David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

Making Enemy Tanks Useless….

Looks like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon has a wonderful tool to take care of pesky enemy tanks. This shoulder fired weapon is called the "Javelin". We hope you enjoy this video: Javelin Please right click the video link and save to your harddrive. The file size is about 4 megabytes. Also a link to the maker is provided here

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Meet the HK MG43/MG4. Heckler & Koch’s New 5.56x45mm Light Machine Gun.

by David Crane Heckler & Koch (HK) is currently developing a new 5.56x45mm belt-fed LMG(Light Machine Gun)/SAW(Squad Automatic Weapon). It’s called the MG43. The HK MG43 represents HK’s desire to compete against the FN M249 SAW on the world market. The HK MG43 LMG/SAW is, from all reports so far, not select-fire. It only has two settings, "Safe" and "Full-Auto". …

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Radical New High-Tech Custom Combat Folder from Warren Thomas Knives

by David Crane DefRev doesn’t know the name of this wild design yet, but it’s one of the coolest and most interesting clip-it combat folders the auther has ever seen. It’s VERY cool. It appears to be a reverse raptor or "anti-raptor" design. The handle is also very interestingly designed. DefRev is guessing both the blade and handle are titanium, …

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DefRev Announcement: Story Submissions

The story below titled "E-Book on the Colt 1903-08 Hammerless Pistol" was submitted by an anonymous user. DefRev has made an exception in that specific case and approved that post. However, DefRev does not normally accept posts without a provided member name. If you would like to post a story to DefRev, you must first create a username and provide …

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E-Book on the Colt 1903-08 Hammerless Pistol

Post approved by David Crane for information purposes only. DefRev does not endorse any of the products described in this story: "Just issued, Ebook on the Colt pistols. Its title : Colt 1903 "Hammerless" by Gérard Henrotin Many ebooks on various firearms are now available in our site. Find them all at… the url : http://users.skynet.be/HL-Editions/ebook/liste01.htm Downloading page of the …

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The future Army infantry weapons

This week’s issue of the Army Times features two good stories covering the XM8/XM29 and XM312 programs: The OICW, now designated as the XM29, has been completely overhauled with an entirely new development and acquisition plan. The XM312, a .50 caliber heavy machine-gun born from the advanced XM307, is now set to replace the venerable "Ma Deuce" that has served …

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Surefire Tactical Combat Lights. Light Up the Badguys at Night.

by David Crane I’ve been using Surefire combat flashlights for the last several years for one reason: they’re the best. No question about it, they are heads and shoulders above the rest of the competition on a number of levels. First, Surefire’s are brighter than everything else out there. These flashlights are specifically designed to be used in tactical situations, …

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AW50 Long Range Interdiction/Anti-Materiel Rifle by Accuracy International

by David Crane Accuracy International (AI) appears to have a hit on there hands with the AW50 .50 BMG bolt-action anti-materiel (anti-material)/sniper rifle. The AI AW50 anti-materiel rifle, in layman’s terms, is basically 33-35 lbs (depending on reports) of "you don’t want any." This is one very serious rifle designed for hard military use. The AI AW50 is therefore… modular …

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