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Ragunan Zoo

Ragunan Zoo, founded in 1864, is a 140-hectare zoo in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. The zoo has over 295 species of animals, 171 species of flora and 3.122 animal specimens including birds. Ragunan Zoo is a popular weekend destination f ...

                                               

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is a zoo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With 287 hectares, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. It is in seven geographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. So ...

                                               

Sword

A sword is a hand-held weapon made for cutting. It is often made of metal. It has a long blade, and a handle called a hilt. Often there is some form of hand protection, such as a cross-guard or a basket. It can be used either for cutting, slashin ...

                                               

Claymore

The claymore is a Scottish sword. It is double-edged. The word itself is of Gaelic origins and means" great sword”. The Claymore is indeed a big sword and was held only with two hands. In some sources the broad claymore sword is called" claidheam ...

                                               

Machaira

Machaira was a rare mythic sword used in the Basileus cult. Basileus cult is the cult of the king, because in ancient Rome the word basileus was translated as "king". To get a Basileus title a person should kill a lion with a special weapon. So t ...

                                               

Sabre

The sabre or saber is a type of backsword. It has a curved blade associated with the light cavalry of the Early Modern and Napoleonic periods. It was first associated with central European cavalry, such as the Hussars. It became widespread in Eur ...

                                               

Sword of Grossenwieden

The Sword of Grossenwieden is a sword that was found in Germany, in 2012. Scientists believe that it was made at the workshop that built Ulfberht swords that were not fake. The sword was found in gravel from the river Weser, at Grossenwieden, whi ...

                                               

Swordsmanship

Swordsmanship refers to the skills of a swordsman. It is a modern term mainly used to refer to small sword fencing. But it can also be applied to any martial art involving the use of a sword. The English word "swordsman" is parallel to the Latin ...

                                               

Nerve agent

Nerve gas or nerve agent is the name of a family of chemical poisons. Usually people call them nerve agents. They work by changing the way the nerves work in the human body. They stop messages from the brain from getting sent to the muscles and o ...

                                               

Sarin

Sarin is a nerve gas, a deadly poison. It was developed as a chemical weapon for use in war by Nazi Germany. It is classified as a weapon of mass destruction in UN Resolution 687. Production and stockpiling of sarin was outlawed by the Chemical W ...

                                               

VX

VX is a type of chemical weapon called a nerve agent. It is a very toxic chemical. Because it is so toxic, it cannot be used as anything other than a chemical weapon. The United Nations classifies VX as a weapon of mass destruction. VX is the mos ...

                                               

Incendiary device

Incendiary devices or incendiary bombs are bombs. These bombs have been designed to start a fire. Sometimes they are also called firebombs. They were used very frequently in World War II. Materials such as Napalm, White phosphorus, thermite, chlo ...

                                               

M2 flamethrower

The M2 flamethrower was an American-made portable flamethrower that was used during World War II. It was the successor to the M1 and M1A1 flamethrowers. Although it could only shoot fire for around 7 seconds and the flame was only effective out t ...

                                               

Molotov cocktail

A Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb, fire bomb, or benzine torch, is a simple incendiary device. It is relatively easy to make and is used by irregular paramilitary forces and by rioters. It is also used for arson. It was used for the ...

                                               

Napalm

Napalm is the name for a number of flammable liquids that have been used in warfare. Often it is jellied gasoline. Napalm is actually the thickener in such liquids. When it is mixed with gasoline, the thickener makes a sticky incendiary gel. It w ...

                                               

White phosphorus

White phosphorus is an incendiary weapon. It makes a bright light and smoke. Its main ingredient is one of the allotropes of the chemical element phosphorus. White phosphorus is toxic to humans. It can burn deep into soft tissue, it can be breath ...

                                               

Chamber (firearms)

The chamber is that part of a firearm into which the cartridge is loaded. The chamber is also the place the cartridge is fired from. In a breech-loading weapon the chamber is directly behind and in line with the barrel. In a revolver there are mu ...

