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  • 5 Main Battle Rifles Of World War II (They Changed History)

    01/17/2021 7:56:58 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 12 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/17/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Movies, TV shows and notably video games have convinced the masses that every soldier fighting in the Second World War was equipped with a submachine gun – but in fact, most soldiers carried a rifle. And in many cases, the rifles were little improved from those used a generation earlier in the First World War. Below you will find my list of the most well known and used battle rifles of World War II. Some were loved, some were hated–but all were feared, for one reason or another.
  • The Empty Streets Of Our Nation’s Capital

    01/16/2021 1:57:26 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/16/21 | Jenn Pellegrino OAN Flag of United States
    D.C. today. It's Like A Dystopian movie https://twitter.com/JennPellegrino/status/1350458841406824448
  • The U-2 Spy Plane First Flew In 1955. It Isn’t Going Away.

    01/16/2021 12:22:30 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 24 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/16/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Despite the fact that satellites and drones can provide an eagle-eyed view to remote regions of the world for the United States military and intelligence community (IC), an aircraft design older than its pilots continue to serve a crucial role in intelligence gathering. It is the sixty-year-old Lockheed U-2. Initially projected to have an operational life of just two years, this aircraft has been flying high for more than six decades and has been present in every American conflict since.
  • The Uzi Submachine Gun Is Back

    01/16/2021 8:14:52 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 31 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/16/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In the late 1940s, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal began the development of a revolutionary submachine gun (SMG). Introduced to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Forces in 1954 and placed into general use with the Israeli military two years later, the Uzi was a blowback-operated weapon that fired from an open bolt. Origin Story The original weapon was just 7.72 pounds and had a rate of fire of 600 rounds per minute.
  • Why The Israeli Military Loves The Tavor X95 Rifle

    01/16/2021 7:20:48 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 29 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/15/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Tavor X95: Lightweight, long barrel length, and Israeli dependability has proven popular internationally. A Solid Weapon The Tavor X95 is a decidedly space-age looking weapon. With its bullpup-style layout and prominent handguard (on models sold in the United States), it is easily identifiable. The manufacturer, Israeli Weapon Industries, offers several X95 variants, with differing barrel lengths available, as well as several calibers, including the NATO-standard 5.56x45mm as well as the Soviet, now Russian 5.45X39mm cartridge. The X95 is even offered as a 9mm submachine gun, and more recently in .300 AAC Blackout.
  • News Sumamry-Intelligence Report Friday 1/15/2021 Newsdump Friday

    01/15/2021 10:44:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump is planning to leave Washington DC next Wednesday morning... Federal prosecutors are now claiming their belief that people who entered the US Capitol on January 6th intended to capture and kill... Was Qanon really linked to the FBI?... Up to 25-thousand troops now authorized to be in Washington DC for Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday... Virginia officials already closing some bridge access to Washington DC with all bridges into Washington DC from Virginia closing for 48 hours... Joe Biden planning to spend 1.9 trillion dollars more to deal with the coronavirus... Governors and local officials in the US...
  • Republicide (Jeffrey Prather video

    01/15/2021 1:24:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    JeffreyPrather.com ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jeffrey Prather
    Republicide! BREAKING! Pelosi blackmailed into 2nd charade impeachment. POTUS declass China Strategy. Dem’s bill to end Electoral College. Antifa Agent Provocateur John Sullivan outed.
  • Su-57: Why Russia And India Killed Their Joint Strike Fighter Deal

    01/15/2021 10:20:07 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 6 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/15/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In August, Russia unveiled the export version of its fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft. Displayed at the Army-2020 International Military and Technical Forum, the Su-57E also took part in the arms tradeshow’s flight demonstration program. Among the nations that apparently expressed interest in the aircraft was India, which The EurAsian Times reported was “seriously considering exploring an initial batch of ‘off the shelf’ Su-57 jets from Russia to evaluate their capabilities – before entering into a contract for joint production.”
  • Washington D. C. and Concertina Wire: Traitors' Prison, Trump's Fortress

    01/15/2021 9:23:07 AM PST · by Lenora Thompson · 43 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 1/15/2021 | Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer
    Watching concertina wire installed on the "unscalable" fence encircling the Capitol reminds me of a story told about my Great-Grandfather Harold. It was the 1930s, telephones were new in homes and Harold's neighbor, Hulda, didn't yet have a phone and was constantly using Harold's phone! So Great-Grandpa got out his hammer, nails and lumber and quietly set to work building a fence. "Why ya building a fence, Harold?" Hulda asked, flirtatiously. "Why do you need a fence?" "Well, I'll tell ya, Hulda," responded Grandpa around a mouthful of nails. "It's to keep some chickens in and some chickens out." Hulda...
  • Golden Horde: The Air Force’s Plan For Networked Bombs

    01/15/2021 7:20:56 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 11 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Imagine this scenario: A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot races toward a target on the ground and when within striking distance, drops a pair of GPS-guided precision bombs. As the bombs fall from the sky, they themselves notice another, higher-priority target elsewhere on the ground. While one of the bombs stays on course, the second adjusts its trajectory, aiming directly at the second, higher-priority target. Both bombs hit their marks — and all the F-22 pilot had to do was fly them out and release them.
  • Iran Just Turned An Oil Tanker Into A Navy ‘Mothership’

