Computer Warfare In The 1950's

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Technology began growing at an exponential rate during the 1900s. Mankind was being revolutionized and would be changed forever due to the technological advances being made. The 1950's was the start of the extreme change and growth with the creation of the computer. The computer accelerated the growth of almost all technology being created. The 1960s and 1970s would have the start of many businesses and technologies. The 1980s and 1990s would progress technology even further and advance upon previous technology that had been created. During this time some of the largest businesses and corporations would be experiencing their beginnings. The two decade period cemented a permanent change in life at home, progression of entertainment, the advancement …show more content…
Domestic life was changing rapidly at the beginning of the century with the culture and the technology changing. Computers in the 50s and 60s were behemoths that filled entire rooms; computers were reduced in size during the 70s with some having the ability to go on a table. The release of personal computers …show more content…
Guns began to change rapidly because of the success of the AR-15. Heckler and Koch would be spearheading the movement of tactical weapons. Guns would have large magazines with the ability to add multiple attachments and sights the to the gun. Guns would be made with hard plastic and metal so they could be mass produced. Military and law enforcement around the world would be requesting weapons from HK. H&K practically created the submachine gun with the release of the MP5. The Tommy gun was technically considered a submachine gun, but it had too much recoil and weighed too much for an efficient submachine gun. The MP5 improved upon this by making a small caliber machine gun that is compact, light, and reliable. Guns would be changed slightly to accommodate more modern attachments, but most guns would stem of similar designs to HK's. Gunships or attack helicopters would be changed as well with the addition of the AH-64 or the Apache in 1984.9 The Cobra was a smaller more nimble gunships but lacked the power to carry large munitions thus, the Apache was born. The Apache was much more technologically advanced than the Cobra. Many weapons would be tethered with the console of the Apache with multiple guidance systems and different cameras, such as thermal to see enemies. The M1 Abrams tank was also created in 1980 to replace old outdated tanks that were lingering from the arms race of the Cold

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