Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Brady » 02 Aug 2009 16:14

Akira Takizawa wrote:
Brady wrote: we dont know what unit the Japanese captured them from do we?
I don't know exact unit, but some unit of 56th Division.

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You mean the Japanese 56th Divishion, not the Chinese 56th Divishion?

(We dont know what Chinese unit had them, or how many they had, and when?)

People keep telling me the Chinese had no Soviet tanks in the field in Burma, but it would seam thats not the case, I would love to know what Chinese unit had them and how many they had in their TOE>

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by JoeB » 03 Aug 2009 00:51

The Chinese T-26's used in Burma belonged to the tank regiment of the 200th Mechanized Division.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Akira Takizawa » 03 Aug 2009 01:07

Brady wrote: You mean the Japanese 56th Divishion, not the Chinese 56th Divishion?
Japanese 56th Division. I thought you asked what unit captured them.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Brady » 03 Aug 2009 16:00

Is their a TOE on the Chinese 200th Mechanised Divishion and a Brief outline of its deployement History in Burma?

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Akira Takizawa » 03 Aug 2009 16:19

Brady wrote:Is their a TOE on the Chinese 200th Mechanised Divishion and a Brief outline of its deployement History in Burma?
It would be too detailed, though.
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1&t=124083

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Brady » 03 Aug 2009 19:39

Taki, thats a great find:

On March 8, the 200th Division reached Toungoo to take over defensive duties of the British-Indian forces. The divisional commander sent the Motorized Cavalry Regiment (5th Army HQ troops attached to the division) and 1st Company, 598th Infantry Regiment to the banks of the River XXX 35 miles south of Toungoo. At first light on March 18, about 200 Japanese reconnaissance troops on motorbikes reached the outposts and were ambushed by the Chinese troops hiding along the sides of the road. Chinese armoured cars joined the attack and after three hours of fight the Japanese fell back, leaving some 30 dead behind together with some twenty rifles, two light machine guns and some 19 motorbikes

This is interesting, Could they be I wounder the T-26's?

Slim in his book, doesent mention any Chainese armor or calvery of anykind, unless I mised it somehow.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Akira Takizawa » 04 Aug 2009 01:17

Brady wrote: This is interesting, Could they be I wounder the T-26's?
No. Read more and you will find answer.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Brady » 04 Aug 2009 04:14

I read the whole thing, awsome detail TY for the link.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Peter H » 07 Aug 2009 12:33

Captured Allied weaponary,magazine guide 1942
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More info about the Lanchester mkII in japanese hands?

Post by antoperd » 07 Aug 2009 21:13

Camouflage, markings or modifications? Thanks a lot in advance! BTW, what is the exact reference of that page with foreign equipment?

Thanks!!

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Peter H » 08 Aug 2009 03:20

No idea,magazine in Japanese.

From gunboards.forum,poster CW.

Japanese troops with US M1917 rifles,September 1945
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Peter H » 08 Aug 2009 03:26

SNLF.Man on left holding SMLE.
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Sewer King » 09 Aug 2009 01:53

Peter H wrote:Japanese troops with US M1917 rifles,September 1945
These troops are being surrendered in the Philippines, then? with only the Americans in a position to take this photo, although the M1917 Enfield was also issued to the Chinese. My father used this rifle as a reserve artilleryman in the Philippine Commonwealth Army in 1941 -- its recoil and weight were hard on many of the green and small-statured Filipino troops. Although little-remembered for their use in World War II, they remained limited standard US issue for most of it.

Their rifles have open bolts -- a surrender term? -- and no slings, either. Other photos we have seen here of IJA troops surrendering to Americans in Korea show a few of them still under arms and in formation.

The bayonet scabbard just visible would also have been that of the US Enfield, although except for the canteen we can't see other equipment details.
Peter H wrote:SNLF.Man on left holding SMLE.
This photo is identified as on Rabaul, late 1944, although the SMLE is not picked out, in Gary Nila and Robert Rolfe's Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces Osprey Men-at-Arms series volume 432 (Osprey Publishing, 2006), page 11. So it seems that all those captured Mark IIIs in the earlier photo naturally went to this garrison use -- and probably went back to Australian hands at the end of the war?

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Peter H » 20 Sep 2009 11:25

Curious to know what they have here.
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Sewer King » 20 Sep 2009 14:24

left: Thompson M1928A1 submachine gun, apparent from the compensator at muzzle. How much hint might this give for the location, if not already told?

center: Nambu 6.5mm light machine gun Type 11.

right: unclear to me -- maybe a 6.5mm Type 38 rifle? firing the same older cartridge as the Nambu LMG next to it.

Here too is foliage attached to the field caps again.

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