Machinery & Gear | War History

Bell P-63 Kingcobra: The American Fighter-Turned-Soviet Tank Buster

Bell P-63 Kingcobra parked on the tarmac

The Second World War saw the development of several new aircraft, among them the Bell P-63 Kingcobra. Initially developed for use by America, it became…

World War II-Era Mystery Solved 80 Years After Aircraft, Pilot Went Missing Over Italy

Aerial view of the Gulf of Manfredonia, where Warren Singer's Lockheed P-38 Lightning was discovered + Lockheed P-38 Lightning in flight

While fighting the Axis powers in Italy during the Second World War, a number of Allied pilots lost their lives. One of them was US…

AK-15: The Russian Assault Rifle That Traces Its Origins Back to the AK-47

Russian soldier aiming an AK-15 from a trench

While the AK-47 is arguably the most famous Russian-borne rifle ever, the country has been the birthplace of many other capable weapons. One of them…

Hikers Made An Incredibly Rare Discovery In a Northern British Field – A Canadian Ram Tank!

Tank, Cruiser, Ram Mk I parked on a dirt track

In the decades following the Second World War, several discoveries dating back to the conflict have been made. Among them are a T-34 tank at…

SR-72: Lockheed Martin’s Proposed Hypersonic Successor to the SR-71 Blackbird

Clouds in the sky + Illustration of the Lockheed Martin SR-72 "Son of Blackbird"

In 1998, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was officially retired, marking the end of its over 30-year service with the US Air Force. Over its three…

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71): The ‘Rough Rider’ That’s Seen Continued Action In the Middle East

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) at sea

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) was the fourth aircraft carrier commissioned as part of the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class. Known by her call sign “Rough Rider” –…

The Tank Museum Launches Successful Fundraiser to Bring FV4005 to TANKFEST 2024

FV4005 on display outside

In mid-November 2023, The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom launched a campaign fundraiser to help raise enough money to bring its Cold War-era FV4005…

Video Shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Taking First Flight

Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider parked in a hangar

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider – better known as the US Air Force’s newest flying wing – underwent its first official flight on November 10,…

Florida Man Finds Live Vietnam-Era Military Round In Garage, Prompts Response From Bomb Squad

Live military round placed on a metal object outside + Close-up of the end of a live military round placed on a metal object outside

The death of a family member can be a sad event, made even more so by having to go through the items they left behind.…

United States Looking to Develop Nuclear Bomb That’s 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped on Hiroshima

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit parked on the tarmac

The world may not be in the midst of a nuclear war, but that doesn’t mean nations have halted the development of such weapons. A…

USS Kidd (DDG-100): The Only US Navy Warship That’s Allowed to Fly the Jolly Roger

USS Kidd (DDG-100) transiting alongside a smaller vessel

The USS Kidd (DDG-100) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer currently serving with the US Navy. Named for Rear Adm. Issac C. Kidd, who lost…

HMS Medusa (A353): The Ship That Marked the Way to Omaha Beach in June 1944

HMS Medusa (A353) anchored at a dock

The HMS Medusa (A353) – formerly known as the Harbour Motor Defence Launch (HMDL) 1387 – was near Omaha Beach on June 5, 1944, the…