The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Pat Brennan » 03 Jul 2011 21:52

This looks like a Blacker Bombard used by the British Home Guard.

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Post by iffig » 03 Jul 2011 23:21

It is a (not very successful ..... ) British 29 mm Spigot Mortar nicknamed Blacker Bombard.

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Post by Ironmachine » 04 Jul 2011 07:18

You both are right, but Pat answered first, so it is his turn now.
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Post by iffig » 04 Jul 2011 08:11

Had not noticed that the answer was already given!
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Post by Pat Brennan » 05 Jul 2011 01:07

To what unit do these troops belong? Groups served in Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Persian Gulf, Cyprus, Oman and Albania. The unit even had a Parachute Company. While of mixed ethnicity, one ethnic group dominated the force. The unit was sometimes called after this group. However, it was not of the official name.
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Post by iffig » 05 Jul 2011 08:55

I would say: Iraqi Levies.

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Post by Pat Brennan » 06 Jul 2011 01:18

Technically, they are the RAF Levies. They are also called the Iraqi Levies or the Assyrian Levies. My source is:

http://assyrianlevies.info/pics.php?vie ... 1&image=15.

Over to France

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Post by iffig » 08 Jul 2011 09:44

Thank you.
Next question: what is this?
Vehicle and weapon, please .....

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Post by AVV » 08 Jul 2011 10:33

Hello!
iffig wrote:Vehicle and weapon, please .....
The vehicle is Renault UE 2, but the weapon... 7.5 mm MAC MG?

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Post by The Edge » 08 Jul 2011 14:10

MG info - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reibel_machine_gun

Also from Wikipedia (vehicle) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_UE_Chenillette
Renault was always very intent on procuring foreign orders, but generally without much success. To improve the attractiveness of his Renault UE he also offered a version with a machine-gun. In March 1936 the government of China placed an order for ten Renault UEs armed with machine-guns, together with twelve Renault ZB tanks. Though the tanks eventually reached China in 1940, the chenillettes were held up in Haiphong from 1938 because France gave in to Japanese pressure; they appear to have been confiscated in 1940 by the French authorities of Indo-China.
During the Battle of France, in May 1940 the swiftly deteriorating situation led to an order being issued to arm all available tracked chassis and send them to the front. This included ... the Renault UE Modèle 37s produced from that moment. On 25 May the Direction d'Infanterie requested that Renault produce a prototype on the lines of his Chinese UEs, with a machine-gun armed superstructure. Another existing 200 vehicles were to be refitted with a simpler external MAC 31 "Reibel" machine-gun mount. It is unknown how many of both types were in fact built or modified; at least one vehicle with a superstructure is still extant.

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Post by iffig » 12 Jul 2011 13:19

Well, a hard choice .....

Aleks found the vehicle....
Edge found the weapon.....

In my opinion, the weapon question was harder to crack than the vehicle question.
So, over to Serbia, unless Edge chooses otherwise

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Post by AVV » 12 Jul 2011 14:24

Hello!
iffig wrote:So, over to Serbia, unless Edge chooses otherwise
I support this decision - I hope that Edge will present us with another question-that-makes-think.

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Post by iffig » 12 Jul 2011 18:29

Very fair play from you Aleks.

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Post by The Edge » 12 Jul 2011 19:53

Well, you asked for it... :wink:

As we seen, Chinese ordered MG-armed version of UE - what type tank gun & what caliber?

This MG could be seen on Chinese pilot-vehicle:
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 12 Jul 2011 21:10

FM 24/29, 7.5mm?

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