Weapons | War History

37 mm M1916: The French ‘Bunker Buster’ That Became a Hindrance on the Western Front

Gun crew with Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment manning a 37 mm M1916

When the First World War began in 1914, it quickly became apparent that newer, more advanced weapons were needed. This was particularly true on the…

Germany to Send Patriot Missiles, Armored Personnel Carriers to Ukraine

MIM-104 Patriot placed near the runway at Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport

Germany has announced it’ll be sending a military aid package consisting of armored personnel carriers and MIM-104 Patriot missiles to Ukraine, according to a joint…

Chinese Military Officials Reportedly Concerned Over US Air Force’s Rapid Dragon Palletized Weapon System

Airmen with 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron loading a Rapid Dragon Palletized Weapon System onto a Lockheed MC-130J

The Chinese military is reportedly alarmed by a new tactic being employed by the US Air Force. During a live-fire exercise over Norway, the service…

MG 13: The German Second-String Light Machine Gun That Saw Frontline Service In France

MG 13 placed on a red table

The Maschinengewehr 13 (MG 13) was a German light machine gun adapted from an earlier model. Despite having a short service life with both the…

Why the M2 Browning .50 Caliber is the Most Lethal Heavy Machine Gun in History

Three soldiers manning an M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun

The powerful M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun entered development following orders from Gen. John J. Pershing in World War I, and it has…

Solo Snipers and Infinite Ammo: 10 Errors Movies Make Involving Guns

Arnold Schwarznegger as the Terminator in 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' + Keanu Reeves as Neo in 'The Matrix' + Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo in 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'

Some of Hollywood’s most popular action heroes are expected to know a thing or two when it comes to firearms, and we know how inaccuracies…

Poland to Station German Patriot Air Defense Systems Within Territorial Boundaries Following Accidental Missile Strike

MIM-104 Patriot firing a missile

Poland’s government has announced it’ll be installing German Patriot missiles along the country’s border with Ukraine. Word of the agreement follows a dispute between Germany…

Ampulomet: The Unusual Soviet Anti-Tank Gun That Quickly Fell Into Obscurity

Clare Fitzgerald
Finnish soldier aiming an Ampulomet while another aims a rifle

A number of weapons were developed during the Second World War. Some saw success and widespread use throughout the conflict, such as the M3 Grease…

M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun: A Favored Weapon of the Devil’s Brigade

Soldier aiming an M1941 Johnson light machine gun

A number of firearms were developed over the course of the Second World War. The scale of fighting during the conflict was unprecedented, and militaries…

Snipex Alligator: The Ukrainian Sniper Rifle Capable of Penetrating Armored Vehicles

Snipex Alligator sitting in the middle of a snowy field

Written by Samantha Franco and Clare Fitzgerald The Snipex Alligator is a massive anti-material rifle (AMR) that’s manufactured by XADO-Holding, Ltd. Having only recently entered…

South Korea’s K9 Thunder Is a Cutting-Edge Self-Propelled Howitzer

Todd Neikirk
Row of K9 Thunders parked in front of a crowd

Following the Second World War, Korea split into two regions along the 38th Parallel. The North fell under the perview of the Soviet Union, while…

Makarov: The Low-Budget and Reliable Soviet Pistol That’s Stood the Test of Time

Todd Neikirk
Makarov pistol and bullets placed upon a camouflage sheet

Not long after World War II came to an end, the United States and the USSR entered into a Cold War. As a result, both…