Id. US equipment

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Apr 2020 17:25

Hi all,

Probably, a M1918 (or M1918A2) azimuth instrument

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 13 May 2020 11:09

Hi all,

Any idea about this ?
According to photo caption, Ford Target Computor. Oct.1922

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by LineDoggie » 13 May 2020 16:23

Sturm78 wrote:
15 Apr 2020 17:25
Hi all,

Probably, a M1918 (or M1918A2) azimuth instrument

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M1910A1 Azimuth Instrument
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 04 May 2021 21:15

Hi all,

US equipment or a captured German Flak Kinotheodolit (cinetheodolite) ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Nov 2021 16:37

Hi all,

Any idea about the purpose of these US hand carts ?

Image from Ebay
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by wwilson » 21 Nov 2021 17:03

Any idea about the purpose of these US hand carts ?
From a 1936 issue of the Infantry Journal:
Hand Carts for Infantry

Experiments conducted for the past year have led to the development of a fabricated aluminum-alloy hand cart for infantry. The basic design consists of a chassis, on which is mounted a body. The chassis is simple and rugged; nothing more than an axle, motorcycle wheels, and a tubular tongue. The body is a shallow slatted box, 32” x 24” x 5”.

By mounting a certain set of clamps on the body we have an excellent cart for transporting the .30 caliber machine gun, with another set of clamps, the mortar company has hand transportation for the 81-mm. mortar; with a third set of clamps, the .50 caliber machine gun can be moved forward by cart; using no clamps, we have a general utility cart for communications equipment, mess supplies and the like.

These carts were originally designed for motorized units. They are to be carried (loaded) in the trucks until the trucks can no longer proceed. The carts are then detrucked and the movement completed by hand.

This cart is able to carry a much greater load than any other developed and yet its total weight is less. It is strong enough to carry an emergency pay load of 400 pounds, which means that the ammunition crew arrives at the gun with 400 pounds of ammunition and 80 pounds of cart, and not 300 pounds of cart and 200 pounds of ammunition.
See http://www.theliberator.be/handcart.htm

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Nov 2021 23:49

The cart shown in this link is a different model with smaller wheels

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