Freaky FALs – Unusual FAL Variations

Introduction The Fusil Automatique Léger, or Light Automatic Rifle, is a weapon which needs little introduction. Widely acclaimed as the “right arm of the free world”, it is a gas-operated, tilting breech design which has served countless nations, and seen innumerable conflicts. A Belgian design by the esteemed Dieudonne Saive, the FAL matured at the same time as … Continue reading Freaky FALs – Unusual FAL Variations

ANZACs in Vietnam

Author’s note: This is hopefully the first of a series of 3 articles on the ANZAC contribution to the Vietnam war, and will serve as an overview in preparation of articles oriented more towards ANZAC tactics and operations. Further, whilst the term ANZAC technically applied only to integrated Australian and New Zealander units, it has been … Continue reading ANZACs in Vietnam

A Survey of Military 5.56

(Featured Image: M855A1 round. Note distinctive steel penetrator.) Author’s notes: In terms of the scope of this article, despite the historical importance of the civilian realm of shooting on military cartridges, and the superlative performance of many civilian designs, this article will wherever practical limit itself to military rounds, primarily standard issue ball rounds, or … Continue reading A Survey of Military 5.56