When the United States entered the Soviet war with Afghanistan, they did so from the shadows. They helped arm and fund the Mujahadin fighters that would ultimately expel the Soviet bear. One of the more important arrow in the quiver of the Afghan fighters was the American supplied Stinger, surface to air missile. The man-portable SAM was a key piece in knocking down low…Continue
When machine guns were first mounted to aircraft at the dawn of aviation, tacticians quickly realized that in order to score kills any weapon needed to get the maximum number of rounds on target as fast as possible. High rates of fire were the natural solution, but they also proved to be bullet hogs.
One German designer, however, found a different approach to…Continue
It's summer and you've undoubtedly heard the bass strings of the Jaws theme as you approached the surf's edge. To this day that movie, and its predecessor book, has kept swimmers nervously looking below the waterline for a great white nibbling on their toes.
Why do I bring up Jaws, here in an article about Weapons of War? Well, in the film the character…Continue
Look at the Armageurra OG-43, meanly beautiful looking gun. It has angry function written all over it. Drop this in the hands of any Dieselpunker or Science Fiction trooper and it would blend into any speculative fiction universe. Think about all those Word War II period guns that armed the Empire in Star Wars. Science fiction blends with small arms fact. And in the case of…Continue