Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Luftflotte2 » 30 Dec 2010 19:46

nuyt wrote:pictures of Japanese equipment found on New Britain
Woa, what is the armoured vehicle on the right in the first picture called?

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by tom! » 30 Dec 2010 20:39

Hi:

That´an Overvalwagen (APC) captured by japanese forces from Stadswacht (Home Guard)- Units in the Netherlands East Indies in 1941/42. Dutch units used several different types of Overvalwagens:

http://www.overvalwagen.com/overvalw.html

http://www.overvalwagen.com/overval2.html

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Luftflotte2 » 30 Dec 2010 20:42

Interesting, I've seen another type, different then this one but I should have known. :roll: :D

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by nuyt » 30 Dec 2010 21:39

KNIL 81mm mortar:
1943-09-14. NEW GUINEA. KOMIATUM RIDGE. PTE. STAN ELVY OF PERTH, W.A., WITH A THREE INCH MORTAR ABANDONED BY THE JAPANESE AT KOMIATUM RIDGE. THE MORTAR WAS OF A DUTCH MANUFACTURE AND IT HAD PROBABLY BEEN BROUGHT FROM THE NETHERLAND EAST INDIES. (NEGATIVE BY H. DICK).
http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/015695

1943-09-14. NEW GUINEA. KOMIATUM RIDGE. AUSTRALIANS EXAMINE A THREE INCH MORTAR CAPTURED FROM THE JAPS AFTER THEY HAD BEEN DRIVEN FROM KOMIATUM RIDGE. THE MORTAR WAS A DUTCH TYPE AND HAD PROBABLY BEEN BOUGHT FROM THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. EXAMINING THE MORTAR ARE PTE. ALF. DUROSE, OF BALLARAT, VIC., PTE. STAN ELVY, OF PERTH W.A. AND SGT. TOM. MCILVENE, OF BALLARAT. (NEGATIVE BY H. DICK).
http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/015694

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by nuyt » 30 Dec 2010 21:49

Oerlikon
http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/069553
BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO. 1946. NEAR SIDE VIEW OF A JAPANESE 20MM, OERLIKON FIXED MAGAZINE FED AIRCRAFT MACHINE CANNON ON AN IMPROVISED MOUNT ADAPTED FOR GROUND USE. THIS GUN IS MOUNTED UPSIDE DOWN AND ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE MORE AWKWARD TO FIRE AND AIM THE TROUBLE COULD BE OVERCOME BY MAKING AN ELEVATION ALLOWANCE.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by nuyt » 03 Jan 2011 22:49

The original KNIL mortar, with sights:
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Peter H » 01 May 2011 05:08

From: http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... m-Japanese

Poster Krag,captured Springfields.A Garand can also be seen in the pile.Must all have been captured in the Philippines.
1943 photo showing M1903s captured from Japanese forces in Papua New Guinea
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by D.Laurent » 01 May 2011 19:52

Japanese equipement captured by chinese guerilla:

Bar 1918, Dp 28


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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by D.Laurent » 01 May 2011 19:56

from guadalcanal ? (it's on ilishi, i will try to find the article)
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by JoeB » 02 May 2011 03:01

Taki posted on the forum in 2008 that:
"The guns of 1st Company/47th Field Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion [of the South Seas Detachment in New Guinea] were as follows.

3 Type 88 75mm AA guns
2 Type 92 AA MG
10 Vickers MG"
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=143815

This might be relevant to the Vickers picture. OTOH some of the guys in that picture look to be Chinese soldiers, others Westerners. Perhaps it's somewhere where the Chinese fought with US support, like Burma?

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by D.Laurent » 02 May 2011 10:20

indeed, Chinese Expeditionnary Force in burma
I've found the article :

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... LUmvNBd2uQ

And an other picture from the capture:
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Sewer King » 04 Jul 2011 04:22

D.Laurent wrote:Japanese equipement captured by Chinese guerrilla: Bar 1918, [and] Dp 28
These are Belgian 7.92mm Modele 30 Browning Automatic Rifles, rather than the American .30-cal M1918. Imported by China, they would have been captured by the Japanese and here re-captured by their owners.

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Peter H wrote:Pistol
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This “Broomhandle” Mauser pistol would likely be a Chinese Hanyang Arsenal copy. Its unusual look might be all the more reason to brandish it for this photo. Unfortunately we can’t see if he is wearing its wooden stock-holster on his other hip.

Commonly these were 7.63mm Mauser, but some Chinese copies were also in American .45 caliber. Does anyone know if this pistol's barrel length seen here suggests one or the other? The Broomhandle Mauser is a field all by itself, with reportedly up to 30 different variants in all.
Peter H wrote:From ebay seller,tugsbote: Long pistol
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Probably another Hanyang pistol? It looks to be in a canvas holster.
  • How freely were Japanese troops allowed to keep any weapons they themselves captured?
Are photos uncommon of other Japanese Army enlisted men armed with pistols? This man, at least, has neither a rifle nor ammunition pouches for one. For what duties were the “other ranks” issued pistols? There are some pictures of Navy Landing Force sailors wearing them.

The Navy did have some issue Mauser 7.63mm pistol ammunition, for the NLF's very small number of Austrian MP34 submachine guns. But there is no mention or photo of how magazines were carried for them, or for any of the captured SMGs.

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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by Luftflotte2 » 27 Jul 2011 19:21

Hello guys here are a few few images from ebay seller; "tradereast5gev".

1. Captioned as "Japanese Soldiers Haul Logs Truck China Kwangtung Army" I'm not sure on the make of this vehicle. :?
2. Russian Degtyarev weapons.
3. Chinese Mercedes now in Army service
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Re: Japanese Use of Captured Equipment

Post by AVV » 27 Jul 2011 19:44

Hello!
Luftflotte2 wrote:"Japanese Soldiers Haul Logs Truck China Kwangtung Army" I'm not sure on the make of this vehicle
I'm not expert, but it seems to me this is Hanomag tractor.

Best regards, Aleks

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