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Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • British WWII Soldiers Took Out Tanks with a Giant Air Rifle

    A soldier fires a PIAT near St Martin-des-Besaces, 1 August 1944.

    Throughout history, there have been instances where the development of new technologies has been necessary to overcome obstacles, and the Second World War was no different.

    The prominent rise and evolution of the tank during WWII meant that anti-tank weapons had to be developed, and quickly at that! The idea was to have a weapon that was fairly lightweight but could still pack the necessary punch to penetrate the tank’s armour. Continue reading

  • A Brief History of Airsoft

    Close up of airsofter wearing gas mask and camo.

    Airsoft is fantastic sport and hobby perfect for those who are looking for a fun activity that keeps you active and requires you to use your head as much as your body. But where did it come from? We’ve taken a brief look at the history here: Continue reading

  • Is It Bad Luck to Give Someone a Knife as a Gift?

    A Kukri knife available from Surplus Store

    Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes the inevitable head-scratching about what to buy for friends and family.

    Now, we have many fantastic items for you to gift your loved ones with this year, ranging from a stocking-filler knife to the more sizable Daystate Pulsar air rifle (which may be able to fit if your stocking is big enough… that joke never gets old!). Continue reading

  • The Military History Behind the Star Wars Costumes

    The original Star Wars trilogy showcasing some of the classic costumes.

    We have previously touched on how the Star Wars universe has drawn inspiration from the real world in its films. Our previous article was referring to the blasters that were based on real-life weaponry (you can read said article here), which in turn led to airsoft guns being modelled on them. But now, we are taking a closer look at the costumes from the franchise. Continue reading

  • The History of America’s Zombie Apocalypse Plan

    Close up of a zombie’s face.

    They may be one of the great military powerhouses in the world, but even the United States isn’t taking any chances at being caught off-guard by the hoard of the undead.

    In 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense released a strategy that would be used to combat a potential zombie apocalypse. While the opponents may be fictional, the military was very serious in their plans. Continue reading

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