Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carl Gustav 84mm Multi-Purpose 84mm Recoilless Rifle (1948)

Army and Weapons | Carl Gustav 84mm Multi-Purpose 84mm Recoilless Rifle (1948) | Carl Gustav 84mm Multi-Purpose 84mm Recoilless Rifle (1948), The global reach of the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle emphasizes the popularity of the weapon, appearing in three major variants and in use by standard military and special forces alike for some sixty years. The system has been noted from the start for its accuracy, impressive range and firepower since appearing with the Swedish Army in 1948. The system earned its distinct name from the production facility from whence the initial rifles were produced - Carl Gustafs Stads Gevarsfaktori in Sweden - a facility now owned by Bofore.
When introduced, the Carl Gustav was similar in most respects to weapons such as the American Bazooka, British PIAT or German Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons. The Carl Gustav was a recoilless rifle design featuring a rifled barrel which instantly differentiated itself from its contemporaries. The rifled barrel allowed for stabilization of the ammunition to occur through the barrel, negating the need for spring-loaded fins to be used once the projectile reached flight (a popular feature in other systems). This operation allowed the Carl Gustav's projectile greater range and firepower and quickly made it a favorite amongst its users.
Since its inception, the Carl Gustav went on to become a pivotal offensive arm of military forces around the globe (even seeing license-production in Japan with Sumitomo). The M1 appeared in 1948 and was followed by the improved Carl Gustav M2 in 1964. The M3 followed decades later in 1991 and featured a host of improvements, chief among these being a reduction in overall weight in part to the replacement of internal steel components. The Carl Gustav remains in operational service in its varied forms and is a particular favorite with special forces groups including the United States Special Operations COMmand (USSOCOM) units. 

AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar High-Mobility Weapon

 Army and Weapons | AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar High-Mobility Weapon | AN/TPQ-36 Firefinding Radar High-Mobility Weapon Locating Radar System The AN/TPQ-36 Fire finder radar system is used to locate the origin of enemy fire - be it artillery or mortar. The system is a relatively light-weight battlefield component that can detect enemy launches from within a pre-selected 90-degree azimuth sector at any angle, in essence offering up 360-degrees of coverage (through manual positioning). The system can center in on staggered voluminous fire as well as artillery fired simultaneously.
The radar system tracks a 90-degree sector for incoming aerial threats. Once a recently launched target has been reported/acquired, the onboard computer can then pinpoint the relative point of origin of the launched munition based on its initial trajectory. From there, artillery commanders can direct counter-fire towards the suspected enemy position. The system is capable of tracking enemy (and friendly) mortar, artillery or rocket fire as needed. The effective tracking distance is just under 15 miles. The complicated designation breaks down as such: "AN" meaning Army/Navy(Marines); "T" representing the systems transportability; "P" representing its radar nature; "Q" for Special-Purpose/Multi-Purpose; "36" for the units required numerical designation.

AT-13 Saxhorn-2

Army and Weapons | AT-13 Saxhorn-2 | AT-13 Saxhorn-2, Czech CZ vz. 24 bolt-action service rifle in 1924 proved itself through many 20th-century conflicts AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is an anti-tank missile system is man-portable Russian origin and is a modern form of the original AT-7 "Saxhorn". The main difference between the two systems is a new AT-13s missiles which sport larger dimensions, increased operational range and internal modern technology. It is produced by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau and entered service with the Russian Army in 1992 to serve with mechanical armored units.
KBP has a long history after their founding in 1927 in Tula and the company has gone on to produce a variety of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and anti-infantryweapon systems for Soviet military / Russia. Some countries Soviet / Russian-allied procurement has also moved a relatively new weapon systems to help modernize the power of anti-tank and including Croatia, South Korea, Iran and Syria. The Saxhorn-2 allows for on-the-spot, the point-defense against all types of armored vehicle when he was made to be very portable with thought given to the ease and effectiveness of use.
The Saxhorn-2 system consists of three main components which consist of 9M131F missile, launch tube and 1PBN86 9P151-VI thermal imaging sight. Standard operating crew of three personnel who are well shot action and facilitate transport of Saxhorn-2 system as a whole. Setup of Saxhorn-2 is about 15 seconds for a team of firefighters trained (transported with missile launch tube in place ready to fire) but missiles can only be fired from the standing or prone position.
Because reusable launcher, fire team can actually provide a semi-consistent rate-of-fire three missiles per minute. At least five missiles each team assigned Saxhorn-2 to facilitate reloading launcher fire. Because one of the missiles already in the launch tube with the major carriers, four other re-divided as between the two couples and the remaining personnel is done in addition to their personal weapons. The Saxhorn-2 system measures in at 980mm by 130mm diameter. Weighs about 13.8 pounds. Such as anti-tank missile system other than this class, Saxhorn-2 can also be fixed to fire on vehicles of various types, making for anti-tank weapons platform moves when needed.
The 9M131F missile engine features solid-fuel rocket booster that supplies the operational range between 0.08 and 1.5 kilometers (0.049 to 0.93 miles) - for the safety of the crew, weapons like these generally have a minimum operating range. Speed ​​at the height of the post-launch phase is about 656 meters per second (200 meters per second). Missiles were directed to the target via a wire link (wire-guided) who take orders and corrections have to provide pin-point accuracy relative.

