This is what a generic 1950s hand grenade looks like, cut in half. The only difference between the two versions of the hand grenade is that the second one shows the safety pin ring removed and the safety lever raised. Thus, the striker (circled) is allowed to rotate and light the timed fuse. Click to […]
Cutaway and other technical drawings of heavy military weaponry such as missiles.
Even though development of the Lark began during World War II, it was not finished in time to assist U.S. troops. Development picked up again during 1946-1950, and it was used mainly for testing at sea. The real soul of the Lark was in its “brain”: a set of guidance controls (shown on the cutaway), […]
Illustration by Ray Quigley shows an anti-sub device from 1950 termed “the hedgehog.” It lobbed multiple depth charges all at once at the presumed submarine location. Charges were slightly angled so that they would land in a spreadout, scattershot pattern, covering a wider range. Click to Enlarge to 695 x 768 px: Source: Popular Science […]