Топ-100 ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 183

ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 183

                                               

Syria and weapons of mass destruction

Syria and weapons of mass destruction deals with the research, manufacture, stockpiling and alleged use by Syria of weapons of mass destruction, which include chemical and nuclear weapons. On 14 September 2013, the United States and Russia announ ...

                                               

South Africa and weapons of mass destruction

From the 1960s to the 1990s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Six nuclear weapons were assembled. Before the anticipated changeover to a majority-elected African ...

                                               

Assault rifle

An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles were first put into mass production and accepted into widespread service during World War II. Though Western nations were slo ...

                                               

Angon

The angon was a type of javelin used during the Early Middle Ages by the Franks and other Germanic peoples, including the Anglo-Saxons. It was similar to, and probably derived from, the pilum used by the Roman army and had a barbed head and long ...

                                               

Barong (sword)

The barong is a thick, leaf-shaped, single-edged blade sword. It is a weapon used by Muslim Filipino ethnolinguistic groups like the Tausug, Sama-Bajau, or Yakan in the Southern Philippines.

                                               

Crossbow bolt

A quarrel or bolt is the arrow used in a crossbow. The name "quarrel" is derived from the French word carre, meaning square, referring to their typically square heads. Although their lengths vary, bolts are typically shorter than traditional arrows.

                                               

Bhuj (weapon)

The Bhuj is a type of knife or dagger from Sindh and Gujarat. It is commonly called an axe-knife, because the blade is fixed onto an axe-like haft. The weapon takes its name from the city of Bhuj in the Kachchh district of the state of Gujarat, w ...

                                               

Harpax

The harpax or harpago was a Roman catapult-shot grapnel created by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa for use against Sextus Pompey during the naval battles of the Sicilian revolt. The harpax allowed an enemy vessel to be harpooned and then winched alongsi ...

                                               

Dagger-axe

The dagger-axe or ge is a type of pole weapon that was in use from the Shang dynasty until the Han dynasty in China. It consists of a dagger-shaped blade, mounted by its tang to a perpendicular wooden shaft. The earliest dagger-axe blades were ma ...

                                               

Dolphin (weapon)

A dolphin was an ancient naval weapon carried by Greek galleys. Essentially a weaponized anchor, the dolphin was a shaped heavy weight which would be flung or dropped onto an enemy boat to attempt to breach the hull.

                                               

A jō is an approximately 1.27-metre wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is called jōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikidos principles ...

                                               

Shiv (weapon)

Shiv, also chiv, schiv and shivvie, is a homemade knife-like weapon, especially one fashioned in prison. The word is almost certainly evolved from 17th-century "chive". The related verb shiv means "to stab someone", a shivver being a criminal who ...

                                               

Carbine

A carbine, from French carabine, is a long gun firearm but with a shorter barrel than a standard rifle or musket. Many carbines are shortened versions of full-length rifles, shooting the same ammunition, while others fire lower-powered ammunition ...

                                               

Qassam rocket

The Qassam rocket is a simple, steel artillery rocket developed and deployed by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of Hamas. These rockets cannot be fired to target specific military objectives in or near civilian areas, and are ...

                                               

Katar (dagger)

The katar or katara is a type of push dagger from the Indian subcontinent. The weapon is characterized by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the users knuckles. Unique to the Indian subcontinent, it is the ...

                                               

War scythe

A war scythe or military scythe is a form of pole weapon with a curving single-edged blade with the cutting edge on the concave side of the blade. Its blade bears some superficial resemblance to that of an agricultural scythe from which it likely ...

                                               

Khanda (sword)

The khanda is a double-edge straight sword originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is often featured in religious iconography, theatre and art depicting the ancient history of India. It is a common weapon in Indian martial arts. Khanda often ...

                                               

Limbo (weapon)

Limbo, or Anti Submarine Mortar Mark 10, was the final British development of a forward-throwing anti-submarine weapon originally designed during the Second World War. Limbo, a three-barreled mortar similar to the earlier Squid which it supersede ...

                                               

Bow and arrow

The bow and arrow is a ranged weapon system consisting of an elastic launching device and long-shafted projectiles. Archery is the art, practice, or skill of using bows to shoot arrows. A person who shoots arrows with a bow is called a bowman or ...

                                               

Misericorde (weapon)

A misericorde was a long, narrow knife, used from the High Middle Ages to deliver the death stroke to a seriously wounded knight. The blade was thin enough to strike through the gaps between armour plates. This weapon was used to dispatch knights ...

