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Kalashnikov assault rifles by Sakhal

In 1944 the Germans introduced a rifle calibrated for a new cartridge of lesser power, capable of being fired in full automatic mode. This "assault rifle" very soon proved to be superior to any previous design and after the war the British and the Soviet ...

[ Date: 2017-12-20 | Length: 19 Kb | Update: 2017-12-20 ]
History of light weapons by Sakhal

From the stone to the most elaborate steels, the evolution of weapons is a path marked by some of the most representative milestones of technology. Stone Age Either for hunting, defense or attack, the human being has always used weapons. During the Lo...

[ Date: 2017-12-15 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
M16 assault rifle by Sakhal

The M16 was initially produced as a private initiative of the company Armalite. Lightweight, manageable and practically without any recoil, it was effective at real combat distances. Since then it has been the ordnance rifle of the United States Army ...

[ Date: 2016-10-15 | Length: 16 Kb | Update: Never ]
Anti-tank rifles of the Second World War by Sakhal

Panzerbuchse 39 As other several anti-tank rifles of that time, the Panzerbuchse was, theoretically, of the same caliber than the German reglamentary rifle, 7.92 millimeters; but the cartridge that it used was larger and it had been developed from ...

[ Date: 2015-06-17 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: Never ]
Anti-tank projectors of the Second World War by Sakhal

Northover Projector In the terrible days of 1940, in Great Britain entered service some weapons that would not have had place in normal times. One of them was the Northover Projector. This one was just a smoothbore steel tube of 90 centimeters in l...

[ Date: 2015-06-07 | Length: 7 Kb | Update: 2015-06-18 ]
The infantry at combat in the Vietnam War by Sakhal

[fl][i]As in any conventional war, in the Vietnam War the bulk of the confrontations was carried by the infantry. This article showcases some of the warlike activities carried by the armies of United States and South Vietnam, through a detailed descriptio...

[ Date: 2015-01-19 | Length: 18 Kb | Update: 2019-01-01 ]
Weapons of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam Army by Sakhal

[fl][i]In contrast with the costly arsenal of a thousand millions of dollars deployed by American and South Vietnamese troops, who had at their disposal the most sophisticated warlike means in the world, the Communist armies of North Vietnam (the People's...

[ Date: 2014-12-13 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: 2019-01-07 ]
The infantry of the 21st century by Sakhal

During the mid 1990s, in a conference in the French military polygon at Satory, not far from Versailles, were given the guidelines for what should be the infantry of the 21st century. A combatant - not necessarily a man, seeing the progressive incorpo...

[ Date: 2014-12-11 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: Never ]
The first bolt action rifles by Sakhal

From the mid to the late 19th century the methods for attack and defense suffered a deep change. Warlike development ran parallel with industrial development, and this one suffered such acceleration that it would represent almost a vertical line in a ...

[ Date: 2014-10-13 | Length: 6 Kb | Update: Never ]
Special weapons of the Wehrmacht by Sakhal

This article describes some special weapons either used by or projected for the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. It is notable how German technicians in that time showed an exceptional imagination and wit when designing the weaponry that should ...

[ Date: 2014-10-06 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: Never ]
Panzerschreck and Panzerfaust by Sakhal

Unlike what was expected at the beginning, the Second World War assumed an increasingly slow evolution that lasted for painful and tragic years. This new aspect of the situation led to a modification in the type of warlike operations, and hence to an ...

[ Date: 2014-09-26 | Length: 9 Kb | Update: Never ]