Before the Vietnam war the main round our military used was the 7.62x63mm round. During the Vietnam war we phased out the M14 rifle in the 7.62x63mm round to the M16 in the 5.56x45mm which is the godfather of today's M16A2 and the M4 carbine. As of now the old 7.62x63mm (.30-06) is not used but we do have an equivalent which is the 7.62x51mm NATO. This round was considered too powerful and has too much recoil to be used for basic combat and urban warfare. Currently it is used for sniping applications which more power and range is required.
Hannibal the Hero December 17, 2011 For Queen Victoria Matthews Esteemed Work of Knave Shervin Ghiami Hannibal Barca of Carthage (247-183 BCE) is considered today by historians as one of the brilliant military tacticians of the Classical Era. His main enemy was the Mighty Roman Republic during the Second Punic War. Hannibal’s great victories against the Romans in this war include the battles of Trebbia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae. In the eyes of the Romans, Hannibal was this terrifying, merciless brute; however, he ultimately failed in conquering Rome. Firstly, the government of Carthage, in spite of being a remarkably stable system, was a poor supporter for Hannibal during his campaign.
Samuel Colt invented the first revolver - named after its revolving cylinder. He was issued a U.S. patent in 1836 for the Colt firearm equipped with a revolving cylinder containing five or six bullets with an innovative cocking device Modern Assault Rifles - M16 HistoryThe history of the modern assault rifle begins with the German Sturmgewehr used during WW2, the first rifle that could fire a medium size bullet at high rates of fire. In response the U.S. military began developing their own assault rifle, the result was the M16 assault rifle, first issued to American Soldiers in Vietnam in 1968 and designed by Eugene Stoner, a Marine Corps Veteran. The Johnson RifleThe Johnson Model 1941 Rifle one of the most innovative rifles of its time period. The Johson rifle was invented by Melvin M. Johnson
Eddie Soto Period 3 5/22/11 The Tommy gun The Tommy gun was invented by a guy named John Taliaferro Thompson. Upon commissioning, he entered the army in the Artillery, later transferring to the Ordnance Department in 1890. During the Spanish-American War he distinguished himself when he directed the supply of munitions at a time of near chaos in the Army's ordnance. The Thompson was involved in the testing and adoption of the Springfield rifle. He became famous for tests he conducted that resulted in adoption of the AS caliber as the official U.S. Army handgun.
Comparison microscope was first introduced to the European scientists for firearms identification and other forensic uses by Sir Sydney Smith (Thorwald ,1964,wiki,) In the late 1920s, Swedish criminalist Harry Söderman drastically improved the comparison microscope by inventing a system for rotating the bullets under the objectives. This allowed for a much faster comparison of impressions of bullets by simultaneous rotation of both the suspect and comparison bullets. (Lerner, 2005,World of Forensic Science, Encyclopedias) During the 1960s, proposals were made to computerize the process of microscopic comparisons of fired ammunition components but at that time neither the software nor the hardware existed to
In previous years the main rifle you used as a soldier was known as the bolt-action rifle. The Germans used a rifle know as the Kar 98k which is a type of bolt-action rifle that was very popular in WWII. These are very accurate and very powerful weapons that had an effective long range of over half a mile. Their only problem was that after every shot it had to be manually reloaded. The only combat role they could be used for even today are for long range weapons know as sniper rifles where only accuracy and range are the only things that matter.
These made accuracy impossible because the explosive force of the powder varied every time. Even though these first gunpowder weapons were simple and unreliable, they set the bases for all modern weapons like artillery, grenades, guns, and
Christopher Moran Mr. Buonaspina PC World History 22nd February 2011 Military Industrial Complex History has can teach us that conflict has been part of human nature for as long as anyone can remember. Quarrels have been settled by a barbaric manner that has grown more and more advanced overtime. This has been assisted with new innovations in weapons and war strategies. Take the Romans for a perfect example. They were the mightiest nation Europe has every known during 500 BC.
On the first day, Xerxes sent out his first wave but ,because of the narrow passage way, it was easily defended. It was all due to the phalanx and the sides of the mountain provided valuable defense to their weak point, the right wing of the phalanx. The second wave consisted of ten thousand Immortals, which where elite bodyguards of Xerxes, but also failed to scratch the phalanx. It was also due to the fact that the Spartans had longer spears and better armor than the Immortals. The second day of battle gained no ground for Xerxes; the Spartans crushed what they threw at them.
Brandon Fogg October 15, 2012 Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project The United States was not the only nation that took part in nuclear research and development in the 1940's; Canada and our friends from across the river in the UK also helped us assemble the first atomic bomb during WorldWar II after the English realized that Americans were moving at a much faster pace than anybody else in the world. The official name for the project was the “Development of Substitute Materials.” The English project that was being developed was called “Tube Alloys” but the program was struggling with British involvement in the war (Broad). It just made sense to work with allies to beat the common enemy rather than have two allied countries work individually