First to Fight the Blitzkrieg: Polish Small Arms in September 1939

When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, they found the Polish military to be inferior in numbers, but not completely short-changed in effective equipment or fighting spirit.

Video: I Have This Old Gun—Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

A World War II rifle designed to solve World War II-era problems, the Boys Anti-Tank rifle was something of an anachronism against such German as the Panzer and Tiger II.

1918 Mauser Tankgewehr: Restoring a World War I Tank Killer

Faced with waves of advancing Allied tanks, the Germans developed the massive 13.2 mm Tankgewehr. This one survived the war, but not a fire. Here’s the story of how a restorer put it back together for future generations.

Shades Of 'Thunderbolt & Lightfoot:' The 20 mm Brinks Heist

Truth is often stranger than fiction. In this case, some strange truth was adapted into fiction and ultimately became part of the plot of a pretty good action movie.

The First Panzerjäger: Germany’s T-Gewehr Anti-Tank Rifle

In response to the new Allied armored threat, Waffenfabrik Mauser AG quickly designed and produced a special rifle to fight tanks: the 13.2 mm Tank Abwehr Gewehr M1918, or “T-Gewehr.”


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