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Increase of the combat capability of the Leopard 2 by Sakhal

In the last years of the Cold War, facing the combat capability of the Leopard 2 rose the growing threat of the Warsaw Pact tanks, and not only because of the numbers, but also because of the notorious increase in quality, for the range and effects of the...

[ Date: 2018-01-28 | Length: 21 Kb | Update: Never ]
AMX-56 Leclerc main battle tank by Sakhal

Note: the following historical information about the AMX-56 Leclerc corresponds to the year 2000. Exclusive detailed information about the first prototype of this tank and associated electronic devices can be seen in the article AMX Leclerc - Main...

[ Date: 2017-12-25 | Length: 17 Kb | Update: 2018-01-29 ]
AMX Leclerc - Main battle tank for the year 2000 by Sakhal

Coming from GIAT (Groupement Industriel des Armaments Terrestres), the AMX Leclerc is the latest French development of a main battle tank, destined to serve with the French Army from the 1990s. At that time it should replace the AMX-30B2, which had to...

[ Date: 2017-12-24 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: 2017-12-25 ]
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 ]
History of light weapons by Sakhal

From the stone to the most elaborate steels, the evolution of weapons is a path marked by some of the most representative milestones of technology. Stone Age Either for hunting, defense or attack, the human being has always used weapons. During the Lo...

[ Date: 2017-12-15 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
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 ]
Japanese tanks of World War Two by Sakhal

The Japanese Armed Forces were traditionally characterized by the duplicity of weapons in the Navy and the Army. Each of them had its own Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry and Armored Corps, which in the end was detrimental for the quality, largely thanks ...

[ Date: 2016-09-25 | Length: 20 Kb | Update: Never ]
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka by Sakhal

During the Russo-German conflict the Soviet engineers, with their magnific T-34, pointed the way to follow on tank design to their German counterparts. But it is not less true that they would have to learn from the Germans as well. Indeed, they were u...

[ Date: 2016-09-22 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: Never ]
The fate of the Scharnhorst by Sakhal

The Scharnhorst is another example of the limitations that Germany had for its rearmament because of the Treaty of Versailles. The most important deficiencies of this battleship (which was actually a battlecruiser) lied in her armament, on which the p...

[ Date: 2016-09-20 | 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 ]
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen by Sakhal

The 18th May 1941 departed from the military port of Gotehafen a combat group formed by two splendid and modern warships, the battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, to start the Operation Rheinubung, a raid against the British supply l...

[ Date: 2015-10-21 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
The fate of the Admiral Graf Spee by Sakhal

The Admiral Graf Spee and the Battle of River Plate The "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee was built in 1934 after her sisters Admiral Scheer and Deutschland. She had been projected to elude the Versailles Treaty, which prohibited to Germany to bu...

[ Date: 2015-10-19 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: Never ]
Hornet and Chokai - Two faces of Guadalcanal by Sakhal

USS Hornet After the Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor, the American public opinion, despite having reacted with indignation, was still shocked. To this contributed the fact that Japan was very far and the average citizen did not see clearly how t...

[ Date: 2015-10-17 | Length: 13 Kb | Update: 2015-10-19 ]
Amphibious landing craft of World War Two by Sakhal

LCM At the beginning of World War Two, the belligerent powers, despite having developed in many cases a technology and a military technique of high level, had not still taken into consideration, in a proper perspective, the problem of eventual landin...

[ Date: 2015-10-14 | Length: 8 Kb | Update: Never ]
Torpedo boats of World War Two by Sakhal

MTB Class: Vosper 70, 10 units (numbers 31 to 40) Authorized in 1938 and built in Vosper Portsmouth in 1939-40. Four units were sunk in 1940; the numbers 31, 32, 33 and 34 were rebaptized as CT 21, CT 22, CT 23 and CT 24 in 1943 to be used as towed ...

[ Date: 2015-10-13 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Russia by Sakhal

Russia 1941 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: Pistols Tokarev TT 1930 and TT 1933 caliber 7.62 mm, and TT 34 caliber 5.56 mm; revolver Nagant 1895 caliber 7.62 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Mosin Nagant Model 1891, 1891/1930, 1910 a...

[ Date: 2015-10-11 | Length: 17 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - United States by Sakhal

United States 1942 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Colt M 1911 and 1911 A1 caliber 45 Individual weapons - Rifles: Springfield 1903 caliber 7.62 mm, P 14 caliber 7.7 mm and M 1917 caliber 7.62 mm (a) Individual weapons - Hand grenades: Mk 1A1, ...

[ Date: 2015-10-10 | Length: 12 Kb | Update: Never ]
The Japanese Fleet at Pearl Harbor by Sakhal

"If war is unavoidable, better if it comes soon; the later, the worse it will be." The embargo of petroleum meant for Tokyo the hardest diplomatic blow among many others coming from United States: the reserves of fuel would be enough for a year only. Fro...

[ Date: 2015-10-07 | Length: 20 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Japan by Sakhal

Japan 1942 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols and revolvers: Pistol Hino Kamuro caliber 7.65 mm; pistols 4th Year (a), 14th Year and Type 94, all of caliber 8 mm; revolver 26th Year caliber 9 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Type 35th Year and Type 38...

[ Date: 2015-10-05 | Length: 14 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Italy by Sakhal

Italy 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Beretta Model 34 caliber 9 mm (a) Individual weapons - Rifles: Rifle 91/38, carbine 91/38 and 91/38 TS, all of caliber 6.5 mm (b) Individual weapons - Hand grenades: Breda 35, OTO 35 and SRCM, all of o...

[ Date: 2015-09-23 | Length: 21 Kb | Update: Never ]
Assault means of the Regia Marina by Sakhal

Of surface Tourism Speedboat (1st and 2nd series) Characteristics: lenght: 5.20 meters; total weight: 1100 kilograms; warhead: 330 kilograms; maximum speed: 33 knots; operational range: 150 kilometers; year: 1936. Observations: explosive hulls den...

[ Date: 2015-08-30 | Length: 11 Kb | Update: Never ]
Organization of the Black Brigades by Sakhal

Organization of the Black Brigades After the events of September 1943, Mussolini, freed from the prison in the Great Sasso and brought to Germany, started to conceive a plan which, with German help, would give birth to the Government of the Italian S...

[ Date: 2015-08-28 | Length: 11 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Germany by Sakhal

Germany 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: P08 Luger caliber 9 mm, Walther M34 caliber 7.65 mm and Mauser C96 caliber 7.63 mm Individual weapons - Rifles: Mauser K98 in models 98a, 98b and 98k, all of caliber 7.92 mm Individual weapons - Hand ...

[ Date: 2015-08-27 | Length: 18 Kb | Update: Never ]
Armed forces in World War Two - Britain by Sakhal

Britain 1939 - Army Individual weapons - Pistols: Enfield number 4 Mk 1 caliber .38, Webley Mk VI caliber .45 / British Colt and Webley caliber .45 Individual weapons - Rifles: Lee Enfield number 4 Mk 1 and several types of the preceding number 1, all...

[ Date: 2015-08-09 | Length: 13 Kb | Update: Never ]