Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Journal 7

Nick Price
English 1109 MW
There were many weapons used in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Some of the weapons used included the H&K G3, AK 47, and the RPG-7. Also known as Heckler & Koch G3, Automatic Kalashnikov 1947, and the Rocket Propelled Grenade. All three of these weapons are very very destructive and very powerful.
The Heckler & Koch developed the G3 in 1956. The origin of the rifle can be traced back to the end of World War II. The weapon is a selective fire automatic. This means the weapon can be switched to a semi-automatic weapon if need be to use less ammunition. The G3 consists of a two piece bolt assembly. The breech and the bold carrier are the two parts.
The Automatic Kalashnikov 1947 was as you can see developed in 1947. The operation of this gun began the last year of World War II (1945). The gun began military trials in 1946. The gun wasn't presented in active service until the ending of 1948. The gun was created to be produced cheaply and quickly. It uses long stroke gas system to have great reliability in even the worse condition like below 0 temperatures.
The Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 was developed in 1961. It was originally designed as a shoulder fired anti-tank grenade. This weapon was first deployed in the soviet union in 1961. It replaced the RPG-2, because in testing it was outperformed by the RPG-7. It consists of two parts. The rocket that is fired and the base. The rockets can be detached from the base to make it more easily mobile.

All three of these weapons were very dangerous and highly effective in the war. The weapons caused mass destruction all over. These very powerful weapons were used to kill many people in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Not only kill but annihilate villages and completely destroy them.


  1. I really enjoyed reading your post on the weapons used in the Sierra Leone Civil war. I enjoyed reading about the guns proper names and where the names came from.

  2. I liked how you gave a brief outlook on each weapon.

  3. I really liked how you were so detailed with each of the different weapons and what they are used for.

  4. I liked how you included the origins of the weapons.

  5. I liked how you included the origins of the weapons.


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