History

Air Strike at Osirak
Air Force, History

Air Strike at Osirak

Rumors have been circulating for years that Israel was getting ready to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran’s emerging nuclear weapons capability. The speculation intensified as Iran prepared to move its uranium enrichment plant into a hardened mountain bunker. Iran continued to resist diplomatic and economic pressures to cease its quest for an atomic bomb. There were inevitable comparisons to a situation with marked similarities 40 years ago, when the Israeli Air Force wiped out a nuclear reactor in Iraq just before it was to be activated. This is the story of the air strike at Osirak. In the fall of 1980, Israeli military intelligence reported that the Osirak nuclear reactor, 12 miles southeast of Baghdad, would become operational between July and November of 1981. Iraqi dictator Sad...
A Little History of Some Handguns
Weapons, History

A Little History of Some Handguns

Handgun, is any firearm small enough to be held in one hand when fired. It usually fires a single projectile or bullet, and additional ammunition may be available in a revolving mechanism or magazine. Handguns may be used for target shooting, hunting small game, or personal self-defense. Discover some of the most classic. Webley .455  Webley .455  - Developed by Webley's Industries around the year 1798. The Webley .455 Revolver was the first small arms to be developed at that time. Made of pure bronze with carbon fibers in places, the revolver is extremely light and easy to handle, which made it intensely famous and reliable in its first four successful years. Its barrel has a capacity for four .45 shells, a small projectile, but with a circular metal tip, which on impac...