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Re: Birthday gift for the Dear Leader
Got it documented in one of my books on Japanese firearms. I do not think they
built to many weapons from sratch.. They did copy and modify designs. The 20mm
copy of the Browning 50cal was one of them. I look up the article.
> <<This was interesting the best 20mm Cannon of the war was built by the
> redesigning the Browning 50cal. They built 15mm and 20mm variety. >>
> Huh? I've seen the displays at the USAFM of weapons and not one of the
> Japanese weapons looks work beans. Most of them are oversized and overweight.
> The German Mauser MG151 series were judged as top line weapons for their rate
> of fire and durability, and after the war were used by the US to develop the
> Pontiac M139 20mm revolver cannon which we used until we switched to the
> Vulcan. Those came in 15mm and 20mm sizes.
> Browning's designs are still in use -- note that 81 years after it was
> developed the US is still using "Ma Deuce", Browning's .50 caliber.
> Cookie Sewell