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Ancillary weapon

An ancillary weapon is a weapon used for secondary or auxiliary purpose, such as a bayonet, combat knife or an officers sidearm. Through until the early 20th century, an officers side arm was typically a sword, with the inclusion of a revolver or pistol between the mid 19th century to World War I and since World War II, a semi-automatic handgun. Some soldiers such as Special Forces soldiers whose main weapon is a rifle may also carry a pistol as a side arm.

Conventional weapon

The terms conventional weapons or conventional arms generally refer to weapons whose ability to damage comes from kinetic or incendiary, or explosive energy and exclude weapons of mass destruction. Any armament used in crimes, conflicts or wars are categorized as conventional weapons and includes small arms, defensive shields and light weapons, sea land mines, as well as bombs, shells, rockets, missiles, cluster munitions, human rights violations, domestic and transnational crime etc.These weapons use explosive material based on chemical energy, as opposed to nuclear energy in nuclear weap ...

Edged and bladed weapons

Bladed and edged weapons are types of melee weapons used throughout history for combat, hunting and in ceremonies. Bladed weapons include swords, knives and, in more recent times, bayonets. Edged weapons are used to hack and slash but, depending on the weapon, to also thrust and stab. Not all swords, knives and bayonets have blades, but points – intended for thrusting rather than slashing. Other dedicated edged weapons include battleaxes and poleaxes. Many edged tools, especially agricultural tools such as axes and scythes, have been used as improvised weapons by peasantry, militia, or irr ...

Minet ed Dhalia point

A Minet ed Dhalia point or stylet is an archaeological term for an elongated, isosceles triangle made with pressure flaking on both faces of a piece of flint. They are predominantly found at sites in Lebanon. They are the type tool of the Eneolithique Ancien, named after the archaeological site of Minet ed Dhalia in Ras Beirut. The stylets range from 2 inches to 8 inches in length. They were first observed by Dawson in 1884 and later by Godefroy Zumoffen in 1910 and called "stylets" by Raoul Describes. The exact use of Minet ed Dhalia points is uncertain although the shape bears certain si ...

Space weapon

Space weapons are weapons used in space warfare. They include weapons that can attack space systems in orbit, attack targets on the earth from space or disable missiles travelling through space. In the course of the militarisation of space, such weapons were developed mainly by the contesting superpowers during the Cold War, and some remain under development today. Space weapons are also a central theme in military science fiction and sci-fi video games.

Weaponry (radio program)

Weaponry was the only regularly scheduled, radio broadcast program about weapons in the United States. Devoted to military and aviation technology, history, hardware, policy, news, reviews, and analysis, from 1982-2013 Weaponry aired on WBAI radio, 99.5 FM in the New York City metropolitan area Wednesday mornings from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. A 90-day archive of the program was also available on the stations website. Guests on the program included historians and specialists in the fields of military and aviation science, history, and technology, among them Eric Foner and Albert Nofi. Other g ...


ⓘ Weapons

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