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WEAPON SYSTEMS

Browse factsheets of weapon systems ranging from firearms through aircraft carriers.

INVENTORIES

Discover what weapon systems nations have in their inventory, today and in the past.

ANALYSIS

Learn more about various types of weapon systems and their role in historic events.

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M163 Vulcan

The M163 Vulcan is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun of US origin. Also known as the Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS), it was developed to replace the M42 Duster in US service. The M163 was complemented by the Chaparral self-propelled surface to air missile system in US service. The M163 packs powerful armament that is only of limited use against aircraft due to the lack of automated fire control.

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Project 636 Varshavyanka class

Project 636 Varshavyanka is a class of diesel-electric attack submarines of Russian origin. In the West these ships are known as the "Improved Kilo class". The name Varshavyanka refers to the Warsaw pact. This class was initially developed for export to Warsaw Pact nations. After the fall of the Soviet Union the final stages of the development were financed by China, which is the major export customer for this class.

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PTS-2

The PTS-2 is a late Cold War era amphibious cargo vehicle of Soviet origin. It is a further development of the PTS-M and is based around the newer MT-T tracked chassis. The PTS-2 is a more capable vehicle that is better suited to salt water operations, albeit in calm weather. Although most source indicate a start of production in 1985, these could have been in service as much as a decade earlier.

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

The UH-60 Black Hawk is a late Cold War era transport helicopter of US origin. The UH-60 was developed by Sikorsky to meet a US Army requirement to replace the UH-1. The UH-60 was the first S-70 / Black Hawk series of helicopters to enter service. This article describes the baseline medium transport helicopter.

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THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLETE WEAPON DATABASE

WeaponSystems.net provides a full and complete overview of world wide used weapons. This website provides weapon systems sorted by country inventory.