Glass octopus sculptures by 2BirdsGallery on Etsy
Enigma appears in Mother 3 as a Men’s Room Sign.
The stunning land snail Callonia ellioti (Urocoptidae) from Cuba, Pinar del Rio, Sierra de Gabino, Guane.
Solaire posse, assemble!
The Bendix Hyde Light Rifle
Chambered in .30 carbine the Bendix Hyde Light Rifle was designed by George Hyde, the chief designer of the M3 ‘Grease Gun’, for the Bendix Aviation Corporation. It was entered into the US Ordnance’s Light Rifle trials in 1941, as a rival to the designs offered by Winchester, Harrington & Richardson, Savage and High Standard. It was Winchester’s design which was finally adopted by the US military in 1942, as the M1 Carbine.
The Hyde LR fed from 5, 10, 15 and 20 round box magazines and used a gas operated system. It operated well in the Army’s tests, who were impressed by its light 5.35 lbs weight, durability and light recoil. The Hyde LR was the only prototype carbine offered that had a pistol grip which, along with its trigger group and receiver shares a passing resemblance with the Thompson M1A1. Several suggestions were made by the Army to improve the rifle, these included strengthening the recoil spring and a switch from the full grip stock to a more traditional semi-grip stock.
Magazines of varying capacity trials with the Hyde LR
When the suggested changes were made however, the resulting rifle was not only heavier, weighing 5.8 lbs, but also more difficult to disassemble. The improved Hyde also proved disappointing in trials and was rejected in favour of the carbine developed by Winchester. Hyde made a second attempt at developing a carbine in 1944, with the pressed steel M1944, but this too was rejected.
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haven’t posted in a while, have a sketch
Bringing this gem back.