French weapons

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Re: French weapons

Post by silviu-angel » 30 May 2010 18:57

hi
1 corect is LeMG 107(f)
2 fusil-mitrailleur LEWIS Mle 24 have classic shape of Lewis Gun
3 weapon from photo is a experimental machine gun made by Isaac Newton Lewis
patents of gun :US1430660 ,US1430661,US1439903,US1462972

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Re: French weapons

Post by audrew » 29 Jun 2010 17:45

Fusil-Mitrailleur 'Lewis' mle 1924
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Re: French weapons

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Jul 2010 17:00

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this Hotchkiss MG?

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Re: French weapons

Post by SVaaka » 22 Jul 2010 12:16

To me this is Fusil Mitrailleur Hotchkiss Mle 1909 which was called is USA a Benet-Mercie mashinegun. Used also by GB as Hotchkiss Mark 1.

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Re: French weapons

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Jul 2010 10:12

Thank you, SVaaka

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Re: French weapons

Post by audrew » 21 Sep 2010 14:42

fm hotchkiss mle1922
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Re: French weapons

Post by hchris » 10 Nov 2010 21:32

David Lehmann wrote:Foreign origin
MP 28 : 1000
MP 34 : 200
EMP : 3250
Steyr : about 50
Suomi M/31 : 150
Thompson 1921/1928 : 3000
You mention a Steyr here, do you know which type it was specifically, do you have a picture?

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Re: French weapons

Post by audrew » 07 Feb 2011 15:37

audrew wrote:Fusil-Mitrailleur 'Lewis' mle 1924
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Post by Paul_Atreides » 07 May 2011 11:44

David Lehmann wrote:Hello,
Field artillery (75mm, 105mm C and 105mm L and 155mm C) mobilized in May 1940:
TOTAL 1: 7,976 guns mobilized

Heavy artillery mobilized in May 1940:
TOTAL 2: 3,720 guns mobilized

Rail road artillery mobilized in May 1940:
TOTAL 3: 100 guns

TOTAL 1+2+3: 11,796 guns/howitzers/mortars mobilized

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David

Very interesting info but I have a pair of questions. All this numbers concerning all French Army (incl. Alpian front, Levant, North Africa) or only North-East front? And fortress units' artillery is included?
There is no waste, there are reserves (Slogan of the German Army in World Wars)

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Re: French weapons

Post by audrew » 17 Jul 2011 11:31

fm hotchkiss 1922
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Re: French weapons

Post by murx » 18 Jul 2011 02:08

Can the "white uniform" also be the "Cépi blanc", the white cap of the foreign legion and the source of their nickname "cépi blancs", which also would explain the term "special forces"?

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Re: French weapons

Post by audrew » 01 Oct 2011 20:34

lewis mle 1924 german name leMG 107(f)
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Re: French weapons

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2011 11:32

Hi all,

Which is the different between the 75mm and 105mm Schneider Mle1919 and the Mle 1928 mountain guns? :?

Which was the model used by Paraguay in the Chaco War? Mle 1919 or Mle 1928??

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Re: French weapons

Post by Manuferey » 23 Dec 2011 22:20

Based on the picture, it looks to me like the Paraguayans used the Mle 1919. Here is another picture:
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/chaco-war-1.htm

Here are links to pictures of the 75 and 105 Mle 1919 & 1928 for comparison. A noticeable difference between Mle 1919 and Mle 1928 in both cases (75 & 105) is the absence of mudguards above the wheels. The shield is also significantly different.

The 75 mm guns have a reduced diameter of the front half part of barrel while the 105s have a straighter barrel.

75 mm Mle 1919
http://members.cox.net/oddessa_ss/jug_283_1.JPG
http://members.cox.net/oddessa_ss/jug_283_2.JPG
(from
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... a&start=15)

75 mm Mle 1928:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=109055

105 mm Mle 1919:
http://www.rojoyazul.net/militaris/arma ... eider10511

105 mm Mle 1928:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=144817

I hope this helps. :D

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Re: French weapons

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 25 Dec 2011 16:14

Very good photo of the Paraguan artillery. Thanks for posting that.

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