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  Wikipedia: Gun
A gun is an aimable weapon that launches projectiles at high velocity, or a device that resembles such a weapon used for other purposes (e.g., glue gun).
The term is also used for types of artillery with long barrels that fire at a relatively flat trajectory.
Technically speaking, the projectile is the weapon and the gun is the weapon platform, although with the use of bayonets and rifle butts as clubs, the double usage of the word could be forgiven.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/g/gu/gun.html   (188 words)

 Knives as Weapons
What distinguishes the knife for eating and the knife as a weapon is the latter's aggressive character as a cutting, slashing and stabbing implement.
Short edged weapons with a sharp point and usually two cutting edges have existed since time immemorial, but from a practical standpoint the collectable varieties start at the end of the Middle Ages with the ballock-knife, kidney dagger or dudgeon (1300-1700).
The dirk was later adapted as the side weapon of naval midshipmen and was even borrowed by Italy and Germany between the wars, where a wide range of dirks may be found with military or Nazi and Fascist party emblems.
www.historicalweapons.com /knivesasweapons.html   (392 words)

 Paratus: Weapons
You might love to store your weapons in a fine, glass-fronted American hardwood display case, and that case might even be tight enough to prevent entry of moisture, but it is insecure, and I don't recommend storage of weapons this way.
If, on the other hand, you have taken appropriate, but common (not heroic) measures to secure your weapons, and a gun still is taken and winds up in a GFW state (Gun Fearing Wussy) where it is used for evil, you now have the "reasonable man" defense to the lawsuit you will be hit with.
Weapons training breaks down into five categories, no matter what weapon you are training on, so a consistent plan to train up to a high standard of proficiency should become as automatic as handling the weapons themselves.
rivrdog.typepad.com /paratus/weapons   (2312 words)

 Why War? Keywords: World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It was the largest armed conflict in history, spanning virtually the entire world and involving more countries than any other war, introducing powerful new weapons, and culminating in the first use of nuclear weapons.
The repatriation, pursuant to the terms of the Yalta Conference, of two million Russian soldiers who had came under the control of advancing American and British forces, resulted for the most part in their deaths.
The massive research and development involved in the Manhattan Project in order to quickly achieve a working nuclear weapon design greatly impacted the scientific community, among other things creating a network of national laboratories in the United States.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/organizations/World_War_II   (3253 words)

 Ancient Greek Weapons - A Look at Ancient Greek Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When it came to axes medieval weapons and combat, there essentially were two different types of axes that were widely used in battle: the singled handed...
A common type of gun bluing used by people who are doing their...
Sioux weapons were created from a combination of earth and animal materials and they were known for never wasting any part of an animal's remains that...
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 Radar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the common case where the transmitter and the receiver are at the same location, R
This shows that the received power declines as the fourth power of the range, which means that the reflected power from distant targets is very, very small.
They are the heart of the ship-borne Aegis combat system, and the Patriot Missile System, and are increasingly used in other areas because the lack of moving parts makes them more reliable, and sometimes permits a much larger effective antenna, useful in fighter aircraft applications that offer only confined space for mechanical scanning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radar   (4854 words)

Acceptable weapon to be used by grenadiers and some soldiers.
Not common, but some found their way into the hands of a few troops.
WW2 military or civilian fighting knifes are acceptable.
members.tripod.com /33rdscb/id31.htm   (128 words)

 Ww1 Weapons - Obtaining Appraisals of WW1 Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the most common of the knights weapons of the period was the dagger.
These units were separated by classes and armed with Roman war weapons whose original design was greatly derived from their enemies' weapon design with...
There were some differences betweens the weapons used in the Civil War by the North and the South The North enjoyed an overwhelming...
guns.info4uabout.com /78.htm   (2668 words)

 Edged Weapons Catalog
This is one of the least common of all the makers of "M1942" bayonets with only those manufactured by Wilde Tool being more scarce.
WW2 canvas scabbard with brass throat piece is oil soaked and has several snags and one hole (1/2" dia) but still fully functional.
The bayonet is a VG condition 1891 with the lock ring, not the common spring loaded plunger, and has the bow and arrow symbol used by Ishevsk prior to 1928.
oldguns.net /catedw.htm   (16278 words)

 Downtown: The Weapons
The primary weapon for attack was the high explosive bomb: initially of Korean vintage, though a new generation of aerodynamic 'slick' bombs were later used.
Their secret weapon was the introduction of new aircraft types such as the A-6 Intruder, with an excellent radar bombsight capable of hitting smaller targets, though it still had problems achieving pinpoint accuracy.
The weapon's flight performance was affected by air density so that an AIM-9B at high altitude had a range just under three miles which shrank to around a mile at very low altitude.
www.airbattle.co.uk /d_weapons.html   (5759 words)

