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siben

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#1 13 years ago

I visited the imperial war museum in london the other day and to my surprice i saw this realy strange german gun an i wonder what you guys know about it. It is a stg 44 with some sort of device on the end of the barrel witch altered the direction of the bullet by 45° completly conseeling the gunner for the enemy who was aiming using some sort of mirror, anyway a here is a pic. Sry for the blur image, my camera cant take mictures that well tru glass.




Bikewer

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#2 13 years ago

There were a number of such devices made for weapons on both sides. Supposed to be used for house-to-house fighting and room clearing. The one developed for the US "grease gun" was a simple slab of steel bent to a 45% curve with a sort of groove down the middle.




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#3 13 years ago

The concept is still around today. They are far more complex however, ;asered, range finders et al. If you've access to Military.com there is a newzltr about new equipment, etc. Somewhere you may find the newest models archived.




Mr_Cheese

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#4 13 years ago

I've seen pics of one of those used on an MG42.




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#5 13 years ago

Doesnt that reduce the muzzle velocity enormously?




Ohioan

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#6 13 years ago

Yep, its only good for about 200 shots as well. The STG44 had a few versions made, some were for 30degrees, some 45, some 90(!!) degrees. They were basically barrel extensions and were issued to regular troops in small numbers because they were manufactured in small numbers. SomethingAwful made fun of them a while ago..




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#7 13 years ago

i saw it for a mg34 to, suposet to be used in bunkers.




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#8 13 years ago

The Kalashnikov company tried to make some to arm tanks with. (To kill infantry that clung to the side of tanks.) But they decided it wasn't feasible and looked too much like a limp penis.




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#9 13 years ago
Comrade0Red (To kill infantry that clung to the side of tanks.) But they decided it wasn't feasible and looked too much like a limp penis.

That's funny. Might have been better to think of runnin' about 1500v DC current to the skin.




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#10 13 years ago
Comrade0RedThe Kalashnikov company tried to make some to arm tanks with. (To kill infantry that clung to the side of tanks.) But they decided it wasn't feasible and looked too much like a limp penis.

It was connected to a tank barrell or coaxil mg and shot itself?