8 hours ago
Monday, September 10, 2012
Out and About on the Internets
I was visiting at The Borderline when I ran across this post of his, and I just had to share, for several reasons.
First, it is a wooden model. Anybody with access to a couple of trees and chainsaw could make one. Okay, that maybe a simplification, but you know what I mean.
Then there is the way the video explains the entire process, as they add parts to the model to make the next step of the firing process happen. they manage to take a hundred years of weapon development and make it seem like this was all a logical progression.
If you think about what they were trying to do with this video, you have to marvel at the genius behind it.
In the 1940's they had to take men from all walks of life and introduce them to semi and fully automatic weapons. Not just to fire, but to maintain, troubleshoot and depend on, up to the cost of their life.
The pace is a little slow, but then was done 70 years ago; well before the invention of the music video.
Now I've got the bug; somebody may get one of these for Christmas....
I meant the gun, not the video.