This list of Top Ten Armies (Military Powers) in the world is subjective at best. Unless you looked at specific aspects and judged based on that criteria alone, the list cannot be definitive. One can look at a nation’s defense budget or the size of their enlisted members, or combine the two. Another area for […]
The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King was first introduced in 1961 after its initial flight in March of 1959. As the first amphibious helicopter, the SH-3 was widely used in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and in search and rescue operations. Though retired from US Navy service, the SH-3 remains active in several other countries throughout the world.
The top bomber of all time was the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress which was first introduced in February of 1955. The B-52 is a long-range, strategic bomber with eight jet-powered engines and is capable of carrying up to 70,000 lbs. of weapons.
Compiling a top ten list of submarine classes isn’t difficult given the submarines vital role in the military dates as far back as WWI. A class is assigned to a single design that is used to build several submarines. With each subsequent build, improvements and modifications are often incorporated, making later models far more […]
In the early 1960s, while still in the Cold War Era, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. Not only was the USSR behind in the arm’s race with the United States, it became apparent that the missiles they did have were not capable of reaching the United States. They had only enough power to […]
Photos from this era, along with various missiles, are part of the Cold War display at the Armed Forces History Museum. Panels display various points of interest from the Cold War era, along with uniforms from the USSR military and two recoilless anti-tank guns. One of the most unique items in this area is […]