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21-06-2016, 03:38 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
https://m.warhistoryonline.com/featured/...ution.html

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28-07-2016, 08:00 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
Mighty Viking Ax Discovered in Tomb of Medieval ‘Power Couple’

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Unfortunately they don’t give the size...wtf? Still, pretty cool.

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28-07-2016, 06:40 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
(20-06-2016 02:45 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(19-06-2016 01:51 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  M-4 Sherman retrofitted with a flamethrower.

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... and that's all I have to say.

lol, I made a meme out of that pic once:

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That would suck to be in that lightly armored tank with all that extra fuel and plumbing onboard.
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28-07-2016, 08:25 PM
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29-07-2016, 05:52 AM
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(28-07-2016 08:25 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  [Image: 019.jpg]

Looks pretty unwieldy..

Triples are cool.... One of the nicest I saw as a German capture gun (presented by a captured German officer to an American officer - in hopes of preferential treatment).... Handmade 8mm Mauser over a 20 gauge side x side -- with the shotgun barrels choked modified, and full......

With a thumb activated barrel selector - and a single trigger that automatically re-staged... (not sure how it worked - the guys at the shop I worked at figured it was recoil operated -- but nobody had the nerve to take it apart to see for sure)....

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29-07-2016, 06:06 AM (This post was last modified: 29-07-2016 06:10 AM by SunnyD1.)
RE: Historical Weapons
I always find it astounding how many tactics and weapons used in the West were pioneered by the Romans.

Last year a PHD student was telling me about how the Romans were at the pinnacle of infantry warfare however they never really mastered sea-warfare which was a major disadvantage to their imperial ambitions because of their geographical location... having to cross the Mediterranean to go most places.

So, they thought "how can we use infantry at sea?", invented the Harpax to compliment the Corvus and wallah, every enemy ship that they came into contact with was harpooned, boarded and commandeered!

I love how Roman minds worked. They didn't think, "we'll train to be better at naval warfare" they just took land warfare to sea lol. (although that in effect did make them better at naval warfare I guess)

Just to highlight the relevence of this post to the thread, I think the Harpax is a brilliant weapon, not in the sense of the bodily harm it caused (though it did result in a lot of it) but in the sense of the advantage it gave the Romans over enemies.

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29-07-2016, 07:42 AM
RE: Historical Weapons
(29-07-2016 05:52 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 08:25 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  [Image: 019.jpg]

Looks pretty unwieldy..

Triples are cool.... One of the nicest I saw as a German capture gun (presented by a captured German officer to an American officer - in hopes of preferential treatment).... Handmade 8mm Mauser over a 20 gauge side x side -- with the shotgun barrels choked modified, and full......

With a thumb activated barrel selector - and a single trigger that automatically re-staged... (not sure how it worked - the guys at the shop I worked at figured it was recoil operated -- but nobody had the nerve to take it apart to see for sure)....

i kinda cheated. thats a prop of the quad shotgun used in one of the Phantasm movies.
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29-07-2016, 07:54 AM (This post was last modified: 29-07-2016 07:58 AM by Full Circle.)
RE: Historical Weapons
(29-07-2016 06:06 AM)SunnyD1 Wrote:  I always find it astounding how many tactics and weapons used in the West were pioneered by the Romans.

Last year a PHD student was telling me about how the Romans were at the pinnacle of infantry warfare however they never really mastered sea-warfare which was a major disadvantage to their imperial ambitions because of their geographical location... having to cross the Mediterranean to go most places.

So, they thought "how can we use infantry at sea?", invented the Harpax to compliment the Corvus and wallah, every enemy ship that they came into contact with was harpooned, boarded and commandeered!

I love how Roman minds worked. They didn't think, "we'll train to be better at naval warfare" they just took land warfare to sea lol. (although that in effect did make them better at naval warfare I guess)

Just to highlight the relevence of this post to the thread, I think the Harpax is a brilliant weapon, not in the sense of the bodily harm it caused (though it did result in a lot of it) but in the sense of the advantage it gave the Romans over enemies.

Had to look it up, learned something new Thumbsup

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01-08-2016, 12:34 PM
RE: Historical Weapons
Some of my favorite historical weapons.


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Trebuchet

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01-08-2016, 02:05 PM
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