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Gran Sasso

On this date in 1943 (12 September), a crack unit of Luftwaffe Fallschirmjaeger – with a support team of WSS Commandos – swept down upon a barren mountain plateau in Italy and snatched deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini away to Berlin.

To read the most in-depth and accurate account yet published of this remarkable raid, be sure to pick up Osprey Publishing’s “Rescuing Mussolini: Gran Sasso 1943” by Robert Forczyk – you can read our review of this book here.


Who you gonna call? – Presenting the “Ghost” backpack from Direct Action

The “Daddy” of the Direct Action® line is the Ghost® 3-day backpack for both patrol and tactical missions.

10409039_271467346365850_2071288911462860306_nAlready receiving excellent reviews in the professional trade press, the “Ghost” features a 28-litre main pack, plus a removable 3.5-litre “Organizer Pouch” that can also be worn as butt-pack with the pack’s removable waist-belt and separate Y-straps.  The pouch can also be used in conjunction with any other MOLLE/PALS system.  When attached to the main pack, the space between the pouch and the pack can be used as a handy storage space for gear or as a helmet carrier.


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Avenging Angel: The Mighty A-10 Warthog!

Dedicated to the men and women of the USAF. The air and ground crews that served her, and those she protected below!


George Frideric Handel, 1738 – An oratorio on the grand scale with the chorus in Depleted Uranium Minor (click on the image)

Friday Foto


Capt. Armands Rutkis, a joint tactical air controller from the Latvian armed forces, marks a drop zone with smoke for a C-130 Hercules dropping simulated cargo during a joint training exercise Aug. 5.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson

HK416A5 type-classified as G38

The Firearm Blog has reported that the HK416A5 has now been officially type-classified as the G38.


Full story here.

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