Wednesday, August 12, 2015

War stuff cut in half

British WWI 18 Pounder Shrapnel Shell
German Leopard I Tank
A typical time-delayed grenade is used to kill, maim, or displace enemy personnel. Since World War I, most grenades use a chemical delay mechanism, which gives the thrower two to seven seconds to lob the grenade before it explodes.
The Colt M1911 was the standard issue sidearm for U.S. Military personnel from 1911 to 1983. Its short recoil design was widely imitated and became the standard for many pistols since.
The Shanxi 17 is actually an unauthorized copy of the German-designed Mauser C96. If this gun looks familiar, perhaps it’s because the prop designers for Star Wars used it as a base for Han Solo’s blaster pistol.
The Zippo lighter is one of America’s most iconic products. They gained widespread use in the U.S. Military during World War II, when the company ceased sales for consumers and dedicated their resources to producing lighters exclusively for servicemen.

.303 British AP. WWII bullets, both are British .303 armor piercing rounds

9mm WWII German rounds
.303 British incendiary rounds

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