                                               

Mambele

A mambele is a form of hybrid knife/axe in mid- to southern Africa, but was originally a curved throwing dagger used by the Mangbetu. It consists of an iron blade with a curved back section and rearward spike. It can be used in close combat as a ...

                                               

Volley gun

A volley gun is a gun with several barrels for firing a number of shots, either simultaneously or in succession. They differ from modern machine guns in that they lack automatic loading and automatic fire and are limited by the number of barrels ...

                                               

Osa (handgun)

OSA is a family of Russian non-lethal pistols that can be also used as flare gun, flashbang gun or starting pistol. The system consists of the gun, and various ammunition types. OSA was developed in the 1990s by engineer-constructor and weapon de ...

                                               

Ball and shot gun

The ball and shot gun, often also known by the marketing name paradox gun, is a shotgun capable of firing both shot and solid projectiles. First built by Holland and Holland, the term paradox is a proprietary name applied to these guns by Holland ...

                                               

Glassing

Glassing is a physical attack using a glass or bottle as a weapon. Glassings can occur at bars or pubs where alcohol is served and such items are readily available. The most common method of glassing involves the attacker smashing an intact glass ...

                                               

Sai (weapon)

The sai is a traditional melee weapon used in Okinawa. The basic form of the weapon is that of a blunted, prong shaped metal baton, with two curved prongs projecting from the handle. There are many different types of sai with varying prongs for t ...

                                               

Sica

The sica was a short sword or large dagger of ancient Thracians, Dacians and Illyrians, used in Ancient Rome too, originating in the Halstatt culture. It was originally depicted as a curved sword and many examples have been found in what are toda ...

                                               

Gast gun

The Gast Gun was a German twin barrelled machine gun that was developed by Karl Gast of Vorwerk und Companie of Barmen and used during the First World War. Its unique operating system produced a very high rate of fire of 1.600 rounds per minute. ...

                                               

Scorpio (weapon)

The scorpio or scorpion was a type of Roman torsion siege engine and field artillery piece. It was described in detail by the early-imperial Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius in the 1st century BC and by the 4th century AD officer and histor ...

                                               

Tabuk Sniper Rifle

The Tabuk Sniper Rifle is an Iraqi Semi-automatic designated marksmans rifle, made from a modified version of the Zastava M70 assault rifle, itself a variant of the AKM. The Tabuk Rifle, like all the AKM and Dragunov SVD derivatives made in Iraq, ...

                                               

Ji (polearm)

The ji was a Chinese polearm, translated into English as halberd, used in one form or another for over 3000 years, from at least as early as the Zhou dynasty until the end of the Qing dynasty. They are still used for training purposes in many Chi ...

                                               

Chakram

The chakram is a throwing weapon from the Indian subcontinent. It is circular with a sharpened outer edge and a diameter of 12–30 centimetres. It is also known as chalikar meaning "circle", and was sometimes referred to in English writings as a " ...

                                               

Shashka

The shashka or shasqua, is a kind of sabre; single-edged, single-handed, and guardless backsword. In appearance, the shashka is midway between a typically curved sabre and a straight sword. It has a slightly curved blade, and can be effective for ...

                                               

Hilt

The hilt of a knife, dagger, sword, or bayonet is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. The guard may contain a crossguard or quillons. A tassel or sword knot may be attached to the guard or pommel.

                                               

Yawara

The yawara is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts. The Yawara originated from the use of Kongou, a Buddhist symbolic object, by monks in Feudal Japan. The Yawara takes the form of one or two small, thick sticks that protrude about an i ...

                                               

Yari

Yari is the term for one of the traditionally made Japanese blades in the form of a spear, or more specifically, the straight-headed spear. The martial art of wielding the yari is called sōjutsu.

                                               

God's Army (revolutionary group)

Gods Army was an armed revolutionary Christian insurgent group that opposed the then military junta of Myanmar. The group was an offshoot of the Karen National Union. They were based along the Thailand-Burma border, and conducted a string of auda ...

                                               

Army of God (United States)

Army of God is a Christian terrorist organization that has engaged in the use of anti-abortion violence in the United States to fight against abortion. According to the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Securitys joint Terrorism Kn ...

                                               

Army of God

In worldview and social life: Army of God United States, a Christian anti-abortion organization in the United States The biblical heavenly host Militia Christi of Western, Roman Catholic world In art and literature: Army of God, which fought agai ...

