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WEAPON SYSTEMS

Browse factsheets of weapon systems ranging from firearms through aircraft carriers.

INVENTORIES

Discover what weapon systems nations have in their inventory, today and in the past.

ANALYSIS

Learn more about various types of weapon systems and their role in historic events.

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AFT-9

The AFT-9 is a modern tank destroyer of Chinese origin. The AFT-9 mates a cost-effective vehicle platform with powerful anti-tank missiles. Various earlier designs were not adopted for service since they either lacked range of firepower.

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AS Val

The AS Val is a silenced assault rifle of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1980's to be used in urban combat and the reconnaissance role. The name AS stands for "Avtomat Special'nyj", which is Russian for "special automatic rifle". The nickname "Val" means "shaft" and refers to the prominent silencer. The AS Val stems from the VSS Vintorez silenced sniper rifle and has a 70% parts commonality.

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

The UH-60 Black Hawk is a late Cold War era transport helicopter of US origin. The UH-60 was developed by Sikorsky to meet a US Army requirement to replace the UH-1. The UH-60 was the first S-70 / Black Hawk series of helicopters to enter service. This article describes the baseline medium transport helicopter.

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Mikoyan MiG-23BN

The MiG-23BN is a late Cold War era ground attack fighter of Soviet origin. It was developed to meet Soviet requirements for a new generation of new ground attack fighter. The Mikoyan design bureau was looking at a new design, but budget restraints and requirement to deliver soon drove the design towards the MiG-23 that was on the production line. In time the MiG-23BN was further developed in the MiG-27, which has a different nose with much improved visibility in the air to ground role.

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THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLETE WEAPON DATABASE

WeaponSystems.net provides a full and complete overview of world wide used weapons. This website provides weapon systems sorted by country inventory.