The Kalashnikov Rifle & Its Many Variants

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Brief History: The AK-47 is a gas piston-operated 7.62×39mm cartridge assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Work on the AK-47 began as early as 1945 in Russia and in the following year 1946, the AK-47 had reached prototype phase and was presented for official military trials. 1948 came and after gaining a production…

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Conrad “Ben” Baker & CISO

Baker, a WW II veteran who served briefly in General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters staff before putting his skills at organization and logistics to work with Field Engineers. In 1963 he was working in Okinawa when Special Forces Capt. David E. Watts worked to develop the Counterinsurgency Support Office (CISO) in…

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M5 Medical Bag

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This rectangular canvas rucksack contains a large internal space for storing various assorted medical equipment. It has several inner pockets and ties to keep the contents of the M5 Medical Bag secure The M5 Medical Bag (the one here is a 1980’s example) contained all the medical supplies a platoon…

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