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Fast Facts – History of the Hand Grenade – An Essential Infantry Weapon In Modern Warfare

Hand grenades play an important part in modern war as lightweight and hard-hitting infantry weapons. But their development hasn’t been a steady one, and for…

Massively Super-Sized Siege Guns From World War One And Two

In the 19th century, transport limitations restricted the size of artillery. If a piece of equipment could not be pulled by horses, then it could…

The Fokker Scourge: Imperial Germany’s Secret Weapon in the First World War

When World War 1 Broke out in 1914, most nations were ill-equipped for a sustained aerial war. The Treaty of Madrid, in 1911, outlined aircraft…

The Submachine Gun – An Infantry Weapon Which Changed The Face Of Warfare

From the First World War to the Second World War, the submachine gun played an important part in infantry fighting. A small machine gun firing…

Retired Marine reunited with his M1 Garand after 56 years

Ian Harvey

Marine recruit Pat Farmer was assigned the weapon at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in 1960.  He signed the receipt card for…

12 Key Moments in the History of Artillery

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…

Saddam’s Secret Super Gun – Project Babylon

Project Babylon was an Iraqi code name for the construction of a supergun, commissioned by Sadam Hussein in 1988. The engineer in charge of the…

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…

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…

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,…

Saddam’s Secret Super Gun – Project Babylon

Project Babylon was an Iraqi code name for the construction of a supergun, commissioned by Sadam Hussein in 1988. The engineer in charge of the…

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…