Know Your Weapons: The War Hammer

The War Hammer: A Deadly Effective Medieval Weapon

 

I am a sucker for historical movies, in particular anything from the dark to medieval age. I was watching Outlaw King about Scotland’s Robert the Bruce and noticed quite a few War Hammers being used.

Cold Steel offers a nice practical and affordable re-creation of a 14th Century War Hammer.

A good TOOL to have at your front door along with your umbrella for a rainy day.

 

Know your Knives: The Wicked Ulu

The Wicked ULU Knife

 

Who would not want to own an ancient blade design that resembles a Saber-tooth tiger fang?

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Color Photographs Part II

Beautiful machine.

Part I Photo’s HERE.

Inch High Guy

A beautiful in-flight photograph of a Mosquito B Mk. IV. DK338 was later issued to No. 105 Squadron.

This is NT181, a Mosquito FB Mk. VI assigned to No. 620 Squadron at East Wretham.

NT181 again, from the front. The wear to the spinners and nacelle is interesting and would pose a challenge to the modeler.

Rockets proved especially effective against shipping. The armorers here wear leather jerkins, each man is attired slightly differently.

A Mosquito is “bombed up” with a little canine assistance. Compare the appearance of the bomb fins with that of the bomb bodies.

A South African Air Force FB Mk. VI of No. 60 Squadron photographed at Bari, Italy, September 1944. Note the spinners are different colors.

Another view of the same aircraft, serial number HP968.

One of the more attractive Mosquito schemes is the overall PRU Blue, as seen here worn by PR Mk. XVI…

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Operation Dingo: Rhodesian raids on New Farm and Tembue

Know Your Guerilla Warfare/Small Unit Tactics History.

Badlands Fieldcraft

Operation Dingo is an excellent example of a small but determined force using ingenuity, aggression and surprise to overwhelm a far larger enemy force.

In November of 1976 the Rhodesian security forces were fighting an uphill battle trying to keep their country safe from Marxist terrorists infiltrating their country. The Rhodesians were vastly outnumbered but determined, with their backs against the wall as they protected their country and families from international Marxism.

The Rhodesians had learned the location of two large enemy training camps (New Town, also called Chimoio, and Tembue) across the border in Mozambique. These camps had to be eliminated to relieve pressure on the security forces trying to protect the country. With world political leaders working against them in any way they could, including the UK and United States (it’s shameful how the US government publicly turned their backs, and privately encouraged, what was happening there), and…

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The Militant Drone Playbook

The Militant Drone Playbook

 

“Therefore, we believe that militants will continue to view drones as a useful adjunct to their existing military repertoires, using them to assist in targeting forces on the battlefield, to harass command and logistic hubs, and to disrupt the supply and movement of adversaries’ soldiers and materiel.”

Drones have a vital role to play in 21st Century Asymmetrical Warfare.

If you haven’t already, read Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer

Study Up.