Developed in the crucible of World War I trench warfare, the American Mark I knife saw use in World War II with airborne troops, Army Rangers and Marine Raiders.
The German Wehrmacht's adaptable Nebelwerfer was capable of firing rocket-propelled rounds with a variety of warheads from a range of platforms.
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An 1864 battle in Denmark foretold the advent of mechanized death
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Versions of the reliable French-made 12-pounder Napoléon cannon saw use by both sides during the American Civil War.
The billhook enabled a foot soldier to unseat a passing knight, slash at him or punch a hole through his armor.
Sniper Elite V2 puts players in the shoes of Karl Fairburne, a lone American OSS sniper operative deep behind enemy lines in Berlin in April 1945. Vicious fighting engulfs the city as the Soviets topple German...
Featured two intermeshed contra-rotating rotors to facilitate hover control and eliminate the need for a tail rotor
The Bofors L/60 was the mainstay weapon of anti-aircraft defense aboard U.S. Navy warships and remains in use worldwide.
The U.S. Army sought a weapon to counter human-wave assaults, such as those waged by Chinese soldiers against Americans in the Korean War. The Claymore fit the bill.
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Both books from Osprey Publishing detail the guns and their roles in Vietnam
The Americans relied on the lightweight, shallow-draft LCVP (aka Higgins boat) to quickly put landing forces ashore in World War II.
The Panzerfaust delivered a hard-hitting 1.8-pound warhead that could penetrate up to 8 inches of armor at close range.