                                               

National Liberation Army

National Liberation Army is the name of: National Liberation Army Algeria Armee de Liberation Nationale, a liberation movement in the Algerian War of Independence Kosovo Liberation Army, also known as the National Liberation Army of Kosovo Nation ...

                                               

Ñancahuazu Guerrilla

The Ñancahuazu Guerrilla or Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional de Bolivia was a group of mainly Bolivian and Cuban guerrillas led by the guerrilla leader Che Guevara which was active in the Cordillera Province of Bolivia from 1966 to 1967. The group ...

                                               

National Liberation Army (Colombia)

The National Liberation Army is a revolutionary left-wing armed group involved in the continuing Colombian conflict, which has existed in Colombia since 1964. The ELN advocate a composite communist ideology of Marxism and liberation theology. In ...

                                               

National Liberation Army (Macedonia)

The National Liberation Army, also known as the Macedonian UÇK, was a militant organization that operated in North Macedonia in 2001 and was closely associated with the Kosovo Liberation Army. Following the 2001 Macedonian War, it was likely disa ...

                                               

National Liberation Army (Peru)

The National Liberation Army was a Peruvian guerrilla group. It sought to gather militants regardless of their political affiliation. A short-lived movement that was formed in 1962 and carried out numerous small skirmishes and actions culminating ...

                                               

Caprivi Liberation Army

Caprivi Liberation Army is a Namibian rebel and separatist group which was established in 1994 to separate the Caprivi Strip, a region mainly inhabited by the Lozi people. It operates only in the Caprivi strip.

                                               

Kosovo Liberation Army

The Kosovo Liberation Army was an ethnic-Albanian separatist militia that sought the separation of Kosovo from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Serbia during the 1990s and the eventual creation of Greater Albania due to the presence of a va ...

                                               

Palestine Liberation Army

The Palestine Liberation Army is ostensibly the military wing of the Palestine Liberation Organization, set up at the 1964 Arab League summit held in Alexandria, Egypt, with the mission of fighting Israel. However, it has never been under effecti ...

                                               

Liberation Army of Presevo, Medveda and Bujanovac

The Liberation Army of Presevo, Medveda and Bujanovac was an Albanian militant group fighting for separation from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for three municipalities: Presevo, Bujanovac, and Medveda, home to most of the Albanians in south ...

                                               

Army for the Liberation of Rwanda

The Army for the Liberation of Rwanda was a rebel group largely composed of members of the Interahamwe and Armed Forces of Rwanda that carried out the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Operating mostly in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of th ...

                                               

Liberation Army of Chameria

Liberation Army of Chameria is a reported paramilitary formation in the northwestern Greek region of Epirus. The organisation is reportedly linked to the Kosovo Liberation Army and the National Liberation Army, both ethnic Albanian paramilitary o ...

                                               

Liberation Army of the South

The Liberation Army of the South was an armed group formed and led by Emiliano Zapata that took part in the Mexican Revolution. The force was commonly known as the Zapatistas. The Zapatistas were formed in 1910 in the southern Mexican state of Mo ...

                                               

Rehe Guard Army

The Rehe Guard Army was a corps of the Manchukuo Imperial Army, formed after the conquest of the former Chinese province of Rehe during Operation Nekka in 1933. The Rehe Guard Army was created from a section of the Taoliao Army and had a nominal ...

                                               

Israel Defense Forces

The Israel Defense Forces, commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal, are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force, and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, ...

                                               

Artsakh Defense Army

The Artsakh Republic Defense Army is the formal defense force of the largely unrecognized Republic of Artsakh. Established in 1992, it united previously disorganized self-defense units which were formed in the early 1990s with the avowed goal of ...

                                               

Jilin Self-Defence Army

The Jilin Self-Defence Army was an anti-Japanese volunteer army formed to defend local Chinese residents against the Japanese invasion of northeast China. General Ting Chao, Li Du, Feng Zhanhai, Xing Zhanqing, and Zhao Yi organised the Jilin Self ...

                                               

Mongol military tactics and organization

The Mongol military tactics and organization enabled the Mongol Empire to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. That system was founded originally on the expansion of the nomadic lifestyle of the Mon ...

                                               

New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army is the land component of the New Zealand Defence Force and comprises around 4.500 Regular Force personnel, 2.000 Territorial Force personnel and 500 civilians. Formerly the New Zealand Military Forces, the current name was ad ...

