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Indian BrahMos Makes Token Appearance At ADAS 2016

The firm behind one of the world’s deadliest cruise missiles was in Manila this week to advertise their only product. In what appears to be a serious effort at exporting a world-class missile system, especially among countries near China, BrahMos Aerospace put on a lavish exhibit in their corner of… 331 more words

Asia

25 Pounder Shell Casing

Arguably the best all round field gun in use by the British Army in the Second World War was the 25 pounder. The 25-pounder fired “separate”or two-part ammunition—the projectile and the propelling charge in its (usually brass) cartridge case with its integral primer were loaded separately. 353 more words

British Army

30mm Aden Cannon Link

The Aden Cannon was developed in the immediate post war period to provide a weapon with a much higher rate of firepower than wartime aircraft cannon. 275 more words

Post WW2

Practice 1.5" CS Gas Cartridge Case

CS gas was developed by the British at Porton Down in the 1950s and 1960s as a non-lethal riot control agent based on the discovery of the compound by American scientists in the 1920s. 423 more words

British Army

Boys Anti-Tank Round

The British Army adopted its first anti-tank rifle, the Boys, in 1937 firing a .55 steel round designed to pierce the armour of tanks of the date and injure or kill their occupants by bouncing around inside the vehicle. 344 more words

British Army

Shadow Boxing – Determining What to Source

(Note: This is the first part in a series of posts. For the following articles, see the list below)

For me, collecting militaria has been an adventure of discovery as I learn about who my ancestors were and what they did to contribute to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States today. 1,008 more words

Insignia And Devices

Vietnam War bomb on barge disposed of

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

An unexploded aerial bomb that was brought over to Singapore inadvertently in a load of sand from Vietnam has finally been disposed of, after more than a month. 405 more words

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