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    Post Your Favorite WII Gun?

    I would like to know your opinions on the best weapon of world war two. be it a tank a gun a plane, whatever. what are your favorites:peng
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    Yes i can. thank you
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    Ah the Sturmgewehr, too bad it wasn't around long enough to do much good.

    I'd have to say the M1 for the simple reason that no other single shot rifle was like it at the time. Drop in your clip, fire as fast as you could pull the trigger.

    Best Bolt action goes to the mauser, favorite handgun goes to the 1911.

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    Post pototomasher

    :willi Well the 1911 colt certainly is my fav ww2 handgun. i just
    don't like the ,battle sights. i prefere to have Target sights added. also if you load with 7 rather than 6 rounds it sometimes jams. which
    could be a drawback. however the .45 round is best, it maybe
    of slow vel, but it makes a big hole the blood pours out and
    the enemy dies. the Stens got be the best cheapest mass
    produced mpi. even the Germans made a copy version. they
    only used different welding techhiques in its making.
    Now the potatomasher. a German comrade of mine asked me
    recently about a mural in Belfast of a sign' Brits beware' with
    a masked man holding a stick grenade, he wanted to know
    if it is based on German Stick grenades. well heres how
    there made. an empty can ,a handle, sure they resemble
    each other but they differ heres how. about 3 ounces of semtex and a
    a hollow copper cone.' put the gear in the cone . now later when
    used the metal turns molten and becomes armour pierceing.
    it can pierce two inches of steel. which could knock out. a
    Lepard 2 German battle tank bigtime. I not sure about cobham
    armour though. the firing mech is a point 22 round left
    next to a pin .the striking force when the grenade hits the tank sets it off.
    the .22 round detonating the semtex . the cone turns and
    pierces the armour. also added to stablise it when thrown
    is a dove tail ribbon to steady it in flight. best tactic is to drop
    it from a fly- over onto an armoured car beneath. anyway.
    I am sure the German potatomasher is a lot more complex
    but i don't think its got anti-armour capability
    but the stick sure makes it easier to throw.x_hehe
    88 jab

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    Rifle: Toss-up between the StuGw 44 and the Garand.

    Tank: PkW IV (the tank destroyer version sans turret) It's not the best, but (imo) it's the coolest.

    Aircraft: the ME-262.

    Ships: Iowa-class battleships and the LSTs.

    Speaking of these details...anyone ever play Advanced Squad Leader? The guys (at Avalon Hill) who made this game were the first people that ever said a kind word about the Nazis...and even though they got flamed for it, their response was absolutely true, and caused me to break out of my "PC" school thinking. They used actual measurements from the tanks or drawings to develop their armor charts...interesting to see how a long-barrelled 88 gun slices through the Sherman's armor...

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    Post Re: pototomasher

    Originally posted by jab
    well heres how
    there made. an empty can ,a handle, sure they resemble
    each other but they differ heres how. about 3 ounces of semtex and a
    a hollow copper cone.' put the gear in the cone . now later when
    used the metal turns molten and becomes armour pierceing.
    it can pierce two inches of steel. which could knock out. a
    Lepard 2 German battle tank bigtime.

    :erm

    Sure - knock out the world's best MBT by some home-made explosive ordnance the size of a can. eyes:


    As for the WWII guns:

    I think no other WWII firearm had such a large impact on modern weapon design as the MG-42. Furthermore, it's been in service for 60 years and still is one of the best MGs out there (today known as the MG-3)!

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    Post Re MBT

    x_p the Lepard Tank does not have Cobham armour so i would
    not say it is the best tank. the armour pireceing grenade has been
    used sucessfully on armoured cars. The Brits do not deploy
    mbts in the six counties. home made weapons are pretty
    sophisticated in ireland. we also have horozontal mortars
    I reckon i would have a go with it. pity i can't find out
    Does the Lepard have more than Two inchs of steel
    armour plate Gunnar?88 jab

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    The Leo 2 has won every contest and shoot-out it ever took part in, thus I have every right to call it the best MBT in the world.
    Or how do you explain the fact that virtually any Western country looking for a new MBT has chosen the Leopard 2 and not the M1 or Challenger?
    BTW, its armor is of course equivalent to Chobham, and even if it wasn't it's still WAY (probably 5 times or more) tougher than ordinary steel.
    No matter if its rear or top armor is thinner than 2 inch (which probably is the case), it is supposed to keep off light AT missiles and artillery shelling, and I can't imagine a little home-made grenade doing as much damage.

    I mean, of course it may damage the tracks of a MBT and thus demobilize it, but I see no direct danger for the crew.

    A shame we are not able to check it out

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    In opinion the Challenger2 is the best tank in the world.Armed with a deadly round (HESH) and other it can do more damage then smoothbore HEAT & AP fired rounds and also 120mm rifled barrel HESH rounds have much better range.The only thing bad about the Challenger2 is she is too damm heavy.







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    Dunno - rifled barrel means lower bullet velocity. Sabot rounds fired by such a cannon are definitely weaker than those fired by a smoothbore gun. I also believe the barrel of the Challenger is shorter than the Rheinmetall L/55.

    The lack of speed is definitely one of the Challenger's disadvantages. On the other hand it might have an advantage in terms of armor (2nd generation Chobham) - but I am not sure on this one, as the Leopard 2A6 has quite a sophisticated turret armor system.

    If you wish to continue the MBT discussion we should open an own thread rather than highjacking this one

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