Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hey mofo squad how well do you know your weapons?

Tanks of world war 1.
To do this particular subject justice would take days and weeks to cover, Ill spare the reader that.
If you would like to know more check out this link:

Moving on to the "fun" stuff

The Renault FT, frequently referred to as the FT-17 or FT17, was a 2 passenger French light tank that was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history. The FT was the first production tank to have its armament within a fully rotating turret. The Renault FT's configuration – crew compartment at the front (Driver, gunner), engine compartment at the back, and main armament in a revolving turret – became and remains the standard tank layout.

Over 3,000 Renault FT tanks were manufactured by French industry, most of them during World War I in 1918. Another 950 of an almost identical licensed copy of the FT, the M1917 were made in the United States, but not in time to enter combat.[1]

A variant of the FT-17, the FT-75 BS, converted the light tank to a self-propelled gun. It traded its Puteaux 37mm gun and rotating Girod turret for a Blockhaus Schneider 75mm gun—similar to that used on the Schneider CA AFV—in a casemate turret.
Fun times in a coffin shaped tank.

The A7V Sturmpanzerwagen (Armoured Assault Vehicle) was a tank introduced by the German Empire in 1918, during World War I. One hundred chassis were ordered in early 1917, ten to be finished as fighting vehicles with armored bodies, and the remainder as cargo carriers. The number to be armored was later increased to 20. They were used in action from March to October of that year, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.
A box with guns and lots of them.

The Mark V, or codenamed 'Tank' was an armored fighting vehicle pioneered by William Tritton and Walter Gordon.
The first time Mk. Is saw action was in the Somme Offensive, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. They were initially designed to break the Germans' defensive line, utilizing their sponson mounted weapons to fire into the trenches.
The Mk. IV was the most common variant during the war, used by the British as well as the Germans (albeit captured). Debuting in the assault on Messines Ridge, the Mark IV made a major contribution in the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, where 460 of the type where used.
Or as us Warhammer 40k players call it the Land Raider


The Saint-Chamond was the second French heavy tank of the First World War, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918. Although not a tank by the present-day definition, it is generally accepted and described as such in accounts of early tank development. Born of the commercial rivalry existing with the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank, the Saint-Chamond was an underpowered and fundamentally inadequate design.
The Saint-Chamond's powerplant was forward-thinking, using a 70 kW gasoline-electric hybrid engine that could propel the 23-ton tank at 12 kph, and allowed for independent variable transmission to each track. However, its high speed was rarely achieved due to the choice of cannon and its placement at the head of the vehicle. (Diesel-electric hybrid engines were trialed during World War II, but would be surpassed by diesel engines, and avoided until modern advances in power storage brought renewed interest.)
Its principal weakness was the Holt "caterpillar" tracks. They were much too short in relation to the vehicle's length and heavy weight (23 tons). Later models attempted to rectify some of the tank's original flaws by installing wider and stronger track shoes, thicker frontal armor and the more effective 75mm Mle 1897 field gun. Altogether 400 Saint-Chamond tanks were built including 48 unarmed caisson tanks.
The Saint-Chamond tanks remained engaged in various actions until October 1918, belatedly becoming more effective since combat had moved out of the trenches and onto open ground. Eventually the Saint-Chamond tanks were scheduled to be entirely replaced by imported British heavy tanks

A french box with big guns. need some cheese?

The FCM Char 2C was a French super-heavy tank developed by the Forges & Chantiers de la Méditerranée shipyard during World War I. The French's answer to the British Mark V Landship, the Char 2C was a massive and extremely heavy tank designed to break through enemy fortifications and cross directly over trenches. However, due to development issues and the much cheaper FT-17 tank already being in French service, the Char 2C was not completed until after the war in 1921 and only 10 units were created. The Char 2C was armed with a 75mm main gun and 4 secondary Hotchkiss 8mm machine gun ports.
Heavy, slow, and vulnerable to advancements in anti-tank weapons, the Char 2C quickly became obsolete during the 1930s, and the few units created saw use only as propaganda tools for the French during World War II before being destroyed or captured by Germany during the Battle of France. Weighing 69 tons fully loaded, the Char 2C is notable as the first super-heavy tank created, and the only one to ever see operational use in any capacity

a bigger French box with lots of Guns.

