M55 Rising for US Marines? -1 reply

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Starfighter

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#1 14 years ago

I did some reaserch and found that many Marines did not get Thomson in WW2 cause it was too expensive, and was vary hard to clean, most men who got em were lucky. They still hated that you had like 12 different parts "Note: thats a estamate not fact" to clean all by hand and then pout all back togather agian. I suggest the M55 Reising SMG cause it was used more and was only slightly less accurate, or mabe the Grease Gun on most maps. But the US did not have that many thomsons for the Marine core. It's one of the things I hate about most WW2 games is that they all give the US the Thomson as the main SMG, when in fact it was the Grease Gun that was used most, and the Reising was second.




Ohioan

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#2 14 years ago

The Reising SMG was HORRIBLE. It was the most unbattleworthy SMG of the war. It worked fine in field tests, but if it got dirty, which it did quite a bit in the pacific theater, it would jam and fail quicker then you could say "Damn".

Still might be nice to see a few kits on Pac theater maps, because despite its crappiness, it was used.




Starfighter

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#3 14 years ago
OhioanThe Reising SMG was HORRIBLE. It was the most unbattleworthy SMG of the war. It worked fine in field tests, but if it got dirty, which it did quite a bit in the pacific theater, it would jam and fail quicker then you could say "Damn". Still might be nice to see a few kits on Pac theater maps, because despite its crappiness, it was used.

Thats my point! there are way too many Thomsons in the pacific theater, no way did every Marine get one and the thomson was harder to clean than most SMG, all those damn tiny screws, and pins, springs, and other things made it vary hard to clean, and if you lost a screw witch did happen form time to time you would have to wait months to get another one. The Marines had it pritty bad at the start of WW2 uesing old Springfeild rifles, WW1 ammo and nades, and only small ammounts of the new weapons in WW2. Most of it was pre war weapons, and left overs form WW1 but they still got the job done.




[BT]Brimstone

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#4 14 years ago

would hate to get to off topic but since it was a suggestion thrend fro the marines i would like 2 also suggest puttin the the Dukw 2 1/2 ton Amphibous truck which was also used and would like 2 c it in here http://www.tanks2go.com/United_States/USdukw.htm




terminal-strike

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#5 14 years ago

wait so who is right then. How many reisings were used in pacific and were they good or bad. Thats good suggestion brim, though I think its been discuessed beofre, I dunno what the current satus of it is though so you might was wel give its own thread.




Smooth BM

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#6 14 years ago

There was the M50 and M55. The M55 had a folding stock.

I'd rather see the M1941 Johnson rifle and/or LMG. The USMC used the rifles early on as a temporary solution until they could get M1 Garands. I think both the rifles and LMG's saw considerable use with Paramarines and Raiders in the earlier campaigns like the Solomons.




the_M6D_legend

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#7 14 years ago

er..........off topic i know, but your signiture is wrong, if i go by memory it goes

and when he gets to heaven to st peter he shall tell one more soldier reporting sir ive served my time in hell

small thing.........




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#8 14 years ago
Smooth BMThere was the M50 and M55. The M55 had a folding stock. I'd rather see the M1941 Johnson rifle and/or LMG. The USMC used the rifles early on as a temporary solution until they could get M1 Garands. I think both the rifles and LMG's saw considerable use with Paramarines and Raiders in the earlier campaigns like the Solomons.

intersting, im having trouble finding info on these. you got any links or more info on these. We do have the dice johnson lmg if fh wanted to use it on other maps I suppose though I agree the the other johnson would be interesting at some point too. I have to say I would take french and italian weps before either of those though.




Ohioan

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#9 14 years ago

Smooth BMThere was the M50 and M55. The M55 had a folding stock.

I'd rather see the M1941 Johnson rifle and/or LMG. The USMC used the rifles early on as a temporary solution until they could get M1 Garands. I think both the rifles and LMG's saw considerable use with Paramarines and Raiders in the earlier campaigns like the Solomons.

I thoguht the Jhonson rifle was mainly used by Canadian paratroopers because the barrel could be removed easily. The Reising SMG though, wasn't used in large numbers at all. I'll find a stat somewhere.




Artie Bucco

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#10 14 years ago
OhioanI thoguht the Jhonson rifle was mainly used by Canadian paratroopers because the barrel could be removed easily. The Reising SMG though, wasn't used in large numbers at all. I'll find a stat somewhere.

american paratroopers used it in Italy.




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