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Truten

Truten was a Russian weekly satirical magazine, published by Nikolay Novikov from May 1, 1769 to April 27, 1770 in Saint Petersburg. In 1769, there were 36 issues of the magazine and 17 in 1770. Truten entered into polemics with the Vsyakaya vsya ...

                                               

Fakel (journal)

Fakel was founded as a literary journal for Soviet literature in translation in Bulgaria in 1981. Although intended as one of several publications which flooded the country with official works approved by the Soviet authorities, from the very beg ...

                                               

Low Temperature Physics (journal)

Low Temperature Physics is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of low temperature physics. The journal publishes original articles, review articles, brief communications, memoirs, and biographies. The editor-in-chief i ...

                                               

Filateliya

Filateliya or formerly Filateliya SSSR is a Russian central philatelic magazine. It first appeared in 1966 as the monthly bulletin Filateliya SSSR and was issued by the USSR Ministry of Communications. The magazine content includes the history an ...

                                               

Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B is an English-language translation of the Russian-language peer-reviewed scientific journal published by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica and Springer Science+Business Media. The journal covers all aspects of chem ...

                                               

Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for many years it was run by its influential co-founder Henry Luce. A European edition is published in London and also covers the Mid ...

                                               

Black Sea Security

Black Sea Security was a Ukrainian magazine covering security problems in the Black Sea and Caspian Region. It was published by the Nomos Center and was established on 8 February 2005. Articles were published in Ukrainian or Russian, sometimes in ...

                                               

Weirdo (comics)

Weirdo is a magazine-sized comics anthology created by Robert Crumb and published by Last Gasp from 1981 to 1993. Weirdo served as a "low art" counterpoint to its contemporary highbrow Raw. Early issues of Weirdo reflect Crumbs interests at the t ...

                                               

Expert (magazine)

Expert or Ekspert magazine is a Russian weekly business magazine, established in 1995 in Moscow by a group of editors and journalists who departed from Kommersant publishing house. It covers economics and finance, Russian business, international ...

                                               

Epoch (Russian magazine)

                                               

Yunost

Yunost is a Russian language literary magazine created in 1955 in Moscow by Valentin Kataev, its first editor-in-chief, who was fired in 1961 for publishing Vasily Aksyonovs Ticket to the Stars. In Yunost, which appealed to the young intellectual ...

                                               

Firearm

A firearm is a gun designed to be readily carried and used by a single individual. It inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion of chemical prop ...

                                               

Smoothbore

A smoothbore weapon is one that has a barrel without rifling. Smoothbores range from handheld firearms to powerful tank guns and large artillery mortars.

                                               

Mortar

Mortar may refer to: Mortar masonry, a material used to fill the gaps between blocks and bind them together Mortar and pestle, a tool pair used to crush or grind Mortar, Bihar, a village in India Mortar weapon, an indirect-fire infantry weapon Mo ...

                                               

Livens Projector

The Livens Projector was a simple mortar-like weapon that could throw large drums filled with flammable or toxic chemicals. In the First World War, the Livens Projector became the standard means of delivering gas attacks by the British Army and i ...

                                               

Stokes mortar

The Stokes mortar was a British trench mortar designed by Sir Wilfred Stokes KBE that was issued to the British and U.S. armies, as well as the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps, during the later half of the First World War. The 3-inch trench mortar ...

                                               

37mm spade mortar

The weapon is a dual-purpose device in that it can also be used as a spade. When a leg is removed from the handle, the spade part of the weapon locks into position as a base plate for the mortar. The weapon was apparently intended to serve as a f ...

                                               

AMOS

AMOS or Advanced Mortar System is a 120 mm automatic twin barrelled, breech loaded mortar turret. AMOS has been fitted to a wide range of armoured vehicles, such as the Sisu Pasi, Patria AMV and Combat Vehicle 90. The Swedish Navy originally plan ...

                                               

L16 81mm mortar

The United Kingdoms L16 81mm mortar is the standard mortar used by the British armed forces. It originated as a joint design by the UK and Canada. The version produced and used by Australia is named the F2 81mm Mortar, whilst the version used by ...

                                               

M19 mortar

The M19 Mortar is a light, smoothbore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon for light infantry support developed and produced in the United States. It has been replaced in service by the more modern 60 mm M224 Mortar, which has a much longer ...

                                               

M2 mortar

The M2 Mortar is a 60 millimeter smoothbore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War for light infantry support.

                                               

M29 mortar

The M29 is an American-produced 81 millimeter mortar. It began replacing the M1 mortar in U.S. service in 1952 being lighter and with greater range. It was subsequently replaced by the M252 mortar in 1987. Variants included the M29E1 and M29A1, a ...

                                               

Type 89 grenade discharger

The Type 89 Grenade Discharger, inaccurately and colloquially known as a knee mortar by Allied forces, is a Japanese grenade launcher or light mortar that was widely used in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II. It got the nickname the "knee ...

                                               

Davidka

The Davidka was a homemade Israeli mortar used in Safed and Jerusalem during the early stages of the 1948 1947–1949 Palestine war. Its bombs were reported to be extremely loud, but very inaccurate and otherwise of little value beyond terrifying o ...

                                               

107mm M1938 mortar

The Soviet 107mm M1938 mortar was a scaled-down version of the 120mm M1938 mortar intended for use by mountain troops and light enough to be towed by animals on a trolley.

                                               

2B11

The 2B11 is a 120 mm mortar developed by the Soviet Union in 1981 and subsequently fielded in the Soviet Army. The basic design for the 2B11 was taken from the classic Model 1943 120 mm mortar, and incorporated changes to make the mortar less hea ...

