This is intended for people interested in the subject of military guns and their ammunition, with emphasis on automatic weapons.
Latest 11:54 by poliorcetes
Latest 11:49 by poliorcetes
Latest 22-Jun by Red7272
Latest 22-May by Wessels3
Latest 22-Jun by Cryhavoc101
Latest 22-Jun by autogun
Latest 16-Jun by gatnerd
Latest 15-Jun by autogun
Latest 14-Jun by njb3737
Latest 10-Jun by taschoene
Latest 6-Jun by nincomp
Latest 4-Jun by Farmplinker
Latest 29-May by bradys555
Latest 26-May by Refleks
Latest 26-May by roguetechie
Latest 25-May by autogun
Latest 24-May by renatohm
It was even fun thinking about how Pedersen might get to see the archived copy of the small arms review article about him and the way he revolutionized tolerancing and dimensioning parts giving the allies a definitive leg up on the axis through brute force production of interchangeable components.
I have to point out that the British had interchangeable small-arms parts in WW1. When they tried to place orders for rifles with US companies they discovered that not only could they not get compatible parts from them, but the three US firms they worked with couldn't manage to make their parts interchangeable between themselves. The end result was three new sub-designations for rifles made by the three companies...
To be fair that was in part due to either incomplete or faulty drawings provided by the British. Britain approached BSA to build P14's and they wanted non of it.
Could have been worse; the Russians sent gauges for Mosins they'd been using since 1892. Unsurprisingly, the rifles when checked with new gauges were out of spec.
Also the "Enfield Inch", which wasn't exactly a standard inch.
Australia had problems starting manufacture of SMLEs at Lithgow similar reasons.
Shhh... Tony is telling us how the British did everything first and better.
It doesn't matter if it's not actually true or that I was specifically talking about how Pedersen did amazing things for US INDUSTRY, what matters is it was apparently threatening to this idea that the Brits did everything first and better and that the Brits couldn't have possibly done better in world war 2 even if they had a TIME TRAVELER
The typical British derangement.
I am so glad Americans are totally free of any derangement we lowly Europeans do suffer.
Oh we have our own derangements, we just admit ours.
P.s. You know... You could have gotten away with directing that comment against most Americans, hell even most of the Americans on this forum even!
... But you had to direct it at me.
The guy who nonstop shit talks the ineptitude and failings of american gun companies and procurement...
If your goal was to point out stunning hypocrisy you very much accomplished that.
However if your goal was to point out stunning hypocrisy that wasn't your own, oh holy shit did you fuck that up about as bad as you possibly could.
Well, I entered ALL in the "To:" field, not intending to direct my remark at any specific person.
The previous forum software in this case clearly showed ALL as the recipient. I was not aware that the current software leaves the recipient field blank. This let you assume it was directed at you personally. It was not. Readers of this forum will know that I have criticized German matters (MG5, for example) often enough on this forum.