This was fun looking up this stuff, again if you have some suggestions for content let me know.
Mofo out.

oh.. i forgot.
 a girl for your tanks...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hey mofo squad how well do you know your weapons?

Pistols from World War 1 are some of the most eclectic of designs, evolution of sidearms was pretty stagnant prior to the turn of the 20th century, mostly revolvers and some Precursor automatics.
The War changed the mindset of countries armies and the conditions of the conflict saw a jump in technology.
You see this in the staggering amount of designs and calibers available at the beginning of the conflict, and the amount of stable platforms from wars end.  To the victors we see stable and tested designs and  new companies that flourished after the war and went to have the market share of the world's future conflict guns.

Fancy pants German pistol

The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a self-loading handgun. It was one of the earliest self-loading handguns developed, and the earliest truly successful one, being adopted by many national militaries and remaining in service for over a half a century. The original weapon was chambered in 7.63x25mm Mauser, and fed from a 10-round integral magazine set slightly ahead of the pistol grip. It made use of a short-recoil system of operation.

Many variants and re-chamberings of the weapon were developed, including 9x19mm and .45ACP versions, cavalry variants with much longer barrels, variants that are fed from 20-round detachable magazines, and even a fully-automatic variant.

A precursor to the German made Luger pistol

The Borchardt C-93 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893. It is one of the first mass produced semi-automatic pistols, with 3000 being manufactured over a 9 year period, and was tested by various armed forces soon after its introduction, including the US Army, Navy and the Swiss Military.

Despite this, the weapon was never adopted as standard by any power due to its production costs and unwieldy design. Nevertheless, the weapon was influential; the 7.65x25mm round used by the weapon served as the basis of the cartridge developed for the C96 Mauser pistol, while Borchardt's protégé, Georg Luger, went on to design the more commercially successful Luger pistol using the same toggle-lock mechanism used by the C-93.

Do you know how difficult it is to find  hot girls with pre-world war 2 firearms?

Till next time MOFO's see you on the battlefield

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hey mofo squad how well do you know your weapons?

A reboot of my previous articles, hope you enjoy.

A true work of art

"The legendary 1911, it is now over a hundred year old design, this old warhorse has and still serves as one of most popular sidearms on the planet. It has the distinction of a solid  and reliable weapon with one of hardest hitting rounds for its size.
It has served with honor in every conflict the United States has been in since it came into service in 1911, a true 20th century weapon.

(range qualification circa 1914)

The pistols basic design has been copied by every gun manufacturer in the free world at least twice (maybe?)
Every modern warfare video game includes it in some form.
Including every Battlefield game but BF2042.

Great back up gun... 

I had the distinct pleasure of having this fine weapon as my primary sidearm during my 6 years as a Military police officer. It never failed for me, it hit what I aimed at, every time.

A little history...

The history of the Colt Government / M1911 Pistol began in early 1900s, when famous designer John M. Browning began to develop semi-automatic pistols for Colt company. In the 1906-1907 U.S. Army announced trials to replace its service revolvers with new, semi-automatic pistol. Army required the new pistol to have the caliber of .45 inch, so Browning designed its own cartridge that fired 230 grains (14.9 gram) bullet, and then, designed a new pistol. In 1911, after extensive testings, the new pistol and its cartridge, designed by Browning and manufactured by Colt, were adopted for U.S. military service as M1911. Prior to and during World War One, more than one million of these guns were manufactured, mostly by Colt and Springfield Armoury, as well as by Remington-UMC, Burroughs, Savage and some other companies. The rights to manufacture Colt/Browning design were also sold to some foreign countries, such as Norway or Argentine.

Along with Colt, countless numbers of companies in the USA and other countries manufactured more or less exact copies of the M1911. Some millions of guns were manufactured in the USA during the WW2 by numerous companies under US Government contracts, and probably even more were manufactured for commercial sales. Most common M1911 clones are manufactured by: Springfield armoury, Les Baer, Kimber, Wilson, STI, Para Ordnance and many, many others. Also, many M1911-patterned pistols are still custom built for service duty, sport shooting and self defence.