Post by volkssturm on Dec 13, 2015 14:22:12 GMT -5
Here's a video from Forgotten Weapons, showing an M6 Tank Destroyer. The M6 is a 37mm AT gun mounted on a Dodge weapons carrier. It really shows how out of touch US ordnance was with developments in Europe, and then how desperate for weapons they were once the US entered the war, that they even considered this to be practical. The 37mm, copied from a German gun, was reasonably effective against most of the tanks of 1940. By the North African invasion they were largely obsolete. I've read that the Marines used some of these in the Pacific, where the 37mm was effective against Japanese tanks, but mostly the guns were used for bunker busting.
The 37mm served well in the Pacific both in an Anti tank role and the weapon had an excellent beehive, antipersonnel round and HE round. It's small size and ability to be manhandled by a reasonable crew makes it a nice collectible. I have a friend who has one and he has participated in a few local airsoft events.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5