Warfare is constantly evolving, always changing into new battlefields or types of combat. Sometimes the evolution is caused by the invention of new technology and weaponry, sometimes changes in war force innovations in weaponry.
In this post, we’re going to look at some of the most innovative, unusual and weird weaponry that has ever been invented.
Drones have been used by the military across the world since as early as the 1930s. In the 1940s, they were traditional aircraft fitted with radio equipment to allow them to be flown remotely. These early ‘drones’ – or more accurately unmanned aerial vehicles – Started use as target practice for the UK air force and Navy.
Before automatic firearms were introduced, forces used firearms such as muskets and flintlocks which required a lengthy re-load process before being able to fire another round. This would leave soldiers vulnerable to attack as they reloaded, having to rely on traditional weaponry (swords, knifes, bayonets) in combat, or staggering their shots in volleys.
How has automatic fire changed war?
It’s been three months since my first taste of combat.
Three months since the bullets started flying and the forests of West Dorset echoed with the cries of the dying.
Whilst conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have held the attention of the media, the British army is active in a number of different...
But what are some tactics to using them effectively? How can you use each grenade type effectively in order to become the best on the battlefield?
Every airsofter fantasises about the perfect airsoft site. We’ve all been at an airport, small town or factory and wondered about how amazing it would be if you could use it for an airsoft site (with all the damage and danger to public put aside).
We’ve put together a list of 5 amazing places on planet earth that would make amazing airsoft sites if we ever got the chance. Oh, and we’ve completely ignored health and safety.
Friendly fire, often called ‘blue on blue’, occurs when friendly forces fire upon other friendly or allied forces during an airsoft skirmish.
Friendly fire is a relatively common occurrence in airsoft due to the nature of airsoft and the players. The majority of airsofters are not trained in combat situations, where training might help you distinguish each team.
AIPSC stands for ‘Airsoft International Practical Shooting Confederation’ and is the sport of using airsoft weapons for high speed, high accuracy target shooting.
In AIPSC, you do not fire your airsoft weapons at other players like in skirmishes or milsim events.
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