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Marty
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 02:27 AM UTC
Robert, you are correct. One of the names was STEN. The other one was "Blyskawica" which loosely translates into "Lightning Storm".

Production numbers:
"Blyskawica" = 2000
Sten = 650
whodini
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 02:53 AM UTC
Yay! Ok.. Now I must think of a question. Ah... It's nice to have the illustrated encyclopedia of 20th century weapons and warfare.

Name these weapons! (Note! You must name both)




Robert.
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 12:34 PM UTC
I'm not too sure on the pistol... could it be a Walther P38?
The AT Rifle is the Finnish Lahti Model L 39 20mm anti-tank rifle.... more info HERE for those interested in AT rifles...
whodini
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 02:58 PM UTC
You have it half right.

That Pistol isn't too far off from the anti-tank rifle.
Tarok
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 03:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

That Pistol isn't too far off from the anti-tank rifle.



LOL, I suspected it might also be Finnish after I found the AT rifle - but I was being lazy... :-) :-)

Is the pistol the L-35 "Lahti" military pistol? More info HERE
whodini
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 11:37 PM UTC
Ahh.. Too much of a hint?

Anyways.. you're right! QUICK! We need a new question viat Tarok, STAT!
Tarok
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:36 AM UTC
Easy one from me... what is the name of the short stabbing spear carries by the Zulu impi?

hint: it is named after the sound it makes as it is withdrawn from the enemy...
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:46 AM UTC

Iklwa?

http://www.rrtraders.com/weapons.htm

Daniel
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:59 AM UTC



You got it! Gosh, I knew that was too easy! :-) :-) :-)

The longer throwing spear is known as the Umkhonto...
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 01:13 AM UTC

Okay, Let's see if my references yield anything.

Hows this: 2 parts. You need both.

1)What was the genral opinion of Canadian manufactured BD as opposed to British manufactured in WW2?

2) Besides buttons and other fastenings, how did it differ visually from the British ones?

Good luck!

Daniel
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 01:24 AM UTC
Ugh... Too difficult for me... Lol!! :-)
Wheezy
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 05:43 AM UTC

whodini,

I'll leave it for a couple of days, an if no one gets it, I'll post a new one. It may be tough to find on the internet, but I have it here in a book. Saying which book would give it away though...

Daniel
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 01:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I'll leave it for a couple of days, an if no one gets it, I'll post a new one.



If it's unanswered after a week, you may post a new question

If I may hazard a guess I'd say the Canadian BD was considered to be of a better quality, and that the biggest difference of the British counterpart could be something like zippers (the Yank influence )...
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 05:05 PM UTC
Canadian BD was generally regarded as superior to British wartime BD. This was mainly because unlike the British pattern it retained the fly front throughout the war (unlike British 40 pattern, where the buttons were exposed). The most noticeable diference was that Canadian BD had a distinctive greenish shade. Will this do?
Wheezy
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 05:27 PM UTC

Rudi, you had it half right.

Steve, you got it! Congrats! Ask away!

If you are interested I was using Osprey's book on Canadian Forces in World War 2.

Daniel

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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 05:32 PM UTC
Cheers Daniel. Quick easy one & I'll stay with Commonwealth uniforms for this. Why was the so-called WW2 "Jungle Tank Suit" something of a misnomer?
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 05:42 PM UTC
Because we never deployed tanks in the jungle in ww2?
Wheezy
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:25 PM UTC

Because they were actually used by troops in Europe?

Daniel
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 10:35 PM UTC
Sorry guys, that's not it. I'm pretty sure we did deploy tanks in the jungle Dave, & even though it may have been worn in NWE, that isn't really the answer I'm looking for Daniel. Think more of the actual suit itself.
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 11:23 PM UTC
It wasn't actually worn in tanks?
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:33 AM UTC
It was brown and not Jungle Green?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 01:54 AM UTC
I don't want to kill this thread, so I think I have to put you all out of your misery! What I was looking for was that the suit, like the normal "pixie" suit was made of heavy canvas, overprinted with a brown, green & light green camo pattern, & lined with angora wool (like the shirt material). The weight of it would have probably caused heat exhaustion if anyone had been nutty enough to wear it in the jungle! Nevertheless it was called the Jungle Suit, it was just probably never worn in the jungle! I guess Daniel was the closest by default! Since I'm obviously rubbish at this someone else can have ago!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 03:16 AM UTC
I can post a simple quickie... Pretty much the first to answer wins. But I don't know... It may be tough! Err... Umm... It will be at Some degree of difficulty....

Name these 2 Camouflage patterns!




Robert.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:46 PM UTC
First,

Marquardt&Schulz Flecktarn, BW

second,

CADPAT Temperate Woodland, CAF

This is my 100th post ... I'll be promoted!!!
I hope the answers are correct however...
whodini
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 02:31 AM UTC
Aye!

you're right, Gábor!
On to you.

Robert