French Weapons of the Second World War: Comprehensive Articles -1 reply

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[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#31 10 years ago

I'm also mourning about Bir Hakeim being removed. It was the most fun too defend.




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#32 10 years ago

you two guys are the only ones who said anything about it lol




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#33 10 years ago

Concerning SMGs, I think the French also used a number of Erma MPs they got from Republican troops after the Spanish Civil war.

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the germans also used it.




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#34 10 years ago

Yes, they actually used a lot of those, especially in the corps francs.

Quoted from the MAS 38 article in the first post:

"The vast majority of submachine guns in French stocks in 1940 were foreign-made, a testament to how little France’s war industry focused on submachine guns. The German and Austrian submachine guns were largely captured from Spanish Republican troops fleeing to the French border following the Spanish Civil War. These included 3,250 German Erma-Vollmer EMP guns, about 1,000 German Bergmann MP28 SMGs, about 200 German Bergmann MP34 SMGs, around 50 Austrian Steyr MP34 SMGs, and an unspecified number of MP18 SMGs from the First World War. All of these weapons were critically short of ammunition upon their capture, and so most remained in storage and didn’t see action in the French war effort. For example, of the 3,250 EMP guns, only about 1,000 were issued, and then each soldier only received about one spare magazine. This, however, was not too significant an issue, as the primary units to receive the EMP were corps francs troops, essentially small teams of raiding commandos used for quick lightning strikes in and behind enemy lines. Besides the captured German weaponry, the French also had about 300 Finnish Suomi M31 SMGs (150 issued to the northern group of armies) and 3,000 Thompson 1921 and 1928 models purchased from the United States. Of the latter, the vast majority remained in storage, a few in Morocco."




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#35 10 years ago

dear god, what've you eat? a war history book?




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#36 10 years ago

Operation Romeo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the french had their own point du Hoc, apparently.




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#37 10 years ago

HMS Princess Beatrix. Thats a Dutch ship AFAIK.