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World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M1 Garand, M1911 Pistol, M1 Carbine, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, Bazooka, M1

  • Author: Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230838328
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, M1911 pistol, M1 carbine, M2 Browning machine gun, Bazooka, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Winchester Model 1897, M3 submachine gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, Maxim gun, Smith & Wesson Model 10, United States Marine Raider Stiletto, M18 recoilless rifle, KA-BAR, Winchester Model 1912, M2 4.2 inch mortar, Bangalore torpedo, M7 grenade launcher, M1941 Johnson rifle, Browning Auto-5, Ithaca 37, M1941 Johnson machine gun, United Defense M42, M2 mortar, Mk 2 grenade, M2 flamethrower, M20 recoilless rifle, T13 Beano Grenade, M1905 bayonet, M2 Hyde, M1 mortar, Satchel charge, M17 rifle grenade, M1942 bayonet, M7 mine, M1A1 Flamethrower, M1 bayonet, M1 mine, Mark I trench knife, M3 Fighting Knife. Excerpt: The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm. In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16A2 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge. M1 Garand and M1 CarbinePrior to World War II, Army Ordnance received reports from various branches (infantry, armor, artillery, supply) that the full-size M1...

Infantry Weapons of World War II

Infantry Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Jan Suermondt
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780715319253
  • Category: Infantry
  • Page: 256
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Jan Suermondt presents over 150 weapons used between 1940 and 1945 by both Allied and Axis forces, with detailed specifications, service history and actual accounts of their effectiveness by those who used them. These weapons defined the land war, from the US Army's BAR and the British Ben to the German Schmeisser and the Russian Degtaryev DP/DPM. Accompanied by actual war images of the weapons in use, this is a valuable and fascinating insight into the most important military struggle of the 20th Century.

The US Army in World War II (2)

The US Army in World War II (2)

The Mediterranean

  • Author: Mark Henry
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782004793
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

The US Army in World War II (1)

The US Army in World War II (1)

The Pacific

  • Author: Mark Henry
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780968329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army – starved of resources since 1919 – numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The Army's contribution to the war against Japan – 20 divisions and numerous smaller units – has tended to be overshadowed by the exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps. This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

World War II US Army Combat Equipments

World War II US Army Combat Equipments

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472814266
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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A soldier's “web gear” is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images.

The Battle Rifle

The Battle Rifle

Development and Use Since World War II

  • Author: Russell C. Tilstra
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476615640
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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While the 20th century brought many technological advancements to the battlefield, a key weapon of warfare remains the soldier and his rifle. This volume chronicles the historical development of the modern service rifle after World War II and examines its resurgence in Afghanistan after generations of absence following the introduction of the assault rifle. Individual chapters survey the most combat-tested models—including the FN FAL, U.S. M14 and HK 417—in technical detail, emphasizing key points in the evolution of rifle technology and ammunition. Also explored is the development of the current M16 series rifle, and how recent difficulties in Afghanistan have led to an increasing reliance on the venerable M14. Providing a strong knowledge base of the various weapons now in service throughout the world, this instructive work demonstrates that the battle rifle has not outlived its usefulness.

Infantry Weapons of WWII

Infantry Weapons of WWII

  • Author: Jan Suermondt
  • Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780873497855
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This new all-color reference provides engaging insights into the main infantry weapons of the five largest protagonists of World War II--Germany, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Great Britain, with particular attention to the actual roles these weapons played in battlefield combat encounters. Comparing axis to allies--who had the upper hand, the fair (or unfair) advantage--author Jan Suermondt examines the physical details (and provides current collector values) of over 150 "small arms," including revolvers, pistols, rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, mortars, grenades, and mines. Readers are introduced to the types of weapons used during the war; how five years of war saw the needs and types of weapons change; as well as the technological advances during the period (paying particular attention to antitank weapons). More than 500 photographs, including actual war images, present a masterful visual iconography of some of the most important weapons carried into combat--the U.S. Army's BAR, the British Ben, the German Schmeisser, and the Russian Degtaryev DP/DPM.

The American Arsenal

The American Arsenal

The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalogue

  • Author: Ian V Hogg
  • Publisher: Frontline Books
  • ISBN: 1473897033
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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During WWII, various U.S. military agencies produced catalogues of equipment to fill the gaps left by the official War Department manuals, which led to inconsistent data appearing in different sources. In order to standardize information and properly cata

Encyclopedia of World War II

Encyclopedia of World War II

  • Author: Alan Axelrod,Jack A. Kingston
  • Publisher: H W Fowler
  • ISBN: 0816060223
  • Category: History
  • Page: 924
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Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.