Steyr AUG

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This futuristic looking bullpup rifle (magazine behind the trigger) is an Austrian rifle that was pretty anonymous to anyone outside of military circles - until Karl started waving one around looking for revenge in Die Hard...... First appearing in the late 70s it has gained popularity in many armed forces with Australia probably being the biggest amongst them. Uniquely, the carry handle contains a fixed telescopic sight and contributes to the unusual looks. It fires the standard NATO 5.56x45mm or .223 Remingon. 
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.223 Remington

The .223 Remington was initially developed in the mid-sixties for the Armalite AR-15, which later became the US military's M16 rifle. It is just about identical to the 5.56x45mm NATO military cartridge, and only boffins with measuring equipment could really tell them apart. Or you could just look at the headstamp...... Military adoption has made this a hugely prevalent cartridge in both armed forces across the world and domestic markets due to its devastating performance and lightweight allowing higher capacity magazines and rates of fire. Some in the military feel...

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Modern Warfare

In recent decades, warfare has changed dramatically to suit the most recent technologies and tactics. But despite advances in technology and the ongoing arms race one  fact remains - guns are still the defacto means of arming soldiers, and that doesn't look set to change any time in the near future. Many firearms and cartridges can trace their lineage back over a hundred years which just goes to show that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Different countries will always have different views on how to arm their troops...

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Die Hard

The first Die Hard film starts when a group of German terrorists, lead by Hans Gruber, take a group of hostages at Nakatomi Plaza. They aim to hold off the police for long enough to break into the vault. However, New York police detective John McClane manages to hide from the terrorists, and starts to take them down individually. But are the FBI going to cause problems by forcing their way in from the outside? Die Hard 2 shows ex-army general Colonel Stuart's attempts to reinstate an imprisoned dictator. He...

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