Discussion in 'The Bar' started by low selfestitle, Dec 7, 2011.
Imma watch this:
Spoiler Alert: Prepare for disappointment.
i think we are down to 120 survivors of that attack
I'll take my clothes to a different dry cleaners although my cleaner may not be Japanese
my dry cleaner is korean
if it werent for Pearl Harbor, the Americans wouldn't have won World War II.
Fuck Pearl Harbor, did you guys hear about my sammich?
Soy sauce? Wasabi?
Maybe catch something on the History Channel.
Loved that movie.
"Take me to Tokyo..."
I recently watched The Longest Day
and All the Allied paratroopers had submachine guns and I thought, "That can't be right."
So I looked up d-day weapons and came across this wonderful site. http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/material.htm
American Airborne had this weapon.
M1A1 Carbine Para history
To cope with the the "blitzkrieg" German strategy, the U.S. military decided to equip their troops with a lightweight semi-automatic running mode rifle.
Several engineers have worked on this weapon, including David M. "Carbine" Williams. The Winchester company was responsible for making the M1 Carbine.
Its main performance lies in its weight (2.50 kg), allowing officers and radio operators to have a light and handy weapon. But its small size greatly reduces the lethal effect of its bullets.
The semi-automatic mode is also one of the strengths of the M1 Carbine, which was used during the Korean War and part of that of Vietnam.
The M1A1 Carbine Para, developed thanks to the USM1 Carbine plans, was designed for airborne troops since it was equipped with a folding butt.
The British Airborne used this.
Mark II history
On the 1940 battlefields, British soldiers are handicapped by the absence of submachine guns in their armed forces. They have a very small amount of U.S. Thompson submachine guns.
After creating a new submachine gun, Major RV Sheffield and HJ Turpin (which were largely inspired by the excellent German submachine gun, MP 40) decided to name their weapon. They took the initials of their names and added the two first letters of the firm Enfield: ST-EN.
The first use of the Sten in a combat situation toolk place in Dieppe as part of Operation Sledgehammer, in August 1942, since it equipped Canadians soldiers. Widespread in the British army from 1944, it is dropped in large quantities to the Resistance due to its simple use and maintenance, in Europe and particularly in France.
Its small size allowed it to equip the British airborne troops, notably during the Normandy landing and airborne operations, and also the officers, NCOs, and the crews.
In the movie, The Longest Day, they were all carrying this.
Greasegun M3A1 history
The M3, nicknamed "Grease Gun", entered service in late 1942. The design of the M3 was conducted in parallel with research on improving the production of weapons. Thus, the M3 was made from compressed pieces of metal and has proved to be much easier to produce than the Thompson submachine gun, and a lower cost production.
Between December 1942 and 1944, period during which the model M3 was used, many failures have been reported, failures corrected in the next version, called the M3A1, produced in 1944.
With a retractable butt (ie adaptable), an "average" weight and a relatively low rate of fire (350-450 rounds per minute), the Grease Gun appears to be a handle submachine gun, more than other American submachine guns.
I know this has nothing to do with Pearl Harbor but poker is down.
"You won't get shit from me. I've been constipated all week"