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LCVP: Higgins' Boxy Barge Had a Prohibition Past

Jon Guttman | Published: May 03, 2012 at 4:17 pm
The Americans relied on the lightweight, shallow-draft LCVP (aka Higgins boat) to quickly put landing forces ashore in World War II.

Panzerfaust: An Armor Fist to Knock out Allied Armor

Jon Guttman | Published: May 03, 2012 at 3:30 pm
The Panzerfaust delivered a hard-hitting 1.8-pound warhead that could penetrate up to 8 inches of armor at close range.

Studebaker US6: The Lend-Lease ‘Deuce and a Half’

Jon Guttman | Published: March 01, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Studebaker built tens of thousands of US6 "Deuce and a Half" trucks for the wartime Lend-Lease program, most destined for the Soviet Union.

Heinecke Parachute: A Leap of Faith for WWI German Airmen

Jon Guttman | Published: March 01, 2012 at 4:15 pm
The Heinecke parachute proved a gamble to the first German airmen to use it, but it beat the odds of surviving a fiery plunge from the sky.

Mauser C96: The ‘Broomhandle’ with a Box Magazine

Jon Guttman | Published: January 06, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Its Broomhandle grip and 10-round stripper clip made the Mauser C-96 a popular early semiautomatic pistol.

Swiss Army Knife: The Catalog-Conquering Couteau

Jon Guttman | Published: January 06, 2012 at 10:34 pm
Swiss citizen-soldiers used the multitool to open food tins and service their rifles in the field, but it has since become a coveted catalog bestseller.

Type 95 Torpedo: The Long Lance of Japan’s Submarine Fleet

Jon Guttman | Published: November 08, 2011 at 5:24 pm
The Type 95 boasted three times the range of its U.S. Navy counterpart, was faster than the electrically driven Mark 18, and it left no wake.

Daisho: Mystical Blades of the Japanese Samurai

Jon Guttman | Published: November 04, 2011 at 5:39 pm
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.

Exocet Antiship Missile: The Flying Fish That Flummoxes Radar

Jon Guttman | Published: September 08, 2011 at 3:38 pm
The Exocet antiship missile wreaked havoc on British ships during the Falklands War and was central to the USS Stark controversy.

Stahlhelm Model 1916: The Signature German ‘Coal Scuttle’

Jon Guttman | Published: September 08, 2011 at 3:24 pm
The Stahlhelm, iconic helmet of German forces in both world wars, inspired many modern-day helmet designs, including the U.S. Kevlar field helmet.

Mark I Gun Carrier: British Artillery That Truly Made Tracks

Jon Guttman | Published: July 08, 2011 at 4:03 pm
The Mark I set the precedent for a range of self-propelled weaponry that would see widespread use in World War II and thereafter.

Longbow: A Medieval Take on Long-Range Artillery

Jon Guttman | Published: July 08, 2011 at 3:41 pm
The English (or Welsh) longbow introduced long-range artillery to the battlefield, forever changing the nature of warfare.

Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife: Silencing Foes Since 1941

Jon Guttman | Published: May 05, 2011 at 8:11 pm
The Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife saw duty from Shanghai's back alleys to the front lines of World War II and remains in use today.

Goliath Tracked Mine: The Beetle That Started the ROV Craze

Jon Guttman | Published: May 05, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Though the Goliath tracked mine saw little action, it served as the precursor of modern radio-controlled robotic vehicles.

Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30: Russia's World War II Sniper Rifle

Jon Guttman | Published: March 04, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Russia's Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30 was bulky and crude but deadly accurate.

Hand Signals: The Vocabulary of Battlefield Stealth

Jon Guttman | Published: March 04, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Soldiers have long appreciated the use of hand signals as a means of silent communication on the front lines.
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