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7 records found.
M16 assault rifle -::- by Sakhal
2016-10-15 - Votes: 0 - Views: 326 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 bee...
The military utilization of shotguns -::- by Sakha...
2015-02-01 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1879 - Last update: Never
<span class="font_larger"><span class="italic">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 ...
Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle -::- by Sakhal
2015-01-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3450 - Last update: Never
<span class="bold">Historical background</span><br/><br/> 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 ...
Booby traps of the Viet Cong -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3612 - Last update: Never
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...
The infantry of the 21st century -::- by Sakhal
2014-12-11 - Votes: 0 - Views: 755 - Last update: Never
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...
The first bolt action rifles -::- by Sakhal
2014-10-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3625 - Last update: Never
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 ...
The Borchardt pistols -::- by Sakhal
2014-10-12 - Votes: 0 - Views: 3184 - Last update: 2015-05-20
<span class="bold">Introduction</span><br/><br/> 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 ye...