137 relations: Active protection system, Admiralty, Aircraft, Aircraft carrier, Airframe, Aluminium, Aluminium oxynitride, Ammunition, Angle, Anti-tank warfare, Aramid, Armor-piercing shell, Armored car (military), Armored car (valuables), Armour, Armoured fighting vehicle, Armoured personnel carrier, Armoured warfare, Asphalt, Battlecruiser, Battleship, Belt armor, Bird strike, Body armor, Buckypaper, Bullet, Buoyancy, Carjacking, Ceramic, Chobham armour, Composite armour, Copper, Cruiser, Crystallite, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Depleted uranium, Design, Detonation, Dynamic Armor, Ejection seat, Electric charge, Ethylene-vinyl acetate, Explosive material, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, Fragmentation (weaponry), Future Rapid Effect System, Gas turbine, Glass, Granite, Gun truck, ..., Heavy metals, High-explosive anti-tank warhead, High-explosive squash head, Highway, History of Iraq (2003–2011), Hull (watercraft), Humvee, Improvised explosive device, Improvised vehicle armour, Iron armour, Ironclad warship, Israel, Jet engine, Journalist, Kevlar, Kinetic energy, Kinetic energy penetrator, Kontakt-5, Laminated glass, Lamination, Land mine, Limestone, M1 Abrams, M4 Sherman, Main battle tank, Merchant vessel, Merkava, Metal foam, Micrometeoroid, Mil Mi-24, Military, Military aviation, Military vehicle, Missile, Nanomaterials, Non-military armored vehicle, Official, Official state car, Oxford English Dictionary, Panzer IV, Perpendicular, Plastic armour, Polycarbonate, Polyurethane, Polyvinyl butyral, Reactive armour, Robbery, Rolled homogeneous armour, RPG-27, RPG-29, Saint-Chamond (tank), Schneider CA1, Shaped charge, Shell (projectile), Ship, Slat armor, Sloped armour, Small arms, Space debris, Spacecraft, Spall, Spectra Shield, Steel, Steel casting, Sukhoi Su-25, Survivability, T-34, Tandem-charge, Tank, Thermoplastic, Titanium, Torpedo, Torpedo bulkhead, Transparency and translucency, Turbine blade, Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, United Kingdom, United States Air Force, V-hull, Vietnam War, Waterline, Weapon of mass destruction, Whipple shield, Withdrawal (military), Wood, World War I, World War II. Expand index (87 more) » « Shrink index
An active protection system is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent line-of-sight guided anti-tank missiles/projectiles from acquiring and/or destroying a target.
The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.
An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.
The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure.
Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.
Aluminium oxynitride or ALON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen.
Ammunition (informally ammo) is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon.
In plane geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle.
Anti-tank warfare arose as a result of the need to develop technology and tactics to destroy tanks during World War I. Since the first tanks were developed by the Triple Entente in 1916 but not operated in battle until 1917, the first anti-tank weapons were developed by the German Empire.
Aramid fibers are a class of heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibers.
An armor-piercing shell, AP for short, is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate armor.
A military armored (or armoured) car is a lightweight wheeled armored fighting vehicle, historically employed for reconnaissance, internal security, armed escort, and other subordinate battlefield tasks.
An armored car (or armored cash transport car, security van) is an armored van or truck, used in transporting valuables, such as large quantities of money (especially for banks or retail companies).
Armour (British English or Canadian English) or armor (American English; see spelling differences) is a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle by direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or activity (e.g., cycling, construction sites, etc.). Personal armour is used to protect soldiers and war animals.
An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is an armed combat vehicle protected by armour, generally combining operational mobility with offensive and defensive capabilities.
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is a type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.
Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.
Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.
The battlecruiser, or battle cruiser, was a type of capital ship of the first half of the 20th century.
A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.
Belt armor is a layer of heavy metal armor plated onto or within the outer hulls of warships, typically on battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers, and aircraft carriers.
A bird strike—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a manmade vehicle, especially an aircraft.
Body armor/armour, personal armor/armour, suits of armour or coats of armour all refer to protective clothing, designed to absorb and/or deflect slashing, bludgeoning and penetrating attacks by weapons.
Buckypaper is a thin sheet made from an aggregate of carbon nanotubes or carbon nanotube grid paper.
