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    The good old Willys MB - next to the Coke bottle, the Willys
    4X4 Army jeep is the second best-known iconic image
    of the 20th century and continues to this day
    in civilian form.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by mauser98k View Post
    What more can you say the humble Jerrycan.

    Martin
    That's what I'm getting at Martin. Fab call mate.

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    Jeeps a good one Steve , up there with the old C 47/DC 3 even though it was designed as a commercial airframe.

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    The P38 can opener...

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Good calls fella's.
    Agreed with the .50 cal. Lithgow a fine multi purpose weapon but the 1911A1 was possibly one of the most capable military sidearms ever designed for the purpose of stopping a man in his tracks. It's all about that nasty little low velocity .45APC round IMO. One hit and your messed up badly.
    That's why those who faced the Thompson SMG feared them greatly, it could turn you into mince meat real fast. The Japanese targeted Australians carrying Thompsons for this reason early in the SWP battles.
    Many US servicemen cringed when the US military went over to the 9mm Beretta back in the 80's. Lost a people stopper for a hole driller.
    I'm happy with the old 1911A1 for sure.

    Keep them coming Gents
    Yeah, the .45acp is a very convincing round (wouldnt call it 'little' though :-)).
    IMO it far outperforms that puny nine mill poodle shooter.
    In any event, I know which one I prefer and certainly, when we are talking military hardball.

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    I believe the .45 round as used in the 1911 was initially developed from experience in the Phillipine insurrection in which the standard military pistol could not always stop charging warriors who were mostly high. 100% a man stopper with a military purpose.

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post
    I believe the .45 round as used in the 1911 was initially developed from experience in the Phillipine insurrection in which the standard military pistol could not always stop charging warriors.
    I believe, you are correct. The .38 Long Colt was not effective in that campaign.
    Even the 30-40 Krag failed to stop them in their tracks.
    The Moros must have been very ....determined.

    I cant help thinking how the old 45-70 rifle round performs - a very convincing round as well.

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    Yeah, the .45acp is a very convincing round (wouldnt call it 'little' though :-)).
    IMO it far outperforms that puny nine mill poodle shooter.
    In any event, I know which one I prefer and certainly, when we are talking military hardball.
    "poodle shooter" hahahhaaaa i love it!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Tomahawk, once only used by Indian, now part of American culture

    Tomahawk (axe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote by Franz1944 View Post
    Tomahawk, once only used by Indian, now part of American culture
    I quite like the original LaGana tomahawk - the man knew close quarter combat.
    Currently Im leaning towards liking a bearded axe better. For a while my favourite was the below example of the new crop of tomahawks, but there is just something about the bearded axe....


    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    "poodle shooter" hahahhaaaa i love it!...
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