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12-Pounder Napoléon: A French Cannon in the ‘Civil’ Service

Jon Guttman | Published: September 07, 2012 at 2:34 pm
Versions of the reliable French-made 12-pounder Napoléon cannon saw use by both sides during the American Civil War.

Billhook: Enemy Knights Proving Costly? Send Them the Bill

Jon Guttman | Published: September 07, 2012 at 2:04 pm
The billhook enabled a foot soldier to unseat a passing knight, slash at him or punch a hole through his armor.

Game Review: Sniper Elite V2

Patrick Clark | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm
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 resistance on all fronts …

Arsenal - HH-43 Huskie

Carl O. Schuster | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Featured two intermeshed contra-rotating rotors to facilitate hover control and eliminate the need for a tail rotor

Bofors 40mm L/60 Anti-aircraft Gun: Armed Forces Worldwide Cheered This Pom-Pom Replacement

Jon Guttman | Published: July 05, 2012 at 7:27 pm
The Bofors L/60 was the mainstay weapon of anti-aircraft defense aboard U.S. Navy warships and remains in use worldwide.

M18A1 Claymore Mine: Enemy Troops Fall to Pieces

Jon Guttman | Published: July 05, 2012 at 7:20 pm
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.

Going Heavy: the sIG 33

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm
I'm a lucky guy. I have a thousand friends. Many are scholars, and they are interesting, educated, and globe-trotting. A lot of them take advantage of the summer to do their research, and they all make sure to post their …

Going Light: World War II on Facebook

Robert M. Citino | Published: June 15, 2012 at 10:22 am
Military history never sleeps

Review - The M1 Carbine, by Leroy Thompson; and The M16, by Gordon Rottman

Published: May 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Both books from Osprey Publishing detail the guns and their roles in Vietnam

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.

Book Review: Military Adaptation in War, by Williamson Murray

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 03, 2012 at 3:07 pm
In Military Adaptation in War, Williamson Murray takes a hard look at the change (or lack thereof) in 20th century war-fighting tactics and technology, from World War I to the Yom Kippur War.

Field Workhorse: The M2A1 105mm Howitzer

Jim Laurier | Published: April 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Mobile, dependable, and versatile

Lloyd Clark's Battle of the Tanks

Dennis Showalter | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:52 am
Dennis Showalter reviews the best new book on Kursk

Reviews - Vietnam Gun Truck

Published: March 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm
In Vietnam Gun Trucks by Gordon L. Rottman, the vehicles' designs, names and markings are given generous treatment in the illustrations and descriptions.

North Vietnam's M-43 120mm mortar

Carl O. Schuster | Published: March 19, 2012 at 10:52 am
Of the NVA's supporting arms in battles around Dak To in 1967, the M-43 120mm was the most powerful
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