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Weapons Of The Vietnam War

Run Through The Jungle: Vietnam War Weapons The brutality of the Vietnam War was the defining event of a generation. The decade long war unfolded during a time of cultural divide in the U.S. with mass media echoing voices of the counterculture in disapproval. Arts and entertainment became politicized with events like Woodstock ’69, resulting […]

History Of The AK-47

 A History Of The AK-47 Rifle American soldiers first came up against the AK-47 in the jungles of Vietnam during the early 1960’s.  Before that, the earliest reference to this Soviet-designed weapon came from a 1953 CIA resource. A rough drawing suggested this new gun was a derivative of the PPSh – the Russian standard […]