- Greetings All,
Yesterday I received an unsolicited catalog through the mail. I can't
call it "Junk Mail" because (for once!) it was actually full of
something that I am interested in. Okay, maybe this stuff is not
Sci-Fi (well maybe it is if you tweak it a little like some of us tend
to do. --LOL) but it sure is a L-O-T!!! of Very Cool military
paraphernalia! These guys have just about anything --- books, DVDs,
models, figures, memorabilia, and even some off the wall military
goodies I haven't seen offered anywhere else. I only wish that they
covered a larger time span --- like back at least to the Napoleonic
Wars. --- Ah well. --- Anyway, if you guys are interested in anything
from pre-WWI up to today these guys are worth a look through.
Keep It FUN!
- minor quibble, the m.g. on the pictured jeep
model looks more like a .30 air cooled browning,
the gun i got my nickname from, and the one
usually found on jeep post mounts. the .50
caliber m2 hb was too much for the jeep post
mount to handle and would tear the mount loose in
short order, the .50 cal was usually used on a
ring mount on 6by6s, half tracks, m-20 scout cars
and sometimes on open mounts on tank turrets,
though the .30 cal was more usually seen there
too. basically the model is right, the catalogue
text is mistaken.
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- --- david schnyer <gunnera4@...> wrote:
>Which jeep David? Link?
> minor quibble, the m.g. on the pictured jeep
> model looks more like a .30 air cooled browning,
The Amphib jeep link doesn't have a MG, and the 1/32 link
~is~ most definately a .30 cal Browning 1919 air-cooled.
Don't look at the ammo box, as many were retrofitted. Look at
the TRIGGER GRIP - single pistol grip, not a butterfly.
Browning .30 cals have a single grip and could be fired from
the tripod with one hand and fed with the other, if needed.
The M2HB .50 had too much recoil (same reason it busted jeep
pintel mounts) and needed two hands to hold on. Watch Kelly's
Heroes for .30 cal firing, and .50 AA mount in Tora Tora Tora.
Agreed, .50's usually had ring mounts, like on the Deuce's,
M7 Priest's, and was on a VERY short post on the tanks. When
used on the 'Nam gun-trucks (and again in Iraq) the mount was
again very short. Even the new Delta LAV buggies use whats
called a 'naval' ring mount for theirs in the roll cage.
- "Which jeep David? Link?"
i should have saved a link, sorry, didn't think
of it. in that catalogue there was a small pic of
a ww2 willys "mb" jeep model offered for sale. it
carried a machine gun on a post mount, the gun
looked like a browning .30 air cooled as your
"Don't look at the ammo box, as many were
retrofitted. Look at the TRIGGER GRIP - single
pistol grip, not a butterfly.
Browning .30 cals have a single grip and could be
fired from the tripod with one hand and fed with
the other, if needed.
The M2HB .50 had too much recoil (same reason it
busted jeep pintle mounts) and needed two hands
to hold on."
that's what caught my eye, the catalogue text
called it a .50 caliber, which was obviously
wrong and the fault of the copywriter, not anyone
in this group of skilled and knowledgeable model
builders. (and no sarcasm intended gents, you may
make mistakes but they're infrequent and very
minor on the whole.)
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