Was versteht man unter Schweren Waffen?

Today, heavy weapons systems, such as battle tanks, combat aircraft, warships and submarines still are at the core of modern armed forces. One differentiates between heavy weapons, small arms and light weapons and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction. All in all, heavy weapons is the umbrella term for all military equipment that falls under the following four categories:

  • Armoured vehicles (armoured personnel carriers, light tanks, battle tanks),
  • Artillery (multiple rocket launchers, self-propelled guns, pulled guns) with a calibre of more than 100mm,
  • Combat aircraft (combat helicopters, fixed-wing fighter planes)
  • Capital ships (submarines, naval surface vessels larger than a corvette.

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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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