The Military Used To Drop Troops Behind Enemy Lines With Gliders

These one-time use, engineless aircraft would be towed in pairs near to the front lines of battle carrying troops or supplies to bolster advancing forces. Released high above the opposing forces, pilot's would practically crash land into enemy territory abandoning the lame craft as they joined the action. » 11/26/14 7:28pm Yesterday 7:28pm

Watch The Inspiring American Off-Road Adventure Of These Two Veterans

"Now I know why they call it The Last Frontier," said Kevin McMahon, surveying the Alaskan wilderness from a helicopter. He and David Guzman picked up a Nissan Titan, heavily modified with parts picked out by Nissan's Facebook fans, and headed into the bush for an incredible adventure. » 11/11/14 1:27pm 11/11/14 1:27pm

The A-7 Corsair II Finally Takes Its Last Flight After 49 Years

Last week, defense journalist Giovonni Colla spent some time in Greece at Araxos Air Base to capture what would be a bittersweet moment in the history of combat aviation – the retirement of the humble, but incredibly effective, Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II. Though it's better known as the SLUF. » 10/27/14 5:26pm 10/27/14 5:26pm

Your Truck Doesn't Compare To This M35A2 'Deuce And A Half'

Jalopnik reader, Opponaut, and legal eagle Steve Lehto takes a break from dispensing legal advice and relating awful stories of questionable wheeling and dealing to introduce us to the biggest vehicle he's ever owned: a 13,500 pound monster known as the M35A2 'Deuce and a Half.' He may have only paid $4,500 for it,… » 10/11/14 2:56pm 10/11/14 2:56pm

Here's Everything We Know About The Airstrikes Against ISIS Inside Syria

Last night, the US and numerous coalition partners launched airstrikes against ISIS targets within Syria itself for the first time. It marked a major escalation in the crisis not only militarily, but also diplomatically, and now everything's a lot more complicated. Here's what we know. » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

USAF's Dubious Priorities Result In Axing Of F-15 Aggressor Squad

For the last few years, the Pentagon's budget blade has been looming over the 65th Aggressor Squadron, the USAF's F-15 unit that are masters at mimicking large enemy fighters like the Su-27. Sadly, the days of F-15s flying in the adversary role are coming to an end as the unit will be shuttered this month. » 9/14/14 1:13pm 9/14/14 1:13pm

California police chase 75-year-old dude in military surplus truck

Yep. An unnamed 75-year-old led the Huntington Beach Police Department on a merry chase at around 10 mph through town yesterday night. When the driver finally stopped, officers gave him a failure to yield citation and let him go about his business.

Like I needed more proof that California really is just like GTA. Read… » 9/10/14 3:04pm 9/10/14 3:04pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 5:00pm 8/27/14 5:00pm

Watch Syrian Troops Fire Massive Scud Missiles At Their Own People

From Foxtrot Alpha: The thing about Scud missiles is that they're not a precision weapon. Their accuracy is measured in the thousands of feet. So just by firing it at civilians, you show you don't really care where it lands. And in a war with more than 170,000 dead already, that's not surprising. » 8/17/14 10:15am 8/17/14 10:15am

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:11am 8/16/14 11:11am

Self-Guided Bullets That Change Course Midair Are Now Terrifyingly Real

The military masterminds at DARPA have just changed everything you think you know about bullets. Meet the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, a .50 caliber bullet that maneuvers itself midair to stay locked on target. Here's footage of the first live test: it sure as hell looks like the technology works. » 7/12/14 11:34am 7/12/14 11:34am

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

There are only two privately owned SCUD missile launchers in North America. Both of them are nestled in the hills above Silicon Valley and you can own one for a cool $300,000. But if you've got the cash, over 100 other pieces of historic military machinery is going on sale next month, and this is your crib sheet. » 6/27/14 4:30pm 6/27/14 4:30pm

This Is The Worst Example Of Military Driving To Come Out Of Russia

Sure, we've seen a Russian tank drive through a highway, but maybe that tank driver was just in a hurry. It takes a special kind of person to completely run over a guy with your armored personnel carrier, while he's standing still, in formation. And somehow the guy wasn't killed. » 6/16/14 3:22pm 6/16/14 3:22pm