 German weapons of WW2 with photos
This weapon was a 5-shot, bolt-action rifle that actually dated back to 1898 when it was first adopted by the Imperial German Army.
The way in which German troops used their weapons changed and a rifle with a range of 2000 yards was no longer needed - except for specialists and snipers.
The most common submachine gun used by the Germans during WWII was the MP40.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/enemy_ww2.htm   (903 words)

 Vergeltungswaffe V-Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This had the effect of fostering research into weapon technologies not forbidden; rockets, sail planes, and glider aircraft all received generous government backing because of this factor.
This weapon was also designated as FZG 76 Flakzielgerat (flak aiming device) to conceal its true nature from the Allies.
Militarily the V-2 and the Vengeance weapons in general were a failure and a drain on precious resources.
www.ww2guide.com /vweapon.shtml   (2449 words)

 Woody2000 - Urban Operations Weapons
Starship Troopers Weapon Mod by X-COM - This is the Starship Troopers Weapon Modification.
Weapon skins have been darkened a bit, the Diemaco C8SFW with M203 grenade launcher, Glock17 and Glock17SD have been added and all weapons have been changed to be compliant with the NATO 3.5 mod statistics.
SS UO Weapons mod by CaptainHowdy - 130 weapons.
www.woody2000.dk /euowep.html   (4624 words)

 Flamethrowers and flame weapons
My conclusion is that if we don't discuss weapons such as the flamethrowers we are less likely to come up with alternatives or to understand why they were used in the past and might be needed in the future.
A flame cartridge for weapons such as the 40mm M203 grenade launcher would prove very useful but given the performance of the FmW 46 I think it is unlikely that any round that will fit in a M203 will have sufficient capacity to be useful.
A weapon based on the M72 using an incendiary rocket similar to that used in the M202 would be very useful.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/flamethrowers.html   (4207 words)

 Weapons Glossary
These weapons are also fitted with an aerosol dispenser that allows them to produce a cloud of the agent around the unit.
Most of the weight of this weapon is taken up by the large pump, which is used to produce the high pressures necessary to propel the liquid up to 500 feet.
A Melee Weapon can be specialized to penetrate the armor of a unit and shaped like a sword.
www.shellshock.com /rules/old/weaponsglossary.php   (1071 words)

 Allied weapons of WW2
It was a traditional safety precaution with revolvers to carry the weapon with the hammer on an empty chamber.
The Mark II was the most common version and was used in every theatre of the war from about the end of 1941 until the end of the war.
Using this extremely accurate Australian-made weapon he fired several bursts at the top of a coconut tree concentrating his fire at a spot six feet from the top.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/allied_ww2.htm   (1516 words)

 Collectible U.S. WW2 militaria
WW2 vintage liner has been painted fl and has 4 white circles with red crosses, similar to markings used by army medics, but probably a post-war industrial safety use instead.
This is a genuine WW2 issue case, not one of the recently made copies that some pass off as originals.
Late in WW2 the British made a lot of US pattern web gear since they had the industrial capacity to do so, and I think the costs were applied toward their debts for Lend Lease material.
www.oldguns.net /catusmil.htm   (14332 words)

A British adaptation of a Czech design, the Bren was adopted as an infantry weapon by the British Army in 1938.
It was a cheap and crudely made weapon not much liked by anyone.
At the start of WW2 the British Army had a number of them which were replaced by the Sten when it became available.
www.members.tripod.com /askari_MB/id63.htm   (349 words)

the heaviness of the ammo and weapon led to a new concept of the small-bore assault rifle
AK-47 was designed by M.T.Kalashnikov in the 2nd half of the 1940s, and was adopted by Soviet Army in 1947 as AK AK-74 series of assault rifles is a "direct child" of world-known AK-47.
USAS-12 is an ambidextrous weapon, having two ejection ports on each side of the receiver, and two slots on the forearm for cocking handle.
www.duta.co.uk /weapons.htm   (2862 words)

 Basic WW2 Rules
This is where the weapons and ammunition, as well as the "body sections" where weapons are located, are listed.
Spreadfire is the ability of the weapon to "sweep" over a small area thus allowing it a better chance of hitting the target.
In other words it is assumed that everyone is firing their weapons at the same time and the bullets are already on the way to their target when the shooter is struck/destroyed.
www.shellshock.com /rules/basic/ww2.php   (4922 words)

 WW2 Pictures
It was quite common for all Brens out a platoon to be organised into a separate "heavy weapons" support group rather than within the sections.
It would be quite common for a late war German squad to be under-strength.
Only when a squad was particularly low quality would there be no lmg - it was usually the last weapon to be abandoned as every squad member would be trained in it's handling and squad tactics revolved around the lmg.
www.wargamer.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /ww2/pics/ww2pics.htm   (611 words)

