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Kalashnikov vs Stoner: Three Ways the AK-47 Misses the Target

by Igor Rozin The world’s most popular rifle, with 100 million units in circulation, is not without its drawbacks. The AK platform is popular worldwide for its reliability and ease of production. Today, there are roughly 100 million Kalashnikov rifles in 55 countries around the globe. And that’s only those …

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Gunmaker Gaston Glock Dies in Austria at Age 94

The Glock company tells us their founder, Gaston Glock, passed away today at the age of 94. “With visionary foresight, Gaston Glock built his company and led it to the top of the world with the internationally valued Glock Perfection,” the company said in a statement. “Until the very end, …

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Why Does Russia Keep Losing Tanks in Ukraine?

Russia has lost thousands of tanks, armored vehicles, and heavy equipment so far in its invasion of Ukraine. Experts put the losses down to a mix of reasons: the advanced anti-tank weapons given to Ukraine by Western countries, poor strategy, low morale, and important design flaws.  The war has brought …

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How Gas Masks Evolved From Trenches of WWI to the Present

Since its development during the First World War, the military gas mask has turned into the modern-day respirator. But what the steps did it take along the way? The advent of chemical warfare saw the German army deploy chlorine gas against British soldiers at Ypres, killing more than 1,000 troops and injuring over …

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Russian Heavy Metal: Putin’s Four Main Battle Tanks

by Igor Rozin As the U.S., Germany, and other countries prepare to send armored vehicles to Ukraine, here is a look at the primary types of heavy metal that are found in Russia’s inventory. T-72BM Vadim Savicky/Defense Ministry of Russia  The “oldest” tank in service is the T-72BM ‘Ural’. The …

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Did Your Tank Flip Upside Down? Here’s How to Get It Back on Track

What happens when your tank turns upside down, or gets stuck in the mud? You pull it out, of course. But carefully. The British Army shows how to proceed… British Armed Forces video READ MORE survival tips from the British armed forces Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier …

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WATCH: Ukrainian Sniper Takes Out Russian Soldier in Record-Breaking Shot

A sniper in the security service of Ukraine (SBU) claimed a groundbreaking world record by taking out a Russian soldier from a distance of 2.36 miles. The shot beats the previous record for a combat kill from a distance of 1.7 miles. The sniper used a Ukrainian-made sniper rifle known …

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‘Dambuster’ Watch Transports You Back to Daring WWII Mission Over Germany

Gear Review by Susan Katz Keating I’ve never known a watch that could help you travel through time, but the chrono-wizards at AVI-8 have figured out how to build such devices, with their timepieces that honor the history of military aviation. I learned of this when the wizards sent me …

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