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Military, Weapon, and Armament Technology

08/18/2014 2:08 PM

hi guys,i'm an undergraduate student of mechanical engineering and i have interest in
military technology,weapon developement and armament technology but i don't
have any knowledge in these fields whatsoever.
so where should i start ???
please suggest books or online courses if you know any.

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08/18/2014 2:35 PM

I don't believe you will find much on present day, cutting edge weapons technology. There are literally thousands of books and articles about weapons of the past available in libraries and book stores. Much is also available on the internet. A discussion about weapons can start with medieval weapons and how they evolved to the present. More technical information would only be available from companies that produce those weapons. Conventional weapons (non-nuclear, electronic, chemical, laser, etc) are the province of the machine tool industry. Firearms were closely related to metal working. Machines were developed in response to weapons development, so if you know your machine tools and what they can do, you know how firearms work and are made. I think you will have to wait until you are working to get involved with weapons development. A place like United Technologies would be a good place to start.

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08/18/2014 2:40 PM

get a job at Northrup

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08/18/2014 2:49 PM

An excellent place to start is to become a Intern or Co-op student at a defense contractor.

Like this one as an example. or a closer one in your area.... whereever that may be.

Also, create a LinkedIn account and develop contacts.

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08/18/2014 3:32 PM

Museums. Public libraries. Bookshops. Charity shops. Does any of that sound reasonable to you?

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08/18/2014 4:36 PM

Join the army.

After the agony of basic training, let them educate you. Then spend a few years giving it back and either stay in and become a lifer (20 years and out with full pension) and then work in industry and double dip.

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08/21/2014 2:35 PM

DOUBLE DIP???

What the ____ are you talking about???

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I am still working, for a different job!!!

Would you not want a working American to ever get paid for the work they do?

POS!!!

But I digress...

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08/21/2014 3:30 PM

A "working American" does not describe you.

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08/22/2014 1:46 AM

Perhaps, if you have any friends or family that will speak to you, you could get them to read to you my response to the original poster, shadowpa, not you.

Your intrusion into a conversation that was not directed toward you and your inability to grasp even the simplest concepts of conversation, and logic, leads me to believe that you may have a drug problem.

Since you only invade this forum when you are supposed to be working for the taxpayers of the country, I'll expect you to cancel some more GA's voted by others and make a lame response here after you begin your shift in the morning.

The fact that you are, "still working, for a different job" (whatever that is supposed to mean) further reinforces the need for you to seek professional help.

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08/23/2014 2:24 PM

You don't know my working hours doofus...

I'll have the IRS deal with your concerns soon.

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08/23/2014 2:39 PM

You, and the other POS!!! should seek professional help.

You obviously have severe mental health issues!

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08/23/2014 2:57 PM

I like Tinkerbell...he seems to know where your buttons are!

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08/23/2014 3:04 PM

I can detect whiny losers who think they are owed a living for doing nothing.

I had respect for you until you showed your true colors here.

Get over your thought that you are owed a living for doing whatever it is that you said you did "for your country". For all I know, you got drunk and fell off a bar stool.

I don't think either one of you (if you are not the same POS that i think you are) are patriots. If you were, you'd shut up and get on with life!

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08/23/2014 5:12 PM

I'll let my CO and the DAV know of your opinion...

I'm sure they'll be impressed with a parking attendant's point of view.

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08/24/2014 7:34 AM

'The Tinkerer' talks about his job and then disappears, but then 'Cuba Pete' shows up and rebuts "You don't know what *my* hours are ..."

Oops.

I bet you like TinkerPete mostly because you are both!

Nice of you to award you a GA, too.

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08/24/2014 5:45 PM

I don't post from work...it's against policy. I work long and odd hours, so I usually just post on the weekends and after work. I had a row with another member of this forum a while back...they PM'd a threat against me. I was forced to forward the forum conversation and PM's to the proper federal authorities because I was on a govt. asset (terminal). It was ugly.

I don't know what tinkerbell's schedule is...not my business.

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08/24/2014 6:18 PM

I give up. I refuse to verbly joist with an unarmed person.

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08/24/2014 11:42 PM

Verbally joust...

Get a dictionary, unarmed dummy

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08/23/2014 3:01 PM

I've been diagnosed...it's in the DSM-IV...

And the VA is already paying me disability.

Lets see your true hate for the military now, birdbrain!

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08/23/2014 3:16 PM

"It's in the DSM-IV...

And the VA is already paying me disability".

That's the, "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"

DSM | psychiatry.org

So, you are mentally unstable and the tax payers of this country are having to supporting you for being crazy? I'd not tell anybody if I were you.

I have to work for a living, I'm not on the dole like you.

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08/23/2014 5:14 PM

So, you don't believe in mental illness being related to military service?

Spit on soldiers much in the 60's, draft dodger?

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08/23/2014 7:43 PM

I believe that men and women die every day for causes in which they believe.

You seem to be wearing your mental illness on your sleeve as an excuse to bash me for complaining about government waste. That was your first time accusing me of spitting on veterans.

I never, ever insinuated that soldiers don't make sacrifices in the line of duty.

I am insulted and appalled that you could make such a ridiculous accusation based on my statement about waste in the government. You have no idea what sacrifices my family has made in the past for the USA.

You twisted my words to suit your own agenda. You are disingenuous in your ridicule of me, a mere parking attendant.

