Operation Just Cause 1989 – Ranger kit

Originally intended as a gradual buildup of troops by the United States, Operation Just Cause was significantly changes over the course of 1989. Reasons for these changes in operational procedure came from the events that eventually led to the operation as we know it today. Relations between the US Administration and the Panamanian dictator Manuel…

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm – Delta Force kit

January 17th, 1991; the day Operation Desert Storm began. Commonly referred to as the Gulf War now-a-days, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm are sometimes used when talking about the war. There are some fine differences between them, since Desert Shield and Desert Storm both go together with the Gulf War term. Desert Shield was the preparation…

Operation Gothic Serpent kits – US Army Ranger and 1st SFOD-D

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, which was depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down. Before the movie, however, Mark Bowden wrote a book titled Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. The book and the movie are available from your favorite retailer as well as from online digital retailers….

The M723 Ranger carbine

We are not going in chronological order with these posts, as some of you might have noticed. There is no order in chaos, but that is beside the point here. This article is about the M723 carbine that I have, presented in the configuration as it was used by US Army Rangers during Operation Just…