Body armor is essential for protecting soldiers, but it’s also heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear. Research and development into genetically engineered spider silk, however, could revolutionize the future of the protective gear....Show More Summary
A team of dedicated Swiss researchers managed to debunk a popular misconception that the heavy plated armor worn by medieval knights afforded them little to no mobility.
Ever lose track of the simply staggering variety of vehicles in the U.S. military? Ever find yourself going “Wait... what was that bitchin’ six-wheeled heavy armored ambulance again?” Worry no more, because Pop Chart Lab has come up with the most comprehensive chart of American military vehicles that I’ve ever seen. And now it’s in poster form. Read more...
Patrick Donahoe U.S. Army, United States Slow" -relative. The Speed that matters isnt about getting into the greasy grass quickly, its about winning there. Recently, an article was posted on War is Boring concerning the first arrival of U.S. Show More Summary
Armor too heavy to run or roll?Oh you just want to 360° spin? No problem :) Something simply pleasant about an agile big guy. [via TheKosmonaut]
A video that appears to show pro-Russian rebels moving heavy weapons toward the contact line with Ukrainian troops is adding fuel to warnings by independent observers that neither side is upholding the withdrawal agreement. Ukrainian...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Two French soldiers have died in Mali after their heavy armored vehicle hit a land mine, taking the number of people killed in the incident to three, French President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday.
Second only to the infantryman in terms of combat effectiveness, the “mailed fist” of heavy armor remains a highly adaptable force multiplier on the modern battlefield. Forecast International Weapons Group’s “The Market for Tanks” report projects that more than 3,800 main battle tanks, worth over $17.2 billion, will be produced through 2025. According to the
A new military exposition under the auspices of the Russian Defense Ministry kicked off at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
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The Republic of Korea Army is on a constant wartime footing. Its inventory of heavy armor is substantial, with 2,500 tanks and nearly as many tracked fighting vehicles, many of which are of indigenous design. The dramatic footage below...Show More Summary
The Obama administration wants to enlarge the U.S. military presence in eastern and central Europe next year by stockpiling heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment across the region, a substantial expansion of U.S. efforts to counter a resurgent Russia. The proposed $3.4-billion...
In Rainbow Six Siege, you’re never completely safe. Case in point: in this GIF by uhmsay, an enemy is hunkered down with the (reviled by many) riot shield and heavy armor in a difficult-to-breach room. And yet, their death is still swift and brutal. The lesson? When in doubt, reinforce the floor. Read more...
A slow, unreliable but extremely impressive-looking armored vehicle.
Plastic Iron Man figures are all well and good, but its hard to maintain the illusion of metal armor when your toy is light as a feather. Weighing in at four pounds, Comicave’s Iron Man Mark XXXVIII Igor figure is pretty heavy metal. Read more...
International movie superstar Idris Elba made the unlikely appearance in Rainbow Six Siege's television ad. Total shocker right there. But the accomplished actor isn't there to don heavy armor and wield a big gun, he's there to tell you that it's your job to do so.Click To Continue Reading
Heavily armored police surrounded Pullman hotel in Paris, Reuters reports, citing local witnesses.
Before: M109 & M992(click to view full) The USA’s 155mm M109 self-propelled howitzers (SPH) were first introduced in 1962, as a form of armored mobile artillery that could stand up to the massed fire tactics of Soviet heavy artillery and rockets. They and their companion M992 Armored Ammunition Resupply Vehicles (AARV) have been rebuilt and […]
Israel’s Tank Production Authority is producing its first prototype of Eitan, an eight-wheel-drive armored fighting vehicle designed to weigh nearly half as much as the new Namer heavy carriers.The locally developed Eitan — Hebrew for...Show More Summary
The mighty Iowa Class Battleships are known for their heavy armor, yet their bank vault-like conning towers were possibly the most blatant example of how over-engineered these vessels were so that they could take a brutal beating and keep on fighting. Read more...