                                               

Norwegian Army

The Norwegian Army is the land warfare service branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Army is the oldest of the Norwegian service branches, established as a modern military organization under the command of the King of Norway in 1628. The Army ...

                                               

South Lebanon Army

The South Lebanon Army or South Lebanese Army, also known as Lahad Army and De Facto Forces, was a Lebanese Christian-dominated militia which was active during the Lebanese Civil War and its aftermath, until it was disbanded in the year 2000. It ...

                                               

Japanese Army (disambiguation)

                                               

Iranian rock

Iranian rock refers to rock music produced by Iranian artists. Rock music has been popular in Iran since the late forties, with the emergence of singers such as Kourosh Yaghmaei, Farhad Mehrad, Fereydoon Foroughi and Habib Mohebian, but was large ...

                                               

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007 ...

                                               

Japanese rock

Japanese rock, sometimes abbreviated to J-rock, is rock music from Japan. Influenced by American and British rock of the 1960s, the first rock bands in Japan performed what is called Group Sounds, with lyrics almost exclusively in English. Folk r ...

                                               

Rock in Opposition

Rock in Opposition or RIO was a movement representing a collective of progressive bands in the late 1970s united in their opposition to the music industry that refused to recognise their music. It was initiated by English avant-rock group Henry C ...

                                               

Magazine

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published. Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by ...

                                               

Journalist (British magazine)

The Journalist is the magazine of the United Kingdoms National Union of Journalists which is published six times a year. It was started as a newspaper and was relaunched as a magazine in 1993. Since April 2008, the magazine is available online.

                                               

Zhurnal Dlya Vsekh

Zhurnal Dlya Vsekh was a Russian monthly magazine published in Saint-Petersburg in 1895–1906. Concentrating on literature and poetry, it also had popular science, history and travel sections. The unusually low price contributed to its popularity. ...

                                               

War diary

A war diary is a regularly updated official record kept by military units of their activities during wartime. The purpose of these diaries is to both record information which can later be used by the military to improve its training and tactics a ...

                                               

Just Shoot Me!

Just Shoot Me! is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with a total of 148 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the shows executive producer. ...

                                               

Monthly Afternoon

Monthly Afternoon is a Japanese monthly seinen manga anthology published by Kodansha under the Afternoon line of magazines. The first issue was released with a cover date of January 25, 1986. Each issue typically has around thirty ongoing stories ...

                                               

Albania (periodical)

Albania was an Albanian periodical published by Faik Konica, one of the most important figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Albania was published from 1896-7 to 1910 and is widely regarded as the most importa ...

                                               

Aquila (journal)

Aquila is an ornithological journal established by Otto Herman, Budapest, Hungary, in 1894. It publishes peer reviewed articles and research notes focusing on birds, mostly − though not exclusively − on the avifauna of the Carpathian Basin. Recen ...

                                               

Argosy (magazine)

Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey until its sale to Popular Publications in 1942. It is the first American pulp magazine. The magazine bega ...

                                               

Aspen (magazine)

Aspen was a multimedia magazine published on an irregular schedule by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Described by its publisher as "the first three-dimensional magazine," each issue came in a customized box or folder filled with materials in ...

                                               

Attitude (magazine)

Attitude is a British gay lifestyle magazine owned by Stream Publishing Limited. It is sold worldwide as a physical magazine, and as a digital download for the iPad and iPhone via the App Store, and for Android devices via the Android Market. The ...

                                               

Audubon (magazine)

Audubon is the flagship journal of the National Audubon Society. It is profusely illustrated and focuses on subjects related to nature, with a special emphasis on birds. New issues are published bi-monthly for society members. An active blog call ...

                                               

Autocar (magazine)

Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by the Haymarket Media Group. It was first published in 1895 and refers to itself as "the worlds oldest car magazine". There are now several international editions including China, India, ...

                                               

Birding Scotland

Birding Scotland is a quarterly Scottish birding magazine. The editors are H. I. Scott and Stuart Rivers. The original advertising slogan was "Made in Scotland for birders", a take on the iconic Irn-Bru campaign "Made in Scotland from girders".

                                               

Blender (magazine)

Blender was an American music magazine that billed itself as "the ultimate guide to music and more". It was also known for sometimes steamy pictorials of celebrities. It compiled lists of albums, artists, and songs, including both "best of" and " ...

                                               

Blumea (journal)

Blumea - Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Plant Geography is a peer-reviewed journal of botany published by the National Herbarium of the Netherlands. Except for a short period during World War II, Blumea has been published continuously since 1934. ...

