February 18, 2008

Before the Army's Blackhawk

There was the Blackhawk....



I love the "Quinn/Martin" music..

It certainly looked good and its stats are quite impressive on paper. The compound design is being revisited today. I do wonder if this thing was killed more out of an NIH problem than any operational deficiency.

Hat Tip: SECRET PROJECTS

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February 12, 2008

All 5 Services

Blackfive has some cool photos of all 5 of the US military services, the absolute high point of which is (of course)  one of USCGC Bertholf on sea trials being overflown by one of the prototypes of the new Ocean Sentry HC-144 patrol aircraft.

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February 06, 2008

"Recoilless" Carbine

Max Popenker reports on the civilian version of the Kriss Super V submachine gun.



The weapon has an innovative recoil compensator, and while not truly recoilless, it greatly reduces felt recoil and therefore increases accuracy.


 The fairly low velocity and heavy bullet of the.45 ACP round has tremendous stopping power against people at short range and the lack of penetration  is actually a big plus in a home defense situation.

More from the manufacturer here.



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