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The inclusion of the Submachine Gun Platoon significantly increased the automatic firepower of the Rifle Company at short ranges (although not medium or long range as the number of light and medium machine guns and snipers remained the same). This change, in addition to the increase in the Rifle Platoons' basic allotment of submachine guns from 4 to 9 increased the company's from 12 to 51.
The T-70 had a new welded turret, with a 1.77 inch (45mm) main gun and a coaxial 0.3 inch (7.62mm) DT machine gun. The turret was on the left side of the tank and the engines were on the right side. A crew of two men operated the T-70 light tank. There was a driver and a man in the turret who acted as commander, gunner and loader. The turret.First, the armament would be changed from a 15mm Besa main gun, and a 7.92mm Besa machine gun to an Ordnance Quick-Firing 2-pounder (40mm) gun with a coaxial 7.92mm Besa. A second requirement specified the mounting of an external fuel tank on the rear of the vehicle to increase the operational range. In July of 1940, production started on the Mk. VII, but the War Office soon reduced the.World War Two Weapons American Guns, Rifles, Machine Guns of WW2. By Stephen Sherman, Dec. 2008.Updated March 22, 2012. D espite the global depression, the development of weaponry continued rapidly in the 1930s. The tank, for example, continued to improve markedly with the appearance of the low profile hull, the revolving turret, better gunsights, and improved tracks and suspension.
Browning wz.1928 (Standard light machine gun) Maxim wz. 1910 (Used by the Polish Armed Forces in the East) Bren light machine gun (Used by the Polish Armed Forces in the West)) Type C machine gun; Degtyaryov machine gun (Used by the Polish Armed Forces in the East) Anti-tank weapons. PIAT (Used by the Polish Armed Forces in the West) Kb ppanc wz.35; Panzerfaust (Used by the resistance movement.Read More
Light Machine Gun: 7.62x39mm Soviet Union: 100-round belt. Saw limited service during the end of WW2. Bren Gun: Light Machine Gun: 303 British United Kingdom: 30-round detachable box magazine. 2487 supplied by the British Empire during the Lend-Lease program, many mounted on Universal Carriers. Explosives, hand-held anti-tank and incendiary weapons () Grenades and grenade launchers () Name.Read More
British Infantry Weapons. In 1940 the standard infantry weapons found in a British company would be the Enfield revolvers, Lee-Enfield rifles, Bren guns and 2in mortars. Sub machine guns like the Sten would not be issued until mid-1941. Heavier support weapons like the Vickers machine guns and 3in mortars were kept at battalion level. By mid-war the Boys anti-tank rifle was replaced by the.Read More
The T-24 was the first true Soviet medium tank. Only 25 were produced by the Kharkov Locomotive Factory (KhPZ) in Ukraine. Armed with a 45 mm (1.77 in) gun and three machine-guns, with one mounted in small turret on top of the main one, it was essentially an enlarged T-18 (18.5 tons), with a slightly reworked suspension.Read More
Soviet BT-7-2 tanks on parade. The BT-7-2 was the second iteration of the BT fast tank series was released in 1937 with a new conical turret, an improvement over the 1935 series. 1938 saw further improvements with a new gun sighting system (TOS) which allowed more effective fire on the move.Read More
The Bren gun is a series of light machine guns (LMG) made by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992. While best known for its role as the British and Commonwealth forces' primary infantry LMG in World War II, it was also used in the Korean War and saw service throughout the latter half of the 20th century, including the 1982 Falklands War.Read More
Model of Soviet light machine gun in the museum comic model of a light machine gun on a white background Soviet light machine gun (Degtyarev) (DP 27) (Model 1940).Read More
Anti-aircraft guns are weapons designed to attack aircraft. Such weapons commonly have a high rate of fire and are able to fire shells designed to damage aircraft. They also are capable of firing at high angles, but are also usually able to hit ground targets as well in a direct fire role.Read More
Soviet machine gun DP Degtyarev Infantry-machine gun;developed by VA Degtyarev. DP became one of the first examples of small arms created in the Old Soviet household sewing machine-light textile industry The old building of the Soviet machine lies on the green grass at the edge of the river.Read More
Lance Cpl. Edwin Centofanti, a machine-gunner with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and native of Youngstown, Ohio, engages a target on G-21 Machine Gun Range with an M249 light machine gun during a live-fire training exercise Dec. 11, 2014. “It is good training, lots of our Marines establish a base line,” said Blair. “They can go back to the basics and on to the next level with.Read More