Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gun Pr0n

Remember, kids:  "Knee Mortar" was a GI nickname, NOT the method of deployment!
Yes, that's a Type 96 Sniper rifle.  "Chrysanthemum" marking was absolutely cherry.
Odd that they had a buttload of Japanese weapons, but few German.
Mark 18 grenade launcher, AKA "The Honeywell."  I'd heard about these.  Yes, that's a hand crank...
Mark 20 grenade launcher.  Odd that we went from 18, to 20, to 19...
What the heck is that...?
Oh!
Oh-ho!

4 comments:

Brigid said...

What fun stuff! Have a wonderful Christmas week, wherever it takes you.

Drang said...

Home, this afternoon.

Still haven't got our land legs back...

TrueBlueSam said...

The number of Jap weapons is easy to explain. The Navy guys had access to alcohol and wanted souvenirs. The Marines had lots of battlefield debris to trade for booze.

Drang said...

True, plus there were a lot more amphibious landings in the Pacific Theater, and so a lot more UDT activity.