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Thread: LAV: Top 5 WW II small arms

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    LAV: Top 5 WW II small arms

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    Hard to argue with their choices.
    So a WW1 list?
    My votes go for
    Lee enfield
    Bergmann
    Luger artillery
    Pederson device
    Definitly not the Ross

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    Thanks for posting that. Some great slow motion footage of the guns working.
    It wouldn't be my top five but very good.

    My WW2 list:
    Nosin Nagant
    MP 40
    Lee Enfeild
    PPSH - 41
    BAR

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    Oh and the 6th wild card.

    Thompson sub machine gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Hard to argue with their choices.
    So a WW1 list?
    My votes go for
    Lee enfield
    Bergmann
    Luger artillery
    Pederson device
    Definitly not the Ross
    definitely not the chauchat

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    definitely not the chauchat
    You'd think the Mauser 98 be in there or the Lewis gun


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    What about the Bren?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x64 View Post
    What about the Bren?
    Because at the beginning of the video the guy ruled out light machine guns and the like. Other wise the MG42 would have made my list.

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    got them all hanging on the gunroom wall, but i dont agree with them. They need a sten at the minimum to add balance

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    The 1911A1 belt hanger.. I'm not sure about its place, though it is very much a matter of taste. At least it has a single stack magazine.

    The Americans did the stats and found their pistols accounted for relatively few enemy combatant kills. So they developed the M1, then the M2 and also the M1/2 Carbine. The .30 carbine was half the cost of a M1 Garand, and a fifth the cost a Thompson, lighter weight, with lighter ammo than either and provided better penetration than either the .45ACP or the 9mm Luger. Although intended for rearguard troops, like the M16 it just could not be kept out of the hands of front line troops! In the end it became the most produced WW2 rifle by the USA and if not for the late introduction of selective fire it would have been the first intermediate calibre assault rifle.

    Note he half calls the soviet SMG their assault rifle, but the .30 carbine had twice the muzzle energy of the 7.62 Tokarev. Diminutive, but lot lacking.

    But, Gott sei dank! No free standing grip. The war would have ended in '44 if that had been the case.
    Last edited by Cordite; 20-01-2018 at 12:14 PM.
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