Special Sub-Topic: Small Arms of WWII
|What rifle did Gen. George S. Patton call, "the greatest battle implement ever devised?" |
M1 Garand. The M1 Garand is a gas-operated semi-automatic rifle developed by firearms genius John Garand. It was the standard issue rifle of the US military in WWII. It fired an 8-round clip of .30-06 rounds, which made a loud ping as it ejected after the last round was fired, causing the deaths of many soldiers!
|What submachine gun variant was the military version of the infamous "Chicago Typewriter?"|
Thompson M1A1. The M1A1 was the military variant of the gangster "Tommy Gun" of the 1920s.
|What was unique about Germany's STG44 or MP44 assault rifle?|
Its ammunition. The STG's ammo was in fact halfway between a rifle and pistol round.
|Out of the following, what submachine gun got the nickname the "burp gun" due to its rate of fire?|
PPsH-41. THe PPSH-41 was the Red Army's most common weapon in WWII.
|Which of the following SMGs is the least reliable, and was despised by the soldiers who used it?|
Sten. This British SMG was a terror to its users, and was never used if it could be helped.
|How many rounds did the M1 Carbine's original magazine hold?|
15. The M1 Carbine's clip holds 15 rounds, to the Garand's 8.
|What was the iconic LMG of the USSR in WWII, known for it's top-mounted "pan" magazine configuration?|
DP28. This LMG used a drum mag attached to the top of the receiver.
|What was the magnification of the scope on a US sniper's Springfield? |
3.5x. Most WWII sniper scopes magnified to 3.5x.
|What SMG did the first Marines on Guadalcanal in 1942 use? |
Reising. This SMG was outdated and poorly designed.
|What was the nickname of the twin .30cal machine guns in the rear cockpit of an SBD Dauntless?|
The Stinger. Sometimes the Marines removed these .30s from damaged Dauntlesses for an extra punch on the battlefield.
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