 Woody2000 - Rogue Spear Weapons
With 2 new secondary and 2 new primary weapons.
Enhanced SBS Weapons Mod v2.0 by The Rooster - This is an add-on for the SBS Weapons Mod.
QAR Weapons Mod by Nathan Weber - This is a great mod, it adds several weapons from Rainbow Six and also is easy to instal then uninstall when needed.
www.woody2000.dk /erswep.html   (2821 words)

 German Secret Weapons of WW2.
German secret weapons, and most certainly not property of the allies, they must have concluded one logical assumption, they must belong to someone else.
I personally tried to obtain information from WW2 records, only to be greeted with a wall of silence: "Why d'you want to know?" and "we have no record of that!" But the real point kicks in when we drew that observation.
Therefore it would not follow common sense to establish a rocket programme, and waste hundreds of billions of us dollars, years of scientific work proving fruitless exhibitions, and nothing to really show at the end.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /newuniverse/ufos_engines_6.html   (844 words)

 WW2 Comes
For armament the outposts relied mainly on the organic weapons of the defense battalions: 5-inch naval guns, 3-inch antiaircraft guns, and.30 and.50 caliber machine guns.
Although the list of weapons was imposing, the garrisons were not strong enough to man them adequately; the standard defense battalion of 1941, moreover, included no infantry.
In contrast to the garrisons of the Pearl Harbor outposts, the 7th Defense Battalion slated for duty at Tutuila, main island of American Samoa, was a composite infantry-artillery unit.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /hawaii/about_destin/ww2_warcomes.html   (5026 words)

 Edged Weapons/Knives/Swords
This book surveys in full detail all weapons used in the Royal Navy and the new naval service of the United States from the American Revolution to the end of the Civil War.
Reveals how British weapons were initially a major source of inspiration for the American navy, an influence which eventually declined as the United States developed its own arms industry.
One of the hottest areas of military edged weapons collecting and especially rewarding as there is an almost limitless variety of these handmade pieces.
www.warbooks.com /blades.html   (2927 words)

 German Weapons
Other Volkssturm weapons included the anti-tank Panzerfaust ("tank fist"), a single-shot, rocket-propelled shaped-charge device capable of defeating any Allied tank then in existence, and numerous "clones" of the British Sten machine carbine, which were hastily manufactured by a considerable number of German firms (a memorandum speaks of "30 subcontractors and 14 assembly points").
This powerful weapon, capable of destroying a building with a single round, was developed in only five and a half weeks for use in Stalingrad.
Goeffrey Brooks, C, This is the story of the Terror Weapons developed by Germany that were intended to be unleashed with devastating effect on the rest of the world.
www.aberdeenbookstore.com /german_weapons.htm   (14839 words)

The most common plastic kits of the Jagdpanther are Fujimi/Nitto, Esci and Matchbox (if you can still get the latter two).
All are of reasonable quality, although I have a liking for the Matchbox kit, as it is simple in construction (not too many fiddly bits) and goes together well.
Tamiya XF60 or Humbrol 83 are the closest for this.
homepages.tig.com.au /~madcyril/jagdpanther.html   (663 words)

But this has proven the hardest page to research because very little is mentioned about these weapons in most history books.
So, I want to describe some of these weapons and then include quotes from the soldiers that they effected the most.
Unless otherwise noted, the photos are from the US Army Series on the History of WW2 and the Pictorial Record, entitled "The War Against Germany and Italy: Mediterranean and Adjacent Areas".
members.aol.com /ItalyWW2/Weapons.htm   (3322 words)

 Australia: Biological Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Burnet was invited to join the chemical and biological warfare subcommittee of the New Weapons and Equipment Development Committee in September 1947.
The committee prepared a report, of which Burnet was the principal author, entitled Note on War from a Biological Angle suggesting that biological warfare could be a powerful weapon to help defend a sparsely populated Australia.
It 1951 it recommended that "a panel reporting to the chemical and biological warfare subcommittee should be authorised to report on the offensive potentiality of biological agents likely to be effective against the local food supplies of South-East Asia and Indonesia".
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/australia/bw.html   (630 words)

 Weapons - Tea & Medals
Still, they are pretty reliable (more so when looked after) and are the type of weapon you're most likely to see on a day out skirmishing.
Gas guns get around the need for a big spring to compress or motor to drive it by using pressurized gas as their primary means of propulsion.
Whilst you can get gas powered shotguns, sniper rifles and even grenade launchers, the most common variety of gas gun are handguns, including some submachine guns.
www.tea-and-medals.co.uk /weapons.htm   (2308 words)

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