a really good explanation of the air crew 1919 air cooled SMG modified for infantry use is on "Shootout: Iwo Jima" on the History Channel.
1919 + M1 stock + BAR Bipod.
Pretty wicked, if odd-looking weapon.
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November 4, 2006, 04:22 PM
Man that was a good Shootout Iwo Jima episode. Leave it the Marines to adapt the aircraft mounted Browning .30 and use it as a SAW. It was later maunfactured as the 1919A6 http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/30cala6.htm
November 4, 2006, 04:25 PM
Yep, but the aircraft guns didn't have the rate reducer like the A6.
November 4, 2006, 07:37 PM
Actually, I believe the gun you guys are talking about was the ANM-2, not the M1919. They look similar, but don't interchange.
November 4, 2006, 09:37 PM
I've seen the A-6 before, the Stinger only sort of resembles it.
There was talk on the Flags of Our fathers threads that a prop house built one for the film and it was never used... well it showed up in this episode of shoot-out.
November 4, 2006, 10:34 PM
I was under the impression that the AMN2 was just a lightened version of the M1919 and the faster rate of fire was a result of the lightened bolt. I've tried to find a pic of a Marine modified AMN2 but no luck so far. The stock and carrying handle was different than the A6 IIRC.
November 5, 2006, 01:36 AM
IIRC, American Rifleman had an article on the Stinger about 3-4 months back...not sure exactly when, but I remember it.
November 5, 2006, 05:59 AM
The Stinger is the ANM2 .30-cal. It's smaller, and a lighter weapon than the standard 1919.
November 5, 2006, 10:13 AM
Here's a photo of a standard ANM2 - you can see that it's not quite the same as a 1919.