The craziest high-tech innovation to hit the battlefield in ages boasts millimeters-thick sheet metal, black powder time bombs, battering-blades and a heavy armament of bottle rockets. No—it isn’t the advanced replacement to the M1 Abrams battle tank, it’s the Ghanaian Kantanka and it’s laughably terrifying.
Not all war-fighting equipment and vehicles are well-thought-out or properly designed. These are 10 ten of the most beautiful, bizarre, and bold prototypes that never quite made it to combat.
There are many long-lived military vehicles. Build anything cheap enough and simple enough, and some air force will keep it in use for decades. It takes something special to be magnificently short lived.
Designers had to get creative in the early days of weaponizing motorized transportation. In one case during the First World War, that meant building a 37mm cannon into the middle of a V8 aero engine.
I guess the Bradley Fighting Vehicle didn’t exactly intimidate the things.
This is most obvious when looking at airplane history, but vehicle technology takes huge leaps in wartime. Little makes us as good as developing transportation as our desire to kill each other.
See that little yellow thing in front of that plane? Yeah, that's a Volkswagen Tiguan.
If you want to see real monster trucks, you've got to to to Central Europe.
We have been racing cars against planes for well over a century now. Here's why we keep doing it, as explained by a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and an F-16.
This USAF Thunderbirds interpretation of The Night Before Christmas popped up last night on my Facebook news feed and I thought it was just fantastic. Well done guys and thank you to all USAF personnel, and all of our warriors for that matter, working and fighting around the globe on this special day.
This is literally my childhood dream come true. Ex-army amphibious vehicles are serving as taxis crossing the rivers of St. Petersburg.
Seven people were injured when a Chinese J-10B fighter jet crashed in a suburban district of Chengdu, a typical small Chinese city of over 14 million residents.
From FoxtrotAlpha: A pair of Norwegian F-16s intercepted a Russian flight of mighty Su-34 'Fullback' fighter bombers off the coast of Finmark this week. It is said that this was the first time that Norway, which shares a border with Russia and is active in surveying their military drills, has intercepted the greatly…
From FoxtrotAlpha: The Navy has been slow to adapt from a Cold War era 'blue water' Navy, focused on fighting set-piece prelude to WWIII engagements on the open ocean, to one where interdiction, territorial security, and special operations are also of a high priority. With this in mind, the Mark VI Patrol Boat is…
There have been some truly unbelievable rescue missions in military history. Some work out, others do not. Which one was the most audacious?
Many of the military projects that we think of as space alien coverup schemes are actually pretty easy to explain. (Well, some of them of are alien coverup schemes. Just not all.)
We, as humans, have a tendency to get a little speculative when it comes to the secret goings-on of our militaries.
Flooding in Magadan, Russia has gotten so bad that it's sweeping away not only cars and roads, but fighter jets.
From Foxtrot Alpha: Andersen AFB is located on the island of Guam, about two thirds of the way between Hawaii and Taiwan. Given its location, Andersen is one of America's most strategic outposts, and with it sprawling size it acts like gigantic aircraft carrier and sea base from which the USA can project immense power.
Every year the Navy tests out its submarine crews in the Arctic. They call it ICEX and it looks amazing.