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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:59 am 
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Were metal links ever used in the 1919 during WW2?
Or was it cloth belts only?

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Yes - we've done this before somewhere Steve in a thread, where the pics of the 4th Inf coming off Utah were used to show the fact that metal links were being used by then (the M1917 .30 Cal teams have metal linked belts draped over their shoulders).

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GlenM wrote:
Yes - we've done this before somewhere Steve in a thread, where the pics of the 4th Inf coming off Utah were used to show the fact that metal links were being used by then (the M1917 .30 Cal teams have metal linked belts draped over their shoulders).

Cheers,
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Thanks Glen, and I did do a search (cos I cant remember if I have asked this question before)

Next question, what type of .30 cal was fitted to aircraft?
Was it a browning 1919 type, cos they look just like them. I seem to remember they had disintergrating links setups in the planes

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steve wrote:
Next question, what type of .30 cal was fitted to aircraft?
Was it a browning 1919 type, cos they look just like them. I seem to remember they had disintergrating links setups in the planes

Gurowski


The aircraft pattern .30 cal was the AN-M2, a lightened version compared to the M1919.

Plenty of info at http://browningmgs.com/AirGunnery/02_30cal.htm.

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Thats a good site.

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