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  • Boeing awarded AH-6i contract for Saudi Arabia

    Boeing has been formally awarded a contract for the manufacture of 24 AH-6i Little Bird light attack/reconnaissance helicopters for Saudi Arabia. The contract, which was first revealed by Boeing in late 2013 but only announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 29 August, is valued at
  • China unveils Type 11 sidearm

    China's Type 11 (QSZ-11) 5.8 mm self-loading pistol was given its first public showing at Hong Kong Garrison open days at the end of June and beginning of July. Accepted into service in 2011, the Type 11 is intended for use as a personal protection sidearm for senior officers and officials. It is

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • BOMB CHARACTERISTICS

    Charge proportions The overall weight of a bomb often gives little indication of the size of the payload, since the casing, tail, and fuzing system normally constitute a substantial proportion of the mass. For example, a US Mk 84 general purpose bomb weighing 894 kg contains only 428 kg of HE (just

  • GENERAL INFORMATION ON BOMBS

    Description Bombs are normally free-fall munitions, identified by the presence of one or more suspension lugs, stabilising fins, and a fuzing system. However, some incorporate additional features, such as tail assemblies with folding fins, parachutes, or other retarding devices, or rocket motors to

  • RUSSIAN HIGH EXPLOSIVE DESIGNATORS

    Introduction The following HE filling designators and terms are used on ammunition and explosives manufactured in Russia and several other former Warsaw Pact countries. These markings are normally stencilled on the ammunition in Cyrillic, but items for export may be marked in English. Ammunition

  • RUSSIAN PROJECTILE MARKINGS

    General In addition to the standard markings (see Russian Ammunition Markings), Russian projectiles are normally stencilled with a projectile index, and may bear a colour code. These provide another aid to identification, although care is needed because codes have changed over the years, and some

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