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#901 Colin

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 1304 PM

Had that guy known his picture would be all over the internet, he would have worn a nicer sweater without a big hole in it. the feed system was designed by a cigarette packaging company, the same one that invented the hard paper package with the flip up lid.


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#902 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 0210 AM

How accurate was that?

 

This one was armed with a 3 pounder originally, I dont know what the rate of fire was like.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 0536 AM

How accurate was that?

 

This one was armed with a 3 pounder originally, I dont know what the rate of fire was like.

 

Wiki indicates around 20-25 rpm, a little short of that German Navy's 37mm 30rpm.  Lower MV of course but heavier shell.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 0548 AM

Didn't some late war British MGB get 6pdrs?


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 0550 AM

Yeah, thats one on the previous page.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 PM

The 6 pdrs could shoot pretty quick



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Posted Today, 07:12 AM

Yeah, I've red about the success of British MGBs a lot, but then again, I also read that the actually quite few German Schnellboote operated and sunk ships in the Channel even while 6,000 hostile tactical aircraft were operating in the sky above and 1,000+ hostile warships operated in the Channel.

Whatever success the MGBs had must have been rather isolated incidents.

 

There were 15 pre-war and 216 wartime production Schnellboote (Englishmen called them E-boats).

 

Guess how many survived the war, then mark the next line.

here  --->   91   <---


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Posted 21 minutes ago

Yeah, I've red about the success of British MGBs a lot, but then again, I also read that the actually quite few German Schnellboote operated and sunk ships in the Channel even while 6,000 hostile tactical aircraft were operating in the sky above and 1,000+ hostile warships operated in the Channel.

Whatever success the MGBs had must have been rather isolated incidents.

 

There were 15 pre-war and 216 wartime production Schnellboote (Englishmen called them E-boats).

 

Guess how many survived the war, then mark the next line.

here  --->   91   <---

 

I don't think that anyone would argue that they were not good boats, and most would accept that they were probably better than their British (and US) equivalents.  It was only with radar being available to the allied boats that the German boats loss some effectiveness.


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Posted 16 minutes ago

Well there was a handful that was used  by the German coastguard or some non military organization. They were using them for agent running behind the Iron curtain on behalf of MI6. One of them, a veteran of the Slapton Sands disaster, still survives in England.

 

This is interesting.


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