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  • Great Kit From the Non Big 4.

    This post picqued my curiosity.
    Originally posted by lodestar View Post
    Weeks and Ian Hogg rank the Italian Beretta wartime model as the finest example of a sub-machine gun.
    Beautifully made, reliable, as accurate as a SMG could be, using high quality steel, two triggers and some models complete with a bayonet!

    When the Italians get it right, they get it really right!

    regards lodestar
    Most posts on kit here at ACG focus on those produced by the biggest 4 manufacturers, ie the US, the UK, the USSR and of course Nazi Germany. However, plenty of other countries took part in WW2, such as France, Italy and of course Japan.

    This thread is dedicated to excellent kit produced by the smaller manufacturers.

    Another Italian contribution: 20mm AT/AA guns



    http://www.comandosupremo.com/the-breda-model-35.html
    http://www.comandosupremo.com/cannone2065.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breda_Model_35



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    Australian Owen Gun
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    • #3
      Polish PZL-37 Los (Elk). A very underrated aircraft.
      Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

      "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

      What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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      • #4
        Finnish Lahti AT Rifle, perhaps the best weapon of its kind.

        The TNHP tank, more commonly known as the Pz.Kpfw.38(t).

        More to follow...

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        Scott Fraser
        Ignorance is not the lack of knowledge. It is the refusal to learn.

        A contentedly cantankerous old fart

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        • #5
          Finnish Suomi SMG
          Italian Beretta SMG
          Japanese Type 96 LMG
          French Char B tanks (good for its era)

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          • #6
            Who can forget the two iconic AA guns by minor nations:

            The 20mm Oerlikon, possibly the most widely used 20mm ever made, and the equally widely used 40mm Bofors
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            • #7
              I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the ZB vz.26, immortalised as the Bren gun (Couldn't resist digging up the old photo).
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              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                This post picqued my curiosity.

                Most posts on kit here at ACG focus on those produced by the biggest 4 manufacturers, ie the US, the UK, the USSR and of course Nazi Germany. However, plenty of other countries took part in WW2, such as France, Italy and of course Japan.

                This thread is dedicated to excellent kit produced by the smaller manufacturers.

                Another Italian contribution: 20mm AT/AA guns



                http://www.comandosupremo.com/the-breda-model-35.html
                http://www.comandosupremo.com/cannone2065.html
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breda_Model_35



                What the hell was in those jerrycans, Petrol?:? lcm1
                'By Horse by Tram'.


                I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                  What the hell was in those jerrycans, Petrol?:? lcm1
                  Yep, real guzzler going at full chat... in reverse!
                  The long toll of the brave
                  Is not lost in darkness
                  Over the fruitful earth
                  And athwart the seas
                  Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                  Unquenchable forever.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                    What the hell was in those jerrycans, Petrol?:? lcm1
                    What? You expect them to just run out of gas when they flee into the desert...?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                      What? You expect them to just run out of gas when they flee into the desert...?
                      Well AA or not I would hate to draw attention to myself while sitting on that little lot!! PS. You'd think that after all the practice they had they would have done wonders in the next Olympics, wouldn't you. lcm1
                      'By Horse by Tram'.


                      I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                      " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                        What the hell was in those jerrycans, Petrol?:? lcm1


                        Actually some are water cans. You notice that some are marked differently?
                        Last edited by RichardS; 02 Dec 12, 12:41.
                        Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                        "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                        What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                        • #13
                          Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah; one of the world's best reconnaissance aircraft in the world at the time.

                          Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                          "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                          What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                          • #14
                            I had read that the Dewoitine D.520 was a decent fighter for the time, capable of matching the Bf 109. From what I understand, there was just too few of them in May 1940.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gorque View Post
                              I had read that the Dewoitine D.520 was a decent fighter for the time, capable of matching the Bf 109. From what I understand, there was just too few of them in May 1940.
                              THe Dewoitine had some issues with stability and was by even 1940 standards about average as a fighter plane. The tour-de-force in French fighters was the Bloch MB 157. This was essetially a French P-47 Thunderbolt without the turbo-supercharger. The one prototype that flew made 441 mph and like the rest of the Bloch MB 150 series had good handling characteristics.
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