The missile base is limited to the HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) warhead designed to penetrate armor face. When equipped as such, 2-Saxhorn fire team can also launch missiles thermobaric warhead based on the personnel or structure. Thermobaric weapons blast wave expands traditional for adverse effects greater use of oxygen available nearby (as in a fuel-air bomb).
Army Israeli Merkava main battle tanks reportedly met Saxhorn-2s when fighting Hezbollah forces in Lebanon War in 2006. While Russia denies missile system sales to the group, this is believed to be obtained through its own connection Syrian anti-tank systems acquired from Russia. Russia was officially appointed as the 9K115 Saxhorn-2-2 'Metis-M'. AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is the name of NATO.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Army and Weapons | Minigun | Minigun is a term used to describe a type of multiple-barreled rifle, Gatling-derived high-level play with fire usually found external support (IE: Pneumatics, Electrical). The gun may fire several thousand rounds per minute. It's often just use the plane. Miniguns may have to take a few seconds to get the barrel spinning before unleashing a heavy load of lead because if it does not wait, round barrel will cut apart and jam it. It can reach speeds of rotation up to 6000 + RPM (revolutions Per Minute). There are several types of miniguns, the most common being GShG-7.62 Minigun and M134, both fire around 6000 rounds per minute.
The M134 Minigun is a 7.62 mm, six-barrel machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute). It features a Gatling-style rotating barrels with an external power source, usually an electric motor. The "Mini" of the name is in comparison to designs that use a similar firing mechanism but larger shells, such as the previous 20-millimeter M61 Vulcan General Electric, and "weapon" for the smaller caliber sizes of guns, typically 20 mm and higher .
"Minigun" refers to a particular model of weapon, originally produced by General Electric. But the term "minigun" has been popular come to refer to any externally-powered Gatling gun caliber rifle. The term is also used to refer to the weapons of the same level of fire and sometimes configuration, regardless of power source and caliber.
The ancestor to the modern minigun was made in the 1860s. Richard Jordan Gatling replaced the hand rotate the rifle-caliber Gatling gun mechanism with an electric motor, a relatively new invention at the time. Even after Gatling slowed down the mechanism, electric-powered Gatling gun only has a theoretical rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute, roughly three times the rate of a typical modern gun, single barrel machine. Gatling's electric-powered design received U.S. Patent # 502,185 on July 25, 1893. Despite Gatling's improvements, the Gatling gun fell into disuse after cheaper, lighter-weight, recoil and gas operated machine guns were created.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SIG 540