                                               

Blyttia (journal)

Blyttia is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal of botany published by the Norwegian Botanical Association since 1943. It was the successor of the Norsk Botanisk Forenings Meddelelser. The editor-in-chief is Jan Wesenberg. The journal is ...

                                               

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit is a monthly American food and entertaining magazine, that typically contains recipes, entertaining ideas, and wine reviews. Owned by Conde Nast, it is headquartered at the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City and has be ...

                                               

Botany (journal)

Botany is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that has been published since 1951 by NRC Research Press. It was established in 1951 as Canadian Journal of Botany, the continuation of Canadian Journal of Research, Section C: Botanical Scienc ...

                                               

Bravo (magazine)

The founder of Bravo was columnist Peter Boenisch. The first issue was published on 26 August 1956 with thirty thousand copies printed, cost 50 Pfennig equivalent to €0.57 in 2009. Marilyn Monroes portrait graced the first published issue; the ne ...

                                               

Byte (magazine)

Byte was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines were dedicated to specific systems or the home or business users perspectiv ...

                                               

Car (magazine)

Car is a British automotive enthusiast magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. International editions are published by Bauer Automotive in Republic of Korea, Brazil, China, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Middle East, Romania, Ru ...

                                               

Cell (journal)

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences. Areas covered include molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology, stem cells, developmental biology, genetic ...

                                               

Celtica (journal)

Celtica: Journal of the School of Celtic Studies is an academic journal devoted to Celtic studies, with particular emphasis on Irish literature, linguistics and placenames. It was established in 1946 and has since been published by the School of ...

                                               

Chess Magazine

CHESS Magazine, also called CHESS and previously called CHESS Monthly, is a chess magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom by Chess and Bridge Limited. CHESS was founded by Baruch Harold Wood in 1935 in Sutton Coldfield. Wood edited it un ...

                                               

Ciao (magazine)

Ciao is a Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shogakukan for 8–14 year old girls. The magazine launched in 1977 and always comes with a free gift which used to always be paper crafts, but now varies every month. The magazines competitors a ...

                                               

Clash (magazine)

Clash is a music and fashion magazine and website based in the United Kingdom. It is published four times a year by Music Republic Ltd, its predecessor Clash Music Ltd having gone into liquidation. The magazine won the Best New Magazine award in ...

                                               

Cobalt (magazine)

Cobalt is a bimonthly anthology of shōjo fiction, published in Japan by Shueisha since May 1976. Shueisha also publish light novels under their Cobalt imprint, many of which were originally serialized in the magazine.

                                               

Continuum (magazine)

Continuum was a magazine published by an activist group of the same name who denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. Favoring pseudoscientific content, the magazine addressed issues related to HIV/AIDS, AIDS denialism, alternative medicine, and themes ...

                                               

Cookie (manga magazine)

Cookie is a Japanese josei and shōjo manga magazine published bimonthly by Shueisha. As of 2008, the circulation was about 175.000, which by 2015 had dropped to 56.000.

                                               

Crash (magazine)

Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer, primarily focused on games. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress. The magazine was launched to ...

                                               

Cure (magazine)

Cure is a Japanese rock music and fashion magazine published monthly. It features the latest visual kei bands as well as fashion and styling tips. It also has the latest news and trends on the visual kei music scene. Different artists are feature ...

                                               

Decibel (magazine)

Decibel is a monthly heavy metal magazine published by the Philadelphia-based Red Flag Media since October 2004. Its sections include Upfront, Features, Reviews, Guest Columns and the Decibel Hall of Fame. The magazines tag-line is currently "Ext ...

                                               

Disc (magazine)

Disc was a weekly British popular music magazine, published between 1958 and 1975, when it was incorporated into Record Mirror. It was also known for periods as Disc Weekly and Disc and Music Echo. Note: Before 1958 a quarterly magazine existed n ...

                                               

Dragon (magazine)

Dragon was one of the two official magazines for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products; Dungeon was the other. TSR, Inc. originally launched the monthly printed magazine in 1976 to succeed the compan ...

                                               

Monthly Dragon Age

Monthly Dragon Age is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Fujimi Shobo. The magazine began as a combination between Monthly Comic Dragon and Monthly Dragon Junior, two former magazines published by Fujimi Shobo. The first issue was publ ...

This website uses cookies. Cookies remember you so we can give you a better online experience.
preloader close
preloader