    01/15/2021 6:10:49 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 32 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    There’s no doubt that this is the largest Iranian warship to ever sail. But what is it for? Meet the Markan. What Iran Is Doing Iran recently commissioned what is by far their largest ship ever, the Makran, a former oil-tanker-turned-warship. The Islamic Republic calls the Makran a forward operating base ship, intended to extend Iranian reach farther out to sea by acting as a do-it-all launchpad that can keep helicopters and drones fueled and supplied, especially in the shallower littoral waters to the country’s southwest.
  • USO Christmas Show-Long Binh, Vietnam 1967

    01/14/2021 6:08:57 PM PST · by Shark24 · 22 replies
    You tube ^ | Dec 24, 1967 | You Tube
    Bob's Christmas Show-Long Binh, Vietnam 1967
  • Don't Break Your Heart over the Broken 2nd Amendment

    01/14/2021 12:49:53 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Self | 01-14-21 | CharlesOconnell
    Sure, the Frankfurt School Agenda dictated #8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.But what have you done to equip yourself with non-lethal weapons?The hooks aren't to cause injury, they're to fix deployment of a security bolo to neutralize the assailants, to wrap the cord around the net so the bad guys can't get your loved ones.They have truck mounted wall & ground penetrating imaging that can see exactly what you have in your house. It will only take them 30 days. The militarization of domestic police depts from about the time Bubba met Loretta Lynch on...
  • SR-71 Blackbird: Why The Fastest Plane Ever Was Grounded

    01/14/2021 8:53:20 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 55 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Peter Suciu
    No other U.S. Air Force aircraft could fly faster or higher than the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird,” and on its final flight, it set a truly impressive record. The reconnaissance aircraft flew from the west coast of the United States to the east coast – some 2,404 miles – in just 68:17 minutes. During that flight, it traveled from St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio, a distance of 311 miles in about eight and a half minutes.
  • Why The U.S. Military Loves Heckler & Koch’s MK23 .45 ACP

    01/14/2021 7:29:27 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The best defense is a good offense: a role the Heckler & Koch MK23 filled with ease. The story of the MK23 begins in 1991, with the Offensive Handgun Weapons Program. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) wanted to find an accurate, reliable sidearm that could provide more stopping power than the newly-adopted Beretta M9 pistol. Though the M9 was not an ineffective sidearm, its 9mm pistol ammunition afforded considerably less stopping power than the M1911A1 it replaced.
  • U.S. Navy Destroyers Could Soon Get Laser Weapons

    01/14/2021 5:59:19 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Long the provenance of science fiction, laser weapons are quickly becoming the new norm. At the forefront? U.S. Navy destroyers. Coming to a Destroyer Near You It almost sounds like something from a sci-fi plot or Star Trek: A U.S. Navy destroyer is underway in the Arabian Sea, full steam ahead toward the Gulf of Oman. Meanwhile, a group of Iranian fast-attack boats approaches, disregarding calls from the destroyer to change their course. They’re armed with various anti-ship missiles and are ready to blow an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer out of the water. But before they’re able to lob their missiles...
  • George Washington at the Siege of Boston, and the Dark before the Dawn

    01/13/2021 5:59:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 13, 2021 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    On January 13, 1776, General Washington sat down to write a letter to the Massachusetts state legislature, reporting how dire their situation was. Such letters were unfortunately to become the norm throughout America’s long War of Independence; the General felt that the civilian legislature needed to be kept apprised of the state of the fight, and in particular, they needed to know how much more material support the troops required from their government. In January of 1776, the Continental Army had been conducting the Siege of Boston for eight months. That’s eight months of sitting, encamped outside the most important...
  • With Washington In Chaos, Let’s Steer Clear Of War With Iran

    01/13/2021 12:40:22 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/13/2021 | Bonnie Krisitan
    It is nigh impossible to look away from the chaos in Washington, but U.S.-Iran relations in the waning days of the Trump administration deserve a wary glance. Two U.S. bombers flew a “deterrence mission” in the Gulf region this past Thursday. U.S. Central Command has yet to release a statement on the flight, but an official described the last such mission in December as a means of ensuring “that if the Iranians do think they have a plan that’s executable, that they think twice before executing it, because they do see that we have a robust posture and presence still...
  • Russia’s Stealth Su-57 Felon Fighter Jet: An F-22 Killer?

    01/13/2021 11:47:41 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 28 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/13/2021 | Peter Suicu
    On Christmas Day last month, it was announced by Russian state media that a regiment in the Russian Southern Military District received quite a notable “present” – it was the first batch-produced Sukhoi-57 Felon multi-role fifth-generation fighter jet. At least another four of the jets could be provided to the Aerospace Force this year. “The Aerospace Force has obtained the first batch-produced Sukhoi-57 plane,” a source in the defense industrial complex told Tass. “It was delivered to a regiment in the Southern Military district.”
  • Barrett’s MRAD: The Best Sniper Rifle To Ever Fire A Shot?

    01/13/2021 9:30:49 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/13/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Why everyone loves Barrett’s MRAD sniper rifle: It is incredibly light-weight, offers excellent accuracy, and most importantly: can be chambered in several calibers. American-Made Precision Barrett Firearms‘ status within the United States military is solid. The Tennessee-based firearm manufacturer has designed and built several extremely long-range sniper and anti-materiel rifles chambered in the .50 BMG heavy machine gun cartridge, as well as other larger diameter precision cartridges.