Tactical Weapons November 2013
POLAND’S POWER – Polish Armed Forces
A look at the counter-terror hardware and training of the Polish armed forces!
SPEC-OPS SPOTLIGHT – USAF Combat Rescue
If you are lucky enough to be rescued by a USAF Combat Rescue PJ, you can take part in a unique tradition that arose during the Vietnam War.
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COMBAT LEGENDS – SIMO HAYHA: FINLAND’S “WHITE DEATH”
The Finnish/Soviet Winter War of 1939-1940 lasted barely 100 days, but in that time span, the Finnish Army, and especially one sniper, made a dramatic case for the advantages of…
UP-ARMORED: BATTLE-READY SWAT RIDES
Despite superb training, preparation and equipment, no SWAT team member relishes an assault against a barricaded suspect. Entering a structure, especially when its layout is unknown, is a scary proposition—maybe…
UNDER FIRE: Battle of the Black Sea
The Battle of the Black Sea is largely a first-person monologue of Howe’s analysis of the intricate details of the fight.
TACTICAL MEDICINE: SEAL-BORN BLOWOUT KITS
By 2007, traveling in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially on foot, had become a nightmare. It wasn’t the physical load of the weapons, ammunition or equipment that made travel especially difficult,…