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The Tsar Bomba – the Biggest Bomb The World Has Ever Seen

Lincoln Riddle

Every aspect of the phrase, ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ applies to the Tsar Bomba. The weapon was the Soviet Union’s rebuttal to the United States…

The German Paris Gun – Super Gun Of WWI

The most powerful gun to be fielded in the First World War was the German Paris Gun. Several of these guns were produced and used…

Saddam’s Secret Super Gun – Project Babylon

Project Babylon was an Iraqi code name for the construction of a supergun, commissioned by Sadam Hussein in 1988. The engineer in charge of the…

A Brief History Of The AR-15: A Classic American Weapon

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Sam Bocetta If the Bald Eagle represents the land of the free than the AR-15 represents…

Fire In Warfare: Devastating Incendiary Weapons From Military History

Fire has played a devastating part in the history of war. Even when not weaponized, it could be unleashed during pillaging of towns, leading to…

Longest Sniper Shot in the World – British Soldier Takes Out Machine Gun Team at 2707 Yards

Nikola Budanovic

A Corporal of the Horse and a member of the elite British Household Cavalry unit holds the record for achieving the longest kill shot ever…

Death at Long Range: Some of the Deadliest Snipers Of World War II

Highly trained and deadly, snipers are and have been an important aspect of warfare. The term, however, first came into use in British India in…

Leonardo’s War Machines – The Italian Genius May Have Deliberately Sabotaged His Own Designs

Born in the Tuscan town of Vinci on the 15th of April, 1452, Leonardo  Da Vinci is perhaps best known as the painter of the…

Super-Sized Siege Guns From World War One And Two – These Are Simply Massive

In the 19th century, transport limitations restricted the size of artillery. If a piece of equipment could not be pulled by horses, then it could…

The Submachine Gun – An Infantry Weapon Which Changed The Face Of Warfare

From the First World War to the Second World War, the submachine gun played an important part in infantry fighting. A small machine gun firing…

“The End of Man’s Valor”: The History of Artillery From Ancient Rome To World War Two

Around 379 BC, King Archidamus of Sparta summed up the impact of artillery on infantry. When shown a huge bow capable of flinging giant arrows…

Fire In Warfare: Seven Devastating Incendiary Weapons From Military History

Fire has played a devastating part in the history of war. Even when not weaponized, it could be unleashed during pillaging of towns, leading to…