Arrsers self taken photo collection.

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New book arrived.

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Honest Injun ?
I think your peace pipe had been filled with Magic Dragon.

Edited to add the bottom one is an M1918A2 BAR and above it an M1 Garand, both issue wpns to the USMC in VN.
Wasn't the M-79 known as the "Blooper," too...?
 

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National Botanic Garden of Wales 09.05.2021 P3 - The leftovers
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It was only after I’d consumed most of this fish lunch in Setúbal, Portugal in 2019 that I found these things in the stomach. The waiter said that they were baby fish. Baby fish, my arse.
 

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It was only after I’d consumed most of this fish lunch in Setúbal, Portugal in 2019 that I found these things in the stomach. The waiter said that they were baby fish. Baby fish, my arse.
1) What are they, then...?

2) What happened to gutting the thing before cooking...?
 
I have reexamined the shot I took of the Vietnam era weapons, and I'll admit I made a mistake for two of them. The bottom weapon is the M1918 A2 Browning BAR and not a M60 as I assumed it was. It saw limited use in WW I and was in more general use for WW II and Korea. Marines were still using it as late as the Vietnam War. Ammo is the standard 30.06 round.

The second misidentified weapon is the M1 Garand. I thought it was the later M14 because the bolt and receiver group are visually identical in the two rifle types. I missed the fact that the weapon did not have an M14 flashhider. It also fires 30.06 ammunition. The M1 Garand was still around in quantity during Vietnam, but not in US hands as the US Army and the Marines were using the M14 by that time, having adopted it as the main battle rifle in 1957. (The M14 was replaced, of course, by the M16 in the late 60s; that was what I trained with.[M16A1] ) The ARVN were using the M1 Garand, and later the M16.

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A link of a guy having a play with a 1918 A2 BAR on the rifle range:

 
1) What are they, then...?

2) What happened to gutting the thing before cooking...?

I’ve no idea what they are. They look like some sort of parasitic worms. We found some strange cooking methods as we travelled through Portugal.
 

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I have reexamined the shot I took of the Vietnam era weapons, and I'll admit I made a mistake for two of them. The bottom weapon is the M1918 A2 Browning BAR and not a M60 as I assumed it was.
Please blame firewater.

The second misidentified weapon is the M1 Garand. I thought it was the later M14 because the bolt and receiver group are visually identical in the two rifle types. I missed the fact that the weapon did not have an M14 flashhider.
Or a free bbl/ gas tube beyond the handguard/foreend.
Or a removable external magazine.

The M1 Garand was still around in quantity during Vietnam, but not in US hands
Yes it was.
 
A little more from Findlay. I was fascinated by the WW II era 2-1/2 ton cargo truck made by Studebaker under contract. The official model designator is US 6. Most of the trucks built were sent to the Russians through Lend-Lease, but a very few remained here. The distinctive flat fender is what gives them away every time. The Russians, I am told, appreciated the Studebaker trucks and prized them quite highly. "Good truck; built for Russian Winter"
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A collection of Vietnam era weapons, and not complete by any means. From the bottom, they are: 1. M60 MG; 2. M14 rife (7.62 x 51 mm NATO) ; 3. The "Thumper" M79 grenade launcher (40mm); 4. M16 rifle (5.56 x 45mm NATO (M193); 5. RPG. I looked for a variant of the Russian/Chicom AK which our adversaries used, but the person in charge of this display did not have one. There were others available for handling though at other booths.
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An interesting diorama of field sanitation in Vietnam with a sand-bagged outhouse and a couple of Snuffies burning the day's take with diesel fuel. The favorite reading material (when you could get it) for a little "me" time is the Playboy magazine. A variety of 5 pack C rat smokes is provided for your after coitus smoke. The Ba Muoi Ba beer is provided case you are thirsty.
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You don’t know very much about firearms.
 
Stand to!....Stand to!

Fecking massive grey smudge on the horizon. No data shown on ships radar.

Been waiting a long time to see this.
My phone through my periscope spotting scope, she's got to be thirty miles away.
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And escort.
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