                                               

M1938 mortar

The 120-PM-38 or M1938 was a 120 mm Soviet mortar that was used in large numbers by the Red Army during World War II. Although a conventional design its combination of light weight, mobility, heavy firepower and range saw its features widely copi ...

                                               

120-PM-43 mortar

The M1943 Mortar also known as the SAMOVAR is a Soviet 120 millimeter calibre smoothbore mortar first introduced in 1943 as a modified version of the M1938 mortar. It virtually replaced the M1938 as the standard weapon for mortar batteries in all ...

                                               

M-160 mortar

The Soviet 160 mm Mortar M-160 is a smoothbore breech loading heavy mortar which fired a 160 mm bomb. It replaced the 160mm Mortar M1943 in Soviet service after World War II.

                                               

160mm Mortar M1943

The Soviet 160 mm Mortar M1943 is a smoothbore breech loading heavy mortar which fired a 160 mm bomb. The M1943 was one of the heaviest mortar used by Soviet troops in World War II. Around 535 of these weapons were fielded with Soviet forces duri ...

                                               

Two-inch mortar

The ordnance SBML two-inch mortar, or more commonly, the two-inch mortar ", was a British mortar issued to the British Army and the Commonwealth armies, that saw use during the Second World War and later. It was more portable than larger mortars, ...

                                               

240 mm mortar M240

In addition to the standard F-864 high-explosive round used by the M240, a number of specialized munitions exist for the 240 mm mortar using 3M15 rocket motors to extend the range to 20 kilometers. The variants include: Sayda incendiary 3O8 Nerpa ...

                                               

240 mm Trench Mortar

The 240 mm Trench Mortar, or Mortier de 240 mm, was a large calibre mortar of World War I. An original French design, it was developed by Batignolles Company of Paris and introduced in 1915.

                                               

ML 3-inch mortar

The Ordnance ML 3-inch mortar was the United Kingdoms standard mortar used by the British Army from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, superseding the Stokes mortar. Initially handicapped by its short range compared to similar Second World War mo ...

                                               

RM-38

The RM-38 was a Soviet 50 mm light infantry mortar. The barrel was clamped at two elevation angles only - 45 and 75 degrees. Range variations were made by altering a sleeve round the base of the barrel. This sleeve opened a series of gas ports wh ...

                                               

M252 mortar

The M252 81 mm medium weight mortar is a British designed smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to light infantry, air assault, and airborne units across the entire front of a battalion z ...

                                               

Brandt Mle 27/31

The Brandt mle 27/31 mortar was a regulation weapon of the French army during the Second World War. Designed by Edgar Brandt, it was a refinement of the Stokes mortar. The Brandt mortar was highly influential, being licensed built or copied by nu ...

                                               

82-BM-37

The M-37 or 82-BM-37 is a Soviet 82 millimeter calibre mortar designed by B.I. Szayrin and accepted into service in 1937. The design of the M-37 is based on the earlier French Brandt mle 27/31 mortar with Russian modifications. The main differenc ...

                                               

Minenwerfer

Minenwerfer is the German name for a class of short range mortars used extensively during the First World War by the Imperial German Army. The weapons were intended to be used by engineers to clear obstacles including bunkers and barbed wire, tha ...

                                               

Mortar carrier

A mortar carrier, or self-propelled mortar, is a self-propelled artillery piece in which a mortar is the primary weapon. Simpler vehicles carry a standard infantry mortar while in more complex vehicles the mortar is fully integrated into the vehi ...

                                               

Type 4 20 cm rocket launcher

The Type 4 20 cm rocket mortar was a 203 mm rocket mortar used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the final stages of World War II.

                                               

Cold weapon

A cold weapon is a weapon that does not involve fire or explosions as a result from the use of gunpowder or other explosive materials. Ranged weapons that do not include gunpowder or explosive materials and melee weapons are cold weapons. Firearm ...

                                               

Air gun

An air gun is any kind of gun that launches projectiles pneumatically with compressed air or other gases that are pressurized mechanically without involving any chemical reactions, in contrast to a firearm, which pressurizes gases chemically via ...

                                               

Incendiary device

Incendiary weapons, incendiary devices, incendiary munitions, or incendiary bombs are weapons designed to start fires or destroy sensitive equipment using fire, that use materials such as napalm, thermite, magnesium powder, chlorine trifluoride, ...

                                               

Mine

Cluster bomb, an aerial bomb which releases many small submunitions, which often act as mines Mining military, digging under a fortified military position to penetrate its defenses Land mine, explosive mines placed under or on the ground Bangalor ...

                                               

Grenade

A grenade is an explosive weapon typically thrown by hand, but can also refer to projectiles shot out of grenade launchers. Generally, a grenade consists of an explosive charge, a detonating mechanism, and firing pin inside the grenade to trigger ...

                                               

Granata

Graziella Granata born 1941, Italian film and stage actress Giovanni Battista Granata c.1620–1687, Italian guitarist and composer Kevin Granata 1961–2007, American biomedical engineer Rocco Granata born 1938, Belgian singer, songwriter, and accor ...

                                               

Gammon bomb

Designed by Capt. R. S. Gammon of the 1st Parachute Regiment, the Gammon bomb was developed as a replacement for the temperamental and highly dangerous "sticky bomb" grenade. It consisted of an elasticized stockinette bag made of dark coloured ma ...

                                               

Mills bomb

Mills bomb is the popular name for a series of British hand grenades. They were the first modern fragmentation grenades used by the British Army and saw widespread use in the First and Second World Wars.

                                               

Model 1914 grenade

The Model 1914 grenade is a Russian stick concussion grenade that was used during World War I and World War II.

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