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A book on the Sherman tank mentions a couple things that might account for this. Some of the tanks that were operating in heavily wooded areas were adding paint over the olive drab to help camoufla …
answered May 17 '16 by justCal
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Lets not forget the Satchel Charge. This often required the person using it to put themselves in harms way. The World War II-era United States Army M37 Demolition Kit contained eight blocks of h …
answered Feb 2 '17 by justCal
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I find one time and group which used a 'point system' for attaining the Iron Cross and other awards, and that was among the Luftwaffe during World War 2. According to the book Luftwaffe Over Germany: …
answered Jan 11 '18 by justCal
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Seems like the wiki article you linked covers it fairly well: Bombing of Normandy began around midnight with more than 2,200 British, Canadian, and American bombers attacking targets along the …
answered Sep 28 '17 by justCal
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The difference seems to be mainly in the connections, and the 'puppy paw hooks' would be an indication that what you have is the belt buckle. The other item is called a 'box plate', and has a differe …
answered Oct 23 '16 by justCal
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There are quite a few sources out there, both old and recent, from which we can narrow just how far a Mongol Horse could travel in a day. We can start with some basic information. A horse has sever …
answered Jan 19 '18 by justCal
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Looks like your soldier may be a member of the 56th Regiment New York Volunteers, also known as the 10th Legion (hence the patch). You can see a couple of soldiers with similar uniforms at a site her …
answered Oct 22 '18 by justCal
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kilt and jacket button pattern, and the kilt was a parade uniform item). (this image from New York State Military Museum) Some more images can be found on XmarksTheScot which also show the three-row …
answered Oct 19 '17 by justCal
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Battleships were built to engage at range. Even at that time, the rangefinding gear was fairly extensive. Concerning the HMS Barham, one of the ships in the engagement: Barham was completed with …
answered Jan 29 '17 by justCal
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The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders or 79th (The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, rais …
answered Apr 15 '18 by justCal
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I agree that this jacket is not a military uniform. In fact it appears to be a very strange copy of the original painting, in which the buttons were completely different, and the coat was actually … stated to have served three years in the Dutch Navy, and the clothes here do bear some semblance to some images of Dutch seamen. I can find no record(so far) of Adam, the subject of the painting, as having military experience, however. …
answered Nov 10 '16 by justCal
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It looks, with the tapering frogging connecting at the single, center row of buttons, you may have a Royal Horse Artillery uniform. Some better images can be seem on a forum here. Another forum has th …
answered Mar 17 by justCal
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other organizations and military units which did use crossed axes, and some modern firefighting emblems showing axes and hammers, but again nothing I have been able to place in Jerusalem in this time …
answered Aug 7 by justCal
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The Kama isn't quite what you ask for, since it is much smaller then a scythe, but this peasant tool turned martial arts weapon is arranged as you indicated with the blade mounted at ninety degrees to …
answered Jan 11 '17 by justCal
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of information for US vessels. Also the term I came across researching this is Radius of Action Radius of action, or combat radius in military terms, refers to the maximum distance a ship …
answered Apr 14 by justCal

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