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post Dec 7 2011, 11:41 PM
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Have seen a few top 10 docos on history challenge. Thought could be an interesting topic.

My top 10

10 m1 garand semi auto
9. 45 colt
8. Lee enfield 303
7. Owen gun
6. Mg 34
5. 9 mm Luger
4. Mg 42
3. .45 Thompson mg
2. 303 Bren gun
1. German St 44 assault rifle

What's your list?
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post Dec 8 2011, 08:19 AM
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Technicly the colt 45, the lee enfield 303, the 9mm luger and the thompson were not solely ww2 weapons as they were origionally used in ww1...
and the browing auto rifle didnt make it to the list, which is my personal favorite, though also a ww1 weapon and therefore disqualified by my rules. sad.gif

Using the list above For sheer impact during ww2 I would have to vote the SMLE 303, for versitility, ruggedness, ease of use, rate of fire, accuracy, range,ease of maintenance, stopping power.

Second choice, for impact for after the war would be the stg 44. for obvious reasons.

full list in no particular order:
SMLE
BAR
STEN
MP40
303 Vickers gun
Mg42
k98
stg44
panzershreck
tokarev svt 40
gewehr 40






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post Dec 15 2011, 01:50 AM
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Panzerfaust
MG42
StG44
M1 Garand
SMLE No. IV, Mk. I
M1 Thompson
Sten Gun
M1(A1) Bazooka
Brandt mle 27/31 81mm mortar (yes, yes, I know it's pre-war but it was very influential)
Bren .303


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post Dec 15 2011, 12:25 PM
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Ive always liked the Thompson.


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post Dec 15 2011, 12:27 PM
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How could you not include the AK47 on that list?


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How could you not include the AK47 on that list?

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post Dec 15 2011, 01:07 PM
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No love for the Kar98k or Mosin-Nagant rifles? Or PPsh-41 smg?


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post Dec 15 2011, 02:14 PM
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Flammenwerfer.

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post Dec 15 2011, 03:13 PM
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Flammenwerfer.

It Werfs Flammen.

This. A weapon with such a devastating effect on a human that it's use was banned.

And the Mosin.

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post Dec 15 2011, 04:13 PM
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1. MG42 its mechanism is still in use today in modern machineguns
2. Stg44 1st general issue assault rifle
3. M1 Garand 1st semi automatic rifle to equip all front line infantry
4. Panzerfaust
5. Bazooka
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post Dec 16 2011, 07:47 AM
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What would your reasoning be for adding the Sten to that list? I guess it was easy to manufacture in bulk at a time that Britain was on the back foot.. but other than that?

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