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During World War I, allies were equipped with a sturdy and successful light artillery piece, the 75mm M1897 as it was known in the U.S. That field piece would serve as the basis for tube artillery that would be
fitted on variousWorld War II machines, from the Sherman tank to the M3
Yet when designers started looking for a way to go after shipping, from the air,…Continue
It was 1939 and the British were preparing for a fight. The German war-machine awoke like a barbed wire snake, ready to strangle the island nation and dominate all of Europe. War Office officials needed a simple, mass produced weapon that would fit in the hands of every able bodied man in Great Britain.
Improvised weapons can run the gamut from ingeniously effective to one trigger pull away from destruction. Nations in the midst of war will also sometimes reissue obsolete firearms in hopes they will stave off impending doom. Others will find a way of modifying older weapons to meet modern requirements. As the United States fielded the semi-automatic Garand during World War II, New Zeleander Philip Charlton imagined a way how the tiny island nation… Continue