The Incredible LeMat Revolver. A Six Gun/Shotgun.

by Daniel Russ on April 26, 2017

    The LeMat was a cap & ball black powder revolver designed by Jean Alexandre LeMat. This was a creative and useful gun that did not see further use or expanded designs after the American Civil War. It was designed and sold to the Confederate Navy. The New Orleans gun manufacturer LeMat decided that […]

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The Danes Bring Back Conscription.

by Daniel Russ on April 21, 2017

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The Peace Dividend didn’t last but seven years. It was 2010 when the Danish ended conscription. This year, they will recruit 4000 Danes. This is a result of the uncertain future of the US and the EU and NATO. Will Trump uphold his end of the bargain if the newly aggressive Russians start shooting? And […]

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The HS 293 Was The Father Of The SLAM Missile.

April 17, 2017
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  The HS 293 was one of the new weapons begun in 1939 by Henschel and a pioneering technology that we actually saw come to fruition during the Persian Gulf War. The HS 293 was a rocket powered 300 kg bomb that was launched in the air from it’s bracket slung underneath the wing of […]

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Most Politicians Would Have Been Destroyed By A Fiasco Like Gallipoli. Not Winston Churchill.

April 13, 2017
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  The First World War wound up to a deuced bloody stalemate by 1914. From the English Channel to the Swiss border, the historic trenches of World War I skeined through the countryside. Millions of men on either side were locked in a barren and unavailing bloodbath trying to break open holes in each others’ […]

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The Hwacha. Korea’s First Rocket Launcher

April 9, 2017
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  The hwach’a (화차; 火車) is the Korean phrase for ‘fire cart’ and was used as a multiple weapons launcher designed to send long thin arrow shaped rockets into enemy formations. It fired from 20 to 200 rocket arrows that were called singijeons. These were placed in a firing chamber where they were ignited almost […]

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Sherman Explained To The Government of Atlanta, Why He Intends To Evacuate and Burn Atlanta

April 5, 2017
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  HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION of the MISSISSIPPI in the FIELD Atlanta, Georgia, James M. Calhoun, Mayor, E.E. Rawson and S.C. Wells, representing City Council of Atlanta.   Gentleman: I have your letter of the 11th, in the nature of a petition to revoke my orders removing all the inhabitants from Atlanta. I have read it […]

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SR-71 A Cockpit

April 1, 2017
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  Old school Cold War Era Spy analog plane cockpit. There was quite a lot to do when overflying enemy territory. Notice one can hardly see out the window. Then again the technology gave the pilot all the data he needed. Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The South Began The Civil War With One Large Advantage.

March 28, 2017
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  Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida were the first 11 states to leave the United States of America in 1861. Jefferson Davis famously declared that “We seek no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States for which were lately confederated; all we ask […]

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George Armstrong Custer. The Kanye West Of The Old West.

March 24, 2017
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  George Armstrong Custer December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876, was one of the youngest Generals in US military history. He led fro the top at the age of 26. Known for his unique personal style, it can be argued that he was one of the first major self made brands. With finely curated […]

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The Rheintochter, The World’s First Surface To Air Missile.

March 20, 2017
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  Surface to air missile development began in 1942 in earnest in Germany and saw numerous simultaneous engineering teams attempting to make a workable surface to air missile and receive a lucrative Nazi Government contract. The Richtochen used a solid fuel liquid propellant that drove the 21 foot long missile. It featured control surfaces, in […]

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The Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4 World’s First Wire Guided Air-to-Air Missile.

March 16, 2017
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    The Ruhrstahl Ru 344 X-4 was the world’s first wire guided air-to-air missile. It was also the prototype to the Malkara, developed by the UK and later perfected for the US as the TOW missile. So a connecting wire spooled out behind the The idea was a missile that could not be jammed, […]

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Fritz X, Basically The Germans Created The World’s First Cruise Missile.

March 12, 2017
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  Fritz X was an anti ship glide bomb, or essentially a gravity bomb that can be flown manipulating radio command control surfaces. Essentially the Fritz X was the first JDAM or Stand Off Land Attack Missile. The Fritz X required at least 13,000 of altitude and roughly 4 miles laterally to be operates. It […]

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Imagining Future Battlefield Scenarios.

March 8, 2017

. The Sniper. Throughout the history of warfare from the age of gunpowder, troops have faced snipers; sometimes facing off against a building with blown out windows where every dark hole could hide a sniper; or a dense thicket of trees, or rubble indistinguishable from its surrounding. A nameless faceless utterly hidden rifleman can keep […]

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USAir Force General Hap Arnold Disagreed With The Use Of The Atomic Bomb.

March 4, 2017
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  Famous U.S. Army Air Forces, Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, was asked after Nagasaki by a New York Times reporter whether the atomic bomb caused Japan to surrender, Arnold said: “The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell, because the Japanese had lost control of their own air.” In his memoirs […]

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Admiral Bull Halsey Thought The Atomic Bomb Was A Mistake.

February 28, 2017
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  Commander U.S. Third Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., said in 1946: “The first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment. . . . It was a mistake to ever drop it. . . . [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it. . . . It […]

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Chester Nimitz Also Thought The Atom Bomb Was Not Why Japan Surrendered.

February 28, 2017

Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, said at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945: “The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war…The atomic bomb played […]

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Admiral William D. Leahy Thought The Atomic Bomb Was Unnecessary.

February 24, 2017

  Admiral William D. Leahy, the President’s Chief of Staff of both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combined U.S.-U.K. Chiefs of Staff said:   “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. […]

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The Salvator-Dormus. The World’s First Automatic Pistols.

February 20, 2017
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In 1891 Archduke Carl Salvator and Sir Georg Dormus designed perhaps the world’s first semiautomatic pistol. It fired an 8mm round and was made to be tested by the Austrian military. Although it did not receive contract, it was a good start to an industry that would explode in the coming years. It has a […]

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The Schienenwolf

February 10, 2017
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  When your policy is scorched Earth, you need this tool that drags behind a train and ruins the railing for anyone else’s use. Of course you can imagine that this thing caused death and destruction in Russia by making to harder t resupply troops or feed the starving or cloth the poor.   Here […]

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The Avro Lancaster Bomber

February 6, 2017
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  It had four gigantic engines. They made 7,377 of them. They were one of the simplest most successful aircraft designs of world war II It featured a multipurpose and massively large bomb bay that accommodated devastating weaponry from 4000 pound bombs to 12000 pound tallboys meant to bust bunkers. Lancasters also carried the 22,000 […]

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