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The U.S.S. LST 393: World War II U.S. Navy Tank Landing Ship

Now in Muskegon, Mich. as a museum ship, U.S.S. LST 393 once served as a specialized landing ship for the United States Navy, delivering thousands of troops and vehicles from the coast of Sicily to the shores of Normandy during D-day.

The International Harvester M1 Garand: A New Rifle for the Nuclear Age

Of the four manufactures contracted by the U.S. Government to produce the M1 rifle, International Harvester was the least obvious of the choices.

Chinese Warlord Pistols: 1916-1949

What, you’ve never heard of a “Wauser?” During the Chinese Warlord era, pistols of every description were bought from major Western gunmakers—and then indigenous copies were made at a host of facilities in China. It’s not much of a stretch to say that no two are exactly alike.

Review: EOTech Vudu 5-25X Riflescope

One of the hottest trends in firearms is long-range rifle shooting. Due to its popularity, innovative products have entered the market, providing shooters with the tools they need to make hits at previously unheard-of distances.

'Japanese Garand': The Story of the Type 4

The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Type 4 (Garand) semi-automatic rifle is one of the rarest military firearms. So how many were actually made, and what exactly is a Type 5?

Lord Lovat's Rifles: In Film, Recollection and Reality

The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest Day”—wasn’t actually there. Lord Lovat did carry his Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine in combat, however, and we can learn a lot about British and American guns used during World War II from his memoirs.

Communist Small Arms of the Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

Branching Out: Trijicon's Expansive Riflescope Lineup

Best known for advanced optics such as the ACOG, VCOG and RMR, Trijicon has waded into standard riflescopes in a big way with six new lines of variable-power riflescopes in traditional formats.

Review: 'U.S. Small Arms Of World War II'

Bruce Canfield's "U.S. Small Arms of World War II" is a rich tome complete with a wealth of information and impressive color photography.

Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II

From Pearl Harbor until the Japanese surrender, the AN/M2 .50-cal. Browning machine gun served in the air, on land and at sea, and was a part of every major American battle in every theater of operations around the world. It was the unsung hero of American firepower during World War II.

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