LCT Airsoft LK33 – a worthy HK33 replica at last?

If you’re a frequent or loyal reader you’ll know that we’re die-hard fans of the roller-locked HK firearms of the 1960’s-1980’s. If not, then you should look up the history of HK’s 5.56x45mm roller-lock family that included the HK33, HK53, HK13, HK23, and HK93 models of assault rifles, sub-machine guns, light machine guns, and semi-auto […]

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Royal Marines Commandos Get New Uniform *UPDATE*

The new kit, which will start to be worn from the Autumn, is part of the ‘Future Commando Force’ programme, which is designed to overhaul the way Commandos operate. The new uniform, designed and manufactured by Crye Precision, features a lighter weight, higher strength, faster-drying and more breathable fabric than typical 50/50 NyCo*. The Commandos […]

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Friday Foto

U.S. Army paratroopers of the 187th Regimental Combat Team jump out of U.S. Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcars of the 403rd Troop Carrier Wing during a maneuver near Taegu, Korea, on 1 November 1952. Photo credit: US Department of Defence On 20 October 1950, the regiment made successful combat parachute assaults near the towns of […]

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Korean War 70th Anniversary

70 years ago today, North Korean (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) forces – supported by the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China – crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea). At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States liberated Korea from Japanese […]

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Helikon-Tex SFU NEXT MK2 Battle Trousers

SFU NEXT Mk2 pants are a new, improved version of Helikon’s classic SFU NEXT – redesigned to fit with a straighter, more aggressive cut for better utility and freedom of movement. The SFU NEXT MK2 trousers made of a Poly-Cotton Stretch Ripstop fabric featuring a blend of 48% cotton, 50% polyester and 2% elastane. They […]

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British Airborne Forces 80th Anniversary

22nd June 1940: The Formation of Airborne Forces. On the 22nd June 1940, Winston Churchill sent a letter to General Ismay requesting a corps of at least 5000 airborne troops. Churchill had been impressed by the successes of German parachute and glider-borne troops in securing vital objectives ahead of the armoured ‘Blitzkrieg’ that had steamrolled […]

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Introducing the LALO Shadow UCB

The LALO Shadow UCB (Uniform Compliant Boot) is a hot weather environment boot designed to meet Army regulation AR670-1 requirements, but also to provide all day comfort. The Shadow UCB is a durable, lightweight boot that features a puncture resistant protective plate, breathable materials, a hidden lace pocket, rockered sole, and LALO’s signature drainage system […]

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The Lost Watch of D-Day

The story of Tom Rice is epic, and his watch was a part of it… Tom jumped into Normandy on D-Day as a mortarman with Company C, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Approaching the drop zone, his aircraft was struck by an enemy shell. In the panic as the plane accelerated to 164 […]

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Friday Foto

Members from November Company, 3 Royal Canadian Regiment perform section attacks and urban drills as part of testing for the new potential camouflage uniform pattern. Photo By: Aviator Melissa Gloude, Garrison Imaging Petawawa, copyright 2020 Department of National Defence […]

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June 19, 1952 – Birth of a New Force

The Beginnings of Special Forces Fascist aggression in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II saw the need for the creation of military forces capable of conducting unconventional warfare in occupied territories.     The First Special Service Force (FSSF), constituted on July 5, 1942, was a combined U.S. and Canadian unit originally […]

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