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Show and Tell: An Einfield Rifle

I was cleaning up some pictures and stumbled onto these of an old Einfield rifle. Enjoy!

In Pictures: The British Churchill Gun Carrier

The Churchill Gun Carrier was a tank destroyer built on the chasis of the Churchill tank; formaly known as the A22D, Churchill 3 inch Gun Carrier. The vehicle had a fixed 88 mm (3.5 in) thick superstructure with it’s main gun in a ball mount.  The main armament  was a 3 inch anti-aircraft gun, however obsolete for it’s time. As many as 50 Churchill Gun Carriers were built from 1941 to 1942, during the Second World War, however none saw any action.


Works Cited:

1. “Churchill tank.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 17 Oct 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_tank>.

The Black Knight, A Prototype Unmanned Light Tank


The Black Knight, is an unmanned light tank being developed by British BAE systems. In terms of size and appearance it looks like a dwarf M1 Abrams. Its main armament is a 30 mm gun and it also has a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. It is powered by a 300 hp Caterpillar diesel engine capable of allowing the vehicle to achieving a maximum speed of 77 km/h (48 mph).

Enjoy the following video:

Works Cited:

1. “Black Knight (vehicle).” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 20 Sep 2013. Web. 5 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Knight_(vehicle)>.

The Bristol Type 133 Single-Seat Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter

The Bristol Type 133 Single-Seat Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter.

The Bristol Type 133 single-seat single-engine monoplane fighter.

Circa the 1930s, the Bristol Type 133 was a prototype fighter built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the United Kingdom. The design was of a single-seat, single-engine monoplane fighter. The design was intended to compete for the requirements laid down by the British Air Ministry Specification F.7/30. The resulting aircraft made by Bristol, the Type 133 was armed with four guns, a metal skin. and a retractable undercarriage. One prototype was built however it crashed prior to the beginning of formal trials.

The Bristol Type 133 is available in the video game World of Warplanes.

Works Cited:

1. “Bristol Type 133.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 15 Aug 2013. Web. 28 Sep 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Type_133>.

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