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Jake Holman Jr.'s Article – January 2013 Archive (2)

Beercrate Flak of World War II

Allied airmen had to face every manner of threat when penetrating the skies over the Reich. From Focke Wulf fighters to deadly German "88s" the air over Europe was filled with threats a plenty. But as the Reich crumbled and the Allied moved deeper in the lands of Germany, a series of last ditch weapons were fielded, including the Hs 297 Fohn.

As low tech a weapon as…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on January 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Raffica!

The compact and easy to use semi-automatic pistol has sat on the hip of officers and enlisted men for over a century. But the pistol was always a weapon of last resort, something for when the enemy was close and death imminent. And so, from time to time, there was a notion to turn handguns into minute machine pistols. Today, Glock successfully markets their G-18C. But in the…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on January 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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