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Military Technology Inventions
Sling - 3rd millennium BC, Mediterranean area
Warship - 8th century BC, Phoenicia (galley)
Catapult - 4th century BC, Ancient Greece
Gunpowder - 11th century, China
Cannon - 12th century, China
Land mine - 1277, China
Rifle - 15th century, Europe
Pistol - 16th century, Europe
Naval mine - 16th century, China
Machine Gun - 1718, James Puckle, Great Britain
Submarine - 1775, David Bushnell, United States (Turtle)
Torpedo - 1800, Robert Fulton, United States
Revolver - 1814, Elisha Collier, United States (flintlock)
Pointed Bullets - 1823, Captain John Norton, British Army
Dynamite - 1867, Alfred Nobel, Sweden
Automatic Rifle - 1882, General Manuel Mondragon, Mexico (Mondragon rifle)
Radar - 1904, Christian Huelsmeyer, Germany
Bomber Aircraft - 1911, Italy
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) - 1916, Elmer Sperry and Peter Hewitt, United States (Hewitt-Sperry Automatic Airplane)
Tank - 1916 (World War I), Great Britain, France
Ballistic Missile - 1930s, Nazi Germany (V-2)
Walkie-Talkie - 1938, Al Gross, Canada
Cruise Missile - 1939, Fritz Gosslau, Nazi Germany (V-1)
Night Vision - 1939, United States
Nuclear Weapon - 1940s, United States
Jet Engine - 1940s, Nazi Germany, United Kingdom
Spy Satellite - 1961, United States (Corona)
GPS - 1970s, United States Navy, United States Department of Defense


Famous Military Technologists
Robert Oppenheimer: the Manhattan Project's scientific director.
Andrei Sakharov: the "father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb".
Race for the Superbomb 1941-1963 - PBS
Physics Biographies - Atomic Archive

Military Technology Timelines
History of Rocketry - Spaceline
Missile Defence Timeline - PBS
Timeline of UAVs - PBS

Military Technology on Pictures
Military Aviation Photo Gallery - paulnann.com
An Illustrated History of World War One

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Air & Space Power Course - Air University
Spies That Fly - PBS
Federation of American Scientists - FAS
Atomic Almanac - atomicarchive.com
Missile Wars - PBS
Military Aviation Photo Gallery - paulnann.com
An Illustrated History of World War One
The Sander's Homepage
How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works - How Stuff Works
Global Security.org


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