Military Vehicles | War History

The Most Dangerous Aircraft to Ever Take to the Skies

Two Supermarine Spitfires in flight + Lockheed AC-130H in flight

Since the First World War, aircraft have been key to winning major skirmishes. Not only do they provide fire support from the air, they can…

HMS Royal Oak (08): The Royal Navy Battleship That Fought Valiantly During the Battle of Jutland

HMS Royal Oak (08) at sea

Battleships were extremely important during the First World War, and the British Royal Navy had some of the most impressive vessels of the conflict. They…

The USS Forrestal (CV-59) Disaster Forever Changed the Way US Navy Sailors Learn Damage Control

Firefighters trying to stop a fire on the deck of the USS Forrestal (CV-59)

The USS Forrestal (CV-59) served the US Navy for nearly four decades. During that time, she saw her fair share of combat, but no amount of…

USS Nevada (BB-36): The Battleship That Survived Pearl Harbor and An Atomic Bomb

USS Nevada (BB-36) at sea

The USS Nevada (BB-36) was the first of a class of two 27,500-ton battleships launched in 1914, rendering all first-generation vessels obsolete. She had a remarkable…

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) Found After a Century; First US Destroyer to Be Sunk By An Enemy Vessel

Smoke emanating from a ship hit by a torpedo + The USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea

On December 6, 1917, the Tucker-class destroyer USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sailing from Brest, France to Queenstown, Ireland. However, the ship never reached its…

Road Workers Amazed By WWII-Era Discovery in Chartres

Crew using a machine to lift a mud-covered M5 Stuart Light Tank from the ground

During the six years that made up the Second World War, both the Allied and Axis powers deployed an astonishing number of troops and armaments.…

Swiss Lawmakers Approve Controversial Purchase of F-35A Fighters

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II in flight

Lawmakers in Switzerland have voted to move forward with the controversial purchase of 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting IIs. The deal will go ahead without…

USS Grayback (SS-208) Found After 75 Years; What Was Onboard Was Unexpected

USS Grayback (SS-208) at sea

Seventy-five years after she first disappeared off the coast of Okinawa, the wreck of the USS Grayback (SS-208) was discovered at the bottom of the…

The USS Texas (BB-35) Was Intentionally Flooded During D-Day

USS Texas (BB-35) at sea

The USS Texas (BB-35) saw more combat action in her lifetime than most other US battleships, seeing service in both World War I and II,…

Black Hornet Nano: The Minuscule Drone That Aided British Forces in Afghanistan

Hand holding up a Black Hornet Nano

Surveillance flights existed prior to the start of World War I. The first incident of aerial reconnaissance occurred in 1794, when the French used an…

Dream Chaser Spaceplane Could Transport US Military Troops to Space

Three Sierra Space employees working around the Dream Chaser

The US military may soon be in possession of a new spacecraft capable of transporting troops to space and low Earth orbit within just three…

Has Russia Claimed to Have Destroyed More M142 HIMARS Than Ukraine Owns?

Ukrainian serviceman opening the door of an M142 HIMARS

Since receiving its delivery of 16 US-supplied M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), the Ukrainian military has used them against Russian-held sites and equipment.…