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a Leo-bridgelayer in front of the Royal Armymuseum in Brussels, Belgium.

Gigantic !

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I remember my Mother telling me that my Grandfather, who served in the 168th Infantry Regiment in France during WWI, only talked about two things from his WWI experience . One was that the soldiers had to stop marching in step when they came to a bridge and the other was that it bothered him that the boxcars they rode in had stenciled on the side "HOMMES 40  CHEVAUX 8". That eight horses were equal to forty men! He saw irony in that.  I found this picture when searching for 40&8 Boxcars on the Internet which must be identical with his experience.

 

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Edited by Connaugh

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Real barrels are, steel, and rifled :)

 

Edited by 12Alfa

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3 hours ago, mpow66m said:

Who uses a rifled bbl,besides the UK?

Arjun project

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18 hours ago, Ssnake said:

"Composite barrels", sigh. Well, Twitter.

Besides...that does not look like and overheating problem.

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They were hunting for Camel Spiders and forgot the clear the Gun Tube when done.

Edited by Assassin 7

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My father (the signaller) in But, New Guinea, March 1945. His best mate (Lucky Campbell, my courtesy uncle growing up) just by him, with the bare head. I have a big copy of this framed on my wall. I have a few other AWM photos featuring him in New Guinea during the Aitape-Wewak campaign and others from his mother's collection, but they aren't in the public AWM collection. They have an amazing searchable collection here: https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search

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