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Weapons Quiz - May 1943 The Leatherneck magazine


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#1 FrankEaton01

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Military ordnance is definately not my forte, so I found this quiz from the May 1943 issue of The Leatherneck to be an interesting display of the types of weapons in use during mid-WWII. Most of the questions aren't that hard, but I wasn't familiar with a couple of the guns. How well can you do? ;)

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#2 FrankEaton01

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

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#3 lewis505

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

AWESOME!!!!

#4 Jack's Son

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

I didn't expect to do that well on the test.......AND I didn't!! :blush:

#5 FrankEaton01

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Don't worry R, I missed most of the mortars and artillery guns. :lol: I'll post the answer key tomorrow.

#6 US Military Guy

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:52 AM

I think #14 is "C"?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:25 AM

I think #14 is "C"?


#14 is A, a wire stocked Reising .45 cal Submachine gun

#8 US Military Guy

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

#14 is A, a wire stocked Reising .45 cal Submachine gun



Yes, I know.

I guess I am not very good at this joke stuff on the internet. :dunno:

#9 fredh46

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'm with you US Military Guy....I thought it was a Buck Rogers Gun also.......

#10 Jack's Son

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

Yes, I know. I guess I am not very good at this joke stuff on the internet. :dunno:

I knew you were joking, but that's not a surprise!! (That was my answer too! :lol:)

#11 Redleg13a

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

The water cooled in the first group is not a .30 caliber, it's a .50 caliber. The .50 caliber is not one of the options though.....

#12 FrankEaton01

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Here are the answers as they were published:

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#13 capajo02

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Does anyone know if any WWII Army publication had similar quizzes? (such as Yank, Stars & Stripes, and/or Infantry Journal)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

Just so you know guys my 11yr old step-son just took the test and missed 2 out of the 15. That'll make a father proud!! :packin heat: :D

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

Note that the Lewis on n.15 is the aircraft version without barrel jacket and high capacity drum. I wonder how barrel could be cooled in that Navy mounting.


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