153 relations: Airborne forces, Aleutian Islands Campaign, Allies of World War II, Analog computer, Anti-aircraft warfare, Anti-ship missile, Arab–Israeli conflict, Armor-piercing shell, Army National Guard, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Autocannon, Autoloader, Axis powers, BAE Systems AB, Battle of Crete, Battle of the Bulge, Bofors, Bofors 25 mm M/32, Bofors 57 mm gun, Breda Meccanica Bresciana, British Army, Bureau of Ordnance, Caliber (artillery), Canadian American Strategic Review, Canadian Armed Forces, Canal de Caen à la Mer, Chrysler, Close air support, Close-in weapon system, Combat Vehicle 90, Cruiser, Crusader tank, DARDO, Diesel engine, Diesel generator, Director (military), Explosive material, Falklands War, Fire-control system, Flash suppressor, Flycatcher (radar), German Air Force, German cruiser Admiral Hipper, German cruiser Prinz Eugen, German Navy, Gulf War, Helmond, Hispano-Suiza HS.404, HMAS Melbourne (R21), HMAS Sydney (R17), ..., HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (1939), Horsa Bridge, HSwMS Sjölejonet (1936), Icelandic Coast Guard, Imperial units, Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts, Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation, Irish Army, Irish Naval Service, Italian Army, Italian Navy, Kerrison Predictor, Korean War, Kriegsmarine, Krupp, LÉ Aisling (P23), Lebanese Civil War, List of anti-aircraft guns, List of naval anti-aircraft guns, Lockheed AC-130, Logistics, M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, M2 Browning, M24 Chaffee, M247 Sergeant York, M41 Walker Bulldog, M42 Duster, M61 Vulcan, Man-portable air-defense system, Marine defense battalions, Mauser BK-27, Messerschmitt Me 262, Metric system, Military air base, Mk44 Bushmaster II, Morris Motors, Multiview projection, NATO, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Civil War, Nordenfelt gun, Norfolk, Normandy landings, North African Campaign, Norwegian Coast Guard, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Diver, Operation Musketeer (1956), Orne (river), Osprey Publishing, OTO Melara, PASARS, Pechengsky District, Pegasus Bridge, Proximity fuze, QF 2-pounder naval gun, QF 3-inch 20 cwt, QF 3.7-inch AA gun, RAF Regiment, Rapier (missile), Reflector sight, Reserve fleet, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Navy, Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, Seacat (missile), Second Battle of El Alamein, Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon, Singapore, Sloboda Čačak, South African Border War, Stiffkey, Swedish Army, Swedish Navy, Sword Beach, Tank, The Bofors Gun, Torpedo boat, Tracer ammunition, United Defense, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy, Vickers, Vietnam War, Volkswagen, Volt, Washington Navy Yard, Wehrmacht, World War II, Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Yom Kippur War, Yugoslav Wars, Zastava Arms, Zinc, 1.1"/75 caliber gun, 3"/50 caliber gun, 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37/43, 37 mm Gun M1, 3rd Division (United Kingdom). Expand index (103 more) » « Shrink index
Airborne Military parachuting or gliding form of inserting personnel or supplies.
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Aleutian Islands Campaign
The Aleutian Islands Campaign was a military campaign conducted by the United States and Japan in the Aleutian Islands, part of the Alaska Territory, in the American theater and the Pacific theater of World War II starting on 3 June 1942.
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Allies of World War II
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
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An analog computer or analogue computer is a form of computer that uses the continuously changeable aspects of physical phenomena such as electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic quantities to model the problem being solved.
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Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).
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Anti-ship missiles are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats.
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The Arab–Israeli conflict refers to the political tension, military conflicts and disputes between a number of Arab countries and Israel.
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An armor-piercing shell, AP for short, is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate armor.
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Army National Guard
The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, is a militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States.
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Attack on Pearl Harbor
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
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An autocannon or automatic cannon is a large, fully automatic, rapid-fire projectile weapon that fires armour-piercing or explosive shells, as opposed to the bullet fired by a machine gun.
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In armored warfare, an autoloader or auto-loader is a mechanical aid or replacement for the personnel that load ordnance into crew-served weapons, such as tanks and artillery.
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The Axis powers (Achsenmächte; Potenze dell'Asse; 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), also known as the Axis and the Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis, were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allied forces.
