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Published on Aug 19, 2016
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This is a rather extensive video that gives a general overview about the various materials that
are use in tank armor, furthermore various different types of armor features and characteristics
are explained with references to which tank used them and/or still use them. Additionally composite,
sloped and reactive armor are explained. As well as physical and ballistic properties.
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The Mystery of the Soviet Foxbat, 40 Years Later







Could the Soviets build a plane that deadly and that fast?


By David Grossman
September 7, 2016

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Exactly 40 years ago yesterday, on September 6, 1976, one of the odder events of the Cold War took place.
A Soviet twin-jet plane with a design no Western power had ever seen before suddenly landed at an airport
on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Clearly unplanned, the plane overshot the runway by hundreds of feet.
Two gunshots then rang out. The plane turned out to be the MiG 25, and the pilot was 29-year-old pilot
Flight Lieutenant Viktor Ivanovich Belenko of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. Belenko wanted to defect.


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100 Years Ago Today, Tanks Changed Warfare Forever







The Battle of Flers-Courcelette was the tank's baptism by fire.


By Kyle Mizokami
September 15, 2016

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One hundred years ago today, on September 15th 1916, German soldiers looked out over the tops of their trenches and got a tremendous
shock. Giant metal-covered vehicles, as large as a barn, were slowly advancing towards their position, moving forward in a caterpillar-like
motion and spitting cannon and machine gun fire as they came. It was like nothing they'd ever seen before. This was the battle of
Flers-Courcelette, and the age of the tank had arrived.

The tank was invented to break the stalemate of trench warfare on World War I's European battlefields. Artillery and machine guns, plentiful
on both sides, were particularly effective against the main form of offense—the infantryman. As a result the defense was stronger than just
about anything that could be thrown against it, so much so that infantrymen spent most of their time cowering in trenches and bunkers.
When the infantry did attack, they would often outstrip their supporting machine gun fire, leaving them vulnerable to counterattacks.


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Published on Aug 23, 2016
What is a tank? It might seem like a very simple question. But it’s not an easy one to answer. To realize
how big the problem is, take a look at an encyclopedia. It will say something like “a tank is an armored
fighting vehicle, typically tracked, and carrying a cannon as main armament.” This description is very
loose. Since there’s no ready answer, we’ll have to find it for ourselves. Let’s see what tanks were
designed to do in the past, and how their role has evolved since.

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The idea for an armoured vehicle that could withstand fire and travel across battlefields was already
developed in 1914 after the Race to the Sea. The British "Landship Committee" developed the tank
weapon in secrecy. The French were also trying out different designs at the same time. Learn all
about the development and the invention of the tank in our special episode.




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Published on Sep 15, 2016
For years the British had developed the idea of the "landship" or tank and now it was finally ready
for the first deployment during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. And even though technical problems
plagued the new invention, the British leadership was confident that this new weapon would break
the stalemate at the Western Front for good. In the meantime Germany was focusing all offensive
efforts on the Romanian front to mercilessly crush the new enemy.
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Published on Sep 20, 2016
One hundred years ago, the very first tank, the Mark I, hit the battlefield. A feat of British engineering
brilliance, the Mark I helped change the face of warfare as we know it. Wargaming celebrated this
centenary with a host of online and offline festivities, including a unique event in the heart of London,
organized in partnership with The Tank Museum, Bovington. On September 15, 2016, a replica Mk. IV
was brought to London’s Trafalgar Square to mark the occasion.
Watch this iconic vehicle roll across Westminster and hit the battlefield in the special in-game event!

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A Super Hornet Firing Cannons At Night Looks Like It's Making the Jump to Hyperspace







Hold on, Chewie.



By Eric Limer
September 27, 2016

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The SR-71 Blackbird holds the record for fastest speed in a crewed, air-breathing having
reached speeds of up to 2,242.48 mph, or just shy of Mach 3. An F/A-18 Super Hornet
can't quite keep up with that, but it can do something else instead: make the jump to
hyperspace. Or at least look like it is making it.

This light show pops up in a video featuring Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27), a Navy
squadron also known as the "Royal Maces." The clip where the sparks fly, highlighted by
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Just 11 Badass Pictures of the USS Zumwalt







After eight years, the Zumwalt is finally ready.


By Darren Orf
October 15, 2016

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On October 15, 2016, the USS Zumwalt will be officially commissioned into the U.S. Navy as its most advanced naval ship. It's been decades
in the making—with its own list of a pitfalls and bloated budgets— but it has the added benefit of looking completely badass. Allow these 11
images to explain our reasoning.


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What's It Like To Ride In The USS Zumwalt?







According to Captain Kirk (yes, that's his real name) it's like a "really souped-up" SUV.


By Associated Press and Brian Witte
October 15, 2016

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What's a ride like in the Navy's largest and most sophisticated new destroyer? Capt. James Kirk compares it to "a really souped-up sport utility vehicle."

"It's not like a Ferrari, but it's like a very big SUV that is made to go very fast," says Kirk, commanding officer of the futuristic USS Zumwalt that's being
commissioned Saturday in Baltimore.

With a price tag of at least $4.4 billion, the guided missile destroyer is perhaps more like a stealthy Rolls-Royce. The company manufactured the
ship'spropellers and generator sets. The Zumwalt also features an unconventional wave-piercing hull.


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One of the U.S. Navy's Greatest Tragedies: The Sinking of the USS Thresher







By Kyle Mizokami
November 5, 2016

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In the United States Navy, submarines lost at sea are said to be on “eternal patrol.” One such submarine was USS Thresher. Meant to
be the first in a new generation of fast nuclear-attack submarines, today it rests in more than eight thousand feet of water, along with
its crew. Thresher is one of two American submarines lost since the end of World War II.

In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Navy was still pushing nuclear propulsion out to the submarine fleet. USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear
submarine, had just been commissioned in 1954, and nine classes of submarines were created, including the Sailfish, Barbel, Skate
and Skipjack classes, before the Navy felt it had a design worthy of mass production. Preceding classes of nuclear submarines were
built in small batches, but Thresher would be the first class to build more than five. Altogether fourteen Threshers would be built.


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