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Old 02-16-2013, 02:03 AM   #261
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LUBrowning... Really was The Desert Foxes Q&A

Anyway, the reason we used the Model 1917 rifle, knocked off from the Brit Pattern 14 Rifle, is that the latter were being made here for the Brits when we entered WWI and didn't have many 1903 Springfields to speak of. It was fortuitous timing we got Winchester, Remington as well as their Eddystone Div. to rechamber them in .30-06.
Sorry mate...this thread has gotten a little confusing with who is answering and asking....
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Re: Number of Trucks- there is always at least 1. Truck refers to the pulley at the top of the flagpole.
Close it is the ball at the top.

Round 2 what is traditionally in the truck?
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Close it is the ball at the top.

Round 2 what is traditionally in the truck?
Usually urban myth is found there. A copy of The Constitution. A book of matches to burn the flag before it is captured. A .38 is buried under the concrete base to defend the flag to the last. Etc. Am I on the right path? Only 'cause it's all nonsense.

LUBrowning, where's the kid!? LOL
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Which is the first tank in the world to be equipped with night vision devices for both night driving and night combat?
Ok I'll give the answer since no one has gotten it yet.
Even though I admit my poor wording of the question made it harder.

It was belive it or not, the Panther.
Late in the war some units where equipeed with IR sensors.
They where supported by hlaftracks mounting IR searchlights.

Range was not as good as in daylight but they could, and did, successfully engage allied tank at night

Driver would ahve to follow commanders directions though for driving ( an di shouldn ahve specified COmabat only for this reason probably)
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Which battle was know as the "Stalingrad of the SS"?
Since its been 2 days the answer is : The Battle of Budapest.
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Which countries issued the STG44 to regular armed forces after WW2?
Since no one has gotten it yet (and there is some debate on how ex[ansive this lsit a,ay be and it is almost certainly not all inclusive) but here is a list of those coutnries we know who did, as a minimum:

- Yugoslavia
- East Germany
- Iraq
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Which famous battle rifle was produced in Spain and based on the StGw 45 (not 44!) with the help of german arms designers.

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Interesting. I just presumed the STG44 died w/the Reich. Were they Nazi captures or newly produced after the war?

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As far as the British name for the Sherman- it was- y'all ready for this? Sherman.

The US called it the M4- the Brits started the naming process, later adopted by the Americans. There was also a variant called Firefly- a Sherman with a much better 17 pounder gun. There were other variants such as Adder and Crocodile- Flamethrower tanks. And all of the Hobart's Funnies special purpose units- mobile bridges, mine clearing, road laying, etc.

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The original model 1891 was graduated in arshens. It's an old russian unit of measurement. The 91/30 is graduated in meters.
Approximately how long is an arshin, and what is it based on?

Hint: pretty simple.
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