Guns | War History

Five Grenade Fails – Always Be Careful With These Things (Watch)

Joris Nieuwint

Grenades are, it goes without saying, lethal weapons so if you are ever in a position of using one then be sure you know what…

10 Biggest Nuclear Explosions In Military History

Jinny McCormick

Most of us have seen footage or photographs of the explosions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima: the mushroom cloud, the radius, the devastation. Those, however, were…

Five Facts: A Feature Of Battlefields For Hundreds Of Years To The Present Day – Mortars (Watch)

For hundreds of years, some form or another of mortar weapons have been used in warfare, but it was many, many years before Sir Wilfred…

10 Deadliest Snipers Of World War II

Highly trained and deadly, snipers are and have been an important aspect of warfare. The term, however, first came into use in British India in…

Top 5 Battle Rifles In The World (Watch)

Joris Nieuwint

A Battle Rifle is the name used for a select-fire rifle that fires a full caliber cartridge. They were important weapons during World War II…

Finding Out Which Was The Best US WW2 Sniper Rifle – The Springfield or the M1 Garand (Watch)

In this video Paul Shull, host of ‘The Weapon Hunter’ asks the question – which sniper rifle used in World War 2 is better? Is…

“The End of Man’s Valor”: The History of Artillery From Ancient Rome To World War Two

Around 379 BC, King Archidamus of Sparta summed up the impact of artillery on infantry. When shown a huge bow capable of flinging giant arrows…

Model of The 1919 Thompson Submachine Gun – The Original Tommy Gun (Watch)

Black and white gangster movies from the 1930s were, and still are, hugely popular. The weapon of choice in these movies is almost always the…

Firing Rounds In Texas – A 1919 Browning Automatic Rifle – Locked On Full Auto

The Browning Automatic Rifle, or simply BAR, proved to be one of the most reliable weapons of the Second World War. Developed on the eve…

Firing The Hugely Powerful German MG42 Machine Gun (Watch)

MG42 Machine Gun

This video looks at the MG-42, a World War II German machine gun. It is being fired as part of a demonstration at Dellwood Park, Lockwood,…

Firing The Biggest Gun Of WWII, The 80cm Railway Gun ‘Schwerer Gustav’ (Watch)

Schwerer Gustav – This was the name given to a German 80 cm railway gun, a huge piece of artillery designed to be shot from…

The German WW2 Sturmgewehr Assault Rifle (Watch)

After several years of rejecting the idea of a new automatic or semi-automatic weapon, Hitler asked his top commanders on the Eastern Front what they…