Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Bren Gun

The Bren Gun. A very popular infantry support weapon, it was widely used by British & Commonwealth troops from the 1930's until 1992.


Specifications


Weight: Around 20lbs depending on version.

Range: Effective Range - 650yds, Maximum Range - 1850

Type Of Feed: Magazine Fed. 30 round box magazine or 100 round pan magazine.

Crew: 2. One firing, other to change barrels and magazines.

Rate of Fire: 500-520 rounds per minute.

Ammunition Type: .303.





Friday, 22 May 2015

Target For Today - 1944 United States 8th Army Air Force During World Wa...





This is an excellent documentary on daylight bombing by USAAF B 24 Liberators and B 17 Flying Fortresses.

Monday, 18 May 2015

#WW2 MEMPHIS BELLE - B-17 Flying Fortress and her crew - World War Two Docum...





This is a really good documentary about the real Memphis Belle, a welcome change from the Hollywood Fiction. They were the first USAAF crew to complete 25 missions in the Second World War.

Monday, 4 May 2015

#WW2 #StrategicBombing Carrying Fire: Battle Stations B17 Flying Fortress

Another good blog post from Don Christensen about B-17's,

Carrying Fire: Battle Stations B17 Flying Fortress: 44 minutes long and a good view of B-17 history and experience of the crews.