The Stirling Engine

Introduction: The Stirling Engine, a Hot Coffee Detector If you spend a fair bit of time at a desk, probably sipping coffee or tea to keep your gray matter working as you plow through your "To Do" list, then a Stirling engine might be one of those items you might like to have to provide some ...

Chevrolet Army G-7117 Camper

The Chevrolet G506 was one of the unsung mainstay trucks that made a significant impact on the Allied victory in World War II. This was one of the vehicles that plied General Stilwell’s “Ledo Road” from Assam in India, through Burma, and up into China to supply Chiang Kai Shek's forces in their fight against ...

Ford Burma Jeep

World War II was a remarkably multi-faceted conflict that left its mark on families all over the world. It was a war that was not just limited to Europe and the Pacific, but which also extended deep into Asia. On the same day they struck Pearl Harbor the Japanese also attacked Hong Kong, Thailand, and ...

Walther Olympia Pistol

Introduction and Background Back when I was involved in education I came to the opinion that all secondary school students should learn and practice the Olympic Modern Pentathlon: not the one that is currently performed at the Olympic Games where the real pistols have been replaced with dinky little laser pointers, but the original one. In ...

Prinz No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Introduction: Naval Guns Were Single-Shots I wonder if you've ever considered that the artillery and naval guns of the First and Second World Wars were single shots? Most artillery guns probably still are. My own father served as a D.E.M.S gunner (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship) during the Second World War, and after the war he would ...

Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupé

British sports car designer Donald Healey was active in motor sport and working to build up his small specialist business with a view to becoming a major sports car maker. As it turned out his sports car designs would be manufactured on a much larger scale than perhaps even he anticipated, but that manufacture would ...

The Mauser M98 Current Production

Introduction Back in 2009, when Mauser announced that they were going to put the classic Model of 1898 back into production, you could hear sporting rifle aficionados all over the globe singing "Halleluyah". Not the miserable version from the Shrek movie: but the Halleluyah chorus from Georg Friedrich Händel's "Messiah" Oratorio, sung with unbridled joy - ...

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