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Grenade Launchers: The Spigots

“Rifle grenades are regarded as the rifleman’s most reliable weapon against tanks, pill boxes, and exposed enemy personnel. At first, they may seem to be too small to d much damage, but their power is far greater than appearances would lead us to believe.” Guidebook for Marines, Chapter 20, p.257 1951 Spigot-launched rifle grenades are […]

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Grenade Launchers: Raining Rods

In my last blog I provided some details about the seldom considered subject of cup grenade launchers. I promised to give a similar treatment to spigot launchers. I had intended to include rod grenades in that post, but instead have chosen to give this subject their own post. Since very few movies have been set […]

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Grenade Launchers: The Cup Dischargers

The grenade launcher section of High-Tech 4e p.142 primarily describes the “grenade gun”-type of launcher, such as the M203 or AGS-17. For other types of grenade launcher we need to look under “rifle grenades” on page 193. This makes the rather deceptive statement that “While this [a cup or spigot] is present, the gun cannot […]

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The Gamer’s Guide to Radiowaves

“Here are your communication devices for Korea. Unlimited range, also equipped with audio surveillance system.”  The quotation from “Black Panther” is typical of how communications are generally treated. The communicator is shirt-button sized object that is stuck in the ear (or occasionally behind it). If it does not have infinite range it is at least […]