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World War Two rifles

World War Two rifles


Despite the global depression, the development of weaponry continued rapidly in the 1930s. The tank, for example, continued to improve markedly with the appearance of the low profile hull, the revolving turret, better gunsights, and improved tracks and suspension. By the 1930s the Russians had developed the famed T-34, the best tank of its day. Tank cannon grew larger to 90…


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World War 2 guns and weapons

World War 2 guns and weapons


The paratrooper came into his own during the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945) and were used by all sides of the conflict to take key positions by surprise. This class of infantry posed some problems for warplanners for they needed to be lightly armed due to their limited carrying capacity yet still hold enough firepower to overtake enemies. As such, various solutions were…


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Second World War memorabilia

Second World War memorabilia


Two Saint John families were in Ottawa Monday, donating items from the First and Second World Wars to the Canadian War Museum. The Landry family donated a wooden grave marker for Pte. John Firman Ashe, who died at Vimy Ridge during World War I. Firman Ashe enlisted with the 104th New Brunswick Batallion. He died at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. The Whitebone family donated a ventriloquist…


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World best rifles

World best rifles


This post reviews the bipods the best precision rifle shooters are using. This data is based on a survey of the top 50 shooters in the 2014 Precision Rifle Series (PRS). The PRS tracks how top competitors place in major rifle matches across the country. These are the major leagues of sniper-style competitions, with targets typically in the 300-1 yard range. For more info on…


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Real World of Warcraft weapons

Real World of Warcraft weapons


One of the most famous weapons from has made its way into the real world thanks to some expert blacksmithing from a Hollywood prop maker. Tony Swatton is a blacksmith from London, England who found fame in a YouTube series called Man at Arms,where he would recreate a famous piece of Hollywood hardware. During his stint on the show, Swatton built real-world versions of the…


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War memorabilia Auctions

War memorabilia Auctions


Heritage Auctions Heritage Auctions handles a massive amount of Confederate Civil War memorabilia, including those controversial rebel flags, but its archives are filled with other treasures that are much more intriguing (dinosaur bones) and much more disturbing (a jar of hair). Here are some of the unusual items sold by Heritage. Fighting Dinosaur Fossils (pictured above)…


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Best Firearms in the World

Best Firearms in the World


FN F2 is best suited for both those who are left-handed and right handed and accommodates for ALL types of handlers. FN F2’s design can be considered as revolutionary with the combination of weapon systems intelligence as it’s built to be the most sought after and issued hand held machine gun for the wellbeing of future army battalions which also includes the ability to customize…


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War memorabilia

War memorabilia


World War I coincided with numerous advances in technology, resulting in the introduction of new hardware and combat accessories on the battlefield. For example, wristwatches, which had been popular as jewelry pieces for women, replaced the bulky pocket watches that had been favored by men. Even items as simple as belts, which were traditionally made of leather that cracked…


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God of War weapons

God of War weapons


God of War is the upcoming sequel to as well as a continuation of the canon chronology. God of War is the eighth installment in the franchise overall. Unlike previous installments, this game will focus on Norse mythology and will follow an older Kratos in the years since God of War .God of War will be an exclusive PlayStation 4 launch. Weapons War Axe: in the E3 2016 gameplay…


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World War 2 Russian rifles

World War 2 Russian rifles


The Mosin-Nagant Model 1891 bolt-action rifle combined a simple design by Russian Captain Sergei Mosin with a five-round internal box magazine designed by Belgians Émile and Léon Nagant. Entering Russian service in 1892, it remained the standard long arm of the Russian infantry through the Russo-Japanese War, World War I and, in its improved 1930 Soviet version, World War II…


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World War 2 Artifacts

World War 2 Artifacts


Photo: Brendan Coyle Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura. Kiska Island, in the Aleutians far west of Alaska, is not a hospitable place. It s cold. It s topped with a volcano. It s 1, miles from medical assistance. No one lives there, and if you are bold enough to visit, you ll…


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World War 2 Stuff

World War 2 Stuff


REUTERS Donald Trump takes to Twitter saying the US needs to up its nuclear capabilities, on the same day that Russia s Vladimir Putin hints at the same for his country. That s got some analysts worried that we could be witnessing the early stages of an arms race. Graham Mackay reports. OPINION: Could there be a Trump-Putin Pact in our future? Could President Donald Trump and…


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Guns used in World War II

Guns used in World War II


The secret of American victory in World War II was quantity and quality. Copious amounts of weapons and equipment that not only overwhelmed and outmatched the Axis arsenal, but helped enable Lend-Lease allies like Britain and Russia to do the same. Not that every U.S. weapon was great. The ubiquitous M-4 Sherman tank was plentiful but mediocre. Early U.S. fighters like the…


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World War II

World War II


In late August 1939, Hitler and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, which incited a frenzy of worry in London and Paris. Hitler had long planned an invasion of Poland, a nation to which Great Britain and France had guaranteed military support if it was attacked by Germany. The pact with Stalin meant that Hitler would not face a war on two…


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