Mitchell WerBell

Know Your History.

Scattered Shots

By Kurt Allemeier

A veteran of the Office of Strategic Services, master of marketing, soldier of fortune, Mitchell WerBell was subterfuge and conspiracy personified. He is also the designer of the modern silencer with an early company called Sionics.

Mitchell WerBell was a “wheeler dealer” according to some government documents. He was a mercenary at one time and also ran a counter-terrorism training center, giving the world the Cobray.

WerBell served with the Office of Strategic Services in the China-Burma theatre in World War II before becoming an advertising executive. He decided to become a mercenary of another kind in the 1960s, designing silencers and working to topple foreign governments with involvement across the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Central America. Documents allege WerBell to have been in Dealey Plaza when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and supposedly supplied silencers used by the gunmen in Dallas. That information didn’t come…

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Know Your WW1 Weapons: Germany’s MG08 Heavy Machine Gun

Germany’s Heavy Machine Gun of WWI: The MG08

 

All you former infantryman out there might find this fact jaw dropping:

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This BEAST weighed in at 140 pounds, not inclduing the water can, sled and ammo!!

This thing earned it’s name as a HEAVY machine Gun for sure.

 

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AMERICA’S M1 CARBINE VS. THE GERMAN STG-44

 

Well done comparison article on the history of two of the most innovative weapons of World War II.

 

Know Your Weapons: The STG 44 – The First True Assault Rifle

The STG 44 | The First True Assault Rifle

 

There is no other rifle more important to understanding the GENESIS of the “Assault Rifle” than the German STG-44 (Sturmgewehr).

 

 

Know Your Naval History: Dinosaurs of the Deep Blue Sea

Dinosaurs of the Deep Blue Sea

 

Thought provoking essay on the current state of American Naval Technology, Strategy and Readiness.

Though some might argue it is a bit dated compared to other WW3 novels,  I still say Ghost Fleet is one of the most realistic novels at a plausible WW3 scenario.