Converted weapons would knock people over — or douse them in irritating chemicals by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Confronted with an angry mob outside a military base overseas, American troops set up a specially-modified automatic grenade launcher. Suddenly protest leaders come under assault by high-speed pulses of air. The barely-visible puffs knock some... Read more
Type 73 light machine gun. Source ‘Light,’ my ass — the Type 73 is heavy and complicated by MATTHEW MOSS Physically, North Korea’s Type 73 light machine gun resembles both the British Bren and the Russian PKM. The gas-operated, 7.62-by-54R-chambered Type 73 boasts a cyclic rate of 600 to 700 rounds per minute... Read more
Fusil SVK con visor nocturno. Foto de 4chan ¿Quiere esto decir que no habrá más Dragunov? por ROBERT BECKHUSEN Durante más de 50 años el ejército ruso ha contado en sus filas con un fusil de sniper semiautomático bestial llamado Dragunov. Hace poco, durante una importante feria de armas en... Read more
U.S. Marines with HK416s. U.S. Defense Department photo German HK416 replacing old French FAMAS by MATTHEW MOSS In 2017, the French military should begin taking delivery of a new individual weapon to replace the aging FAMAS rifle. The Direction Générale de l’Armement — the French defense procurement agency — announced in September 2016 that it... Read more
A Turkish M-60 tank and ACV-15 armored vehicle. Turkish army photo Rebels armed with guided missiles punish Ankara’s tank force by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN Ankara’s tanks have been in the news a lot this year, whether prowling the streets of the Turkish capital in a failed coup attempt, or taking missile fire... Read more
A soldier tosses a training grenade at Fort Harrison, Montana. U.S. Army Reserve photo ET-MP is a frag-concussion twofer by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Hand grenades are an ancient weapon but hardly irrelevant. There are few devices as brutally effective at killing inside enclosed spaces, such as caves or rooms, than a... Read more
A British soldier on operations in Afghanistan in 2014 with the current L85A2 with an attached L123A2 under-barrel grenade-launcher. Source SA80A3 offers some improvements over its lackluster predecessor by MATTHEW MOSS The British Army could be getting a new rifle. The SA80A3 is an upgraded version of a weapon that,... Read more
The SVK with an add-on night scope. Photo via 4chan Does this mean no more Dragunovs? by ROBERT BECKHUSEN For more than 50 years, the Russian army has fielded a beastly semi-automatic sniper rifle called the Dragunov. Now the rifle’s developer has pulled back the curtain from its potential replacement,... Read more
Modified vehicles are the bad guys in war games by JOSEPH TREVITHICK When soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment take the field at the National Training Center in California, their job is generally to play one of the enemy during war games. To help complete their new look,... Read more
Source Bullpup machine gun proved to be unreliable by MATTHEW MOSS In 1970, the British Army began to develop its next generation of infantry small arms. The Enfield Weapon System project aimed to produce a five-millimeter bullpup rifle and a light machine gun. The Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield got... Read more
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