A history of the revolver cannon, from WW2 to the modern day. Also mentioned are the pros and cons of the revolver cannon as compared to the rotary-barrel cannon.
Category Archives: Modern
A 20th century innovation – The Chain Gun
A history of the chain gun; the best known chain gun being the M230 which is used in the Boeing AH-64 Apache battlefield helicopter.
A Soviet fighter prototype series – The Mikoyan-Guryevich Ye-150 family
A history the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150, a series of prototype single-seat interceptor aircraft.
The US Mach 3 fighter that never was – The North American F-108 Rapier
The North American F-108 Rapier was a prototype interceptor designed to combat supersonic Soviet bombers, but did not manage to get to the production stage.
Far-sighted but cancelled – The North American F-107 prototype
An account of the North American F-107 which was entered into a design competition for a tactical bomber in the 1950s; its development was eventually cancelled in 1957.
The L7 Gun – British tank Ordnance reaches world standards
The development and evolution of the L7 tank gun which was first trial-fired in the middle of 1956 and used on the main battle tanks of many Western bloc and other armies.
Toward the main battle tank (III) – the Modern MBT
A history of the third generation of main battle tanks from the 1970s onwards, covering improvements in armour, armament, auto-loading of ammunition and mobility.
A Classic Self-Propelled AA Cannon System – Krauss-Maffei/Contraves 5PFZ-B2 Gepard
The development of the Krauss-Maffei/Contraves 5PFZ-B2 Gepard cannon system in West Germany, its service history and specification details.
Wrong end to the right era?
Is this the right time to be scrapped dedicated ground attack aircraft? A proposal for meeting future requirements.
Forward to the past?
In the asymmetrical battlefield environment of the future, will combat and close support aircraft draw from aircraft from a simpler time?