Publications Archive

The publications posted on this site are posted elsewhere on the internet or other forms of media (mainly print).  In some cases, they are authorized for reprint here for quick access.  Publications reach across a large assortment of topics, but primarily focus on the timeframe from 1812-2010.

Fact sheets fall into this section as well.  Fact sheets are an amalgamation of data that has been culminated for research purposes.  Likewise, these may also be used in publication data elsewhere on the internet or in media.

Most Recent Publication

  • Atomic Artillery

    Atomic artillery was a staple in the United States deterrence doctrine since the early 1950s. Guns and howitzers of various calibers and carriages were developed with the added mission of delivering atomic payloads throughout the Cold War. These ranged from the 155 mm W33 shell in the M110 and M115 howitzers to the 406 mm W23 shell on the Iowa class of Battleships. All of these shells were produced and in use at one time or another between 1953 and 1992. The first of these weapons was conceived during and shortly after World War II. The American T1 240 mm Gun, sometimes referred to as the Black Dragon, was the large artillery system in the Allied inventory that was pitted against the German Krupp K5 240 mm gun in the Italian theater. The notoriety of the Leopold gun was so renowned in the Anzio theater that the gun was called

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Other Recent Publications

The Battle of Ramadi

With a 2006 population of around 280,000, the city of Ramadi was a rapidly growing metropolitan area in Iraq. Situated about halfway between Tharthar Lake and Habbaniyah Lake, the city is located about 60 miles west of Baghdad on the Euphrates River. Ramadi is also a converging point for transit,

The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

The Kosovo War

Newest Fact Sheet

  • Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

    Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft.  Smaller,

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets act as a cursory examination of a particular element (i.e. artillery, aircraft, miscellaneous weapon systems).  These are generally updated as content necessitates, but occasionally will include others.  There are at least thirty publicized fact sheets that are included in distributed media.  Others are posted in this section for use on this website.  You can view a full list of the fact sheets by clicking the link under the newest fact sheet to the left.

Unlike other post categories, fact sheets have their own archival page where you can view information quickly in table format.  To view a complete list of fact sheets, click here or click the link in the header under the History > Publications tab.