STRIKE-HOLD!

UF PRO’s Guide to Tactical Gear

Next to "operator", "tactical" is without a doubt one of the most overused words around these days. Everyone who wants to be cool or sound cool slaps the word on their product or their blog. In their latest Blog post, UF PRO breaks it down, keeps it real, and fills...

Operation Varsity 75th Anniversary

Operation Varsity - also known as The Crossing of The Rhine - took place on the 24th of March 1945. Although the airborne component of Operation Market-Garden involved more troops and drops, Varsity was the largest airborne operation of WWII that took place in one location and on a single...

Friday Foto

A well-known propaganda photo of German Fallschirmjäger charging from a DFS 230 glider upon landing. The DFS 230 was a Luftwaffe assault glider, developed by the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (German Research Institute for Sailplane Flight). Hans Jacobs was the lead designer. It was intended for paratrooper assault operations, carrying ten...

H&K’s Cold War Light Machine Guns – the SAW that could have been

We've been looking at HK's 5.56mm rifles and submachine guns lately, but let's now turn our attention to the heavy-hitters of the family, the 10- and 20-series light machine guns.   [caption id="attachment_7200" align="aligncenter" width="640"] HK's Jim Schatz demonstrating the dependability of the HK21's belt-fed system. The HK21 is the...

Sunday Gunday: Larry Vickers on the Heckler & Koch HK53

We hope you're enjoying our little trip down Memory Lane with a look back at HK's 5.56mm weapons platforms from the 1960's up to the 1980's. Today we're going to take a closer look at the baby of the family at that time - the short barrelled HK53 "submachine gun"....

Saturday Night At The Movies: “Danger Close”

If you follow our friends at Soldier Systems Daily you will have seen quite a bit of coverage about the Australian movie "Danger Close" when it was released last year. In case you didn't get a chance to see it in a cinema, it is now available on Amazon Prime...

Larry Vickers breaks down the HK G41

If you enjoyed the recent video from 'Forgotten Weapons' about the HK33, then you might like this one on HK's follow-up on that 5.56mm platform - the G41. The G41 is a 5.56×45mm NATO assault rifle introduced in 1981 by Heckler & Koch to replace the HK33 by providing a...

Friday Foto

Known as TITAN, the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node is a scalable and expeditionary intelligence ground station that leverages space, aerial and terrestrial sensors. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Operation Eagle Claw 1980: Osprey Publishing

With the recent hype and hysteria over a possible war with Iran, the publication of this new book in Osprey Publishing's RAID series is a pertinent reminder of another time that the US seemed to be on the verge of war with Iran. After Shah Pahlavi was overthrown in February...

H&K’s Middle Child: The HK33 and HK53 in 5.56mm

Introduced in 1968, the HK33 was Heckler & Koch's adaptation of their roller-delay operating system to the 5.56mm / .223 Remington cartridge. In addition to the standard full-length rifle (with a 15.35 inch barrel), a shorter version was made as the HK33K (with a collapsing stock and 12.4 inch barrel)....