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.
Watch Your Six: Military Jet Pictures
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Does Army experience help your civilian career?
How NCO Professional Development Ribbons Work
How Army Reconnaissance Jobs Work
How Agent Orange Worked
How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works
How Mustard Gas 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
Can You Really Outrun an Explosion?
How do liquid explosives work, and what would terrorists do with them on a plane?
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Two Legal Gun Modifications
What's the world's smallest gun?
Are robots replacing human soldiers?
Can drones replace fighter jets?
Do wars drive technological advancement?
How the Zumwalt Class Destroyer Works
How Aircraft Carriers Work
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?
Centurion Main Battle Tank
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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
The Kim Jong Un regime continues to demonstrate its desire to threaten the U.S. and its allies with nuclear-armed ICBMs. But can any of these missiles actually reach the U.S. mainland?
In the first reports released since North Korea announced its underground nuclear test on Monday, officials are saying they have found no evidence of a nuclear signature in the air above the blast site.
By Julia Layton
In what may prove to be the first nuclear explosion since 1998, North Korea claims it has conducted an underground test of a nuclear weapon.
By Julia Layton
The U.S. Air Force is the youngest American military branch, forming in the 20th century after the invention of the airplane. Tasked with protecting the nation's skies and supporting ground troops, the Air Force relies on the most technologically advanced military aircraft in the world.
The Cromwell A-27M Infantry Tank was fast and agile but still outmatched by opposition tanks. This tank featured a 57mm barrel that was bored out to accommodate a 75mm round. Learn about Britain's Cromwell A-27M Infantry Tank.
The Centurion Main Battle Tank was heavily armed and used by many countries. This tank was the most heavily armored tank ever produced in the post-war years. Learn the history and design of Britain's Centurion Main Battle Tank.
It was not until 1967 that the Israeli government turned its attention to the creation of a main battle tank, the Merkava. Israel and the surrounding area are either desert or rolling hills, which form ideal tank country. Read about the Merkava tank.
Somewhere in the world, a prisoner likely is enduring torture right now. Human rights organizations have made it their mission to report these crimes against men, women and children. Here are 10 of the most common ways torture is perpetuated in modern society.