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History

  • A Brief History of the Uzi Submachine Gun

    Person firing uzi machine gun

    Whether you’re into military history, a dedicated video game player or an airsoft skirmisher, chances are you will have come across the Uzi on more than one occasion. It is an iconic gun that has played its part in military history while simultaneously being a part of popular culture. In this article, we take a look into the history of this famed firearm.

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  • Military Heroes: Sir Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill in a car

    In the second instalment of our Military Heroes series, we take a look at the life of Sir Winston Churchill. Although Churchill had been deployed to countries across the world, including Belgium, Sudan, Cuba and India, both serving on the front line and observing as a journalist, this is not what he is most commonly known for. Instead, he is famed for his heroic speeches and brave decisions as Prime Minister during WWII. In this article, we take a look at his early life and the road that led him to become one of the UK’s most renowned war time heroes.

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  • How Do Nuclear Bombs Work?

    Nuclear weapon being tested

    Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction, harnessing the forces that hold the nucleus of an atom together. The weapons use the energy released when the particles of the nucleus are split. In this article we are looking at how a nuclear bomb works – and as a warning, it will get a bit science-y!

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  • Military Heroes: Barnes Wallis

    Barnes Wallis

    Image Source: Northern_Forza

    As fans of all things military, we think it’s important to look back into military history to remember and celebrate some of the military heroes of past and present. It’s a divisive subject and depending on where you’re reading this blog from, the word ‘hero’ could easily be replaced with something less effusive. However, being UK based, for the most part, these blogs will be relatively UK-centric, with the occasional international hero included.

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  • What are Private Militaries?

    Private Military standing on tanks

    Although it sounds like something taken straight of a futuristic film or novel, private military companies (PMCs) are in fact a real thing and have been operating across the world for some time. A PMC is a private company that provides security services and armed combat assistance for money. In this article, we explore how the now massive, global industry was born and look to uncover exactly what it is the contractors do to earn their keep.

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  • The Shortest Conflicts in History

    Israeli troops on the first day of the Six-Day War

    Man has been fighting since forever, with many wars lasting years or decades. But not all have lasted that long, with several conflicts being less than a month long. In our latest blog post, we delve into the causes and results of some of the shortest conflicts within the last 150 years.

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  • History of the Rocket Propelled Grenade

    A RPG being fired by a soldier

    A rocket-propelled grenade or RPG is an anti-tank weapon fired from the shoulder. They fire rockets equipped with an explosive warhead, which are attached to a rocket motor. The motor propels the RPG forwards to its target and fins are used to stabilise its flight. Some RPG launchers are single use, and others are reloadable.

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  • Airsoft Bucket List 2019

    2019 in sparklers.

    As we head into a new year, it’s time to start planning what 2019 has in store for you. While being spontaneous has its perks, planning some of the year ahead of time can ensure you don’t narrowly miss out on some of the great experiences that it has to offer.

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  • History of the Glock Pistol

    Glock 17 pistol on a brick wall

    The Glock is one of the most easily recognisable pistols, being the sidearm of choice for armed forces, security agencies and police forces nearly 50 countries around the world. Glocks have also become a popular pistol for civilians, recreational shooting and have been developed as an airsoft pistol. In our blog, we are taking a look at the history of the Glock pistol, from its origins in Austria to becoming the pistol of choice for many today.

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  • Brief History of Night Vision Devices

    Person using a night vision device

    Night vision enables users to operate in extremely low light conditions. This revolutionary technology was initially developed for military use and has been altered in many ways to further its capabilities. Read on to learn about the interesting history of night vision devices.

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