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Throwback Thursday: The Insane Engineering of the A-10 Warthog

The A-10 has been in the news again this week. Apparently the brass hat fighter jocks in charge of the US Air Force are still trying to kill off everyone else's favorite aerial beast.  [caption id="attachment_8650" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] An A-10C Warthog pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron at the 122nd...

Built for Winter Weather – The UF PRO Hunter Tactical Softshell Gen.2

Need to gear up for the wet, cold, windy weather of the winter months ahead? You might want to take a look at the UF PRO Hunter Tactical Softshell.  Although UF PRO originally called this garment a sweater, it's about as far away from your Grandad's cardigan as you can...

From The Archives: G&G Armament GK99 AEG Review

Several years ago, G&G Armament conducted a poll about what guns the airsoft community would want the company to make. They probably didn't expect that so many Finnish airsofters would vote - or that they would vote so enthusiastically! But it seems that for as long as there has been...

Friday Foto

Northern lights illuminate the landscape for a mortar crew during the Finnish Army Combined Joint Fires Exercise in November 2020. Photo credit: The Finnish Army, Combat Camera

Helikon-Tex® Swagman Roll Basic®

Based on the success of their original Swagman Roll, Helikon-Tex have developed a simpler.  more budget friendly version called the Swagman Roll Basic®. Made from the same tried-and-tested padded polyester material as the M-65 Field Jacket Liner, the SRB will keep you warm and cozy around camp during cold weather....

SIG SAUER Introduces New Modular MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor. The MOD-X9 is the first release of SIG SAUER’s modular line of pistol suppressors made of titanium baffles for the ultimate in lightweight strength and performance that allows the user to personalize their suppressor for overall length, weight, and...

The Skill of Layering Clothing for Cold Weather Performance

One of the reasons for the poor performance of the Soviet Army in the Winter War with Finland in 1939/1940 was that, ironically, the Soviets were poorly trained and equipped for combat operations in an extremely cold, snow-covered environment.  [caption id="attachment_8567" align="aligncenter" width="820"] Wounded and freezing Red Army soldiers after...

UF PRO: Why Ergonomics Matter

Fashions and styles come and go in the world of military clothing just as they do on the civilian market - just not as rapidly. For example, the dust colored 4-pocket tunic and straight leg trousers of the "safari suit" worn by British explorers and adventurers all around the world...

The Russo-Finnish Winter War: 1939-1940

The "Winter War" between little Finland and the mighty Soviet Union began on this date eighty-one years ago.  [caption id="attachment_8543" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] A Finnish machine gun crew during the Winter War. Photo credit: PUBLIC DOMAIN/ WIKIPEDIA.[/caption]   With Britain and France preoccupied with preparing themselves for war against Nazi Germany,...

Friday Foto

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 conduct cold weather live-fire training in preparation for "Exercise Reindeer II" in Setermoen, Norway. Reindeer II is a bilateral training exercise hosted by the Norwegian military to increase support capabilities between NATO allies in extreme conditions. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William...