Weaponry

            On the 13th of June 1943, the world’s first robot weapon began its lethal arc. The Vergeltunswaffen or Vengeance Weapon, or more commonly the V-1 rocket launched off of a ramp and with a fairly sophisticated guidance system, found its way to London. There, over the city, the engine […]

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Viking Shields.

by Daniel Russ on July 21, 2012

Viking Shields were mostly wood. Literature tells us that Linden wood was used but archeological evidence suggests fur, alder and poplar were used. These did not split and had fibers that resisted penetration. Viking shields ranged in size on the large end at 48 inches across and on the short end at 36 inches across. […]

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XM-25 To Be Deployed With Special Forces.

May 11, 2010

The wingnuts over at DefenseTech are reporting that the new proximity programmable fuse gun, the XM-25, is headed into Afghanistan with Special Forces. It has one great trick, which is the user can program the explosive 25mm round when to explode. So if a sniper is shooting through a window and hiding behind a wall, […]

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Soon Soldiers Will See Through Walls.

February 2, 2010

“Soldiers can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, yet. Seeing through walls — that’s a different story. Later this year, American troops fighting in Afghanistan will begin to get gadgets designed to peer inside buildings and detect the heartbeat of people buried under rubble. It’s not exactly Superman’s x-ray vision. But it’s not that far […]

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The Scutum

January 14, 2010

Re-enactments Of Roman Formations Polybius describes the Roman Shield in  Histories “The Roman shield is a curved outward surface of which measures two and a half feet in width and four feet in length, the thickness at the rim being a palm’s breadth. It is made of two planks glued together, the outer surface being […]

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Joint Direct Attack Munition In Iraq

January 9, 2010

These videos are a good example of the state of the art of warfare. I have to really search for the videos that don’t have heavy metal or Toby Keith music, because then it becomes an exercise in glorifying war. We don’t glorify war here. We comment on it, honor veterans, and retell the history […]

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Handgun Deaths In US: 10,000/year. Total Lawn Dart Deaths: 3. Lawn Darts Have Been Banned.

January 5, 2010

Just a few statistics, in the US, there are over 10,000 deaths a year due to hand guns; there are over 700,000 injuries a year due to handguns, there approximately 90 guns for every 100 U.S citizens. In 1988 lawn darts were banned, the result of  3 deaths. Just something to think about. I was […]

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Battle Robot Jumps 25 Foot Fence

September 18, 2009

It’s funny. Then again, so was Terminator. Related Posts:The Frightening War Machines That Are On Their WayAttack Of The Killer Robots. Part 1. Imagining Future Combat.Viking Shields.XM-25 To Be Deployed With Special Forces.Air Borne Nano Robots

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Sea Faring Laser To Be Tested For Small Boat Threats (Pirates, This Is Gonna Hurt)

July 15, 2009

A U.S. Navy plan to test a high-power laser against the small-boat threat to its warships provides the first real opportunity to transition electric lasers from the laboratory to the field, says Northrop Grumman, which has won a $98-million contract for the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD). Within 12-18 months, a prototype laser weapon system is […]

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The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

June 24, 2009

The gun didn’t work very well. It had to vent air through the barrels to allow the curves flight which in turn cut down muzzle velocity. Hitler took one look at it and asked that it not be developed further.

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