The Vergeltungswaffe-2 (German for “vengeance weapon”), or the simpler V-2, was designed during the later years of World War II, and became the first long-range missile to be used in warfare. During the war, roughly 5,000 V-2 rockets were developed and required a mere six minutes to reach its destination. Over 900 V-2’s were produced per […]Read more "The V-2 Rocket"
The Mariana Trench, famous for being the deepest area in the Pacific Ocean (Or any ocean, for that matter) has rarely been explored, the most recent journey being made by director James Cameron in the submersible DeepSea Challenger. The deepest part of the Trench is known as the Challenger Deep, which is reportedly 36,070 feet […]Read more "Exploring The Mariana Trench"
Despite the popular notion that most weapons found in video games or films about the future of warfare are entirely fictional, it is becoming clear that the technology is already here. Or at least the foundations are being built that can lead to surprising advancements in the near future. In 2007, a British tank was […]Read more "Future Warfare Has Arrived"
Serbia, one of the nations that emerged from the former Yugoslavia, has been viewed negatively by the West due to the wars resulting in the collapse of Yugoslavia in which NATO combated Serb forces. However, Serbia is currently a member of NATO’s Partnership for Peace Plan, and conducts operations against crime and terrorism in the […]Read more "Small Country, Highly Trained Soldiers"
The M16 has been the United States military’s main assault rifle since 1963, the current versions in service being the M16A3 and M16A4, with the M16A2 utilized by non-combat personnel. It is an incredibly effective design, inspiring several copies made in other countries like the Canadian C7 or the Chinese CQ. Attempts have been made […]Read more "Replacing the M16"