Army and Weapons | SIG 540 | SIG 540 is an assault rifle of the Swiss lines. Used by many soldiers, it is a symbol SIG Sauer, a company from Switzerland. French FAMAS use until replaced by troops Chile, Portugal, and Brazil are also users SIG 540. Many troops in Africa are still using this weapon. The SG540 is chambered for the 5.56x45 NATO round, which was held in a 30-round magazine. It has a high reliability and accuracy. SG 540 is air-cooled, gas-operated, selective fire assault rifle that fires from a closed bolt position. SIG designers used long-stroke piston-driven action (with the recoil spring wrapped around the piston rod itself) and adjustable gas regulator with three settings: "0"-which is used to launch rifle grenades, "1"-which is used in normal operation conditions and "2" are used in extreme environmental conditions or in the presence of heavy fouling. Firearms locked into battery by rotating bolt with two locking lugs heavy steel. Bolt head turned by the control cam picks up the helical slot machines to the bolt carrier.
When the shot was fired, propellant gases from the barrel inserted into the gas tube located above the barrel and put pressure back on the piston rod, which pushed back the bolt carrier. After a number of free travel built into the system to allow the projectile to go, the pressure drop in the residual gas barrels birth to a safe level, which allows the breech to be opened. Cam slot in the bolt carrier to actuate results Camming at stud bolts, rotate the bolt head out of engagement with the locking abutments in the receiver. Extracted the spent cartridge casing extractor claw contained within the bolt assembly while a bulge in one of the internal rail operator manual bolt at the top of the receiver acts as a fixed ejector, remove the casing through the port on the right side of the receiver housing.
The difference between the SG 542 and SG 540 was primarily the result of adopting, more powerful full-size rifle cartridge. SG 542 also uses a box magazine usually 20/30-round (5 and 10 magazines were also produced), but the view is modified by setting m 600 m next to the viewing position Drum 100, 300 and 500.

SG 543 carbine is a short variant of the SG 540 which has been modified with a shorter 300 mm (11.8 in) barrel, a shorter gas tube and piston rods and different handguard and sights with 100, 200, 300 and 400 m positions firing range. SG 543 has no integral bipod of the SG 540/542 and reduced the barrel can not be used to fire rifle grenades. SG 540 served as the basis for SG 541 prototype, which will be 550 SG which entered service with the Swiss Army as Stgw 90 (Sturmgewehr 90).

In addition, two semi-automatic variants produced by Manurhin between the 1970s and the early 1980s specifically for the European civilian market: FSA Manurhin called SIG and SIG Manurhin CSA This rifle chambered in .222 Remington and .243 Winchester respectively. Both are available with either a 5-round or 30-round magazine is reduced, and the choice of folding or fixed stock. The chambering is unusual for this type of military-style rifle was an attempt to comply with regulations in certain European countries imposed restrictions on civilian ownership of "military" cartridges such as the 5.56x45mm or 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 NATO/.223 Remington Winchester

Friday, March 22, 2013

Arctic Warfare .50

Army and WeaponsArctic Warfare .50 | AI Arctic Warfare .50 better known as the AW-50 is basically an improved AI Arctic Warfare to fire .50 BMG caliber ammunition. The AW-50 features anti-reverse system and has adjustable monopod at the back and a folding stock. To mount optics have a MIL Standard 1913 rail machined into the action. The AW-50 is the Arctic Warfare .50, modification of the AS-50 to trigger a bigger housing to fit gloved finger, a small straw bolt to stop the ice from the lock and muzzle brake for reduced recoil and muzzle flash. The AW-50F is the Australian version of the AW-50 with Australian-produced stock and barrel. This is done to take out radar installations, a small, light-vehicles and fortifications. AS-50 and AW-50 variant can use Raufoss MK211 cartridges. This is the standard round for the rifle in Australia.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Army and Weapons | CETME mod.A | The state of the Spanish company CETME (Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de materiales especiales - Special Materials Technical Studies Center, now known as Empresa National Santa Barbara) was established in 1949 to develop a small arms range of the Spanish army. At the same time arms used Vorgrimler German designer Ludwig, who worked for the famous Mauser Werke in Germany before and during World War 2. Vorgrimler is the designer of the experimental German assault rifle, known as "Gerat 06" or Stg.45 (M). The rifle was not produced in quantity, but the design is presented as a basis for further development in the CETME, and more importantly, in another German company, Heckler & Koch, which obtained a license for the gun design Vorgrimler / CETME around 1957. This deal later resulted in the famous family from H & K weapons, like the G3 and HK33 assault rifles, HK21 and HK23 machine guns, MP5 submachine guns and various other small arms that reached worldwide popularity. All the weapons are built using delayed blowback operating system, designed by Vorgrimler and his men at the Mauser in 1945 and refined by CETME.
Initial assault rifle development at the CETME carried around between proprietary cartridge, known as 7.92x40mm CETME. This display bullet cartridges are long and slender, made of aluminum. The overall design was found adequate, but cartridge was rejected for the 7.62x51mm round with lighter bullet and a reduced powder charge. Improved rifle entered serial production in 1956 and was adopted by the Spanish army in 1957. In 1958 CETME introduced a slightly improved design, known as Modelo B or Model 58. The rifle is intended to reduce the burden of fire 7.62x51mm but also could fire the standard 7.62mm NATO, if the bolt and return spring replaced with a set of corresponding sections. In 1964, CETME introduced the Modelo C, which was also adopted by Spanish Army, Navy and Air Force. The rifle was intended to fire only standard, full-power ammunition 7.62x51mm NATO. The main improvement is the 4-position diopter sights (instead of the previous type leaves open sights), wooden handguards instead of earlier steel, bipod was made as a separate part and, most importantly, the room was fluted to improve extraction and avoid torn rims and cartridge case failures in conditions harsh environments. Modelo C rifle stopped production in 1976, and in the 1980s it has been gradually replaced by its 5.56mm derivative, CETME Modelo L assault rifle.All 7.62mm CETME rifles are built around a system of roller delayed Vorgrimlers' blowback. The system uses a two-piece bolt with two rollers. Front bolt part (bolt head) is relatively light and has a bolt face with extractor on it. It also has a hollow cavity in the rear, where an inclined forward end of the rear bolt (bolt body) is inserted. The system has two rollers, inserted from the side of the bolt head and the rest in the sloping front end of the body bolts. When the gun is fired, the pressure began to move the cartridge back against the bolt face. Roller, which extended into the recesses of the barrel extension, began to move into the into the bolt head, due to its sloping of niches.  

