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Russo-Japanese war,  Manchuria-Corea  1904-1905 by AndreaSilva60 Russo-Japanese war,  Manchuria-Corea  1904-1905 by AndreaSilva60
When US Admiral Perry forced the port of Tokyo, Japan was still a feudal state, anachronistically outdated.
Japan was able to rapidly modernize, and in 1904 when the Russian sphere of imperialist expansion crisscrossed with
the Japanese,  war broke out in Korea and in Manchuria.
Japan astonished western nations winning the war, the Russian army was defeated and the Russian fleet destroyed.


At the beginning of last century the number of Japanese weapons models reported  the year or reign of the emperor, for example,
the revolver type 26 was issued  during the  26th year of the reign of the Emperor Meiji.
The rifle Arisaka 30 was the army rifle, while the type 35 was the rifle of the navy, both they were
127 cm long and they were in caliber 6.5
Japanese used the same uniform during ww1
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:iconartlovr59:
artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017   Photographer
Very interesting to see some "old" weapons, like the wakizashi katana and the shashka being used. It wasn't that long ago, after all!
Very nice done, as always!!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Thank you, indeed old traditions are hard to die!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   Photographer
It's a pleasure.
Yes, people hold on to their traditions!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
In this era of homologation it is almost a matter of survival ;)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   Photographer
Indeed!
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manchild70 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
I think the older Jpanese Morata Rifle was more widely used in the land war then the Arisaka, though the Arisaka would be much more preferred.  It's cool to see you focusing on this historic conflict. Japan was a Spartan like society.
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Eh, the Russians didn't have the greatest leaders - these were the guys who caused the Dogger Bank Incident
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese War nearly cost the Tsar his job then, instead of in 1917.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
My brother owns a Nagant. It's a great rifle. I'd say it's a match for any rifle in service in the era. I've fired it on several occasions. I thoroughly enjoy shooting it.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I fired it too, great old glory indeed!
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InfintyTemplar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
nice
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thank you :)
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I have read a book about the battle of Tsushima(written by a Russian sailor that take part in the battle).
The Russian navy was  outdated and rotten to the core, according to the author.
And the Russian army did not do better than the navy..... What a shame!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
A real shame, thousends of poor russian sailors died in the battle, a blood bath.
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Yes...a blood bath needless and loathful for the Russian people,but feverishly supported by the Japanese counterpart.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
To be fair, the Russian fleet had to sail 18,000 miles to get to Tsushima since they were denied the use of the Suez Canal. Anybody would have been in bad shape.
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2017
 You did a great job as usual,my friend.Execellent graphic and info,left me speechless.I can only admire it.
And this one is very suitable for the winter!
A little suggestion:,this picture may be more completed if you had added the Japanese Murata rifle?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
You are right, I draw the russian Berdan in the Russian table, but not te Murata......  
mmmm, now I think about it...... maybe
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
This one is good enough!
Maybe you can arrange the Berdan and the Murata in the next infogram.
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gkhnsolak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Thank you!
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420Blaise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous illustrations as always. Never heard of a type 26 before. Looks like a stylistic cross between an m1895 and one of those schofield top-breakers. I'm curious, noticing that draw of the 26's double action looks like it calls for a relatively long length of travel between indexing and locking the cylinder, did the top-breaking/locking nature of the revolver leave it prone to over/under-rotating? 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Hi, thank you!
As Soshi said it fired a 9 mm short, quite similar to the .38 ACP, with a lead bullet of 149 grains, the safety catch and the frame were mutued from S&W patents, it was not an occasion because the formerly revolver of the Japanese Army was a S&W New Model  No3.  The bolt was a Galand patent.
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420Blaise Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, interesting way to make a wheelgun but if it works it works, I guess. Thanks for filling in that information for me. 
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a double-action-only arm that fired a 9mm cartridge similar to the .38 S&W used in American pocket revolvers and Webley handguns. The lock and cylinder mechanisms were based on S&W design.
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PeggyArnold Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Interesting comparison. Thanks.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
You are very welcome :)
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PeggyArnold Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
The Russian and Japanese infantry weapons look relatively evenly matched. Of course, I don't know specifics.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Oh yes, you are right, in worldwarone all the nations' weapons were more or less even  too, 
the lathes and drills were similar, the projects too, some nation had more or less good steels,
I think that  it was just a a matter of raw materials, available human resources and strategic transport.
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PeggyArnold Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I agree the Russian land forces were hampered by a severe logistical problems in Russo-Japanese war.

The reason for the surprise is when the Russians fought the Germans in WWI there some significant advantages judging by the uneven slaughter.

During the Russo-Japanese war, the Japanese navy repeatedly proved itself the technological superior of the Russian navy.

Surprising, no such advantage showed  up at infantry level in Russo-Japanese war.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I totally agree with you.   German Army was very well commanded,  from the Armies headquarters since to the Stellvertreter, a kind of NCO, at that time of illiterate peasants the German workers  provided many non-commissioned officers, or as it's better to say "Stellvertreter"
But a French 75 mm cannon Deport was as good as a 75 mm cannon made from Armstromg or Skoda or Krupp, or even by the italian Ansaldo.
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PeggyArnold Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I wonder how Russian equipment in WWI measured up to German counterparts.

I do agree the German command, logistical and chain of command were superior in WWI.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2017
Russian had good individual weapon, a little more heavy than those of the other nations, because the steel was not very good, so they need greater thickness,
this was true in WW2 too. The great problem was the lack of heavy artillery and especially of artillery shells, and the lack of a sufficient number of weapons to arm the millions of men that were  enrolled.
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EmperorPalpitoad Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
why did they use swords?

I thought this was after feudal Japan.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
It was just a symbol of officers,  for example British used a stick, or a walking stick,  while for  cavalry of all the world it was a still used weapon.
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EmperorPalpitoad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I doubt cavalry men used sticks
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2017
Not cavalry men, but infantry officers and NCO, if You  look for "officers stick" in google image you'll see what I mean.
During ww1 all the cavalry has issued swords, except australian light cavalry,  and it wasn't a mere logistical problem, they weren't trained to use swords, while they were trained to shoot from horseback, and sometimes light cavalry still used spears, often when it convoyed the POWs.
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EmperorPalpitoad Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
why?

I thought swords were obsolete.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
You're quite right, the fact is that cavalry was obsolete, 
cavalry was used only on the eastern front, where the trenches were not continuous and in Palestine, cavalry officers
were moved in artillery, in non-technical roles.

The last cavalry charge took place in Russia, in Isbuscenskij, during WW2.  when it was made by the Italian of the Savoia Cavalleria regiment, with sabers and grenades
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_o…
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camorus----234 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work as always, Happy New Year, nearly!!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Thank you very much, happy New Year to you too!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016   Photographer
Yet another great work! Happy New Year, my friend!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2017
Thank you Christopher, Happy New Year!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   Photographer
Many thanks!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
^^
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Volhovsky Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work again! Pleasure to see your art.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Thank you very much :)
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting I've always liked the shaska saber.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I really agree, it has a wonderful shape.
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I notice old boy the rifles are Arisakas  but the type 26 revolver is that a Nambo?
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