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Japanese Paratroopers WWII

Discussion in 'Japanese Light Weapons' started by Jim, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Jim

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    Celebes; January 11, 1942

    After landing on Langoan airfield the 1st Company had little difficulty finding their weapons containers. The top soldier carries the IJN paratrooper’s 6.5mm Meiji Type 38 (1905) carbine, to which he has fixed the Type 30 bayonet; he carries 85 rounds of ammunition in crossed 17-pocket bandoleers. The soldier below is using the 5cm Type 89 grenade discharger, and carries its ammunition in two four-pocket pouch sets looped on to his belt and supported by canvas braces. The open empty IJN cylindrical 30kg (661b) cargo container, was unpainted aluminium; this measured 42in by 14 inches. Note red identification bands, green web securing strap, and IJN cargo parachute pack.

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  2. tom!

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    Hi.

    Army paratroopers preparing for take-off
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    Paratrooper with Type Meiji 38 6,5 mm Carabine
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    Entering the plane
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    Inside the transport plane
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    Landing zone at Palembang, Sumatra
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    Yours

    tom! ;)
     

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