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BAE Systems AB
BAE Systems AB is a Swedish defence company and a subsidiary of BAE Systems Land and Armaments, whose ultimate parent is the British defence contractor BAE Systems.
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Battle of Crete
The Battle of Crete (Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta, also Unternehmen Merkur, "Operation Mercury," Μάχη της Κρήτης) was fought during the Second World War on the Greek island of Crete.
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Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
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Bofors AB is a Swedish arms manufacturer.
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Bofors 25 mm M/32
The Bofors 25 mm M/32 was a Swedish designed and built light anti-aircraft gun that was used aboard ships of the Swedish Navy during the Second World War.
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Bofors 57 mm gun
--> The Bofors 57 mm guns are a series of dual-purpose naval guns designed and produced by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors (since March 2005 part of BAE Systems AB), designed in 1964 as a revision of the 57 mm lvakan M/50 used on the Halland class destroyers.
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Breda Meccanica Bresciana
Breda Meccanica Bresciana, widely known simply as Breda, was a large Italian manufacturer of small arms and ammunition located in Brescia.
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The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
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Bureau of Ordnance
The Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd) was the U.S. Navy's organization responsible for the procurement, storage, and deployment of all naval weapons, between the years 1862 and 1959.
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In artillery, caliber or calibredifference in British English and American English spelling is the internal diameter of a gun barrel, or by extension a relative measure of the length.
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Canadian American Strategic Review
The Canadian American Strategic Review was an influential Canadian think-tank that comments on Canadian Defence and sovereignty issues.
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Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; Forces armées canadiennes, FAC), or Canadian Forces (CF) (Forces canadiennes, FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces." This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
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Canal de Caen à la Mer
Canal de Caen à la Mer (Canal from Caen to the sea) also called the "Caen Canal") is a short canal in the department (préfecture) of Calvados, France, connecting the Port of Caen, in the city of Caen, downstream to the town of Ouistreham and the English Channel. Running from north north-east to south south-west, the canal runs parallel to the Orne River which feeds it, it is long, and comprises two locks. Digging began in 1837, and when it was opened on August 23, 1857 it was only deep. It was deepened in 1920. The canal began with the dock at St. Peter's Basin (Bassin Saint-Pierre), in the downtown area of Caen. The canal is made up of a group of quays and docks. The current depth is, and the width can reach in the dock of Calix). The quay at Blainville-sur-Orne measures more than. It acts as the fourth commercial French port for the importation of exotic wood, generally coming from the Gulf of Guinea. It also loads and unloads iron, fertilizer, coal, and construction material. The port exports cereals that are produced in the area and has a silo capacity of 33,000 tons. One of the two locks at the port of Ouistreham, at the mouth of the canal, can accommodate ships of more than length. Also at Blainville is a Renault Trucks manufacturing plant. The plant is across the canal from the town, to the southeast, between the canal and the Orne River. Just across the river from the plant is the community of Colombelles. The channel passes the side of the Château de Bénouville. The famous Pegasus Bridge (aka "Ham"), from D-Day, June 6, 1944, crossed the canal near the village of Bénouville. The canal was considered both tactically and strategically important during the opening phases of the Battle of Normandy, as it was located on the eastern flank of the Allied beachhead area. The bridge was replaced in 1994.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (commonly known as Chrysler) is the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., an Italian-American automobile manufacturer registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London, U.K., for tax purposes.
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Close air support
In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action such as air strikes by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets that are in close proximity to friendly forces and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces and attacks with aerial bombs, glide bombs, missiles, rockets, aircraft cannons, machine guns, and even directed-energy weapons such as lasers.
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Close-in weapon system
A close-in weapon system (CIWS), is a point-defense weapon system for detecting and destroying short-range incoming missiles and enemy aircraft which have penetrated the outer defenses, typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity.
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Combat Vehicle 90
The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90; Sw. Stridsfordon 90, Strf90) is a family of Swedish tracked combat vehicles designed by FMV, Hägglunds (BAE Systems Hägglunds) and Bofors during the mid-1980s and early 1990s and entered service in Sweden in the mid-90s.
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A cruiser is a type of warship.
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The Tank, Cruiser, Mk VI or A15 Crusader was one of the primary British cruiser tanks during the early part of the Second World War.
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DARDO ("Dart" in Italian) is a close-in weapon system (CIWS) built by the Italian companies Breda and Oto Melara.
