first strategic missiles. Albeit Soviet strategic missiles were destined to European targets as well, the biggest effort was put in the construction of powerful intercontinental ballistic missil...

[ Date: 2015-01-07 | Length: 12 Kb | Update: Never ]
Titan ballistic missile by Sakhal

Along with the Minuteman II and Minuteman III, the Titan II constituted from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s the only force of ICBM deployed in the western world. The strong increment - not only in number but in precision and destructive power as well ...

[ Date: 2015-01-06 | Length: 11 Kb | Update: Never ]
Atlas ballistic missile by Sakhal

The Atlas was the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the western world. The program started when the United States Air Force (USAF) discovered that their standpoint about such type of weapon was wrong. This concept of ICBM was recognized a...

[ Date: 2015-01-05 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: Never ]
Strategic missiles of the Cold War by Sakhal

This history begins with the German missile A4, better known as V-2, which was widely used during the last months of the Second World War. Despite being a primitive design, it is not unworthy of the subsequent missiles. In spite of the perfection of i...

[ Date: 2015-01-04 | Length: 17 Kb | Update: Never ]
M4 Sherman medium tank by Sakhal

The design of which would become the M4 medium tank started one day after it was ordered the production of the M3, in the late August 1940. In that time, the British were preparing for the threat of a German invasion while France, Belgium and Holland ...

[ Date: 2015-01-03 | Length: 25 Kb | Update: Never ]