Author Topic: Small Arms  (Read 7375 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2016, 09:00:59 AM »
Yep, definitely looks like a Thompson / SPAS and an MG42, I was actually going to post something about it when I saw you beat me to it.

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2016, 10:35:48 AM »
I could never figure out why anybody would want to have a weapon, like the MG3 clone, which could only be operated when the firer was upright.  It just makes the firer a bigger target.

I wonder how much the Pulse Rifle contributed to the XM25 development concept?

Offline Weaver

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2016, 03:31:41 AM »
Not sure if this qualifies as a "small" arm:  Lahti L-39 20 mm anti-tank rifle




Well look what popped up on Forgotten Weapons today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9qHv_XEAZg

Not just a tech/history talk but some actual shooting too. Think the biggest danger from this gun is that if Ian's grin gets any wider the top of his head will fall off...  ;D
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Offline perttime

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2016, 03:16:32 PM »
I think somebody already pointed out that the gun in the photo is not the Lahti "Norsupyssy" (Elephant Gun).
Weight    49.5 kg (109 lb)
Cartridge    20×138mmB
Action    Gas-operated
Muzzle velocity    800 m/s (2,600 ft/s)
Feed system    10 rounds box magazine

Here's some re-enactors playing with a dual anti-aircraft version - at a laid back airshow...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8YzSleYxos

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2017, 08:07:33 PM »
Pay attention to MP-44 and MG-42 sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-oB-iTRb6k

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2018, 05:19:45 PM »
With Panzerfaust



Again Kar98, MP40, MP44
 

Offline Story

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2018, 04:12:43 AM »

The larger Solothurn S-18/1000 did come with a two wheel mount/carriage that could be towed or hauled by several soldiers.  The trails rotated to lock the barrel in place and a "T-Bar" was attached to the gun barrel and used to pull the weapon. 

This thumbnail image from Wikipedia shows some of the details:

See the larger image at the source page

Imagine waiting with that weapon to break a Matilda's track at kissing distances.

Offline Story

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2018, 06:16:28 AM »
or perhaps a further development of the abandoned TuF MG?



An air-cooled version of this would be ideal for the main battery onboard a Pulp Dieselpunk Zeppelin.


Offline Story

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2018, 06:30:07 AM »

Again Kar98, MP40, MP44
 

Extend barrel, add bipod and w/o the fully-loaded spring-powdered 100 round 7,92x33 dopple trommel, come in at around 17 lbs.


Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 09:36:09 AM »
^^^^
You got a nice design!

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2018, 10:23:29 AM »
@Story - The S-18/1000 is my all time favourite 20mm AT Rifle.  Huge and heavy but oh so pretty.  :)

I have had three models of the S-18/1000.  The first was cast pewter/lead/white metal and may have been 1:32nd scale.  I have no idea who made this metal model but at the time it was probably the only one available until resin became a more widely used modeling material.  I sent the metal model to LemonJello several years ago to give him a shot at figuring out what to do with the thing after some correspondence on the subject. 

The next model of the S-18/1000 was in resin from a now out of business Italian company called Criel.  It was a step up from the metal model in that it included a carriate and the two ammunition chests plus the ground mounting feet for the weapon.  Very flimsy and fragile and the barrel never looked quite right.  I ended up with two, one I know is original and the other I suspect is a copy made from an original.  Both were purchased from the same person but several years apart.  One of these will be going to a new forever home with LemonJello as soon as I finish sorting some other things out for his "care package." 

The third model of the S-18/1000 was recently offered by CMK and it is far superior to the metal model from the unknown company and resin model from Criel.  Both of these models look rather primitive in comparison to what CMK has created.  Here is a link to the model at the CMK e-Store: https://www.cmkkits.com/en/detail-sets-accessories/129-3140/.  It may be OOP at the moment but if you like the Solothurn S-18/1000 this is by far the best model yet of this subject. 
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 10:25:35 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Offline Story

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018, 02:29:27 PM »
@Story - The S-18/1000 is my all time favourite 20mm AT Rifle.  Huge and heavy but oh so pretty.  :)

I have had three models of the S-18/1000.  The first was cast pewter/lead/white metal and may have been 1:32nd scale. 

I think I had the same kit, shoe-horned it into a resin CV-33/35. No pics, gave that one away.

Meanwhile, Hungarian.


Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2018, 05:40:06 PM »
^^^ Who needs brakes! ;) ^^^
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Offline Story

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2018, 02:34:08 AM »
The crew looks like they stepped off the set of the Grand Budapest Hotel (an excellent film).
Behold, Republic of Zubrowka Federal troops circa 1932.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 02:44:38 AM by Story »

Online elmayerle

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Re: Small Arms
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2018, 11:27:22 AM »
^^^ Who needs brakes! ;) ^^^
To keep from going backward when fired from a stopped position?