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The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
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A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy.
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A director, also called an auxiliary predictor, is a mechanical or electronic computer that continuously calculates trigonometric firing solutions for use against a moving target, and transmits targeting data to direct the weapon firing crew.
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An explosive material, also called an explosive, is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly, usually accompanied by the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure.
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The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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A fire-control system is a number of components working together, usually a gun data computer, a director, and radar, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target.
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A flash suppressor, also known as a flash guard, flash eliminator, flash hider, or flash cone, is a device attached to the muzzle of a rifle that reduces its visible signature while firing by cooling or dispersing the burning gases that exit the muzzle, a phenomenon typical of carbine-length weapons.
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The Flycatcher (KL/MSS-6720) radarsystem is a dual I/J/K-Band short range air defense fire control system.
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German Air Force
The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe, the German-language generic term for air force) is the aerial warfare branch of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany.
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German cruiser Admiral Hipper
Admiral Hipper, the first of five ships of her class, was the lead ship of the of heavy cruisers which served with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.
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German cruiser Prinz Eugen
Prinz Eugen was an heavy cruiser, the third member of the class of five vessels.
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The German Navy (Deutsche Marine or simply Marine—) is the navy of Germany and part of the unified Bundeswehr ("Federal Defense"), the German Armed Forces.
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The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
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Helmond (called Héllemond in the local dialect) is a municipality and a city in the Metropoolregio Eindhoven of the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands.
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The HS.404 is an autocannon originally designed and produced by Hispano-Suiza in the mid-1930s.
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HMAS Melbourne (R21)
HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a ''Majestic''-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
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HMAS Sydney (R17)
HMAS Sydney (R17/A214/P214/L134) was a ''Majestic''-class light aircraft carrier operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
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HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (1939)
HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (Hr.Ms.) was a unique sloop of the Royal Netherlands Navy build by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij.
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Horsa Bridge, also known as Ranville bridge, over the Orne River, was, with Pegasus Bridge, captured during Operation Deadstick by gliderborne troops of the 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (the 52nd) in a coup de main operation in the opening minutes of D Day, 6 June 1944.
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HSwMS Sjölejonet (1936)
HSwMS Sjölejonet was the lead ship of a class of nine naval submarines in the service of Sweden in the years between World War I and World War II.
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Icelandic Coast Guard
The Icelandic Coast Guard (Landhelgisgæslan or simply Gæslan) is the service responsible for Iceland's coastal defense and maritime and aeronautical search and rescue.
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The system of imperial units or the imperial system (also known as British Imperial or Exchequer Standards of 1825) is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, which was later refined and reduced.
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Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts
Since the partition of British India in 1947 and creation of modern states of India and Pakistan, the two South Asian countries have been involved in four wars, including one undeclared war, and many border skirmishes and military stand-offs.
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The Indonesian–Malaysian confrontation or Borneo confrontation (also known by its Indonesian/Malay name, Konfrontasi) was a violent conflict from 1963–66 that stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia.
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The Irish Army, known simply as the Army (an tArm), is the land component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.
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Irish Naval Service
The Naval Service (an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh) is the maritime component of the Defence Forces of Ireland and is one of the three branches of the Irish Defence Forces.
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The Italian Army (Italian: Esercito Italiano) is the land defence force of the Italian Armed Forces of the Italian Republic.
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The Italian Navy (Marina Militare, "Military Navy"; abbreviated as MM) is the maritime defence force of the Italian Republic.
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The Kerrison Predictor was one of the first fully automated anti-aircraft fire-control systems.
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The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
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The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
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The Krupp family (see pronunciation), a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, became famous for their production of steel, artillery, ammunition, and other armaments.
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LÉ Aisling (P23)
LÉ Aisling of the Irish Naval Service, now known as Al-Karama of the Libyan National Army, was built as a patrol vessel in Verolme Dockyard, Cork, Ireland in 1979.
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Lebanese Civil War
The Lebanese Civil War (الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية – Al-Ḥarb al-Ahliyyah al-Libnāniyyah) was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon, lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulting in an estimated 120,000 fatalities.
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List of anti-aircraft guns
Anti-aircraft guns are weapons designed to attack aircraft.
