Why the UK should not be involved with Syria

It’s all over the news. David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have cancelled whatever arrangements they needed to attend due to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria. David Cameron has also recalled parliament for a possible vote on the Syrian issue. The...

Weird Tanks in History

Ah, the modern age of warfare and the bizarre introduction of armored tanks rolling across the battlefields of France. It’s the most peculiar thing, as tanks were really never visualised in such a way and as such many strangely designed tanks and armored vehicles came into fruition from the very start...

List of British military vehicles in Afghanistan

British armored vehicles in Afghanistan have faced a lot of criticism during their stay in operational combat in the southern parts of Afghanistan. The British started its operational duties in October of 2001 with US and UK forces disrupting and effectively ousting the Taliban government and Al Qaeda out...

North Korean missiles fueled and ready for launch

I’m writing this at a time where North Korea have warned foreigners to leave South Korea at the threat of “thermonuclear war”, all be it, from North Korea could be a very real threat. Although I posted an article stating that I didn’t think tensions would rise any further than beyond...

North Korea – All talk and no action

While the media attention is currently being focused on North Korea you have to wonder “What on earth is going on?”. The media are essentially saying that “No end in sight for North Korean tensions“, but is that really the whole truth? Well, in someways it is, because if we look at...

Why the UK should renew Trident (ICBM)

What many people don’t get about the Trident debate is the fact that the costs are not solely associated with the Trident II (D5) Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM). The reason why there is even a debate for a replacement is because the submarines that house the missiles are due to be...

Pictures of the War Memorial of Korea

I took a little break recently and went to visit my girlfriend in South Korea, and with that said I took the opportunity to visit the War Memorial of Korea. I took a few pictures here and there of the tanks and they were mostly pre-1960’s tanks. Though there were a few modern items/vehicles there,...

Violence against U.S. embassies

I’ve read about this for quite a bit and it’s hard not to read about it especially when your favourite forums, websites, newspapers are all reporting about it. I also did my own little report about the situation, here. If there is anything I hate about religion is the fact that Islam seems to be...

Attacks leave 8 ISAF forces dead

In an amazing but sad story that has left 2 U.S. Marines dead and 6 AV-8B Harriers out of service after extensive damage. The Taliban attacked a mutli-national base in Afghanistan dressed in US army uniform. [16/09/2012] The main base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, that houses a garrison of 11,000-12,000...

What if: Nuclear weapons scenario

Recently, I read an article on USATODAY stating that Iran having nuclear weapons should be a “no worries” response. The question that comes up in my head as I read that, is whether I agree with the authors assessment and in some ways I do and in some ways I don’t. But the situation is a...

The best tank in the world

People in different countries are very competitive when it comes to deciding the best tank in the world. However a poll which we have surveyed since 2008 has shown that the Leopard 2A6 is the peoples most favourite tank out of nearly 600 people who voted; they voted 160 times for the Leopard 2A6 in a poll...

US intelligence failures

Recent events where the U.S. intelligence service seems to be screwing up are becoming frequent. Or at least there have been 2 large incidents involving Iran where possible and likely screw ups have occurred. The first recent event which occurred was the capture of the RQ-170 unmanned American spy plane on...

Dear Leader Kim Jong il dies, aged 69

Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69 over a tenuous battle for his health. From what I’ve read he died of a heart attack and it has been on every or most front-page news websites, and naturally I’m very curious about the situation, or I’m following mostly what is to follow. According to...

The west getting very hostile with Iran

Things are erupting in the middle east and the balance of order is at what some would call a tipping point especially for Israel who take any new information that the chance Iran are building nuclear weapons very seriously. (OpEd: The IAEA suspects Iran is seeking to develop a nuclear weapon) However with...

Should Iran be stopped?

Although a signatory of the Non-nuclear Proliferation Treaty, according to Israel, Iran is enriching uranium to be used in a weapon which could potentially reach Israel. There is also a question as to whether Israel also has nuclear weapons, although not a signatory of the Non-nuclear Proliferation Treaty....

Taiwanese military

Just dropping by to say that I have to join the Taiwanese military soon as a conscript seeing as it is a requirement as I recently became Taiwanese. I’ll be detailing my life in the military and if anyone wants any information pertaining to what equipement the Taiwanese use, although likely publicly...

Libya then and now…

I posted back in March on my thoughts on NATO intervening in Libya. It seems that my predicaments were almost correct. In the sense that NATO will support opposition in other countries who are strong enough to mount a large enough offensive to remove their own dictators. If we look at what is happening in...

French users are not to be disappointed any more!

We acquire quite a few French users on this website. However they are probably disappointed when they find that in their category section there is only one article which only talks of the Leclerc MBT. In a recent forum post on the community forums of armour.ws, I recently stated that new articles were...

