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  • Home-Made Weapons

    Unable to obtain weapons from outside sources, the Bosniacs resorted to producing their own. Bosniac fighters used the crude, but effective, home-made, 12-gauge shotgun in combat.Click here to return to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Overview.

  • HEXAGON: Mapping Camera

    HEXAGON KH-9 reconnaissance satellites carried mapping cameras like this one on several missions. The Defense Mapping Agency used images from these cameras for war planning. These cameras improved mapping and charting accuracy with precise measurement data.To accurately measure sizes of objects and

  • Hunting JP233 Anti-Runway Weapon

    The JP233 was conceived in the late 1970s by Hunting Engineering Limited in the United Kingdom to prevent an enemy from using an airfield. Used at low altitude by Panavia Tornado GR1 aircraft, the JP233 carried 30 57-pound runway-cratering submunitions in the rear section and 215 5.5-pound

  • Hughes AIM-120 AMRAAM

    The AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile is an all-weather "fire-and-forget" weapon designed to replace the AIM-7 Sparrow. The higher speed, greater range and improved maneuverability of AMRAAM have greatly increased its operational effectiveness over the Sparrow. The joint Air

  • Hughes AIM-4F Super Falcon Air-to-Air Missile

    The AIM-4F was the first air-to-air guided weapon to enter service with the USAF, becoming operational in 1955. Production began in 1952, and 10 versions were produced for use on F-89, F-101, F-102, F-106 and F-4 aircraft. Over 50,000 Falcons had been built when production ended in 1963. The Super

  • HAM's Undergarment & Flight Jacket

    HAM's UndergarmentAn astrochimp named HAM (for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center) wore this undergarment on his Jan. 31, 1961 suborbital flight on Mercury-Redstone 2. Biomedical sensors recorded his pulse, respiration, breath-depth and temperature during the 16.5 minute flight, in which HAM was

  • Home at Last: MIAs Since the End of the War

    The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office leads the effort to find, recover and identify remains of Americans missing in action (MIA). Since 1973, remains of more than 700 MIAs in Southeast Asia have been returned to the U.S. and identified. Around 1,800 remain unaccounted

  • Hitting Sanctuaries: Cambodia

    During the 1960s, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong enjoyed sanctuaries in Cambodia, crossing the border for attacks into South Vietnam and then fleeing back across the border to safety. Moreover, the North Vietnamese, with permission of the "neutral" Cambodian government, used Cambodian ports and

  • Helio U-10D Super Courier

    The Super Courier was a light utility transport developed from a civilian design first tested in 1949. Its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability allowed it to operate from a clearing the size of a football field, and its ability to fly slowly at speeds of approximately 25-35 mph made it an

  • Honeywell C-1 Autopilot

    The HoneywellC-1 Autopilot was an electronic-mechanical system used to lessen pilot fatigue by automatically flying an airplane in straight and level flight. It could also be used to fly the aircraft through gentle maneuvers. When combined with the Norden bombsight, it created the stability