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Post by Brian Ross » 27 Apr 2006 14:13

I'd suggest a Johnson LMG but that had its magazine mounted on the left hand side, so it can't be that, nor was it as curved as that one's. The shape though, is very reminiscent of it.
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Post by BIGpanzer » 27 Apr 2006 18:42

The Edge!
Just small note about Kalashnikov SMG - it should be named as mod. 1943 nevertheless (according to official version it was prepared by tank sergeant Kalashnikov for the large SMG tests in 1943 as competitor of major Sudaev's SMG). According to unofficial but popular versions such SMG never existed in 1942-1943 and was made much later after WWII to prove the "legendary life" of famous Kalashnikov.

As for Johnson LMG, it looks not similar:
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 27 Apr 2006 19:36

Charlton Light Machine Gun ?

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Post by yabint » 27 Apr 2006 20:06

Juha Tompuri wrote:Charlton Light Machine Gun ?

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Correct, it was an emergancy weapon designed when it looked like Japan was going to reach Australia and New Zealand. Since we did not have the ability to manufacture our own Brens, Charlton developed a conversion that turned bolt action .303 No1 MkIII's into a gas operated LGM. Only a couple of hundred were ever manufactured and most were lost in a Warehouse fire.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 27 Apr 2006 21:29

Thanks Yabint,

Very...interesting conversion.
New one, name this

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Post by BIGpanzer » 27 Apr 2006 22:21

This is, probably, Soviet flame weapon (so called "ampulomet" = ampoule launcher/special mortar). They were used in 1939-1942 by Soviet chemical troops as anti-tank weapon mainly, also against fortifications and infantry. Several models existed, including self-made. Such ampoule launchers could throw tin/glass ampoules with hypergolic flammable mixture (120mm ampoules AZh-2, 1-2 l volume) as well as Molotov cocktail bottles - range was 100-400 m, using blank cartridge from signal flare pistol; rate of fire - 6-8 shots/min.
They were very cheap but effective weapon.

http://klad.hobby.ru/military_rus1_files/ampulomet2.jpg
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http://infvstanks.newmail.ru/zs/amp.jpg

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 28 Apr 2006 06:00

Correct again :)

The ampulomet pics is from here: http://www.militaria-centre.com/mmg/mmg.htm
28000 Roubles and it's yours :)

Here another pic with ammo: http://russianarms.info/images/gr24.jpg
from: http://russianarms.info/rushtm/veapons/granati/
Over to you, BP

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Post by BIGpanzer » 28 Apr 2006 11:47

Thanks, dear Juha!
Well, I have one interesting quiz question - please name the railroad (or its geographical region at least), which was very important during WWII, especially in 1943.
Hint - this locomotive on the photo :)

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Post by varjag » 28 Apr 2006 23:34

Electrified railway - in 1943?

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Post by BIGpanzer » 29 Apr 2006 00:17

Yes, varjag, and I don't see any problems in this fact :) There were at least several thousands km of electrified main railways in the world in 1939.
The photo above was made even in the beginning of 1930s, by the way!

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Post by varjag » 29 Apr 2006 00:31

BIGpanzer wrote:Yes, varjag, and I don't see any problems in this fact :) There were at least several thousands km of electrified main railways in the world in 1939.
The photo above was made even in the beginning of 1930s, by the way!
Thanks BP - I know that too, was just trying to eliminate those that were electrified after 1943 :wink: , Varjag

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Post by BIGpanzer » 29 Apr 2006 00:42

I've just found data even for 1934 year - 23 countries had 12698 km of electrified railways and 3409 electric locomotives. In 1939 - much more I guess!
Australia had 253 km of electrified railroads and 2 electric locomotives in the beg1934, by the way :lol:

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Post by Brian Ross » 29 Apr 2006 02:10

Hey, you can't claim Oz was backward. :lol:

Anyway, could the railway be the Brenner Pass?

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Post by BIGpanzer » 29 Apr 2006 09:32

Brenner Pass?! Hmm.... - it was of significant importance during WWII but for the Third Reich and Italy, not for the Allied nations. And we are talking about the equipment of Allies/Neutrals - as I've mentioned the photo was made in 1930s :wink:

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Post by varjag » 29 Apr 2006 11:03

BIGpanzer is really GOOD at confusing us! Important in 1943..... :roll: - running through high mountains
and - electrified?????? Something to do with the Caucasus? The line from Baku to Astrakhan....?
or - was there a rail line from Persia into the USSR? Varjag

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