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Komrad_B

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#1 15 years ago

Well... asking to remove things is usually viewed as retard but I think this is an issue (not big, of course). The Johnson, the canadian LMG on Liberation of Caen should probably be removed (unless someone say with proofs that this weapon was actually used in reasonable numbers by the canadian army.).. Why should we remove the Johnson? Well this is for historical accuracy, from what I know about this gun, it was a sparcely used American gun, and I have seen little to no link between it and the Canadian Army (some Canadian special service units may have used them, but this is not SOWW2..). From what I heard, from veterans, various sites, books and all, the Bren was by far the most used LMG by Canada. We even manufactured our Brens in Canada. (we even sold many to China). The Sten should also replace the Thompson, as some were also manufactured in Canada, and they very widely used by our troops. In fact, in FH the canadians seem like a copy of the US army.. they should be a copy of the British army :D (with the Sherman)




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#2 15 years ago

They had Thompsons. The Canadians with them always carried two. Because the Thompson is impossible to feild strip effectively, they just tossed it.




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#3 15 years ago

and the stupid voices lol god they get me every time...AND BEFORE ANYBODY ASKS NO I DO NOT KNOW JOHN FROM MANITOBA




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#4 15 years ago

What about the Ram? Looks like a sherman, handles like a sherman, but is canadian. or was it australian? whatever...

now, correct me if I am mistaken, is there not such a thing as the Johnson rifle as well?




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#5 15 years ago

The Johnson rigfle was like the Garend, but wiht a ten round magazine drum. It was just an ok rifle, widely used by our paratroopers in the pacific. They didn't not like it.




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#6 15 years ago

Johnson LMG was very good, Johnson rifle was not very good. It had a reputation for poor reliability and did not hold up well in the hot steamy jungles of the Pacific.




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#7 15 years ago

'[11PzG USMA2010']What about the Ram? Looks like a sherman, handles like a sherman, but is canadian. or was it australian? whatever...

now, correct me if I am mistaken, is there not such a thing as the Johnson rifle as well?

The Ram medium tank was Canadian. http://www.wwiivehicles.com/html/canada/ram.html




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#8 15 years ago

Thought so. Based off of the same chassis. Yes, that Johnson LMG is great. I always grab one on Guadalcanal to own Type 96 retards. Too bad the magazine is so short though.

And, I have a pressing question for you: Did the Soviet RPD 44 serve in WW2 or not? Some guy thinks it began service in the '50s. I say it was introduced late in the war, and he is mistaking RPD for RPK. Who is correct.




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#9 15 years ago

'[11PzG USMA2010']Thought so. Based off of the same chassis. Yes, that Johnson LMG is great. I always grab one on Guadalcanal to own Type 96 retards. Too bad the magazine is so short though.

And, I have a pressing question for you: Did the Soviet RPD 44 serve in WW2 or not? Some guy thinks it began service in the '50s. I say it was introduced late in the war, and he is mistaking RPD for RPK. Who is correct.

I cant say for sure but my data points to the RPD44 being developed in 1944 but because war was ending was not adopted til 1950. My data says the RPK didnt enter service til 1959.




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#10 15 years ago

Yeah, RPK I know for sure did not enter service until '59... But I have seen some information in a book of mine of that states few RPD44s were used during the final months of the war as sort of a trial. Now, the book is no Jane's, but it has been correct with the vast majority of information in the past.