Explore the weapons and combat systems used by the armed services. A broad range of topics in the Military Channel includes tanks, aircraft, biological warfare and stealth technologies.
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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
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How NCO Professional Development Ribbons Work
How Army Reconnaissance Jobs Work
How Agent Orange Worked
How Anthrax Works
How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works
5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Risk All to Save Lives
How Camp X Worked
Anatomy of an Underwater Explosion
Why does fertilizer explode?
Can You Really Outrun an Explosion?
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Two Legal Gun Modifications
What's the world's smallest gun?
Are robots replacing human soldiers?
Top 5 Sci-fi Weapons that Might Actually Happen
Can drones replace fighter jets?
How the Zumwalt Class Destroyer Works
How Aircraft Carriers Work
10 Financial Tips for Preparing for Deployment
How Military Video Conferencing Works
Why a Draft Would Weaken the U.S. Military
Is war murder?
What Was the First War?
10 Insane Disguises That Actually Worked
Does the U.S. Military Maintain Secret Underwater Bases?
How Code Breakers Work
YOU Can Drive a Tank!
Is the army testing an invisible tank?
AMX-13 Light Tank
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The U.S. Navy's new subs will use photonics masts instead of periscopes. Learn how these imaging devices will work.
By Kevin Bonsor
On a television drama last week, the plot involved photos taken of a Russian missile silo, and the characters mentioned a "keyhole satellite." What is a keyhole satellite and what can it really spy on?
I've heard about small planes that help the United States military gather information. How do these remotely operated spy planes work?
I've seen how the U.S. Army's food now comes in plastic pouches called MREs. Is this real food? How does it taste?
If you've ever watched a gun fired into the air at a celebration, you've probably wondered where that bullet ends up. We've got the answer.
It is pretty common to hear someone on the news say, "The crowd was dispersed with tear gas." What is tear gas? What does it do?
When an airplane is described as a "stealth" aircraft, what does that mean? What is "stealth technology" and how does it work?
Weapons in space that can knock down missiles have been under development for years and are starting to look realistic. Learn how they will work!
By Kevin Bonsor
Nine countries hold the 13,000 nuclear weapons in the global stockpile. That's less than during the Cold War but it doesn't change the fact that these bombs are still a threat to global humanity. So how do they work and are we close to nuclear war?
The National Guard serves many purposes and does many jobs for the United States. But how does it differ from the U.S. Army? And what can the president authorize the Guard to do?
The military uses virtual reality for most everything -- from learning to fly a jet fighter to putting out a fire onboard a ship. Learn about how virtual reality military applications help with training and safety enhancement, and serve as a tool to analyze military maneuvers and battlefield positions.
Formerly known as "shell shock," research into post-traumatic stress disorder began intensely after Congress requested a study of how Vietnam veterans were readjusting to civilian life in 1983. What have we learned since then about PTSD and what are the symptoms?
By Josh Clark
The U.S. Navy SEALs exemplify unconventional warfare. Find out how conventional and unconventional warfare differ in this article.