Underwater Guns Could Soon Be a Reality

Until recently, underwater firearms have been niche designs that were limited to the underwater role. Due to the effects of water on conventional firearms, most conventional firearms either cannot be fired safely, do not function properly or have a laughably small effective range when fired underwater.

The USS Akron: America's Flying Aircraft Carrier

Nearly a hundred years ago the U.S. Navy asked a question: if airplanes can fly through the air, why couldn’t a vessel carrying them fly through the air as well? The result was the Akron-class airships, the only flying aircraft carriers put into service in any country. Although promising, a pair of accidents—prompted by the airship’s limitations—destroyed the flying carrier fleet and ended development of the entire concept.