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AK-12. Requirements for a modern machine

AK-12. Requirements for a modern machine

An attempt to develop requirements for an actual modern machine gun based on an analysis of existing design and technological solutions and production realities of the AK-12. Layout and features...
The effectiveness of ATGM FGM-148 Javelin

The effectiveness of ATGM FGM-148 Javelin

The American FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems have been widely used in recent conflicts and have shown their capabilities. Such weapons have confirmed the ability to solve a number of combat missions, but real ...
A container for weapons that are always at hand

A container for weapons that are always at hand

The word holster itself is of Turkish origin and can mean "case" and "quiver". In Russia, holsters were also called olsters, olstryads and ingots until the era of the reign of Alexander I, who commanded ...
"Unusual Americans" or gunsmiths against patent law

"Unusual Americans" or gunsmiths against patent law

Everyone knows that in the XNUMXth century the famous Colt revolver appeared in the USA, that there were Smith and Wesson, Remington, but ... there were also enough designs sometimes quite exotic, and today we ...
Weapons of the Afghan dushmans. MANPADS

Weapons of the Afghan dushmans. MANPADS

Dushmans received MANPADS of Soviet, Egyptian, Chinese, British and American production. The most famous portable complex is the American "Stinger" ...
Quite unusual pistols and revolvers

Quite unusual pistols and revolvers

A huge number of people strive to do everything possible to be different from others. So gunsmith designers quite often tried to create a “special” weapon. The result was...
MILAN anti-tank missile systems for the Ukrainian army

MILAN anti-tank missile systems for the Ukrainian army

The Ukrainian army received foreign anti-tank missile systems MILAN. Now they are being mastered with the help of foreign instructors, and in the near future such weapons may get to the front ...
Revolvers and pistols by Victor Collette

Revolvers and pistols by Victor Collette

In early 19th century Europe, people mostly traveled in carriages. And where there are carriages, there are money and jewels. So the robbers got into the habit of robbing these carriages, and the travelers started from them ...
Revolvers of the unknown

Revolvers of the unknown

There were many excellent weapons in history, with which they fought and were heroes, but which, for a number of reasons, did not become known, or were known at one time, and then just ...
MATADOR anti-tank grenades for Ukraine

MATADOR anti-tank grenades for Ukraine

Ukraine recently received the first batch of German-made RGW 90 MATADOR anti-tank grenades. The ongoing contract provides for the transfer of 5100 such products, and during April...
Clamshell Revolvers by Jean Mathieu Despres-Joassard

Clamshell Revolvers by Jean Mathieu Despres-Joassard

Once the designer Despres-Joassard Jean Mathieu decided to create an easily deployable revolver with automatic extraction of spent cartridges. However, on the way to such a structure, like a granite slab, ...
The muffler becomes... a suppressor

The muffler becomes... a suppressor

devices that reduce the volume of a shot have been talked about for a very long time. For example, Sytin's Military Encyclopedia wrote about them in 1911. But then the concern for reducing the volume of the shot was considered a matter of business ...
"Own and others." Submachine gun "Suomi" M26

"Own and others." Submachine gun "Suomi" M26

It often happens that a good weapon created in one country ends up in another and it becomes even better there. Here is an example with the Suomi submachine gun, a vivid confirmation of this ....
Double-trigger and clamshell revolvers

Double-trigger and clamshell revolvers

Today we will consider not one revolver, but several at once. But what unites them is that they all fold out for loading ....
Light anti-tank weapons of the Afghan dushmans

Light anti-tank weapons of the Afghan dushmans

The Mujahideen, armed with hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, often demonstrated high skill in firing them, showing how effective RPGs can be in close combat...
Hypersonic... rifle! Electromagnetic weapons

Hypersonic... rifle! Electromagnetic weapons

At the end of July 2021, the American company Arcflash Labs demonstrated its development of the GR-1 electromagnetic rifle, which represents the most powerful Gauss rifle available for the mass market.
Revolver "Starr": a weapon not for everyone

Revolver "Starr": a weapon not for everyone

Although the Starr revolvers did not have much success in the American revolver market, the Starr DA revolvers, like their later Starr SA versions, undoubtedly played an important role in armament ...