Military Uses of the Compass in the 1960s?

Answer For the United States Armed Services the most important event of the 1960s was the Vietnam War. Although this conflict lasted well into the 70s, the last years of the previous decade saw an escalat... Read More »

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Who invented the military compass?

The invention of the modern dry compass, which is the general name under which the military compass is categorized, is attributed to Italian marine pilot Flavio Gioja. It is believed to have been ... Read More »

Why gyro compass is used in ships instead of magnetic compass?

Because a ship is made of metal, which can affect the accuracy of a standard magnetic compass. Also, a gyrocompass is is better able to point to the true north, which is more accurate to navigation... Read More »

The Republicans feed the military and Arm the military and Train the military and Fund the military far greater than the democrats do so why would the military THEN be stacked against republicans?

I'm Fed by our Cooks, Armed by my Armorer, Trained by my Non-Commissioned Officers, and Funded by Congress.Nowhere in a chow line, weapons card line, training office, or finance office have I ever ... Read More »

Why is a compass rose called a compass rose?

A compass rose is the circular diagram commonly found on charts and maps, indicating the points of a compass. Because the directional points were thought to resemble rose petals, the diagram was ca... Read More »