Category: MILITARY VEHICLES

The US Navy’s First Escort Carrier Shined During the Guadalcanal Campaign

USS Long Island at sea

Did you know the US produced 122 escort carriers during World War II? This staggering number makes it difficult to remember the achievements of one…

USAF’s 23rd Wing Designates New Flagship – ‘The Whale Shark’

Front view of the HC-130J Combat King II

The 23rd Wing, a US Air Force Combat Command wing currently based out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, has dedicated its new flagship, an…

The Controversial History of Turkey’s Baykar Bayraktar TB2

Baykar Bayraktar TB2 on the runway

The Baykar Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish-made medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has seen use in numerous conflicts. It was most recently…

US Navy Looking to Decommission 24 Ships, Despite Pushback from Congress

USS Little Rock at sea

The US Navy is looking to decommission 24 ships during the 2023 fiscal year: eight that have reached the end of their service life and…

US Navy to Name Future Vessel After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Official portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The US Navy has announced the service will name a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler ship (T-AO) after Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The late Supreme Court…

US Air Force Asks Congress for Permission to Retire Aging Boeing E-3 Sentry Fleet

Boeing E-3 Sentry in flight

The US Air Force has presented its budget proposal to Congress for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Totaling $194 billion dollars, it includes a request to…

Switchblade 300: The Drone-Like Vehicle Viewed as a Direct Fire Weapon

US soldier launching a Switchblade 300

The Switchblade 300 is a small loitering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by numerous branches of the US military. Classified more as a direct fire…

The A-6 Intruder was the US Military’s Aircraft of Choice During the Vietnam War

A-6 Intruder landing on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

Over the course of World War II and the Korean War, the use of aircraft saw a rapid increase. As a result, the technology of…

The Sinking of the USS Housatonic was a Turning Point in Naval Warfare

A print showing the sinking of the USS Housatonic

The US Navy has existed longer than the country itself. The branch was established in August 1775 and re-established in 1794 during the French Revolution.…

USS Clamagore (SS-343) to Be Dismantled and Recycled

USS Clamagore docked

The USS Clamagore (SS-343), currently stationed at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in South Carolina, is slated to be dismantled and recycled, after…

US Marine Corps to Test ‘Lightning Carrier’ Concept with USS Tripoli, F-35Bs

USS Tripoli at sea + F-35B Lightning II in the air

The US Marine Corps has announced it’ll be testing out its “Lightning Carrier” concept with the USS Tripoli (LHA-7). According to the service, the amphibious…

Wild Weasels Undertake Some of the US Air Force’s Most Dangerous Missions

F-105 Thunderchief in flight

There is nothing we love more than a good motto! The unofficial slogan for the US Air Force‘s Wild Weasel crew is “YGBSM” – an…