We all know about the M1 Garand and the Thompson submachine gun, but troops in Normandy used much more. See these 12 forgotten guns of the D-Day landings.
The U.S. Army adopted a new semi-automatic pistol, the M17 as made by SIG Sauer, in 2017. Now, with production well under way, the guns are serving with American soldiers all over the world.
As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled to address the crisis, finding the solution in the most American of places—the world of comic books.
During this 75th anniversary since the invasion at Normandy, ARTV staff continues its look at the Men & Guns of D-Day.
Santa, in the form of the Army’s Program Executive Office Solider, came down the chimney with more than 2,000 XM17s. On Nov. 28, the first 2,000 or so of the Army’s new pistols were issued to the 101st at Fort Campbell, Ky.