World war II greatly influenced the development of firearms, the most massive remaining
10 november 2016, 18:45
World war II greatly influenced the development of small arms remaining the most popular form of weapons. The proportion of combat losses amounted to 28-30% which is quite impressive considering the massive use of aviation, artillery and tanks.
The war has shown that with the creation of the most modern means of armed struggle, the role of small arms has not decreased and the attention which he has paid in the warring States during these years has increased significantly. Gained during the war experience in the use of weapons is not out of date today becoming the basis of development and improvement of small arms.
М1903А4 Springfield Springfield sniper М1903А4
By the time of the US entry into world war II, about half of American infantry were armed with the Springfield rifle adopted in 1903 and has established itself well in the battles of the First world war. The widespread use of this rifle by the U.S. army in world war II is not so much its high combat characteristics as lack of self-loading rifles Garand which had become the main weapon of the us infantry. The rifle was supplied with a kind of a slide stop located on the right side of the receiver. Her box could have three positions if the flag is omitted and the inscription is visible OFF the feeding of cartridges from the store is off if the flag is raised and the inscription is visible ON the feeding of cartridges from the store included in the horizontal arrangement enables the extraction of the breech from the receiver. Initially, the firing of rifles used cartridges .3003 with obtuse bullet however, in 1906, the rifle was redesigned for the .3006 cartridge with a pointed bullet. It was perhaps the only major change made to the design of the rifle for the time of its production produced modifications М1903А1 and М1903А3 differed only by shape and length of the butt. The rifle was supplied with a framework designed for sight shooting at 2469 meters. Rifle modifications М1903А4 had a scope and used as sniper. Just before the end of issue rifles Springfield in 1944 in the United States manufactured about 32 million of these rifles.
This semi-automatic rifle in 1936 has adopted the U.S. army under the designation M1 as standard infantry weapons. Serial production of the M1 rifles was organized in 1936, however, the rate of production was insufficient. By the end of 1938 in the part of the us army was supplied with only 7500 M1 rifles in 1940 even 50000. This led to the fact that at the beginning of the second world war, a large portion of the American infantry was armed with magazine-rifles Springfield. In the course of the war production
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