Fightin' Iron: A Valuable Anachronism
This month, I am going to take up a subject about which I really know relatively little. Military aviation is a huge field—which never caught my particular interest, but always held my personal respect. I was content to be an infantry Marine, but held a deep respect for my brothers who were willing to strap themselves into a winged tube and sally forth to do battle in the questionable belief that this airfoil thing was real.
Fightin' Iron: The AK-47 Pattern Rifle
Iconic both in appearance and reputation, the AK-pattern rifle has fought on battlefields all over the world for three quarters of a century.
Fightin' Iron: Lew Walt
Helicopters make a distinctive sound. It’s sort of a whop-whop noise, and it differs a little from one chopper model to the next. The Vietnam War was the first true helicopter war. Early on, our primary troop carrier was the CH-34. We also had an observation outfit flying the UH-1Es (a variant of the legendary “Huey”).
The Physics of Machine-Gun Fire
There’s a science to the employ of full-automatic weaponry in wartime.
The M2 Carbine
Designed in the closing days of World War II, the M1 Garand’s little brother had a full-automatic option.
Fightin' Iron: How the H-34 Helicopter Changed the Face of Combat
Perhaps the single greatest tool in the Marine Corps has a blade—a rotor blade.
Fightin' Iron: The Book... And When To Throw It Away
Occasionally, rules can be overlooked when lives are at stake, like when USMC Lt. Chuck Pitman flew to the rescue in New Orleans.
Classic Guns: USMC M40A1 Sniper Rifle
Under the nom de guerre of the M40A1, the Remington 700 has served our Marines well for more than half a century.
Classic Guns: M60 Machine Gun
Most belt-fed machine guns are iconic, but none have been as dramatically featured as the “portable” M60 machine gun.
New for 2018: Brownells Retro Rifles
Brownells joined the ranks of firearm manufacturers with the launch of the company's Retro Rifles lineup. Take a look at the new models here.