The ‘Ferguson’ RIFLE The Ferguson Breech Loading Rifle: Another prominent firearm of the War of Independence illustrated and described by D. A. Moss From the beginning, the drawbacks to loading a weapon at one end and operating it from the other had presented a major problem and topic for experimentation among gunsmiths and inventors; […]
‘KENTUCKY’ LONG RIFLE The Kentucky Long Rifle: Another prominent firearm of the War of Independence illustrated and described by D. A. Moss THERE are innumerable legends sur rounding the origins of the rifled barrel and the causes that stimulated experiments in rifling. One is that it resulted from observing the spinning crossbow bolt; another […]
India’s Armored Cavalry Rolled And Swam Into Bangladesh. Amphibious tanks helped Indian troops wage a lightning war in a land full of rivers by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN This is the second in a two-part series on the PT-76 amphibious tank. Part one described the characteristics of the lightly armored vehicle, and detailed its exploits and defeats in the […]
Dick Taylor concludes his two-part feature on Iraqi ground forces camouflage and vehicle markings with a look at what was in use during the second Gulf War of 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom’ In the period between the expulsion of the Iraqi forces from Kuwait and the Iraq war of 2003, the vehicle marking system detailed […]
In the first of a two-part feature,Dick Taylor looks atIraqi Ground Forces Unit Organizationand Vehicle Markings in both Gulf Wars.Part One: 1990-1991 This is a complicated subject and one, if 1 were to do it full justice, would require a book, not just an article or two. Little seems to have been published about the […]
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Rounding Up the Booby Traps From the Intelligence Bulletin February 1945 “We haven t seen any booby traps for the past two weeks.” That’s the kind of statement that can spell trouble if it leads to any slackening of precautionary measures. As soon as Allied vigilance relaxes, the stage is set for the Germans to […]
Unusual Model Subjects: Sunshields When what you see is NOT what you get! So, how do you hide large armoured vehicles and towed artillery on flat terrain and in such a way that your enemy believes that not only are they not there but are, infact, somewhere else …… and wants to believe it? The […]