Top 10 firearms facts Selected as the most interesting among firearms related questions in Firearms quiz What makes depleted uranium a good material for making ammunition?High density. Depleted uranium is 1.67 times as dense as lead, 84% as dense as osmium or iridium, which are the densest known substances under standard (i.e., Earth-surface) pressures. Consequently a depleted uranium projectile of given mass has a smaller diameter than an equivalent lead projectile, with less aerodynamic drag and deeper (armor-piercing) penetration due to a higher pressure at point of impact.Created by: globalquiz.orgnuclear power facts » What was the main weakness of Colt revolvers, comparing to its competitors?Lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges. Samuel Colt missed a great opportunity in firearms development when he dismissed an idea from one of his gunsmiths, Rollin White. White proposed a "bored-through" revolver cylinder to allow the use of metallic cartridges in a handgun. After Colt fired White for suggesting an improvement to his revolver, White took his idea to Colt's competitor, Smith & Wesson, who patented his invention and kept Colt from being able to build cartridge firearms for almost 20 years.Created by: globalquiz.orgpistols facts » What gun is depicted on the flag of Mozambique?AK-47. The flag of Mozambique was adopted on 1 May 1983. It is based on the flag of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the leading political party in Mozambique, which used to be a partisan organisation before the country gained independence from Portugal. Today, there is an ongoing debate whether the gun should be removed from the flag or not.Created by: globalquiz.orgguns facts » Which of the Italian companies produced machine guns?Fiat. By 1910, Fiat was the largest automotive company in Italy—a position it has retained since. During World War I, Fiat had to devote all of its factories to supplying the Allies with aircraft, engines, machine guns, trucks, and ambulances. Upon the entry of the US into the war in 1917, the factory was shut .Created by: Tschukacars facts » What is the name of that gun, very popular during US Prohibition?Thompson. The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.Created by: Ninjaiprohibition facts » There is something wrong here. The German soldier holds a non-German gun. Where were such guns made?In the Soviet Union. The PPSh-41, nicknamed Pe-Pe-Sha is the Soviet submachine gun which 'won the World War II'. It was greatly inspired on the Suomi KP/-31 used with great effectiveness by Finnish army in the Winter War against Soviet Union. The PPSh-41 was brought to mass use by Soviets during the battle of Stalingrad, where entire units armed with submachine guns outgunned their German counterparts in short range urban combat .Created by: globalquiz.orgWorld War II facts » What gun is that?AK47. AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova, meaning "automatic gun by Kalashnikov". The number 47 stands for the year of design. Even after six decades the gun remain the most widely used and popular assault rifle in the world.Created by: karate kidmilitary facts » What was the predecessor of the soviet machine gun "pe-pe-sha"?PPD 40. The PPSh-41 is a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgy Shpagin as a cheap, reliable, and simplified alternative to the PPD-40. Common nicknames are "pe-pe-sha" meaning "daddy". The PPSh saw extensive combat use during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the major infantry weapons of the Soviet Armed Forces during World War II. Around six million PPSh-41s were manufactured. Created by: TschukaSoviet Union facts » What is the name of this weapon?Bazooka is the common name for a man-portable recoilless anti-tank rocket launcher weapon, widely fielded by the United States Army. Also referred to as the "Stovepipe", the innovative bazooka was among the first generation of rocket-propelled anti-tank weapons used in infantry combat. The term "bazooka" still sees informal use as a generic term referring to any ground-to-ground shoulder-fired missile weapon.Created by: Tschukatechnology facts » What was the capacity of the M1 Garand rifle magazine? (as used by the American army)8 cartridges. The M1 rifle was named after its Canadian-American designer, John Garand. It was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military rifle- U.S. service rifle during World War II and the Korean War and also saw limited service during the Vietnam War. In total, about 4.5 million pieces of rifle were produced.Created by: Tschukaweapons facts » Play firearms quiz and see all the questions.