A bullet is a kinetic projectile and the component of firearm ammunition that is expelled from the gun barrel during shooting.
In physics, buoyancy or upthrust, is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object.
Carjacking is a robbery in which the item taken over is a motor vehicle.
A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.
Chobham armour is the informal name of a composite armour developed in the 1960s at the British tank research centre on Chobham Common, Surrey.
Composite armour is a type of vehicle armour consisting of layers of different material such as metals, plastics, ceramics or air.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.
A cruiser is a type of warship.
A crystallite is a small or even microscopic crystal which forms, for example, during the cooling of many materials.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom.
Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium.
Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns).
Detonation is a type of combustion involving a supersonic exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front propagating directly in front of it.
Dynamic Armor or Electric Armour is a type of armour which has been proposed for the protection of ships from shaped charge weapons.
In aircraft, an ejection seat or ejector seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency.
Electric charge is the physical property of matter that causes it to experience a force when placed in an electromagnetic field.
Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), also known as poly (ethylene-vinyl acetate) (PEVA), is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate.
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.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Fragmentation is the process by which the casing of an artillery or mortar shell, rocket, missile, bomb, grenade, etc.
The Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) was the name for the overarching British Ministry of Defence (MOD) programme to deliver a fleet of more than 4,000 armoured fighting vehicles for the British Army.
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.
Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
A gun truck is an armored vehicle with a crew-served weapon used by units of regular armies or other official government armed forces to escort military convoys in regions subject to ambush by guerrilla forces.
Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.
A high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead is a type of shaped charge explosive that uses the Munroe effect to penetrate thick tank armor.
High-explosive squash head (HESH) is a type of explosive ammunition that is effective against tank armour and is also useful against buildings.
A highway is any public or private road or other public way on land.
The history of Iraq from 2003 to 2011 is characterized by a large United States military deployment on Iraqi territory, beginning with the U.S.-led invasion of the country in March 2003 which overthrew the Ba'ath Party government of Saddam Hussein and ending with the departure of US troops from the country in 2011 (though the Iraq War that commenced in 2003 continued and subsequently intensified during 2013).
The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.
The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV; colloquial: Humvee) is a family of light, four-wheel drive, military trucks and utility vehicles produced by AM General.
An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action.
Improvised vehicle armour is vehicle armour added in the field that was not originally part of the design, in any sort of official up-armour kit, nor centrally planned.
Iron armour was a type of armour used on warships and, to a limited degree, fortifications.
An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
A jet engine is a type of reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion.
A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public.
Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.
A kinetic energy penetrator (KEP, KE weapon, long-rod penetrator or LRP) is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate vehicle armour.
Kontakt-5 is a type of second-generation explosive reactive armour (ERA) originating in the Soviet Union.
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered.
Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials.
A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.
The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank named for General Creighton Abrams.
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II.
A main battle tank (MBT), also known as a battle tank or universal tank, is a tank that fills the armor-protected direct fire and maneuver role of many modern armies.
A merchant vessel, trading vessel or merchantman is a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire.
The Merkava (מרכבה (IPA:, "chariot") is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1970, and entered official service in 1978. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name. Design criteria include rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located closer to the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout is intended to grant additional protection against a frontal attack, so as to absorb some of the force of incoming shells, especially for the personnel in the main hull, such as the driver. It also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity and a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an infantry fighting vehicle. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel. It was reportedly decided shortly before the beginning of the 2006 Lebanon War that the Merkava line would be discontinued within four years. However, on November 7, 2006, Haaretz reported that an Israeli General staff assessment had ruled of the Merkava Mark IV that "if properly deployed, the tank can provide its crew with better protection than in the past", and deferred the decision on discontinuing the line. On August 16, 2013, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon announced the decision to resume production of the Merkava main battle tank for the IDF Armored Corps.
Regular foamed aluminium A metal foam is a cellular structure consisting of a solid metal (frequently aluminium) with gas-filled pores comprising a large portion of the volume.
A micrometeoroid is a tiny meteoroid; a small particle of rock in space, usually weighing less than a gram.
The Mil Mi-24 (Миль Ми-24; NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers.
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
Military aviation is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling aerial warfare, including national airlift (air cargo) capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front.
A military vehicle is a type of vehicle that includes all land combat and transportation vehicles, which are designed for or are significantly used by military forces.
In modern language, a missile is a guided self-propelled system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).
