Category: Close Look at Details

Carmel Armored vehicle is More Than an Xbox on Tracks

When looking at the Carmel, one would never believe that it resembles your average teenager’s bedroom. After all, it has tank tracks, has a body made of thick steel plates, some painted khaki, and some painted black and on top is a serious antenna and sensor array. The resemblance to a teenagers’ bedroom becomes apparent […]

Australia Moves Closer to Purchasing Self-Propelled Howitzers

The government of Australia has taken the next step toward obtaining 30 self-propelled howitzers for the Protected Mobile Fires project. The government issued a statement announcing the request for tender that will be released to preferred supplier Hanwha Defense Australia. The company will be tasked with building 30 self-propelled howitzers and 15 armored ammunition resupply […]

What is Superior, the Rifled or Smoothbored Barrel

A hot point of discussion in the many debates on which current main battle tank is superior, is whether it uses a rifled or smoothbore barrel. What are the differences? What advantages or disadvantages do these different approaches offer? The earliest cannons actually used smoothbore barrels, dating to around the 13th century. Essentially being a […]

What is The Bulge in Modern Tank Barrels – Here is the Answer

Tanks are designed to carry offensive firepower on a highly mobile platform while keeping the personnel within protected from the environment, the elements and most importantly, the enemy. To complete those tasks, a tank has many complex systems and components. The functions of which are not easily understood by simply looking at them. A frequently […]