Why would you care what I say?

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08/23/2014 10:04 PM

You brought up mental illness, dummy.

and I don't really care...don't know where you got the idea that I gave two shits about your opinion.

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08/23/2014 11:54 PM

You seemed to give something when you said, "It's very easy to throw stones and recognize fraud, waste, and abuse in any organization whether public or private. Spit on soldiers much?"

I remind you, the thread was Government programs, not people. I pointed that out in the thread.

"You brought up mental illness, dummy." No, you did.

Then, "I've been diagnosed...it's in the DSM-IV..."

Thank you for your service to OUR country.

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08/24/2014 11:04 AM

Your last sentence is really shows you're an asinine hypocrite.

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08/24/2014 12:17 PM

This stupid, illogical response was in reply to the original post where I WAS TALKING ABOUT GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS AND NOT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is there a Successful Government Program, Anywhere?

Since you did not participate in this discussion you have no idea of the origin of CP's childish response to my innocent remarks about government waste, NOT PEOPLE!!! Get it, not people. CP took offense because he didn't read the f---ing post, just like you have.

As you can see, the first personalization was Mr. Soldier putting words in my mouth. Read the f--ing post before accusing me of anything, dipshit!

You're not smart enough to understand! Why the hell are you even in this conversation??? You have no idea of the history and CP's illogical response to an innocent question on my part!

BUTT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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08/24/2014 2:29 PM

I agree with you, Lyn it was both childish. And just because I didn't post, does not mean, I wasn't a part of it. I only began to post to put it behind and move on. But with a lot of blogs one get sucked in.

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08/24/2014 5:36 PM

No, dummy, you did.

"You, and the other POS!!! should seek professional help. You obviously have severe mental health issues!"

my pleasure

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08/23/2014 5:20 PM

Lyn, I'm really am impress with what you go through.

Must really be difficult for you to function all day with that hard-on of yours.

Instead, you should start thinking with your brain instead, your answers are better. And in this case, drop it and just move on.

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08/23/2014 7:45 PM

Butt out!

Your opinion is not important to me.

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08/23/2014 9:02 PM

I can see that, use your brain and find a new hobby, it will do everyone some good including you.

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08/23/2014 2:22 PM

Admin: change spelling in "no acceptable" to "not acceptable", change spelling in "multiple violation" to "multiple violations".

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08/18/2014 5:17 PM

Just check out "Janes Defence". They have all the information you will ever need or have clearance for.

http://www.ihs.com/products/janes/defence/det-modules/weapons.aspx

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Re: Military, Weapon, and Armament Technology

08/18/2014 6:35 PM

Perhaps you should start with a psychologist.....

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08/18/2014 7:11 PM

• ANALOG - search using a library.

• DIGITAL - search using GOOGLE™.

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08/18/2014 7:16 PM

Almost any defense contractor is a good start - after you complete your education.

As Phoenix suggested, co-oping is a great way to get fast tracked.

In the end it will be what you program between your ears (beyond school) and the social (professional) network you create that provides opportunities.

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08/18/2014 10:48 PM

"Ballistics" by Carlucci and Jacobson is interesting. It ties into a lot of math and engineering from typical undergraduate courses.

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08/18/2014 11:59 PM

Find a library that subscribes to Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine. The Army also publishes magazines for Infantry, Artillery and Armor branches that cover current weapons and R&D programs. The American Association for Army Aviation and the American Helicopter Association publish magazines that cover weapons R&D and can be accessed on line.

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08/19/2014 3:19 AM

Thanks a lot people !

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08/19/2014 1:07 PM

Find Morris Driels' book Weaponeering. Also find Arthur Squires' The Tender Ship and Norm Augustine's Augustine's Laws.
Google for weaponeering, defense contractors, weapon design (not all at the same time) and look for something interesting to you.

Dept of Defense hires interns. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps have engineering development programs and will hire recent grads, but they especially like folks with or about to get a Masters.

Mech E is a good major, but there is also need for computer science, chemistry, math...the whole STEM spectrum. The saying is "Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets" but there are a lot of bio-, micro-, nano- prefixes floating around out there, too.

Military tech must work under the water, on the water, in the air, and on the land. Space is neutral by treaty, but you know there is R&D going on for that, too. Do any of these areas interest you?

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08/21/2014 9:12 AM

i don't have much knowledge to decide as such but i'm more inclined towards airborne technologies.

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08/25/2014 11:53 AM

Can you be more specific? Airborne covers aircraft, airframes, composite materials, metals and metallurgy, avionics (aircraft specific electronics), radar, laser, rockets, missles, aerodynamic physics, smart and dumb bombs, etc. Each of these has a long list of subcategories.

Keep in mind that knowledge is additive, especially if it is shared. (An Isaac Asimov reference there). Whatever you learn in one field will help you be better in another, so don't be afraid to try different areas to see which one gives you the most satisfaction. You may be surprised where you end up.

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09/25/2014 11:45 AM

Well, for one thing you need military experience first of all join the army, navy, marines, or air force. After you are discharged, come back and ask again.

OR you could go out into the desert in Arizona somewhere and wail away at your frustrations and ideas, until you either (1) get arrested by the local sheriff, ATF, HSA, FBI, DPS, UPS, etc., (2) succeed, or (3) succeed in harming yourself.

When they say "don't try this at home", there is a solid reason for it.

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