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Category: Cold War


45 records found.
M16 assault rifle -::- by Sakhal
2016-10-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 441 - 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: 458 - 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 ...
Soviet rocket artillery - From M-13 to BM-27 -::- ...
2015-06-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2288 - Last update: Never
<div class="img-wrapper" style="margin:auto; width:485px; clear:both;"><img width="475" src="../images/artillery/soviet_rocket_artillery_trucks_low-res.jpg" alt="Soviet rocket artillery - From M-13 to BM-27"/></div><br/><br/> <span class="bold">M-13</spa...
T-72 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4059 - Last update: 2015-07-10
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 ...
T-80 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1304 - Last update: Never
The United States Department of Defense published in the first edition (October 1981) of its periodic report Soviet Military Power a drawing of the new Soviet tank. The first photograph would not appear until the second issue (April 1983). The next images...
T-64 - The evolution of the Soviet tank -::- by Sa...
2015-06-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1459 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 tank...
T-62 tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-06-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2096 - Last update: 2015-06-06
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 supportin...
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-16 to SS-20 -:...
2015-06-02 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1353 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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...
Leopard I -::- by Sakhal
2015-05-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2178 - 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: 2298 - 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...
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-9 to SS-15 -::...
2015-05-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1591 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 hal...
The air war in Vietnam -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2076 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="bold">Air attack against North Vietnam</span></span><br/><br/> <span class="italic">From the large bombers to the agile fighters, from the tankers to the helicopters, from the turbojet to the piston engine, the most...
Electronic air war during the Vietnam War -::- by ...
2015-01-20 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2005 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 count...
Russian artillery - From Katyusha to Smerch -::- b...
2015-01-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4635 - Last update: 2015-01-16
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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...
ZSU-57-2 and ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft artillery -::-...
2015-01-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2648 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">ZSU-57-2</span><br/><br/> 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 ant...
Helicopters of the NATO during the Cold War -::- b...
2015-01-10 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2894 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 i...
Helicopters of the Warsaw Pact -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-08 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2338 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 preside...
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-3 to SS-8 -::-...
2015-01-07 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3656 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 constructio...
Titan ballistic missile -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1446 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 ...
Atlas ballistic missile -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3194 - Last update: Never
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...
Strategic missiles of the Cold War -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 4656 - Last update: Never
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...
Sherman tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-03 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3686 - Last update: Never
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 ...
PT-76 amphibious tank -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3533 - Last update: Never
During the years immediately after the Second World War, Soviet projectists developed light all-terrain vehicles as a starting point to incorporate some of the lessons learned with the light tanks produced in small numbers during the previous decade. From...
T-54 and T-55 tanks -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3933 - Last update: Never
The first line tanks with which the Soviet Union ended the Second World War - the medium tank T-34/85 and the heavy tanks IS-2 and IS-3 - maybe were not the best ones, but their overwhelming quantities in the first place, and also a skillful tactical ...
IS tanks -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-27 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2503 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">When in August 1968 the Soviet tanks marched by the roads of Prague and not exactly like in a parade, the military observers noticed that those were the same vehicles that had marched through Berlin in 19...