                                               

Cylinder (firearms)

A cylinder, in firearms terminology, is the cylindrical, rotating part of a revolver. The cylinder has multiple cartridges chambers. The cylinder revolves around a central shaft in the revolver. This is to bring each individual chamber into align ...

                                               

Stock (firearm)

A stock, also known as a shoulder stock, a buttstock, or simply a butt is a part of a rifle or other firearm, to which the barrel and firing mechanism are attached. It is held firmly against the shooters shoulder when firing the gun. Stocks are a ...

                                               

Adaptive Combat Rifle

The Adaptive Combat Rifle is a modular assault rifle, designed by Magpul Industries of Erie, Colorado, and known initially as the Masada. In late January 2008, Bushmaster made a licensing agreement with Magpul. In this agreement, Bushmaster would ...

                                               

AR-15

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle designed by the ArmaLite Division of the Farichild Enginer and Aircraft Corporation in 1958 by Eugene Stoner. It is the civilian predecessor of the M-16 rifle. The AR" in its name reflects the first two letters ...

                                               

Heckler & Koch G36

The Heckler & Koch G36 is an assault rifle designed in the 1990s by Heckler & Koch in Germany. The weapon is gas operated and has a standard magazine that holds 30 of the 5.56mm NATO rounds. It can also be used with a 100-round drum. The G36 has ...

                                               

IMI Galil

The Galil is a family of Israeli small arms. They were designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s. They were made by Israel Military Industries Ltd of Ramat HaSharon.

                                               

M16 rifle

The M16 is an assault rifle used by the United States since the Vietnam War in 1963, based on the AR-15. Since 1975, the M16 has been used by many different countries. First designed by Eugene Stoner in the United States of America, it is current ...

                                               

M4 carbine

The M4 carbine is a type of carbine used in the military. A carbine is a shorter, lighter type of rifle. It was based on the M16 rifle. The M4 is a gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon. The cartridges are fed into the gun with a magazine, which is ...

                                               

7.62 x 39mm

The 7.62 x 39mm, pronounced seven-six-two by thirty-nine ", is an intermediate cartridge used for Russian guns. It was based on the 7.62 x 54mmR cartridge. The bullet size is the same, but the case is much smaller so that soldiers could carry mor ...

                                               

Heckler & Koch G3

The Heckler & Koch G3 is a battle rifle developed by Heckler & Koch and the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME. It has a 20 rounds magazine, that holds 7.62mm NATO ammunition. It was invented in the 1950s, and was the main we ...

                                               

M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle was a group of American automatic rifles and light machine guns. It was used by the United States and several other countries. The most-used type of BAR was the M1918. It was designed by John Browning in 1917. It was ...

                                               

FG 42

The FG 42 was a battle rifle. It was made in Nazi Germany during World War II. The weapon was made for use by Fallschirmjager airborne infantry in 1942. It was used in small amounts until the war ended. The FG 42 had the power of a light machine ...

                                               

MG 34

The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, was a general-purpose machine gun. It was developed in Nazi Germany. It was first made and accepted in 1934. It was first given to soldiers in 1935. It fires the 7.92 x 57mm Mauser cartridge. It was designed to b ...

                                               

MG 42

The MG 42 was a general-purpose machine gun. It was created in Nazi Germany. It began being used by the Wehrmacht in 1942. It was used with the MG 34 machine gun in the German Armed Forces. Both weapons were made and used until the end of the war ...

                                               

.30-06 Springfield

The.30-06 Springfield cartridge, pronounced thirty-aught-six ", is a bullet used for guns made in the United States. It was first used for the M1903 Springfield rifle. The ".30" means that the bullet is.30 inches 7.62 millimeters in diameter, and ...

                                               

Arrowhead

An arrowhead is point of an arrow, or a shape resembling such a point. Archived 2010-03-11 at the Wayback Machine Arrowheads are found all over the United States. Archaeologically they are usually made of stone: primarily being flint, obsidian, o ...

