Things you will be learning about: Introduction in P1

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Things you will be learning about:

Introduction in P1

Eras of war in P2

Weapons and tactics in P3

Weird war tactics in P4

Drones in P5

The Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter in P6

Conclusion in P7


By Chris



War, weapons, and technology have advanced over thousands of years. Tactical advancements have also taken place. All these advancements took place over six different eras. During early eras, weapons as simple as slingshots were used. The tactics used during these eras were sometimes weird. As time went by, improvements were slowly made. During the modern era, things such as Apache helicopters are used, and drones have been invented that are important for reducing the number of soldiers that get killed. I hope you learn something by the end of my report.

Eras of War

There were six eras of warfare: prehistoric, ancient, medieval, gunpowder, industrial, and the war we know today, modern warfare.

Prehistoric warfare was the time before writing so no real wars were recorded. The Bronze Age of Sumer was a breakthrough in technology. Ancient warfare began at the beginning of recorded history. Near the end of the ancient period was the Fall of Rome. Medieval warfare was in the middle ages. Weapons, tactics, and technology evolved. Flails were weapons in that era. The gunpowder era was the beginning of modern warfare. Muskets were guns back then. You had to pour the gunpowder. Then, when you pulled the trigger it would ignite a spark, thus igniting the gunpowder and then launching the round lead bullet. The industrial era began roughly at the start of the nineteenth century. By this time, pretty much all states were capable of equipping large armies. Modern war is the war we know today. Everything advanced from flint axes, slingshots, and bows to iron knives and guns. And who could forget the flamethrower!!

Weapons and Tactics

Weapons and tactics were a big part of warfare. Muskets, normally given to infantry soldiers, were the closest to guns today. The accuracy was moderate. Then there was the reload. It took about 30 seconds to a minute to reload. In the hands of a skilled soldier, the musket was a deadly weapon. Sometimes it didn`t kill the target. If the round would not kill, it would wound and then possibly infect the spot it hit. More men die in battle from infection than a bullet. Then there were pistols. Small weapons that could kill were good. Without too much weight to carry, it would let soldiers run and switch cover easily and fast. Pocket pistols would be very good for assassinating someone, as John Wilkes Booth did to Abe Lincoln. One hand gun, which was the smartest gun in 2006, may still be the smartest. It has no moving parts and fires bullets electronically. It can only be fired by someone wearing a transponder ring. The gun can also fire three bullets in one 500th of a second.

Weird War Tactics Other Drones (see next 2 pages)

Launching dead rats with catapults was used to spread plague. It was contagious. It killed hundreds. Imagine how much time was spent burying people and how many corpse wagons that would have taken. Those who were claimed by the plague had lunch with their family and dinner with ancestors in paradise. Then there were also dogs trained to drop bombs under enemy tanks or other heavy artillery such as grounded helicopters. They also had explosives attached to them to blow up many people. German Shepherds, as everybody knows, were trained to be used as attack dogs. Gambian giant pouched rats were also trained to sniff out land mines. They were too light to trigger land mines. They were about one and a half pounds.


AR. Drone 2.0

The Predator

Built by the French company

Parrot, it`s a four-rotor recreational The Predator flew

Drone equipped with an HD camera. reconnaissance flights in the 1900s,

You control it using a tablet or smart phone. before being equipped with weapons in


Dragon Flyer X6


Larger and more muscular than the

Parrot, the Dragon Flyer X6 is used A 2 ft.-long drone designed to be

both by hobbyists and for law carried into battle, hand launched, and

enforcement. then guided into a snipers nest, where

its built-in warhead detonates.

Sea fox Raven

A small, maneuverable The raven made a cameo in

underwater drone that the movie Act of Valor: it’s a back packable

searches for and destroys drone that delivers real-time intelligence

floating mines. Last year, it to soldiers in the field.

was deployed by the Navy,

which deployed it in the Strait

of Hormuz.

LEMV Nano Air Vehicle

The name stands for Designed to mimic the appearance

Long Endurance Multi- and aerial abilities of a hummingbird,

Intelligence Vehicle; DARPA`s drone weighs 19 grams and

Basically, it`s a helium filled carries a tiny video camera.

unarmed airship that can

can hover for three weeks at a


Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tail wheel-type landing arrangement. It also has a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. Originally, the Apache started life as the Model 77. It was developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra. It was first flown on 30 September 1975. The AH-64 was introduced to U.S. Army service in April 1986. The AH-64 Apache features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30-millimeter (1.2 in) M230 Chain Gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hard points mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods

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Out of all of the things I studied, I liked learning about the different eras of war the most, but everything I studied really interested me. Classifying different times of war was a smart thing. Imagine someone classifying everything as “modern” warfare. Cavemen would be running around with rocks. Weapon and tactical advancements also go with the eras of war. Every era of war was new weapon wise. In the prehistoric era, there was no such thing as a gun. I would think that the plague was pretty deadly. Being highly contagious, it must have killed at least 100 people per day. And who could forget the German shepherds! Then the Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter. Though the nice design, it was feared. When it showed up in battle, men would run away but destroying tanks or other helicopters were first priority.

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