New book arrived.
1) What are they, then...?
Fish roe look similar. The smaller one has the distinctive vein.
Please blame firewater.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.
Or a free bbl/ gas tube beyond the handguard/foreend.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.
Yes it was.The M1 Garand was still around in quantity during Vietnam, but not in US hands
You don’t know very much about firearms.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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