Guns | War History

12 Key Moments in the History of Artillery

Greg Jackson

In creating gunpowder weapons, European engineers took a Chinese innovation and made a deadly weapon of war. From the start, this was as much about…

Post-World War Two, Infantry Weapons Developed Into Powerful Modern Versions

Andrew Knighton

Fusil Automatique Leger (FAL) In the period after WWII, the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) rapidly became a world-leading arms manufacturer. One of their most impressive…

It Changed The Face Of Warfare, And Laid The Foundation For Modern Weaponry – The Maxim Machine-Gun

Hiram Maxim The Maxim gun was named after Hiram Maxim, an American inventor from Maine. He had an incredible talent for mechanisms, a skill he…

These Technological Innovations Transformed The History Of Handheld Firearms

Since they first appeared in the 14th century, handheld guns have been through many changes. These are some of the key technological developments that brought…

Game Changing Battlefield Technology – The Machine Gun From The Civil War To The Present Day

For nearly as long as there have been guns, military thinkers have looked for ways to make them fire faster. In the late 19th century,…

The Sub-Machine Gun – A New Kind Of Weapon For A New Kind Of War

Andrew Knighton

Born from Trenches WWI created a new sort of fighting. Weapons that could deliver high volumes of fire were essential to defending trenches. If they…

The AK-47 – Top Facts – The Most Iconic and Widely used Assault Rifle in the World

Andrew Knighton

The AK-47 is the most iconic and widely used assault rifle in the world. Here are some facts about this hugely influential weapon. Inspired by…

Mass Produced Firepower – The Rifles of WWI

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.” – Joseph Stalin. During WWI, millions of men were given rifles and sent into the…

Mass Produced Firepower – The Rifles of WWI

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.” – Joseph Stalin. During WWI, millions of men were given rifles and sent into the…

The AK-47 – Top Facts – The Most Iconic and Widely used Assault Rifle in the World

Andrew Knighton

The AK-47 is the most iconic and widely used assault rifle in the world. Here are some facts about this hugely influential weapon. Inspired by…

The Sub-Machine Gun – A New Kind Of Weapon For A New Kind Of War

Andrew Knighton

Born from Trenches WWI created a new sort of fighting. Weapons that could deliver high volumes of fire were essential to defending trenches. If they…

Rapid Fire – Machine Gun Technology of the Cold War Era

During the Cold War, the rise of the assault rifle put automatic fire in the hands of ordinary infantry. However, machine-guns continued to play a…