But you say, the STG-44 wasn't used in Africa. Not during the war, since it came too late, but this website traces the post-war usage of the STG-44 in Africa after the war. The Russians captured thousands of STG-44's and, never ones to waste useful weapons, handed them out as military aid, often using Czechoslovakia. The STG-44's have turned up in numerous wars, and s till are being found in rebel hands in out of the way places. I guess it's a sort of tribute to the German engineers who design it that these things are still working.
The website has quite a few pages about various WWII weapons and what happened to them after the war. There's one about the M1 Garand in Vietnam. It appears there's still a few of them in the hands of "Workers Militia" units.
"I used to be full of piss and vinegar. Now I'm just full of..." - Grandpa Simpson
Very interesting article! I'm surprised just how much they were transferred around in the east-block and especially in Africa. I thought in was particularly interesting that Saharan nomads use obsolete rifles as a means of currency. Wow.
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