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Old 10-30-2008, 03:12 AM
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wow.. thats cool. do you have any accessories for it? like the powder puoch etc?

Exo has a 4x scope and silencer for his musket
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:06 AM
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Talking Bazooka

The bazooka is a man-portable anti-armor rocket launcher, made famous during World War II. It was one of the primary infantry anti-tank weapons used by the United States Armed Forces, and was based on the principle of the High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) shell. It was nicknamed "bazooka" from a vague resemblance to the musical instrument of the same name invented and used by Bob Burns. The M1A1, M9, and M9A1 rocket launchers saw widespread use throughout WWII.

During the war, German armed forces copied the U.S. design, increasing the warhead diameter to 8.8 cm, as well as other
changes, and issued it as the Raketenpanzerbüchse "Panzerschreck".

The word "Bazooka" is often informally used to refer to any shoulder-launched missile weapon
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:22 PM
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Exo has a 4x scope and silencer for his musket
like a trumbet mute?
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The bazooka is a man-portable anti-armor rocket launcher, made famous during World War II. It was one of the primary infantry anti-tank weapons used by the United States Armed Forces, and was based on the principle of the High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) shell. It was nicknamed "bazooka" from a vague resemblance to the musical instrument of the same name invented and used by Bob Burns. The M1A1, M9, and M9A1 rocket launchers saw widespread use throughout WWII.

During the war, German armed forces copied the U.S. design, increasing the warhead diameter to 8.8 cm, as well as other
changes, and issued it as the Raketenpanzerbüchse "Panzerschreck".

The word "Bazooka" is often informally used to refer to any shoulder-launched missile weapon

Indeed. the Germans developed the "Panzerschreck" on the war loot they gathered in Tunisia in 1943. so its based on the M1A1 "Bazooka".

[URL="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/FinnishTroops_Tornio1944_002.jpg"]Finnish troops in Tornio 1944[/URL]

up to that point we were using "[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust"]panzerfausts[/URL]" which were effective
but did have a short range.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:40 AM
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Nice one Torps good post

Im British so I have to post this....Sorry guys but it has to be done


Supermarine Spitfire

Role -Fighter
Manufacturer -Supermarine
Designed by -R. J. Mitchell
First flight- 6 March 1936
Introduction -4 August 1938
Retired- 1955, RAF
Primary user- Royal Air Force
Produced- 1938–1948
Number built -20,351
Unit cost -£12,604 (1939)
Variants- Seafire
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The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single-seat fighter aircraft, used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during the Second World War, and into the 1950s. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied design. The Spitfire was the only Allied fighter in production at the outbreak of the Second World War that was still in production at the end of the war.

The Spitfire was designed by R. J. Mitchell who was chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrongs. He continued to refine the design until his death from cancer in 1937, whereupon his colleague Joseph Smith became chief designer. Its elliptical wing had a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than the Hawker Hurricane and many other contemporary designs.

The distinctive silhouette imparted by the wing planform helped the Spitfire to achieve legendary status during the Battle of Britain. There was, and still is, a public perception that it was the RAF fighter of the Battle, in spite of the fact that the more numerous Hurricane shouldered a great deal of the burden against the potent Luftwaffe. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire saw service throughout the whole of the Second World War, in most theatres of war, in several roles and in many different variants. The Spitfire was to continue to serve as a front line fighter and in secondary roles for several air forces well into the 1950s.

The Spitfire will always be compared to its main adversary, the Messerschmitt Bf 109: both were among the finest fighters of their day and followed similar design philosophies of marrying a small, streamlined airframe to a powerful liquid-cooled V12 engine.

General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Height: 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
Wing area: 242.1 ft² (22.48 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 2200
Empty weight: 5,090 lb (2,309 kg)
Loaded weight: 6,622 lb (3,000 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 6,770 lb (3,071 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine, 1,470 hp at 9,250 ft (1,096 kW at 2,820 m)


Performance

Maximum speed: 378 mph, (330 knots, 605 km/h)
Combat radius: 410 nmi (470 mi, 760 km)
Ferry range: 991 nmi (1,140 mi, 1,840 km)
Service ceiling 35,000 ft (11,300 m)
Rate of climb: 2,665 ft/min (13.5 m/s)
Wing loading: 24.56 lb/ft² (119.91 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.22 hp/lb (360 W/kg)

Armament
Guns: Mk I, Mk II, Mk VA

8x 0.303 inch (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rounds per
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:38 AM
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Default MP43, MP44, and StG44 assualt rifle

The First purpose built assualt rifle (Sturmgewehr 44) given the title by hitler himself this rifle is the forefather of all present day assualt rifles, and is a show piece of German engineering

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Looks a little like the AK-series dosnt it
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The Medium Tank, M4 was the primary tank produced by the United States for its own use and the use of its allies during World War II. Production of the M4 medium tank exceeded 50,000 units and its chassis served as the basis for numerous other armored vehicles such as tank destroyers, tank retrievers, and self-propelled artillery. In the United Kingdom the M4 was dubbed the Sherman after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, following the British practice of naming their American-built tanks after famous American Civil War generals. Subsequently the British name found its way into common use in the US. Following World War II the M4 medium tank was used by the US until the end of the Korean War. Many nations continued to use the tank in both training and combat roles into the late 20th century.
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Looks a little like the AK-series dosnt it
Thats because they were designed by the same person. Schmeissers team worked with Kalashnikov to produce the AK series

On April 3, 1945, American troops began to occupy the city of Suhl. Weapons manufacturing was completely prohibited during this time. Hugo Schmeisser and his brother Hans were interrogated for weeks by weapon expert teams of the American and British Secret services. At the end of June 1945, American troops evacuated Suhl and all of Thuringia. One month later, the Red Army assumed control over the area, starting a civilian works project to manufacture weapons for the Soviet Union. By August 1945 the Red Army had created 50 Stg 44s from existing assembly parts, and had begun inspecting their design. 10,785 sheets of technical designs were confiscated by the Soviets as part of their research. In October 1945 Schmeisser was forced to work for the Red Army and instructed to continue development of new weapons.

Schmeisser's brilliance continued to impress the Red Army, and he, along with other weapons designers and their families, was relocated to the USSR. On October 24, 1946, the German specialists rode a train to Izhevsk in the southern Ural Mountains, where a center of Russian firearms development was located. Schmeisser's work while in the Red Army in Izhevsk (1946-1952) is shrouded in darkness. Little is known of his life during this period, until 1952 when he and other German specialists returned home to Germany. With short notice, his stay in the Soviet Union was extended beyond that of the other weapon specialists by a half year. He finally returned home on June 9, 1952. Schmeisser died on December 9, 1953, and was buried in Suhl.

While the name of Hugo Schmeisser is known internationally, it is unknown to most Germans. The 50th anniversary of his death was honored by a ceremony held in Suhl, as he is recognized as one of the most important technical designers of infantry weapons of the 20th century.


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Default Edmund Heckler and Theodor Koch

As a side note to that:

Edmund Heckler and Theodor Koch of Mauser (Arms manufacturer), went on to establish Heckler and Koch and develope the G3 a direct result of the design work carried out around the STG45
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