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List of naval anti-aircraft guns
Naval anti-aircraft guns include anti-aircraft guns specially designed or adapted for mounting on ships, and naval guns adapted for high-angle fire.
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The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft.
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Logistics is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.
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M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage
The M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC) was a World War II United States Army self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon on the M24 light tank chassis.
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The M2 Machine Gun or Browning.50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning.
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The M24 Chaffee (officially Light Tank, M24) is an American light tank used during the later part of World War II; it was also used in post–World War II conflicts including the Korean War, and by the French in the War in Algeria and the First Indochina War.
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M247 Sergeant York
The M247 Sergeant York DIVAD (Division Air Defense) was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), developed by Ford Aerospace in the late 1970s.
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M41 Walker Bulldog
The M41 Walker Bulldog, officially 76-mm Gun Tank, M41, was an American light tank developed for armed reconnaissance purposes.
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The M42 40 mm Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun, or "Duster", is an American armored light air-defense gun built for the United States Army from 1952 until December 1960, in service until 1988.
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The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute).
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Man-portable air-defense system
Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS or MPADS) are shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (SLSAMs).
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Marine defense battalions
Marine defense battalions were United States Marine Corps battalions charged with coastal defense of various naval bases in the Pacific during World War II.
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The BK 27 (also BK27 or BK-27) (German acronym for Bordkanone, "on-board cannon") is a caliber revolver cannon manufactured by Mauser (now part of Rheinmetall) of Germany.
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Messerschmitt Me 262
The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: "Swallow") in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.
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The metric system is an internationally adopted decimal system of measurement.
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Military air base
A military air base (sometimes referred to as a military airfield, military airport, air force station, air force base or short air base) is an aerodrome (military base) used by a military force for the operation of military aircraft.
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Mk44 Bushmaster II
The Mk44 Bushmaster II is a 30 mm chain gun manufactured by Alliant Techsystems.
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Morris Motors Limited was a British privately owned motor vehicle manufacturing company formed in 1919 to take over the assets of William Morris's WRM Motors Limited and continue production of the same vehicles.
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In technical drawing and computer graphics, a multiview projection is a technique of illustration by which a standardized series of orthographic two-dimensional pictures is constructed to represent the form of a three-dimensional object.
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
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The Nigerian Army (NA) is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and responsible for land warfare operations.
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Nigerian Civil War
The Nigerian Civil War, commonly known as the Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra.
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The Nordenfelt gun was a multiple barrel organ gun that had a row of up to twelve barrels.
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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England.
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The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
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North African Campaign
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.
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Norwegian Coast Guard
The Norwegian Coast Guard (Kystvakten) is a maritime military force which is part of the Royal Norwegian Navy.
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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
and --> The Oerlikon 20 mm cannon is a series of autocannons, based on an original German 20 mm Becker design that appeared very early in World War I. It was widely produced by Oerlikon Contraves and others, with various models employed by both Allied and Axis forces during World War II, and many versions still in use today.
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Operation Diver was the British codename for countermeasures against the V-1 flying bomb campaign launched by the German Luftwaffe in 1944 against London and other parts of Britain.
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Operation Musketeer (1956)
Operation Musketeer (Opération Mousquetaire) was the Anglo-French plan for the invasion of the Suez canal zone to capture the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
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The Orne (Ptolemeus Olina) is a river in Normandy, within northwestern France.
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Osprey Publishing is an Oxford-based publishing company specializing in military history.
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OTO Melara was a subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (today Leonardo), active in the defence sector, with factories in Brescia and La Spezia.
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PASARS is a Serbian Short range air defense system unveiled in 2017 by Yugoimport and built by Zastava TERVO.
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Pechengsky District (Пе́ченгский райо́н; Petsamo; Peisen; Beahcán; Peäccam) is an administrative district (raion), one of the six in Murmansk Oblast, Russia.
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Pegasus Bridge is a bascule bridge (a type of movable bridge), that was built in 1934, that crossed the Caen Canal, between Caen and Ouistreham, in Normandy, France.
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A proximity fuze is a fuze that detonates an explosive device automatically when the distance to the target becomes smaller than a predetermined value.
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QF 2-pounder naval gun
The 2-pounder gun,British military of the period traditionally denoted smaller guns in terms of the approximate weight of the standard projectile, rather than by its bore diameter, which in this case was 40 mm.
