Land and Air Combat
Shortly after the end of World War 2, the AK-47, or “Kalashnikov” was invented. It was an assault rifle that revolutionised infantry combat and it is still one of the world’s most common military weapons. Tanks were made at the same rate as they had been during WW2, but were far superior in terms of design. Vast improvements were also made to aeroplanes, both fighters and bombers. Towards the end of this period, in 1989, the first stealth bomber trial run took place in the USA. To counter the ever more deadly combat vehicles, anti-tank and anti-air weaponry became much more important for infantry survival. Ultimately, though, these had little effect. Even the largest and best equipped army of the entire war would have been wiped out by a single well placed nuclear missile.