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M16 assault rifle by Sakhal

The M16 was initially produced as a private initiative of the company Armalite. Lightweight, manageable and practically without any recoil, it was effective at real combat distances. Since then it has been the ordnance rifle of the United States Army ...

2016-10-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 206 - Length: 16 Kb - Last update: Never
The military utilization of shotguns by Sakhal

Shotguns have demonstrated their effectiveness as military weapons in close combat, assaults to trenches, urban combat, dense forests and guard duties. Still, few were the models declared as reglamentary by the armed forces in general since it was har...

2015-02-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 25 - Length: 22 Kb - Last update: Never
Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle by Sakhal

Historical background Already during the First World War, Germany, through the Gewehre Prufungs Kommission (Rifle Evaluation Committee), a tactical-technical organization of the Army whose purpose was to evaluate the behavior and prestations of the p...

2015-01-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 55 - Length: 23 Kb - Last update: Never
Booby traps of the Viet Cong by Sakhal

Despite of their name, booby traps are a fearsome weapon and the Viet Cong made of them their speciality. The most complex components of these contraptions were grenades and mines and, of course, the great skill to dissimulate the triggering mechanism. Mo...

2014-12-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 43 - Length: 5 Kb - Last update: Never
The infantry of the 21st century by Sakhal

During the mid 1990s, in a conference in the French military polygon at Satory, not far from Versailles, were given the guidelines for what should be the infantry of the 21st century. A combatant - not necessarily a man, seeing the progressive incorpo...

2014-12-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 22 - Length: 10 Kb - Last update: Never
The first bolt action rifles by Sakhal

From the mid to the late 19th century the methods for attack and defense suffered a deep change. Warlike development ran parallel with industrial development, and this one suffered such acceleration that it would represent almost a vertical line in a ...

2014-10-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 82 - Length: 6 Kb - Last update: Never
The Borchardt pistols by Sakhal

Introduction Circa 1850 started the production of the first metallic cartridges, either of annular or central percussion. The immediate consequence was the design of the first breech-loading revolvers, but forty years had to pass until the main advan...

2014-10-12 - Votes: 0 - Views: 36 - Length: 12 Kb - Last update: 2015-05-20