These Ancient Warships Built For World War II Are Still in Service 74 Years Later

The Second World War ended in 1945, but you wouldn’t know it from the look of some navies. At least eight countries still operate warships built for service in World War II—and in at least one case much earlier than that. Ships that served in the D-Day invasion, or even the Russian Czar’s Imperial Navy are still…

Russia Says It Will Soon Have More Than 30 Nuclear Apocalypse Torpedoes: Report

Russian state news media is reporting that the country’s armed forces will receive more than thirty, long-range nuclear-tipped super-torpedoes. Named Poseidon, the super-torpedoes will be armed with thermonuclear warheads designed to obliterate coastal cities and other targets and spread lethal radioactive fallout.…

Listen to Israeli Air Force Pilots Land Their F-15 Fighter Jet After Its Canopy Flies Off

Two pilots flying out of the Tel Nof Airbase near Rehovot, Israel on Jan. 2 found themselves in a bit of a bind when their canopy flew off at 30,000 feet, exposing them to nearly -50º Fahrenheit weather and loud and violent winds, the Times of Israel writes. Here’s an audio recording of that harrowing incident.

Why Soldiers Carry Heavier Loads Than Ever Before, and How the Army Is Fighting to Fix It

Despite technological advances, the load ordinary soldiers carry in 2018 is probably greater than it’s ever been. The U.S. Army is hoping to help with that somewhat by introducing a new, lighter protective vest designed to stop bullets and shrapnel. The new Modular Scalable Vest weighs 20 percent less than previous…

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