Weapons | War History

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…

Atomic Veterans: The Troops America Used As Nuclear Guinea Pigs Following World War II

Rosemary Giles
Soldier in a foxhole reading a book titled, "How to Survive an Atomic Bomb"

On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever when a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.…

With the Type 93 Torpedo, the Allies Didn’t Know What Hit Them… Literally

Type 93 torpedo on display

The Type 93 torpedo was developed by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the interwar period and became the most advanced and superior torpedo of…

Ancient Roman Swords Unearthed In the Cotswolds – ‘A Remarkable Archaeological Find’

Paul Hodgkinson and Emma Stuart standing with two ancient Roman swords

The central-southwest region of England is known for its rural landscape and quaint towns, but what many might not be aware of is that it…

Shipboard Cannon Found Off Swedish Coast Believed to Be Oldest In Europe

Marstrand shipboard cannon placed on a table

In a study published in the journal The Mariner’s Mirror, a team of researchers has revealed the discovery of what’s believed to be the oldest…

The Tank Museum Acquires Carl Gustaf Infantry Anti-Tank Weapon

Carl Gustaf anti-tank weapon on a wooden table

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom has announced that it recently acquired a Carl Gustaf infantry anti-tank weapon. Adopted by the British Army in…

10 Weapons the Germans Used to Fight Against the Allied Advance on D-Day

152 mm German naval gun along the Atlantic Wall

The turning point for the war in Europe, D-Day saw the Allies execute a daring invasion of German-held France via Normandy. Both sides were equipped…

M72 LAW: The Vietnam-Era Anti-Tank Weapon That Continues to See Service Today

Ryan McLachlan
American soldier firing an M72 LAW

In the Dirty Harry movie, The Enforcer (1976), the filmmakers needed to find a more powerful weapon than Harry Callahan’s Smith & Wesson Model 29.…

Russia Allegedly Develops ‘Hibernating’ Drones That Can ‘Sleep’ for Weeks Before Attacking

Ukrainian military officials standing with Russian drones

After two years of working alongside the Russian Ministry of Defence, a tech firm has reportedly developed a drone – known as the “Joker FPV”…

The US Has Officially Destroyed the Last of Its Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Two workers walking through a room stocked with M55 rockets

Closing a chapter that dates back to the First World War, the US has declared that the last of its chemical weapons stores have been…

Benelli M4: The Superior Semi-Automatic Shotgun Built Specifically For Combat

US Marine holding a Benelli M1014

Produced by Italian firearms manufacturer Benelli Armi SpA, the M4 semi-automatic shotgun is the fourth and final model of the Super 90 line. Built for…

The US Navy Considered Arming Frigates with Mk 48 Torpedoes During the Cold War

Two technicians standing around a Mk 48 torpedo + USS Bradley (FF-1041) underway at sea

On January 17, 1955, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) radioed the historic message, “Underway on nuclear power.” This was the foundation of a new era that…