In the 1950s a group of scientists working on robotics research accidentally discovered the principle behind a deadly new weapon that utilized infrasound – sound at such a low frequency that it cannot be heard by human ears, but powerful enough to tear a person apart, quite literally, from the...
A guide to weapons used by the samurai.
The Fustibal or Staff Sling was a portable siege weapon of the medieval period. It was portable, easy to make and use. In short is the ultimate weapon for a movable army.
On April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind then U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, and shot him in the back of the head. His deadly weapon of choice was a Derringer pistol. Since that terrible day, the small gun began to be known as the...
Those that have seen the bulky military tanks out there will wonder if it can really go fast, wouldn’t you’ll? So what’s it, can it or can’t it? Let’s find out.
Television series about the US Armed Forces have sometimes rubbed viewers the wrong way. This is easier to understand when we study history. The Montford Point Marines' story of WWII is just gaining momentum after 70+ years, unknown among many US Marines themselves.
Research into family history reveals an interesting part of naval history. An ocean liner, The RMS Caronia is converted for wartime use in World War I. Dazzle camouflage is explained and explored.
In addition to seeing improvements on older weaponry, warriors and soldiers experienced the creation and the use of many new technologies including explosives, revolvers, and automatic machine guns.
Pirates go by many different names: Buccaneers, corsairs, Vikings, and privateers. Each served a purpose and were active during different eras, yet all had one thing in common, they were Pirates.
The sword has evolved over time into many different styles. Different cultures have added their own distinctive flair to this icon weapon of war.