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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MILITARY WEAPONRY

This is the index page of the Military History website and PHP application. This application is one of my first approaches to create a functional server-side application and it was created without the aid of any framework. The original version of the application is installed in Ship Pictures website. Another website available is WW2 Color Photos which contains a collection of photos, artwork and modellism about such relevant period of History. You can refer to Privacy Policy for more details about the application before using it. Please note that the administrator reserves himself the right to suppress any material that violates the norms of usage without any previous notice. Unregistered users may browse profiles and articles, but cannot interact with them.


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M16 assault rifle -::- by Sakhal
2016-10-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 179 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 bee...
Japanese tanks of the Cold War -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 180 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 ...
Japanese tanks of WWII -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-25 - Votes: 0 - Views: 216 - Last update: Never
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 ...
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-22 - Votes: 0 - Views: 204 - Last update: Never
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...
The fate of the Scharnhorst -::- by Sakhal
2016-09-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 205 - Last update: Never
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...
The modern escort warship -::- by Sakhal
2016-05-26 - Votes: 0 - Views: 492 - Last update: Never
<span class="italic"><span class="font_larger">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 ...
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2534 - Last update: Never
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...
The fate of the Admiral Graf Spee -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-19 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1851 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">The Admiral Graf Spee and the Battle of River Plate</span></span><br/><br/> The &quot;pocket battleship&quot; Admiral Graf Spee was built in 1934 after her sisters Admiral Scheer and Deutschland. She had been ...
Hornet and Chokai - Two faces of Guadalcanal -::- ...
2015-10-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1099 - Last update: 2015-10-19
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">USS Hornet</span></span><br/><br/> 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 Jap...
Amphibious landing craft of WW2 -::- by Sakhal
2015-10-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2400 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">LCM</span></span><br/><br/> 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 consi...


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Leopard I -::- by Sakhal
2015-05-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1907 - Last update: 2016-09-29
<span class="bold">Background</span><br/><br/> 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...
AMX-30 -::- by Sakhal
2015-05-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1938 - Last update: 2016-09-28
<span class="bold">Background</span><br/><br/> 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 l...
Hornet and Chokai - Two faces of Guadalcanal -::- ...
2015-10-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1099 - Last update: 2015-10-19
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">USS Hornet</span></span><br/><br/> 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 Jap...
Heinkel He 112 -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3118 - Last update: 2015-07-18
The Heinkel He 112 was conceived and realized in the first 1930s; the first prototype flew in the summer of 1935, being built another six exemplars for experimental purposes. A series of thirty He 112 were submitted to the Luftwaffe for evaluation in ...
F-84 Thunderjet -::- by Sakhal
2014-11-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2751 - Last update: 2015-07-17
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet, which would provide to many air forces of the NATO their initial experience with turbojet aircraft, started its life in the summer 1944, when the project team from the Republic Aviation studied the possibility of adapting...

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Weapons of World War Two series

The series Weapons of World War Two shows a selection of representative weapons of the three weapons through very realistic artworks and a succinct text explaining key aspects of their history, the circumstances on which they were developed or employed and their technical features. The list can be read ordered by name, type, country or year.

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This is a list of some statistical programs and charts that compare different characteristics of different aircraft, tanks, warships, etc... More of them should be added over time.

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Anti-Aircraft Artillery Effectiveness

Anti-Ship Artillery Effectiveness

Battleship Armor Plate Effectiveness

Battleship Combat Power Comparison

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Soviet fighter aircraft Yakovlev Yak-15.

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