Muammar Gaddafi killed

Muammar Gaddafi dead [10/20/2011] Gaddafi has been confirmed to be dead by several news agency sources and through videos footage. You can find information provided by Aljazeera on their website. After weeks of fighting over Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, he himself has been killed along with the NTC...

Riots in London, no protests

I usually wouldn’t write an article about this, but this has riled me up so much, I felt I needed to post something about this. These riots are happening close to home and they are actually moving closer to where I have a few relatives in the UK. So I felt, out of absence in maintaining this website,...

New dawn and new age… so far.

2011 has been quick I feel. We have had issues revolving around the middle-east to its current climax in Libya where several reliable news sources have stated that the French maybe arming Libyan rebels. – However there has been no confirmation by official French sources yet. Just before 2011, in late...

al Qaeda: Osama bin Laden dead & body in US hands

The WhiteHouse and in a press release by President Barack Obama has reported that Osama bin Laden is dead, in a blog post on the WhiteHouse website titled “Osama bin Laden Dead”. During the Bill Clinton years and his office term, Osama bin Laden has been on the FBI most wanted list for terrorist...

Libya is all about regime change

On the 29/03/2011, President Obama said the following: “If we tried to overthrow Gaddafi by force our coalition would splinter. We would likely have to put US troops on the ground to accomplish that mission or risk killing many civilians from the air,” he said. “To be blunt, we went down...

Misrata under attack by cluster bombs

Cluster bombs according to a report by Humans Right Watch, have been used against the city of Misrata. It has come to attention since cluster bombs are used to strike large areas and are indiscriminate. NATO have been given the task to protect the Libyan people under threat by Col. Gadaffi under a UN...

Debate: What about countries other than Libya?

The western forces & Qatar who have worked together to support a no-fly zone militarily and weapons embargo on Libya were put in place under a UN go ahead. The UN and its country-partners who voted in this legislation against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his forces loyal to him done so under...

China and its manipulative currency

It was made apparent before President Hu Jintao of China visited the United States on his state visit that President Obama was clear on the fact that China was manipulating its currency and that he would bring it up. China’s usual response is that “currency is dictated by the markets” and...

Taiwan: Defense inadequate

The increasing procurement of advanced weaponry from mainland Peoples Republic of China should put Taiwan, the Republic of China; on its heels. With the announcement of new ballistic missiles which apparently can counter warships (Potential carrier groups from the U.S. in support of Taiwan) and the newly...

“Invisible tanks” in 5 years from the UK

The Telegraph have recently released an article which talks about BAE Systems method of making an armoured vehicle invisible to the naked eye. It is said that the electronic camouflage will make whatever armoured vehicle this technology is attached to; blend into its surroundings. Tests of this technology...

Opinion: Chinese J-20 Stealth Jet

The internet has exploded with the pictures of the Chinese J-20 stealth jet. Apparent pictures of this vehicle have been released unofficially and are making rounds across the internet. Determining whether the aircraft is real or not is something which some can only guess at. However graphics analysts and...

Iraq should have been North Korea

With recent events which have been taking place  in Asia, with 2 North Korean marines being KIA and 2 civilians along with injured on Yeonpyeong island. It makes you wonder, should Iraq have been North Korea? There were no weapons of mass destruction found as in the brief President George Bush gave at the...

Future editions

I’m the owner of Armour.ws, the website which provides unique and interesting detail towards armoured vehicles located around the world. I work by myself on this website and it is something which I do for a hobby existing also with my real job. The problem with updating content on websites is that it...

The pillars of creation

In 2008/09/10, the first article was created on this website, the article was created about the British armoured vehicle; Challenger 2. With this in mind we have travelled quite slowly and the site was neglected for a period of time where no new content was created and nothing to the site was being done....

What about other countries?

Currently we only focus on 6 Countries. We have special reasons for only talking about these Countries on this website. However we first need to for-fill a high enough quota for quality articles for each section or category of this website before adding more. I think 6 categories is good enough for now...

Video creation

The video creating world and the video sharing world has grown hugely ever since YouTube has popped up on the web and YouTube is namely the biggest video sharing website on the internet. It ranks 3rd on Alexa.com before FaceBook and Google. To get the word out there to military grade armour lovers out there,...

Articles being updated

Over this week, I will be updating articles to reflect a higher quality. As you can see in the T-90 article there has been an improvement in terms of depth and information. I hope to reflect this on all articles throughout this site. With this all in mind, all new articles will be setup in the same layout as...

Traffic boost

Armour.ws [15th / September / 2010 ] has seen a sharp increase in unique visitors this month.  On average daily we are obtaining 141 unique visitors per day. From previous months this is up by nearly 40 unique visitors per day. We are hoping to gain the largest amount of unique visitors for this website in...

Happy new year, from Taichung

I was out and celebrating in Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan, which in itself is a pretty small island. Enjoyed my night out, even though I didn’t get to drink, but that wasn’t a disappointment, seeing as I’m in a different country celebrating something which is an experience in...
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