Posted May 16, 2016 4:20 pm by Comments

By Nathaniel F

.30 caliber rounds: .30-06 M2 AP, .303 Mk. VII, 7.5x54 Balle C, 7.9x57 sS Patrone, 7.62x54R LPS Ball, 7.62x51 NATO S Patrone (Austria).

A trend towards ever more powerful and longer-ranged ammunition was cut short by the realities of the First World War: Technologies not previously invented or accounted for, such as the man-reaping machine gun and the portable infantry mortar made the existing infantry tactics of long-range volley fire not just obsolete, but quaint. Further, new essential […]

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