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Old 12-02-2012, 12:45 AM
Skoshi Tiger Skoshi Tiger is offline
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Well that would be one of the possibilities Swiss. I am sure any gun firing at someone sounds a lot bigger!

The use of captured weapons would be a possibility. I don't think Australians had that sort of gun in that area.

A Japanese weapon in the .50cal class would be theType 93 MG but How could I find out if they were actually being used in that area.





Image from the AWM,



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DescriptionFINSCHHAFEN AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1943-10-28. GUNNERS OF THE 2/2ND AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN BATTALION POSE WITH A JAPANESE .5 HEAVY MACHINE GUN WHICH THEY CAPTURED. THEY ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- QX8775 PRIVATE A.M. JOHNSTON (1); NX59266 PRIVATE J.A. BEAMAN (2); NX52519 CORPORAL A. ROWLEY (3); NX24045 LANCE CORPORAL P. MILLER (4); NX34475 SERGEANT S.E. MURRAY (5).
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