This movement translates into the faster rearward movement of the bolt body weight, so that, at the initial moments of shot, when pressure in the chamber is still high, bolt face moves relatively slowly. When the pressure drops to a reasonable level, rollers detach barrel extension completely and from this moment on the bolt head and the bolt body move backward at the same speed, extracting and ejecting spent case and chambering the fresh cartridge on the way back. All CETME rifle firing from a closed bolt. Hammer fired trigger mechanism, and in military versions is capable in semi-automatic mode and full automatic fire. In early models the safety / fire mode selector switch located above the trigger on the right side of the gun. Security model of C / selector switch was moved to the left side of the gun. 

The receiver is made from steel sheet stampings, and trigger housing group, which is hinged to the receiver just behind the magazine. Early models (prior to Modelo C) issued with integral folding metallic bipods and open leaf-type rear sight. The Modelo C rifles issued with wooden handguards and a separate detachable bipods. Rear sights were replaced by the 4-position diopter sights, marked for the 100-400 meter range. All rifles featuring wooden buttstock and folding carrying handle on top of the receiver. The flash hider of the Modelo C rifles set up to accept and launch NATO-standard rifle grenades. Most of the rifles issued to the magazine capacity of 20 rounds and made of steel, but 30 round magazines are also available.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Owen Machine Carbine

Army and Weapons | Owen Machine CarbineThe Owen machine carbine machine gun was invented by Australia 24 years Evelyn Owen. Mutations prototype made primarily Dari .22 rifle parts, have a "Wheel" is operated by The Drum magazine coil spring Yang took 44 bullets and has a trigger Its made from a piece of spring steel languages ​​in Upper Capital wrist. IN June 1941 Owen out the language of AIF and START working on Lysaght That produced the gun. IN September 1941 Owen weapons are READY for testing against similar weapons, American Thompson Hotel, Sten English And German Bergmann. THE FIRST Test Owen proved more accurate and able to classify better pictures. Taxable income and then have a variety of water, mud and sand, Owen proved Yourself nearly impossible to Current Before the weapon while being choked and eventually could not run. Those present agreed that the test AT Owen, Simple Cheapest And the toughest language of sub-machine guns.
IN late 1942, Owen Being used against the Japanese in New Guinea Forest. More Language Of The produced 45,000 Owen weapons during the Second World War, and they Continuously used during the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and in the years-Vietnam War Movements years. The Owen Machine Carbine, or Owen Gun, Review Very much appreciated by collectors Which was lucky enough to have one, some collectors in the U.S. are lucky enough to get a New Examples in the chest or full FTR complete Magazine and New Media * All EQUIPMENT The relevant when the Government Hari sold to Overseas.

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Owen Submachine gun turned ON first, since before WW2 Australian Army as England do not see the advantage of a tactical SMG. When WW2 started, Owen reportedly considered. He went to production around mid-1941, about 50,000 New Articles All produced by 1945. Then ia seen used in, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and Vietnam. Owen ALSO developed in several cartridges like the .32 ACP, .45 ACP and .38 to 200.