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When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation

When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation

Tsar Bomba On Oct. 30, 1961, the Soviet Union conducted a live test of the most powerful nuclear weapon ever… Read More

2 weeks ago

CIWS on board USS Gravely shot down cruise missile fired by Houthis that came within a nautical mile of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer

CIWS on board USS Gravely shoots down cruise missile fired by Houthis According to CNN a cruise missile launched by… Read More

2 weeks ago

The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle

The B-52 The B-52 was designed by Boeing Aircraft in October 1946 in response to the Army request for a… Read More

2 weeks ago

A detailed analysis of how Ukrainian Air Force could have shot down the Russian A-50 AEW&C aircraft over the Azov Sea on Jan. 14

Ukraine shot down Russian A-50 AEW&C aircraft As already reported, on Jan. 14, 2024 Ukraine’s military said it shot down… Read More

4 weeks ago

The story of Project Babylon, the Iraqi 1,000mm super gun intended to put a satellite into orbit

The al-Hussein ballistic missile Always at the forefront of Arab states when it came to the development of its armed… Read More

1 month ago

The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.

The F-14 Tomcat Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a… Read More

1 month ago

USS Wainwright CO explains why Phalanx CIWS failed to shoot down the Harpoon missile fired by Iranians at his ship during Operation Praying Mantis

Operation Praying Mantis Operation Praying Mantis was the largest of five major US Navy surface actions since World War II.… Read More

2 months ago

US Navy to deploy Tomahawk anti-ship missile on Los Angeles- and Virginia-class submarines in 2024

Tomahawk anti-ship missile The US Navy is gearing up to enhance its submarine capabilities with ship-targeting versions of the highly… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s why the B-29 remote controlled turrets were worse than B-17 and B-24 manned turrets in protecting the aircraft from enemy fighters

B-29 Superfortress remote controlled turrets. Designed in 1940 as an eventual replacement for the B-17 and B-24, the first B-29… Read More

2 months ago

Warthog Pilot explains why A-10 Drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Air-to-surface missile on wingman rather than on a ground target

The AGM-65 Maverick The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first AGM-65A Maverick in August 1972. A total of 25,750… Read More

3 months ago