Ordnance is defined as munitions or military supplies, particularly things that explode or the weapons that deliver the explosives. This page lists links to websites that provide high-quality resources about ordnance.
81 mm mortar round goes in the tube.
The Olive-Drab.com section on Infantry Weapons covers mortars, anti-tank missiles, grenades and much more ordnance. For photos of ordnance items, visit the section for Military Photo Archives, Clip Art and Images.
Ordnance in open storage. Click on photo for larger version.
Ordnance Internet Resources
The William L. Howard Technical
Intelligence Museum seeks to preserve the history of the U.S. Army's
Technical Intelligence History and the history of our Scientific intelligence
efforts. It covers the full spectrum from the battlefield recovery of
captured material, the analysis of the items and then to it's use for
training troops, research and development of new weapons and equipment
, and the integration of the information into the intelligence cycle.
Excellent links to other related resources.
Basic introduction to explosion
theory and explosives, with extensive description of various explosive
agents and weapons.
The Ordnance Shop offers extensive coverage of the work of the Aviation Ordnanceman speciality. Includes
history, terminology, weapons and much more.
UXO -- Unexploded Ordnance Safety Education is the subject of this military website.
page from the Army Technology web site gives a list of links related
to manufacturers of ammunition, mines, and fuzes and this
one covers EOD.
Manual. Site is devoted to the collectors, historians, EOD technicians,
police officers, military personnel or other people who are interested
in the subject of grenades or other ordnance. The site provides well-researched
material and gives a place where unidentified objects may be identified.
Raytheon Company manufactures the Tube-launched,
Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile, designed to counter
advances in the armor threat created by the advent of reactive armor.
TOW engages tanks where they are least heavily armored and thus most vulnerable.
See also the Olive-Drab.com page on the M220 TOW Missile.
FIM-92A Stinger Weapons System: RMP & Basic .
The Stinger missile, a full-dimensional protection weapon, is the Army's system for short-range air defense that provides the ground maneuver commander force protection against low-altitude airborne targets such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise missiles. The Stinger is launched from a number of platforms: Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle, Bradley Linebacker, Avenger (HMMWV), and helicopters as well as Man Portable Air Defense (MANPADS).
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided
Missile System (EFOGM). is a rapidly deployable missile system capable of defeating armored vehicles, rotary wing aircraft and other high value targets. As part of the Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI), an ACTD "system of systems" composed of hunters and killers, EFOGM will have real-time connectivity to hunters (forward sensors), will be responsive via Force XXI C3I digitization, and will support JV 2010. The EFOGM system consists of a fire unit and tactical missile with a fiber optic data link. The 8-missile launch system is mounted on a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), heavy variant.
Secret War Effort tells the story of the development of the proximity
or VT (Variable Time) fuze in WW II.
Weapons Gallery. Aircraft armament bombs, missiles, cannon, ECM Pods,
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