10 Ultra-Rare, Ultra-Awesome Small Arms from OVMS ‘Show of Shows’
Here's a recap of the 10 best small arms for sale at the 25th annual OVMS Show of Shows, a military collectibles event that has some truly rare weapons of...
The Bowie Knife: Why This American Classic Still Has an Edge
Like the Kentucky rifle and the Colt revolver, the Bowie knife is truly an American classic. Here's why.
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International Harvester’s Post-WWII M1 Garand Rifles
How International Harvester became a chief supplier of M1 Garand rifles after WWII.
Gatling Gun: Charting Its Storied History and Influence
Though the Gatling gun was laid to rest in the early years of the 20th century, it led to the creation of probably the most effective small weapons systems of...
Eastern Bloc Firestorm: The Czech UK vz. 59 Machine Gun
The belt-fed UK vz. 59 revolutionized Czech firepower in the 20th century.
Spec Ops History: Early Hot Air Balloons in the Civil War
Marking the first use of a forward artillery observer, hot air balloons were an effective method of gathering intel during the US Civil War.
The Trojan Horse: The Original Spec Ops Mission
Learn about how the Trojan Horse became one of the most successful special ops missions in history, resulting in the fall of Troy.
Spec Ops History: Two Notable US Failures in Iran, Somalia
Attempts to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980 and two Black Hawk helicopters in Somalia in 1993 resulted in serious casualties.
Spec Ops History: 1976 Raid and Rescue at Entebbe Airport
In 1976, Israeli commandos executed what is regarded as one of the most successful special ops missions in history at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.