                                               

Grapeshot

Grape shot is a hollow ball, packed with small "grape" sized metal balls which can be fired by a gun or a cannon. The hollow ball is fired as a single round that breaks apart upon leaving the muzzle of a cannon. Grapeshot was much used until beca ...

                                               

Intermediate cartridge

An intermediate cartridge is a bullet used for assault rifles and some light machine guns. They are not as large as full-sized rifle bullets, and they do not have as much stopping power, penetration power, or effective range. However, more of the ...

                                               

Magazine (firearms)

A magazine is a place for keeping ammunition. For artillery it can be a special warehouse or a special room in a warship. In firearms, a magazine often incorrectly called a "clip" is a container that holds ammunition for a firearm. An external ma ...

                                               

Shotgun shell

A shotgun shell is the standard type of ammunition for a shotgun. It is fired after being loaded into the chamber or chambers of a shotgun. The shell is cylindrical in shape and is normally between 2.75 inches and 3.5 inches long. It holds a char ...

                                               

Artillery

Artillery is a word for the big guns used in an army, for example cannons and howitzers. Such guns are used to shoot targets far away. Artillery is often used to stop enemy troops using an area, to bombard trenches and buildings with enemies in i ...

                                               

Artillery of Japan

In the 1840s, the Tokugawa Shogunate began to anticipate that either British or French military might attack Japan. Takashima Shuhan 1798-1866 submitted a petition to the shogun calling for the purchase of Western firearms. In 1841, a demonstrati ...

                                               

AS-90

The AS-90 is a lightly armoured self-propelled artillery gun. It is used by the British Army. It was first used in 1993. The AS-90s official name is Gun Equipment 155 mm L131. The AS-90 is used by five regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and R ...

                                               

Bombard (weapon)

A bombard is a large-caliber, muzzle-loading, medieval cannon or mortar. It was used in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls. The name bombarde was used in a French historical text around 1380. The modern term bombardment comes from this. Bombar ...

                                               

Bombardment

A bombardment is an attack by artillery weapons against fortifications, troops or towns and buildings. It word came from the name of the medieval artillery weapon, the bombard, which was used to fire heavy stones during a siege. Before World War ...

                                               

Cannon

A cannon is a type of artillery, or large gun. They are made with a large tube called "barrel", and shoot projectiles. Cannons were first made in China, and were used with another Chinese invention, gunpowder. The gunpowder was put at the back of ...

                                               

Field artillery in the American Civil War

Field artillery in the American Civil War were cannon that could be moved around the battlefield or could travel with an army unit. Field artillery could only fight unlimbered. The limber along with the team of six horses would be moved to a safe ...

                                               

Field gun

A field gun is an artillery piece. The term was first used to describe smaller guns that could be taken with an army while marching. In battle the field gun could be quickly moved about the battlefield as needed. Guns installed in a fort, siege c ...

                                               

Infantry gun

Infantry guns are artillery weapons for the use of infantry units. The designs usually have short barrels which fire a low speed shell. They are lightly built so they are easy to moved around on the battlefield. Very few infantry guns are still u ...

                                               

Matross

A matross was a soldier of artillery. He was a member of an artillery crew. A matross ranked next below a gunner. The duty of a matross was to assist the gunners in loading, firing and sponging the guns. They were armed with muskets and bayonets. ...

                                               

Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Field Gun

The Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Field Gun, officially called the" light 12-pounder gun” by the United States Army, was the most popular smoothbore cannon used during the American Civil War. The cannon was named after French president and emper ...

                                               

Mons Meg

Mons Meg is a mediaeval bombard made in 1449. It is now at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. In contrast to modern shells, which are explosive, these older cannons fired solid balls. Mons Meg fired balls of iron. It seems, from the accounts of Philip t ...

                                               

Mortar (weapon)

A mortar is an artillery weapon which fires explosive shells. The shells are known as bombs. They are fired at targets which are close, as mortars do not have long range. It has a short barrel which fires the mortar bomb at a low speed high into ...