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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Top 10 Military Technologies that Changed History



The history of war is very ancient and starts from the beginning of the human race. Winning is wish of every human in world. People use different tactics, weapons and strategies in war. Weapons technology plays an important role in war. Dangerous weapons are always a good and helpful thing to win a war. In the following, there is a list of top 10 technologies which change the history of war,

1. Gunpowder


Gunpowder was invented by Chinese in 800 A.D. It was accidently created. After which Chinese kept it as secret for almost 400 years. In that time they created a lot of weapons related to gunpowder. But after that their secret is revealed and gunpowder spread across the globe to every continent. Till today it is used in almost every latest weapon in world

2. Rifled Barrels

It is true that gunpowder revolutionized warfare until the 1800s it was extremely difficult to have high accuracy and range with this type of weaponry. The smooth barrels of the guns determined a semi-random trajectory for long and medium distances. However, the introduction of the rifle gave the bullet a rotational movement.

3. Tanks

Tank was invented in mid 19th century in the Europe. In the World War 1 tanks were use mainly for the first time. A tank is a tracked, armored fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. Firepower is normally provided by a large-caliber main gun in a rotating turret and secondary machine guns. Now tank is an necessary part of every big army in the world.

4. Trucks

Trucks were widely used in the Second World War, which played an important role. Trucks help in moving of soldiers across the war zone, also used to for ammo and food supply for the soldiers. When the introduction of the internal combustion engine permitted the rapid relocation of heavy artillery, tanks and planes, but also constituted the advent of ballistic missiles.

5. Planes

Before plane was invented all the battle will be fought on land or sea, but before World War plane was invented and for the first time in history the Italians utilized planes in their war against Turkey not only to take high altitude photographs of the strategic positions occupied by the enemy but also to bomb them. However, these planes were relatively slow and the Second World War was the point when airplanes really proved their value in combat.

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