military engineering

anonymous asked:

Is it possible for my child to attend all classes (military, medicinal, etc)? ~Concerned parent

Your child may pursue any and all education options as long as he or she is qualified to do so and meets the aforementioned requirements. There are even occupation options specifically designed for those children who do so, such as a field operative surgeon or a military engineer. 

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The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer

Manufacturer: BAE Systems’ Global Combat Systems
Caliber: 155mm
Max Range: 24 km (15 mi) with standard M107 rounds
                    40 km (25 mi) with GPS guided Excalibur rounds
In service: since 2005
Used by: United States Marine Corps
               United States Army
               Royal Saudi Land Force
               Australian Army
               Canadian Army


Photo Credits, in descending order:

– U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire an artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar, on June 12, 2011. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

– A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. HMH-361 provided aerial support by repositioning the howitzers to Camp Dwyer. (Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo)

(Canadian Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An M-777 155mm howitzer fires at a low ballistic trajectory in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An artillery round exits the barrel of an M777A2 155mm Howitzer during a live-fire exercise by 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at the National Training Center here Feb. 19. Soldiers from the 2-8th FA are training at the NTC during a month-long rotation in preparation for the 1-25th’s deployment to Afghanistan later this year. (Spc. Michael Blalack, 1-25th SBCT PAO)      


Washington state received $90K federal funding to study a proposal to build a bridge across the Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton, Washington using two or three retired US Navy aircraft carriers. 

Retired USS Kitty Hawk and USS Independence are being eyed for the project, but the US Navy says that are not currently available.

via Foxtrot Alpha


Pair of Gauntlets Belonging to the Armor of Duke Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick (1591–1634)

Date: ca. 1610–1613

Geography: Greenwich

Culture: British, Greenwich

Medium: Steel, gold, leather, textile, copper alloy

Dimensions: proper left gauntlet, H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 9/16 in. (37 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz. (845 g); proper right gauntlet, H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 3/16 in. (36 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15 oz. (883 g)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


DARPA wants to built a plane that takes off vertically

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on a plane with wings that rotate to accommodate vertical takeoff and landing as well as forward flight — a capability heretofore exclusive to helicopters. Aircraft that can lift off the ground with out a runway are extremely important to military operations.

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Tibetan Armored Cavalryman

This figure has been assembled based on photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa during the Great Prayer Festival. Part of the festival included troops of ceremonial armored cavalry, who wore a standardized set of equipment as stipulated by the central government of Tibet from about the mid-seventeenth or eighteenth century onward. This included a helmet, shirt of mail, set of four mirrors, armored belt, bow case and quiver, matchlock musket, bandoleer with gunpowder and bullets, and short spear for the rider, as well as a saddle, saddle rug, and tack for the horse. Armed and equipped in a similar fashion, Tibetan goverment officials periodically were required to demonstrate proficiency on horseback with musket, bow and arrow, and spear until as late as the mid-twentieth century.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Aircrafts.. Glazing through the skies with their huge wings, transporting people and goods across frontiers. We see/listen to these beasts soaring through the skies on a regular basis.

But almost every time what we are referring to an aircraft, they are fixed-wing aircrafts. i.e their wing configuration does not change flight..

Behold the Variable Sweep Wing

But there are also wing configurations that can be changed during flight and these are known as Variable-sweep wings.

A variable-sweep wing, colloquially known as a “swing wing”, is an airplane wing, or set of wings, that may be swept back and then returned to its original position during flight. 

                                Dassault Mirage G with swept wing (top)

Typically, a swept wing is more suitable for high speeds, while an un-swept wing is suitable for lower speeds, allowing the aircraft to carry more fuel and/or payload, as well as improving field performance.

A variable-sweep wing allows a pilot to select the correct wing configuration for the plane’s intended speed.


Where is it used ?

There is a good chance that you haven’t heard about this, and thats because in this day and age they have been superseded by other advanced versions.

One of the major problems with this concept is that swept wings add weight, radar cross section, and additional mechanical maintenance.

These aircrafts were built for speed. By altering the swept angle, they were able to achieve higher speeds, which was the need of the hour back in those days.

But with today’s engine technology, stealth tech, and radar systems, our pilots can maneuver or avoid threats altogether through surveillance aircraft, rather than depend strictly on speed.

Pretty Cool eh?


Snow Removal, Russian Style…

A common use for old MiG-15 and MiG-17 jet engines is attaching them to trucks for snow removal. They have also been attached to trains for removal of snow from tracks (the example in the photo is from Poland in the 1960’s - a MiG-15, with the cockpit still intact).

via Dark Roasted Blend