Weaponry

The Croatian Army pistol that became a commercial success in the US

The Springfield Armory XD and XDM Article and Research by Nick Jacobellis   In the 1990s the IM Metal Company of Croatia developed a striker fired 9mm pistol for the Croatian Army that was designated the HS2000. This polymer framed pistol was imported into the United States by Intrac and distributed by HS America. In 2001, Springfield Armory became …

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foo fighters and Nazi UFOs

Foo Fighters: World War II UFO Sightings and the Nazi UFO Program

While most know of the Foo Fighters as a popular rock band, the term was actually used for a very different reason during World War II. The term was coined by Allied pilots to describe UFOs while working in both Europe and the Pacific theater. The best guess as to what these “foo fighters” were? …

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Nagasaki, After the bomb dropped

The Mythology Surrounding Truman’s Decision to Use Atomic Weapons

Was dropping two atomic bombs on Japan a military necessity, or a political move designed to intimidate the U.S.S.R? This question has been asked since the end of the war, with the official government narrative being that the bombs spared what would have been an extremely bloody ground invasion. This helps maintain the notion that …

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Flamethrowers with Charlie Hobson

WATCH: Introduction to Military Flamethrowers

Learn everything you need to know about the military flamethrowers in this video with Ian McCollum and flamethrower specialist Charlie Hobson. Flamethrowers are a significant piece of military weapons history which are very widely misunderstood, as flamethrowers have never been the subject of nearly as much collector interest as other types of small arms. The …

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