Weapons | War History

Russia Launches ‘Counterspace’ Weapon Near American Satellite, Prompting Response From US Officials

Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle being deployed

The United States has accused Russia of launching a counterspace weapon with the capability of attacking an American satellite within its vicinity. Deputy US Ambassador…

Archaeologists Uncover Origins of 1,000-Year-Old ‘Excálibur’ Sword Unearthed in Spain

Spanish "Excálibur" sword being measured on a white table

Archaeologists in Valencia, Spain, have revealed new details about the region’s very own Excálibur sword, with recent research and examination dating it back over 1,000…

The M249 SAW Machine Gun Continues to Enhance the Role of Infantrymen in Combat

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Spc. Shawn Kennedy looking through the sight of an M249 SAW machine gun

The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) machine gun – also known as the Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249 – is a critical tool for…

The Japanese Bolt-Action Arisaka Type 99 Rifle Saw Extensive Use In the Pacific Theater

Soldier aiming an Arisaka Type 99 rifle

The Arisaka Type 99 rifle was a significant evolution in the realm of military armaments. Born out of necessity in the 1930s, its development reflected…

Tommy Gun History: The Prohibition Era Guns for Mobsters That Played a Key Role in WWII

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Four British infantrymen holding Tommy Guns

When discussing the Tommy Gun, it’s essential to delve into the cultural impact it’s had over the years. Originally designed for the military during World…

Unexploded World War II-Era Bomb Found In British Woman’s Garden

Military vehicle parked in the middle of a street

Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate after a father working in his daughter’s garden in Plymouth uncovered a bomb dating back to World War…

Bomb Squad Called After Military-Grade Rocket Found In Washington Residence

Police officer standing with a Douglas AIR-2 Genie

The bomb squad was called in when police in Bellevue, Washington were told about an unexpected piece of military equipment in a civilian’s residence: a…

New Long-Range Weapon Ready for Deployment In Ukraine – Not Even the US Army Has It Yet

Graphic of a Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) being deployed

It looks like the Ukrainian forces will be getting some new firepower in their fight against the Russians. The Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) is…

WWII-Era Anti-Submarine Munitions, Smoke Devices Found Off Los Angeles Coast

WWII-era munition on the seafloor

Oceanographers working off the coast of Los Angeles, California have discovered that a site previously believed to just be home to toxic chemical waste was…

AK-15: The Russian Assault Rifle That Traces Its Origins Back to the AK-47

Russian soldier aiming an AK-15 from a trench

While the AK-47 is arguably the most famous Russian-borne rifle ever, the country has been the birthplace of many other capable weapons. One of them…

Florida Man Finds Live Vietnam-Era Military Round In Garage, Prompts Response From Bomb Squad

Live military round placed on a metal object outside + Close-up of the end of a live military round placed on a metal object outside

The death of a family member can be a sad event, made even more so by having to go through the items they left behind.…

United States Looking to Develop Nuclear Bomb That’s 24 Times More Powerful Than One Dropped on Hiroshima

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit parked on the tarmac

The world may not be in the midst of a nuclear war, but that doesn’t mean nations have halted the development of such weapons. A…