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WWI technical table

The US army received some equipments from its experienced allied: the british helmet and gas-mask, the
french grenades  and the light machine rifle Chauchat.

The BAR was issued at the end of the war, and the Benèt-Merciè, used during the anti-Pancho Villa raid, was just used to train
the troop, the very good Lewis light machine gun, designed by an American colonel, has never been adopted by the American Army.

The Smith & Wesson revolver M1917 was a back up sidearm of the M1911, issued because the Colt Industries and its sub-contractor couldn't satisfy the
huge needing of this weapon, as it happened to the rifle M1917 Enfield, issued as back up of the ordnance rifle M1903.

The color of the cord of the Montana Peak or more precisely Campaign Hat,  indicated the Army branch: blue for infantry, red for artillery and yellow for cavalry.

I suggest to visit the gallery of this guy, because he has a great collection of WWI US militaria:  nicholasweed.deviantart.com/
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:icondevineemperormeiji:
Ahhh, the Shotgun. I read that the Germans (and probably any of the other centrals in the western trenches) wanted it to be banned for some reason I can't remember and am too lazy to look up right now. Something about war crimes or some such.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
They were considered a sort of hollow point bullet, shot guns have devastating effect at close range.

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redrangerki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
are there some japanese Equipment
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Not yet :)
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nmort69 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I really love the us military guess what it gonna be the 100th anniversary when the USA enters World War One
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
First of all, thank you for favs, very appreciate!
Yes  true,  6th april  it's coming!
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many a little pickle makes a mickle.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Lol, or Pluribus unum!
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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420Blaise Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Them some top dollar illustrations, Friend. Say, any chance you might know how S&W managed to get a rimless cartridge like .45acp to work in a wheel gun? Did they use retaining rings or were the chambers recessed somehow? Also, I like that peak hat. 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
I know it, they used the S&W Hand Ejector .44 second model with just two lock, then  they bore the chamber of  .44 preparing three-retaining terminal in the shape of half moon. 
The montana peak was great, since little time ago, I haven't still realized that's the Boy scouts one too!!
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420Blaise Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. That's a neat way they figured that out. The tooling wasn't nearly as complicated as I was thinking. Thanks for the insight :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I've got the Great Atlas of the sidearm of Jan V. Hogg & John Weeks "Pistols of the World: The Definitive Illustrated Guide to the World's Pistols and Revolvers", I've just read again this part when I draw the USA table   :)

You're very welcome!
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menapia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Actually my granddad used the M1917 Enfield during his guard service - the main Irish Army used the Lee-Enfield .303 but there were thousands of the M1917 in stock so they were used to supply our national reserve/national guard - guys who would go home from the factory grab dinner and then turn up at the barracks or Parish hall @ 18.00 hours for rifle training etc.

Reservists were allowed to take there guns home with them and according to granddad they country lads would use them to shoot rabbits.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Gee, it takes a great shooter to hit a rabbit!
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:iconmenapia:
menapia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Talk about on the job training - I suppose they thought it was a bonus to bring home a duck of a rabbit for the cooking pot
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Very good beast indeed, just a little sweet...
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Dino-Mics Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
I see the Harlem Hell fighter DLC in these set
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Batllefield 1 is made very well and is very well documented.
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bolsa22 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
The M1911, Powerfull, Old-timer, Patriot.
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
It was a masterpiece.
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Saffireprowler Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
The Great War was the war you would not want to be in.

All this great technology of the time, state-of-the-art weapons, and yet outdated warfare strategies. Each front was different; trenches in the west, amphibious landings at Galipoli, cavalry action on the eastern front, mountain warfare in Italy and Serbia. One thing the war should most definitely be credited for; was that it forced armies to get innovative and think of ways to best one another beyond firepower and strategy. It placed an emphasis on not just technology, but how that technology was deployed.

While the Springfield M1903 is my favorite rifle of the war, by and large, I think the allies, and even central powers had some pretty good arms. I take exception to Russia's main side arm, the Nagant revolver, and the Ross (though it gets a harsh reputation beyond what was deserved).

I think you did great with these. WW1 is my specialty! :D
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
I'm glad to meet you, I'm very keen on WWI too.
I agree with you,  Springfield M1903 included :)

For me WW1 tecnology remember  when you look at the  12-13 years old boys to play a team game, you realize that they know what is right to do, but often lack the strength or the technical.
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Saffireprowler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Ah yes. I guess you can also compare that to the morale of soldiers during the war.
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What no Cho Chat Machine gun?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Well, they used the Chauchat because Gen.  Crozier and Col. Lewis hated the one with the other, and this was a real pity.   So in protest against General Crozier I preferred to put a Benet-Mercier, the daylight gun of the expedition against Pancho-Villa.  

Silly answer, I know ;)
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gen. Crazier was ignorant the Lewis gun would have made a much better squad support weapon, even better then the BAR, which had a much smaller magazine capacity.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
I couldn't agree more!
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:iconwwwcine:
wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Sempre molto interessante, contenta di vederti disegnare ;)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Sei un tesoro :)
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
My father used the BAR when he was in the US Army in WW2
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
I read that there were two Bars for any squad, when one was re-loading, the other continued to cover the men.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Necessary since the magazine only held 20 rounds and the barrel was not changeable once it got too hot.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Yes, right,  when I was in the army I had a Berretta Fal BM 59,  pratically it was an automatic Garand, it had a rate of fire of about 750 rounds per minute, quite as a Bar, and the magazine held 20 rounds too, a longer magazine would touch the ground. 
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cruorvolt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Nice, a new one! Went to check that guy out you mentioned in the description, very good stuff. Thanks!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
My pleasure!
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nicholasweed Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
The "Montana Peak" is also called a M-1912 Campagine Hat.  The "Water Bottle" is called a M-1910 Canteen.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
Thank you :)
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B4LD3R Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, lo sapevo che non potevi dire sul serio :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
E' come una droga, non potrei ma mi ritaglio sempre un poco di tempo..........
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B4LD3R Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
la droga è il male, disegnare è espressione!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Sospiro, certamente.......
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Great art work again,my friend. The S&W 1917 and the Winchester 1897 are especially well drawn,with proper proportion and realistic texture.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Thank you my friend
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
My pleasure:-)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
^^
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yazackak Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Writer
Always good to see some doughboy stuff.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I'm glad You like it!
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
In the 1930s police forces needed a weapon that would defeat well-armed bandits and Colt came up with the Monitor, based on the BAR but handier to use: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Wow, I didn't know it, what a strange suppressor (or hider is better?)
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