The Thompson Machine Gun

THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MODEL 1921, SUBMACHINEGUN CALIBER .45 MODEL 1928, 1928A1, M1 THOMPSON AND M1A1AKA THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN BY: NICK JACOBELLIS U.S. Marines were the first combat troops to carry Model 1921 Thompson Submachine Guns during “The Banana Wars.” These “police actions” and occupation force assignments took place in various countries/locations in Central …

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The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

Perhaps nothing better symbolizes the difference between conventional and Special Operations units than that most personal of weapons, the knife. Reflecting a dual-purpose need, the conventional force standard issue knife is designated “fighting/utility” and is most famously exemplified by the Ka-Bar. While Special Operations units also carry the Ka-Bar, the knife that epitomizes them and their mission — to …

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