Looking across No Man’s Land and seeing a German sniper wearing this mask would have been a terrifying image in the first years of WWI.
World War 1
The truth behind the mysterious M1903 Air Service RifleGear
The purpose of the Springfield M1903 Air Service rifle was cloaked in mystery that had led to many theories. Now it has been solved.
M1919: The machine gun that just wouldn’t quitHistory
John Browning designed a ton of guns the U.S. military has used and still use to this day. The list includes the M1911 handguns, the M1897 Trench Gun, the M2 Machine gun, and the subject of today’s article, the M1919 machine gun. In World War I the M1917 came out of Browning’s mind and into […]
The 5 worst service weapons the US ever issued its troopsGear
We’ve talked a lot about the service weapons utilized by the military here. We’ve covered rifles, SMGs, shotguns, handguns, and more. Typically the service weapons we cover are fairly good, or even revolutionary in their designs. Sometimes they are odd–and that’s fun too–but today we’re going in a different direction… Let’s discuss the five worst […]
M1917 Enfield: The forgotten rifle that won World War OneHistory
The intricacies of World War 1 small arms fill books due to the rapid advancement of technology and how warfare changed in a few short years. It’s easy to get wrapped up in calibers, firearm models, bayonets, and actions as you pour over the history of the world’s first Great War. As such, sometimes things […]
The brutality of trench weapons in World War IGear
World War 1, or the Great War, was a 20th-century war fought with 19th-century tactics. The result led to the advent of war machines the world had never seen. The fearsome weapons employed sent men to the trenches and created a meat grinder of a conflict. We saw the rise of nerve gas, machine guns, […]
Special Operations Command gets new high tech radiosOn Duty
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) awarded L3 Harris Technologies a $82 million contract for advanced radios. Soon, American commandos will be fielding the Falcon IV AN/PRC-167 multi-channel manpack radio. Essentially, the AN/PRC-167 brings together numerous tactical communications functions in one portable device. It also contains an LCD screen from which special operators can watch […]