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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl
Occasionally a normie reader will complain that I go into "too much detail" in Faction, as they are only interested in pure diversion Most understand what I am doing, so here's a light dusting of weapons autism that is going into the prequel - Josef in the Spanish Civil War
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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl Jul 1
Replying to @KarlDahl5
George Orwell famously commented that history is largely a story driven by weapons technology, and individual weapons are democratic. He included hand grenades in this category At the start of the Spanish Civil War, the various sides found themselves lacking hand grenades
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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl Jul 1
Replying to @KarlDahl5
Spanish military issue grenades are frequently referred to as "unreliable" in narratives of the war. One of the key variants was the Thevenot-Lafitte, a French WWI-era design Grenade fuse systems vary significantly - impact type, percussion fired, friction fired, and so on
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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl Jul 1
Replying to @KarlDahl5
Accounts speak of the "tape" that had to be unraveled before throwing, as well as inconsistent fuse burning times Militias preferred their own homespun designs, even those with simple exposed match-lit fuses, as they were more consistent. Note the cap that kept the fuse dry
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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl Jul 1
Replying to @KarlDahl5
These militia shop-made grenades are extremely simple because grenades are simple The universal element in all of these defensive (frag) grenades is a cast iron body, scored for fragmentation, with a fuse of varying complexity, based upon a proven design
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Caudillo-Elect Karl Dahl Jul 1
Replying to @KarlDahl5
Wrapping up with two highly refined Republican late-war designs Again, I am incorporating practical information into the novel because learning is fun-damental Check out Lex Peverelli's site for more info on this fascinating subject
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