Nanomaterials describe, in principle, materials of which a single unit is sized (in at least one dimension) between 1 to 1000 nanometres (10−9 meter) but usually is 1 to 100 nm (the usual definition of nanoscale).
Non-military armoured vehicles are armored vehicles used outside professional armed forces.
An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority (either their own or that of their superior and/or employer, public or legally private).
An official state car is a car used by a government to transport its head of state or head of government in an official capacity, which may also be used occasionally to transport other members of the government or visiting dignitaries from other countries.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.
The Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV), commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a German medium tank developed in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War.
In elementary geometry, the property of being perpendicular (perpendicularity) is the relationship between two lines which meet at a right angle (90 degrees).
Plastic armour (also known as plastic protection) was a type of vehicle armour originally developed for merchant ships by Edward Terrell of the British Admiralty in 1940.
Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures.
Polyurethane (PUR and PU) is a polymer composed of organic units joined by carbamate (urethane) links.
Polyvinyl butyral (or PVB) is a resin mostly used for applications that require strong binding, optical clarity, adhesion to many surfaces, toughness and flexibility.
Reactive armor is a type of vehicle armor that reacts in some way to the impact of a weapon to reduce the damage done to the vehicle being protected.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.
Rolled homogeneous armour (RHA) is a type of armour made of a single steel composition hot-rolled to improve its material characteristics, as opposed to layered or cemented armour.
The RPG-27 is a Soviet disposable rocket launcher.
The RPG-29 "Vampir" is a Soviet Union reusable rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher.
The Saint-Chamond, named after the commune of Saint-Chamond, was the second French heavy tank of the First World War, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918.
The Schneider CA 1 (originally named the Schneider CA) was the first French tank, developed during the First World War.
A shaped charge is an explosive charge shaped to focus the effect of the explosive's energy.
A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.
A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.
Slat armor (or slat armour, see spelling differences), also known as bar armor, cage armor and standoff armor, is a type of vehicle armor designed to protect against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks.
Sloped armour is armour that is neither in a vertical nor a horizontal position.
Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.
Space debris (also known as space junk, space waste, space trash, space litter or space garbage) is a term for the mass of defunct, artificially created objects in space, most notably in Earth orbit, such as old satellites and spent rocket stages.
A spacecraft is a vehicle or machine designed to fly in outer space.
Spall is flakes of a material that are broken off a larger solid body and can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including as a result of projectile impact, corrosion, weathering, cavitation, or excessive rolling pressure (as in a ball bearing).
Spectra Shield is a composite material (specifically, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber) used in bulletproof vests and vehicle armour.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
Steel casting is a specialized form of casting involving various types of steel.
The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Грач (rook); NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi.
Survivability is the ability to remain alive or continue to exist.
The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design.
A tandem-charge or dual-charge weapon is an explosive device or projectile that has two or more stages of detonation.
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.
A thermoplastic, or thermosoftening plastic, is a plastic material, a polymer, that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.
Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22.
A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
A torpedo bulkhead is a type of armor common on the more heavily armored warships, especially battleships and battlecruisers of the early 20th century.
In the field of optics, transparency (also called pellucidity or diaphaneity) is the physical property of allowing light to pass through the material without being scattered.
A turbine blade is the individual component which makes up the turbine section of a gas turbine or steam turbine.
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The V-hull is a type of vehicle armor design used on wheeled armored personnel carriers (APC), infantry mobility vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and MRAPs.
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.
The waterline is the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water.
A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g., buildings), natural structures (e.g., mountains), or the biosphere.
The Whipple shield or Whipple bumper, invented by Fred Whipple, is a type of hypervelocity impact shield used to protect manned and unmanned spacecraft from collisions with micrometeoroids and orbital debris whose velocities generally range between.
A withdrawal is a type of military operation, generally meaning retreating forces back while maintaining contact with the enemy.
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
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.
Aircraft armor, Aircraft armour, Applique armor, Applique armour, Appliqué armor, Appliqué armour, Armor plate, Armor plates, Armor plating, Armored military vehicle, Armored vehicle, Armored vehicles, Armour Plates, Armour plate, Armour plates, Armour plating, Armoured vehicle, Armoured vehicles, Bomb resistant vehicles, IED resistant vehicles, Modular armor, Ship armor, Spall liners, Tank armour, Vehicle armor.