The Telegraph recently presented photographer Thom Atkinson’s series of images featuring British military equipment, from 1066 to 2014. The collection highlights both military-issued tools alongside personal belongings.
The Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) is a US Marines proof-of-concept autonomous vehicle. It can be controlled remotely, follow its remote control, drive to a waypoint and operated like a normal vehicle.
Fly along with a U.S. Navy pilot in an F/A-18F Super Hornet for some dizzying POV footage as his fighter jet conducts a low-altitude training run, starting over the Pacific Ocean then flying over Northern California and Oregon.
If MWC timepieces are good enough for the military and anti-terrorist units, they’re good enough for us. This one is based on a classic 1950’s NATO spec watch, with brushed stainless case and 21 jewel automatic movement.
During a training mission in 1970, the F-106 plane that Retired Maj. Gary Foust was piloting went into an unrecoverable flat spin. He ejected, assuming the plane would crash. And then the plane went into “It’s cool bro, I got this” mode.
We’d love to think that Pacific Rim’s Jaegers are the future of urban warfare, but it’s more likely that we’ll see something like the remote-controlled tanks shown in this simulation. We at least need these in the next Call of Duty.
(NSFW: Language) A PPCLI paratrooper jumps from a plane and finds himself in a very precarious situation. There’s just no avoiding the plethora of trees the wind pushes him into. Fortunately, his luck holds out at the last second.
Turns out precision and versatility aren’t just for Swiss Army knives. The Top Secret Drum Corps out of the historical drumming city of Basel, Switzerland put on an astounding show at the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
5.11 Tactical created the Tactical Duty Kilt as an April Fools’ Day prank, but is actually thinking of producing it due to popular demand. If nothing else, the Scottish army should make this standard issue. (Thanks Beans!)
While you might think of tanks as slow-moving vehicles, it turns out that some of them can actually drive quite quickly. Here’s the Leclerc MBT tearing up desert at nearly 45mph. Though it still can’t beat this tank.