World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M1 Garand, M1911 Pistol, M1 Carbine, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, Bazooka, M1

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230838328

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, M1911 pistol, M1 carbine, M2 Browning machine gun, Bazooka, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Winchester Model 1897, M3 submachine gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, Maxim gun, Smith & Wesson Model 10, United States Marine Raider Stiletto, M18 recoilless rifle, KA-BAR, Winchester Model 1912, M2 4.2 inch mortar, Bangalore torpedo, M7 grenade launcher, M1941 Johnson rifle, Browning Auto-5, Ithaca 37, M1941 Johnson machine gun, United Defense M42, M2 mortar, Mk 2 grenade, M2 flamethrower, M20 recoilless rifle, T13 Beano Grenade, M1905 bayonet, M2 Hyde, M1 mortar, Satchel charge, M17 rifle grenade, M1942 bayonet, M7 mine, M1A1 Flamethrower, M1 bayonet, M1 mine, Mark I trench knife, M3 Fighting Knife. Excerpt: The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm. In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16A2 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge. M1 Garand and M1 CarbinePrior to World War II, Army Ordnance received reports from various branches (infantry, armor, artillery, supply) that the full-size M1...

The US Army in World War II (2)

The Mediterranean

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Author: Mark Henry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782004793

Category: History

Page: 48

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It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

The US Army in World War II (1)

The Pacific

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Author: Mark Henry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780968329

Category: History

Page: 48

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When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army – starved of resources since 1919 – numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The Army's contribution to the war against Japan – 20 divisions and numerous smaller units – has tended to be overshadowed by the exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps. This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.

World War II US Army Combat Equipments

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Author: Gordon L. Rottman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472814266

Category: History

Page: 64

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A soldier's “web gear” is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images.

World War Ii Firearms of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning MacHine Gun, Lewis Gun

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230539553

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Page: 38

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M2 Browning machine gun, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Lewis Gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, M1917 Enfield, M1917 revolver, M1941 Johnson rifle, FP-45 Liberator, Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless, M45 Quadmount, High Standard HDM, Sedgley OSS .38. Excerpt: The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It is very similar in design to John Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the larger and more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was named for the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). The M2 has been referred to as "Ma Deuce," or "the fifty" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2, HB, Flexible. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications, and low-flying aircraft. The Browning .50 caliber machine gun has been used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present day. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s. It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries as well. With the exception of the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, the M2 has been in use longer than any other small arm in U.S. inventory. The M2HB is currently manufactured in the United States by General Dynamics and US Ordnance for use by the United States government, and for US Foreign Allies via FMS sales. FN Herstal has manufactured the M2 machine gun...

Encyclopedia of World War II

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Author: Alan Axelrod,Jack A. Kingston

Publisher: H W Fowler

ISBN: 0816060223

Category: History

Page: 924

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Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

The Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II.

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Author: United States. Army Medical Service,Arnold Lorentz Ahnfeldt,John Boyd Coates,Robert S. Anderson,William S. Mullins,Calvin H. Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Weapons of World War II

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Author: Mike Taylor

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781562398088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes some of the weapons used by both the Allied and Axis forces during World War II, including automatic weapons, radar, early computers, tanks, aircraft carriers, bombers and fighter planes, and the atomic bomb.