Category «War»

Nuclear Weapons by Country in 2017

How Many Nuclear Weapons does each Country have in 2017

Russia and the USA still account for nearly 93 per cent of all nuclear weapons in the world, and are reducing these numbers each year. However, although the total numbers have reduced, the number of nuclear weapons in the world has increased since 2014.

  • USA has reduced the total from 7,300 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2017, and decreased deployed warheads from 1,920 to 1,800
  • Russia has reduced the total from 8,000 in 2014 to 7,000 in 2017, but increased deployed warheads from 1,600 to 1,950
  • The rest of the world has, combined, increased the total from 1,000 in 2014 to 1,135 in 2017, but reduced deployed warheads from 450 to 400.

U.S. Military Fatalities in Afghanistan

As at October 18th, 2016, the US casualty figures according to iCasualties.org, were:
2,386 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan.
1,834 U.S. military deaths were the result of hostile action.
20,049 American service members have also been wounded in action during the war.

Why did the USA enter World War II

Why did the USA enter World War II?
That is a question that I hear every now and again. With some people saying that the USA should not have joined in a European war.
Most of the US did not actually want to join a European War, and they avoided it for as long as possible.
However:

The Atom Bomb, Hydrogen Bomb, Nuclear Bomb

It seems there is some confusion over these different types of bombs, the Atom, Hydrogen and Nuclear Bomb. Both the Atom and the Hydrogen bomb are in fact Nuclear Bombs, as their explosive energy comes from the nucleus of the atom, therefore a nuclear explosion. Atom Bomb The first A-bomb, (Atom Bomb) is a fission …

16 May 1943 Operation Chastise The Dambusters

Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, subsequently known as the “Dambusters”. The Dambusters was an elite Lancaster bomber unit and the Operation Chastise raid was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, with the bombers using a unique bouncing bomb …

Irish Deserters pardoned after about 70 years.

On the 7th May 2013 the Irish government passed a bill to given pardons and amnesty to about 5,000 Irish troops who were classed as deserters in 1945. This bill become law within days of being passed. And it has been a long time coming. During World War 2, about 60,000 Irish volunteered to join the British …

Reims 1945, 7th May

On the 7th May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at the Allied headquarters in Reims, north-eastern France.  This officially ended World War II in Europe, although NOT in the Soviet Union it appears. This unconditional surrender was signed by: Colonel-General Alfred Jodl (Germany). Walter Bedell Smith [United States Army, Diplomat] (Western Allies). Ivan Susloparov (Soviet Union). Major-General François Sevez …

MTB P150 Motor Torpedo Boat

The P150 Motor Torpedo Boat [MTB] was one of four Perkasa class fast patrol craft built by Vospers for the Royal Malaysian Navy [RMN] in 1967. The design was based on the Danish Søløven-class. Dimensions: Displacement 95 tons, length overall 29.7 m, beam 7.8 m. Wooden hull with aluminium superstructure. Main engines: Three Rolls-Royce (4,250 …

MTB P150 Motor Torpedo Boat

The P150 Motor Torpedo Boat [MTB] was one of four Perkasa class fast patrol craft built by Vospers for the Royal Malaysian Navy [RMN] in 1967. The design was based on the Danish Søløven-class. Dimensions: Displacement 95 tons, length overall 29.7 m, beam 7.8 m. Wooden hull with aluminium superstructure. Main engines: Three Rolls-Royce (4,250 …

The Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire A British fighter aircraft during World War 2, most commonly a single-seater, but some models were 2 seaters, in line. About 22,000 Spitfires were manufactured in total, with various versions serving with many countries worldwide. The Mark I Spitfire, powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin III engine gave a maximum speed of 367 mph.  About …