alexa On Land Warfare and Motor Vehicles: From Biblical Times
ISSN: 2167-0374

Journal of Defense Management
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

On Land Warfare and Motor Vehicles: From Biblical Times, Through Tomorrow

Mordechai Ben-Menachem*

Faculty of Engineering, Formerly of Ben Gurion University, Israel

*Corresponding Author:
Mordechai Ben-Menachem
Faculty of Engineering, Formerly of Ben Gurion
University Kolel Bnei Rahel, Beit Lehem, Israel
Tel:
0552259763
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 04, 2016; Accepted date: December 30, 2016; Published date: January 03, 2016

Citation: Ben-Menachem M (2017) On Land Warfare and Motor Vehicles: From Biblical Times, Through Tomorrow. J Def Manag 7:156. doi: 10.4172/2167-0374.1000156

Copyright: © 2017 Ben-Menachem M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

For the past three millennia or so, land warfare has been based upon three types of fighting forces, infantry, rapid deploy forces (such as horse-based cavalry) and armoured vehicular forces. This article discusses aspects of the latter. We examine a bit of the history and attempt some extrapolation to conceive where this force may be headed. In that sense, the article is also speculative.

Basically, where are armoured fighting vehicles going (pardon the pun)? At present, it appears that they may have reached a technological impasse, as motor technology has not advanced significantly for the past century-fuel use today is remarkably similar to that of the original Ford Model T.

We begin the discussion with historical aspects emphasising the difficulty of powering mechanisms, continue with electronic vulnerabilities that are not well-known and then finish with powering issue for the future. Tanks historical success has been firstly based upon their power-source, with vulnerabilities coming into play primarily when the issue is tank-to-tank; this may change. Today’s vulnerabilities may be more profound than is generally perceived.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords