The Japanese did not make very extensive use of paratroopers and development of specialized weapons for them also lagged. Japanese airborne troops jumped armed with pistols and grenades, and their rifles and machine guns were dropped separately in containers. The...read more
No doubts! This is an original MG 42 in 7.92mm, although fire rate seems a bit slow. This is because it's simply using the heavy type bolt, which reduces the rate of fire to about 900 rpm. The maximum cyclic rate of the mechanisms of MG 42 is often exaggerated and inaccurate. This machine gun...read more
On this video, we get to see and hear the actual full length footage of this exciting firearm, without music playing in the background or special effects/cuts ruining the footage. The showcase is fantastic and slow motion footage are great.
The STG44 was debuted on the battlefield in...read more
This WWII German MP38 was manufactured by Erma (Erfurter Maschinenfabrik) in 1940 shortly before production was discontinued in favor of the MP40. This is a rare unmodifified example with the original "hook" style bolt.
The MP38 is almost identical to the MP40, a little heavier, and...read more
The MP 40 was a submachine gun and was heavily used by infantrymen, paratroopers, platoon and squad leaders on the Eastern and Western Front. By the end of World War II, an estimated 1.1 million MP 40s had been produced of all variants.
Although the MP40 was a reliable weapon, a weakness...read more
Rifles were a widely used type of weapon during the Second World War. A nation would field one or more types of infantry rifles. While some were more specifically identified with particular nations, others were used by various countries more randomly with no apparent partialities.
The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rates of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and...read more
Review and shooting test of the .30 M1 Carbine, a 1943 Inland-General Motors model. I included a segment with close-ups to view the condition of the rifle in detail and any markings. Shooting segments are at 100 yards on steel targets and include a picture-in-picture aspect of the target camera...read more