Written by Curator of Firearms Jonathan Ferguson. Excitement for The Force Awakens is high here at the Armouries, so I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the fictional arms and armour on display in the footage we’ve seen so far… ‘Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?’ Like the rest of the … Continue reading Star Wars: The excitement awakens
In light of the recent teaser trailer for the eagerly anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, our curator of Firearms Jonathan Ferguson, couldn’t resist inspecting the new trailer’s weapons for both changes and similarities to their alien predecessors. Below are his expert thoughts and ponderings of the weapons of Stars Wars both past and future. … Continue reading The Force Awakens: The Weapons Behind Star Wars.
Though it looks like something out of a video game with its twin bayonets, this is a real gun. It is the Sterling S11 sub-machine gun, designed in 1965 as a follow-up to the classic Sterling Mk.4/L2A3 of the 1950s (the latter of which doubled as the Stormtrooper's blasters in 'Star Wars'). It was meant … Continue reading Weird and Wonderful