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What Exotic Weapons Have You Trained On?

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WOW !! Didn't mean to stir the pot.:( What I meant was, that monster looks like a tank on steroids.:eek:
You guys are playing with toys that are way after my time...;)
Please accept my apoliments for overreracting. I guess I'm getting so used to folks making snarky replies to my posts that I find them where they are not. I've modified the post.accordingly.
 
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Most exotic was the 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon. Allegedly mounted on some vehicles in Europe, though I never saw one after small arms training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
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France[edit]
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Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, one of several French fighters with the moteur-canon firing through the drive shaft.
United Kingdom & British Empire[edit]
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV with the long barrels of the Mk.II Hispanos in the wings
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A Mustang Mk.IA, the only version of the Mustang to carry autocannon: the Hispano Mk.II
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Avro Shackleton, sporting two Hispano Mk. V in the nose
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The short barrel Mk.V was used in most early British jet fighters, like this Vampire. The gun ports are visible on the underside of the nose
United States[edit]
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Twin M3 barrels poking out from the leading edges of the wings of a Corsair.
Yugoslavia[edit]
Sweden[edit]
  • LvAkan m/41 "HS 404" (anti air cannon)
  • Akan m/41A "HS 404" (built in Sweden)
  • Akan m/46A "Hispano Mk. II Mod 46"
  • Akan m/47B "Hispano Mk. V" 150 round magazine. Some built in Sweden.
  • Akan m/47C "Hispano Mk. V" 180 round magazine. Some built in Sweden.
  • Akan m/47D "Hispano Mk. V" Initially 130 round belt fed (HE) and 10 round magazines (AP). Later 30 round box magazine (MPHC-T).
    • Pansarbandvagn 302 tracked armoured personnel carrier. The vehicle used a single akan m/47 cannon re-purposed from scrapped Saab 29 and Venom aircraft.
    • Pansarterrängbil 203A wheeled armoured personnel carrier. The 203A reuses old Pansarbandvagn 302 turrets.
Switzerland[edit]
Argentina[edit]
 

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I knew about the history of their use, but in 1971 none of the Army trainers at Aberdeen Proving Grounds could identify its use with then-current inventory. I encountered all the other weapons we were trained to maintain - from .38 revolvers to .50 machine guns - in Vietnam. Even stuff no longer issued to US troops [like the M1 carbine, M3 grease gun, and M1A1 Thompson] were still in use by the ARVN units.
 

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