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QF 3-inch 20 cwt
The QF 3 inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun became the standard anti-aircraft gun used in the home defence of the United Kingdom against German airships and bombers and on the Western Front in World War I. It was also common on British warships in World War I and submarines in World War II.
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QF 3.7-inch AA gun
The QF 3.7-inch AA was Britain's primary heavy anti-aircraft gun during World War II.
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The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF Regiment) is part of the Royal Air Force and functions as a specialist corps founded by Royal Warrant in 1942.
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Rapier is a surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army to replace their towed Bofors 40/L70 anti-aircraft guns.
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A reflector sight or reflex sight is an optical device that allows the user to look through a partially reflecting glass element and see an illuminated projection of an aiming point or some other image superimposed on the field of view.
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A reserve fleet is a collection of naval vessels of all types that are fully equipped for service but are not currently needed, and thus partially or fully decommissioned.
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Royal Australian Navy
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
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The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
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Royal Netherlands Air Force
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.
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Royal Netherlands Army
The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht (KL), "Royal Army") is the land forces element of the military of the Netherlands.
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Royal Netherlands Navy
The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine, “Royal Navy”) is the navy of the Netherlands.
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Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
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Seacat was a British short-range surface-to-air missile system intended to replace the ubiquitous Bofors 40 mm gun aboard warships of all sizes.
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Second Battle of El Alamein
The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 11 November 1942) was a battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it was the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign. The First Battle of El Alamein had prevented the Axis from advancing further into Egypt. In August 1942, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery took command of the Eighth Army following the sacking of General Claude Auchinleck and the death of his replacement Lieutenant-General William Gott in an air crash. The Allied victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign and ended the Axis threat to Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa. The Second Battle of El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first big success against the Axis since Operation Crusader in late 1941. The battle coincided with the Allied invasion of French North Africa in Operation Torch, which started on 8 November, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Guadalcanal Campaign.
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Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
An anti-aircraft vehicle, also known as a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) or self-propelled air defense system (SPAD), is a mobile vehicle with a dedicated anti-aircraft capability.
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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
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Sloboda Čačak (full legal name: Kompanija Sloboda akcionarsko društvo Čačak) is a Serbian ammunition and manufacturing company founded in 1948.
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South African Border War
The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990.
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Stiffkey is a village and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk.
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The Swedish Army (Armén) is a branch of the Swedish Armed Forces in which its main responsibility is land operations.
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The Swedish Royal Navy (Svenska marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.
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Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944.
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A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
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The Bofors Gun
The Bofors Gun is a 1968 British drama film directed by Jack Gold and starring Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm and John Thaw.
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A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.
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Tracer ammunition (tracers) are bullets or cannon caliber projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base.
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United Defense Industries (UNI) was a United States defense contractor which is now part of BAE Systems Land and Armaments.
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United States Air Force
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
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United States Army
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
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United States Navy
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.
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The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
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Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg.
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The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
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Washington Navy Yard
The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy.
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The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force")From wehren, "to defend" and Macht., "power, force".
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World War II
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
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Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions, each claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies.
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Yom Kippur War
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (or מלחמת יום כיפור,;,, or حرب تشرين), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.
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The Yugoslav Wars were a series of ethnic conflicts, wars of independence and insurgencies fought from 1991 to 1999/2001 in the former Yugoslavia.
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Zastava Arms (Застава oружје / Zastava oružje) is a Serbian manufacturer of firearms and artillery, based in Kragujevac, Serbia.
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Zinc is a chemical element with symbol Zn and atomic number 30.
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1.1"/75 caliber gun
The 1.1"/75 caliber gun was an American anti-aircraft (AA) weapon of World War II, used by the United States Navy.
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3"/50 caliber gun
The 3″/50 caliber gun (spoken "three-inch fifty-caliber") in United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fired a projectile in diameter, and the barrel was 50 calibers long (barrel length is 3 in × 50.
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3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37/43
The 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37/43 was a series of anti-aircraft cannon produced by Nazi Germany that saw widespread service in the Second World War.
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37 mm Gun M1
The 37mm Gun M1 was an anti-aircraft autocannon developed in the United States.
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3rd Division (United Kingdom)
The 3rd (United Kingdom) Division, known at various times as the Iron Division, 3rd (Iron) Division, Monty's Iron Sides or as Iron Sides;Delaforce is a regular army division of the British Army.
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