New Chinese self-propelled 155 mm howitzer PLC-181

155-mm SAU PLC-181 At the end of April 2020, the military editorial office of the Chinese state television channel CCTV 7 showed a detailed report on the novelty of the Chinese defense... Read more »

What will be the next generation of tanks for the T-14 “Armata” against the background of others

Appeared at the beginning of the 20th century during the First World War, heavy clumsy armored vehicles, called the “tank”, in the process of their development began to play an increasingly significant... Read more »

Four-axle ZILs: missile carriers that can swim

ZIL-135 with a tactical missile “Luna” is being prepared for launch. Source: Better without differential The first part of the material dealt with the search layouts of the ZIS-E134, as a... Read more »

The steam tractor and its first use in the army

A copy of the Cuyuno cart, 2015 The first steam engine was invented by Dutch physicist Denny Papen in the 17th century. It was the simplest mechanism, a cylinder with a piston... Read more »

Prerequisites for the emergence of tanks: between desires and possibilities

A model of a combat vehicle by Leonardo da Vinci. The roof is raised for clarity. Photo: Wikimedia Commons It is customary to begin the prehistory of armored combat vehicles of the... Read more »

When ZRPK “Pantsir” was in the inept hands of the SAA, and the Abrams tanks

Saudi military personnel abandon expensive American tanks at the first shots of the Houthis, and the Syrians are unable to master the Pantsir air defense missile defense system supplied by Russia. What... Read more »

Police! Bayonets join! Cook gas grenades!

What kind of submachine guns you will not find! There are also unusual samples … Police weapons. The previous material about the layout of a fundamentally new submachine gun for the police... Read more »

wheeled chassis BAZ for Russian air defense systems

Since April, the latest S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile systems have begun to enter service with the RF Armed Forces. One of the innovations for air defense systems is the use of chassis... Read more »

Russian navy knives

Multipurpose knife NVU. Photo The armament and supply of various units and units of the Russian Navy consists of a number of knives for various purposes. Knives of one type or... Read more »

Goblin Sanctuary. Tanks in layouts and in pictures

By the way, the first project of the A7V tank did not provide for cannon armament at all. Only machine gun! About tanks with love. The readers of VO liked the first... Read more »