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Gary Ivan Gordon: Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Master Sergeant Gordon, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on October 3, 1993. While serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Master Sergeant Gordon's sniper team provided precision fires from the lead helicopter during an assault and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket-propelled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:01:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Modern War, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Super Tucano USAF: Turboprop Light Attack Aircraft

As fighters become more complex, the need for highly effective trainer aircraft is on the rise. Embraer’s Super Tucano usaf - a single-engine, stepped-tandem, multi-purpose military turboprop - delivers both training and operational effectiveness at low acquisition and operating costs. It offers advanced solutions for basic to early advanced and weapons familiarization training, such as in-flight virtual training, and also provides the superb operational characteristics required for successful internal [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:29:31+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stealth Aircraft: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

The F-117A Nighthawk stealth aircraft attack aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin after work on stealth technology, and the predecessor test demonstrator aircraft, Have Blue, was carried out in secret from 1975. Development of the F-117A stealth aircraft began in 1978 and it was first flown in 1981, but it was not until 1988 that its existence was publicly announced. The Nighthawk was the world's first operational stealth aircraft. The [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:34:06+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Admiral Kuznetsov: Russian Aircraft Carrier

Due to historical and political considerations, carrier development such as Admiral Kuznetsov got off to a slow start in the Soviet Union. The debate over large decked carriers has been ongoing for decades starting the 1930's with Stalin; however, two carriers were planned but canceled with the start of WW II with the ground war being a major consideration. After the war, the Soviet Navy saw how the aircraft carrier [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:36:59+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

B-47 Stratojet: American Long Range Strategic Bomber

The best way to tell about the performance of the Stratojet is to say that any good crew could have flown it. It took no unusual ability or education. Neither Scott Osler nor I deserve any credit for the flight. Rather, the credit should go to the men who carried out these visions on the drafting boards and the factory workers who made the visions a reality. — Robert [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:44:02+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Club K: Container Missile System

Russia’s military-industrial complex is offering an ominous weapons system in the international arms market called the Club K cruise missile system. It consists of a quadruple launcher for Club cruise missiles hidden inside an innocuous-looking cargo container that serves as a cover for the missiles’ Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and the control cabin, where two operators would handle the satellite communications and the missiles’ targeting and launching. The Club missiles are known [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:44:07+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Murmansk Russian Cruiser: Cold War

The Murmansk was a Russian light cruiser of the Sverdlov-class – Project 68bis of the Soviet Navy’s Northern Fleet. It was once a ship that made the NATO admirals very wary. But, so much for the fear; the Soviet Cruiser Murmansk ended up a naval embarrassment; a corroding old wreck trapped in a Norwegian fjord in the mid-90s. In many ways, the Murmansk ended up an ideal symbol for [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:49:57+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

T 90 Main Battle Tank, Russia: Modern War

The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility, and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The T-90S entered service with the Russian Army in 1992. In February 2001, the Indian Army signed a contract for 310 T-90S tanks: 124 were completed in Russia and the rest are being delivered in "knocked down" form for [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:57:18+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M60 Patton America’s Main Battle Tank

The M60 Patton is the first main battle tank, built in the USA. Development of the M60 began in 1957. It was designed to counter the threat posed by Soviet T-54 and T-55 medium tanks, that were superior in all aspects to the US M48 medium tanks. First vehicles were built in 1959 and contract was awarded to Chrysler for a batch of 180 MBTs. Production commenced in 1960 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:08:15+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Battle Base FSB Ripcord: Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was coming to its bitter end for the US Army by 1970 and America was seeking a way out of the conflict. The public back in the States was already dissatisfied with the war and there was a strong anti-war movement growing in the sixties. American President, Richard Nixon, started to covertly reduce the number of troops back in 1969, due to the public pressure. By [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:25:42+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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