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Familiarize Yourself: Entries Making the News...
JS Izumo (DDH-183)
Tokyo has announced planes to equip the Izumo-class helicopter carriers (JS Izumo and JS Kaga) to accept the F-35B VTOL version of the Lockheed F-35 Lightning II stealth-minded strike fighter.
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Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
For its fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Air Force has contracted for 12 A-29 Super Tucano light aircraft for the strike role.
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Lockheed F-35 Lightning II
Japan is looking to add another 100 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters to its already-committed stock of 42 F-35A models.
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IRIN Sahand (F-74)
Iran has unviled its all-new IRIN Sahand (F-74) multipurpose, stealth-centric fighting frigate showcasing a broad array of weapons.
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Catch Up on Some New Reads...
Morris Light Reconnaissance Car
The Morris Light Reconnaissance Car was hastily designed, developed and built to shore up British losses following the evacuation at Dunkirk.
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Handley Page HP.115
Critical to the development of the famous Concorde supersonic passenger airliner were developments like the Handley Page HP.115 research aircraft.
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Ilyushin IL-2 "Shturmovik"
The Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik was conceieved of from the beginning as a dedicated ground attacker and more than proved itself in the fighting of World War 2.
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Standard Beaverette
When World War 2 came to the front door of Britain, the nation enacted many local measures to ensure its survival - one of these became the Beaverette Armored Car.
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Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
The Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169 is a jack-of-all-trades as helicopters go, capable of fulfilling a variety of roles in military and civilian circles.
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T-100
The competitor to the SMK design became the T-100 utilizing a very similar twin-turret arrangement for the heavy tank battlefield function required of it.
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SMK
The SMK heavy tank prototype was a Soviet pre-World War 2 attempt at finding a successor for the T-35 multi-turret vehicle of 1935 - it lost out to the KV-1.
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T-34/100
Another World War 2-era Soviet attempt to 'up-gun' the existing T-34 Medium Tank resulted in the short-lived T-34/100 project of 1944-1945.
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T-43 'Universal Tank' Project
The T-43 'Universal Tank' project was to mate the mobility of the T-34 Mediun Tank with the protection of the KV-1 Heavy Tank - it was abandoned in favor of the T-34/85.
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T-34M (A-43) Medium Tank
Intended to shore up the deficiencies in the original T-34, the T-34M was drawn up as its successor - but derailed by the German invasion of June 1941.
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Conte di Cavour
This already-formidable WW1-era Dreadnought battleship of the Italian Navy was heavily modernized during the interwar period to make her even more potent.
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Canon de 19 Modele 1870/93 TAZ
In need of mobile, large-caliber weaponry during World War 1, the French converted various artillery systems for the armored railway gun role.
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FUTURE BATTLEFIELD
The Rheinmetall-Raytheon Lynx KF could figure into future U.S. Army plans.