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Your Ten Worst Infantry weapons

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by OhneGewehr, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Terry D

    Terry D Active Member

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    Understood. That may be a separate matter from the purely technical qualities of the weapon's performance, but as I said earlier an army has to bear production considerations in mind when it is fighting a great war.
     
  2. Sheldrake

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    There were enough Thompsons in the Mediterranean theatre for the weapon to be issued one per section. It seems to have been a popular weapon and British minor infantry tactics specifically mention the TMC. The same does to seem to be true of the Sten even though issued on a wide scale within Home Forces
     
  3. yan taylor

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    You do see the Sten issued to truck drivers and motorcyclist, you would expect that British Para companies would have more stens then the standard infantry company, but from some of the documents I have seen, you find that around six were issued to each Para platoon, with five issued to the a infantry platoon.
     
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    You are correct. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/air-landing-and-parachute-battalions.23806/
     

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