Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Helmut0815 » 27 Jul 2011 20:07

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With the four radiators and the balance wheel on the right side it looks like a Lanz Bulldog to me, compare to http://www.motor-talk.de/bilder/faszina ... 60203.html

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Post by Luftflotte2 » 28 Jul 2011 02:47

Good spotting Helmut! :)

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Post by xikang » 25 Aug 2011 09:57

Hi, there are some pictures of Japanse captured equipemnt in Sino-Japanese War in WII.

Japanese soldiers are pulling a destroyed Chinese Army imported British Vickers MK F light tank. It is said that it was a Chinese commander's tank.
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An photo on a Japanese newspaer. A group of Janpanese soldiers with a Chinese Army imported Germany PzKpfwI/A light tank captured by them during Nan Jing defense battle.
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Japanese soldiers with captured Chinese army ZB-16 LMG and hand grenades maded by Gong County Arsenal.
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by drewthefan123 » 15 Nov 2011 22:34

Pardon me, but didn't the Japanese captured, and used British Bren Guns? I would imagine they did by the time they captured Singapore.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by JKindred » 09 Sep 2013 03:44

Peter H wrote:M1919 Browning in use
This not a Browning, tip off is the belt being used. It is actually a Japanese Navy Type 97 7,7mm Vickers.
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Interested in original M1918 BAR and M1917A1 BMG related items.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Setsurinvich » 04 Jan 2024 05:56

Are there any confirmed instances of Japanese soldiers using captured M1 Garands or other American rifles? I think i remembered reading a few instances were that happened but cant seem to find it right now.

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 05 Jan 2024 04:41

Holdouts on Saipan used captured automatic rifles. They will be M1 Garands.

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Post by Setsurinvich » 05 Jan 2024 05:05

Are there any sources confirming that Taki? What about other instances? I think I read somewhere on this site that there are several instances in the Philippines and Okinawa of Japanese soldiers using captured American guns.

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 05 Jan 2024 06:43

The source is a Japanese book "我ら降伏せず : サイパン玉砕戦の狂気と真実" by 田中徳祐.

I hear that the same kinds of instances existed in the Philippines and Okinawa, but I don't know any confirming source.

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Post by Setsurinvich » 05 Jan 2024 07:02

Yeah I remember it was on this site, too bad I cant find the thread were they discuss Japanese soldiers using Garands.
Update: I did find this thread which mentions Japanese soldiers at Iwo Jima using M1 Garands they found

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=128168&hilit=Okinawa+m1+garand

Second Update: Apparently in the book by Philip Warner, Japanese Army of World War II. Osprey Publishing. It mentions M1 Garand usage by Japanese soldiers.

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