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WWII trivia test

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AFhack, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. AFhack

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    I got 8 :neener:
     
  3. BigFatKen

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    got 5

    not up on this
     
  4. rero360

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    9, didn't know about the one that was still in service till the 90s
     
  5. Bob R

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    I got 6 correct answers and 4 unblocked popups.

    bob
     
  6. Dave Rishar

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    9. Brainfarted on the Luger. (I've been watching too much History Channel.)
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    Nine, I wouldn't call a MG 3 the same as a MG 42, didn't remember the history of the Russky.
     
  8. robert garner

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    7 of ten

    dont know much bout soviet/finn, nor czech stuff but will argue toggle over round!
     
  9. orangeninja

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    I got 7....not bad for a guy who doesn't own a single American handgun.;)
     
  10. default

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    9 out of 10, got the Luger one "wrong", but I regard it as a trick question.:neener: It was originally chambered in 7.65mm Luger, as any autoloader aficionado knows :rolleyes: , so the caliber upgrade to 9x19 hardly counts as an "innovation" in the context presented. Seen in that light, I suppose you could argue that 5.56x45 round was the most innovative part about the M16, not the direct gas-impingement operating system first seen on its direct predecessor, the .308-chambered AR10. I guess the "famously associated with Nazi officers" part was the clue, as that would rule out 7.65mm-caliber Luger pistols. :D

    I got the DPM/Bren/MG42/Browning one right, but I agree that it's somewhat misleading to describe the MG42's descendents as "MG42s", if only because of the caliber changes, etc. As we've seen, apparently a change in caliber constitutes a major "innovation", according to the authors of the quiz. :) Good link though, thanks!
     
  11. Dr.Rob

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    8 of 10 and I agree the Luger Q was wrong... the toggle mech pre-dates the bullet, and was perfected WITH the cartridge. When the Luger was invented, it was pretty darn innovative over bulky previous semi-autos.

    I did miss #3

    and the pop-ups were annoying.
     
  12. phoglund

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    "9" The "still in service" question tripped me up as well.
     
  13. brentwal

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    10/10

    And the "still in service" question almost got me.


    But what gets me is the average score is 4/10!?!?


    Send them kids back to school.
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

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    I only got a 5...stupid, stupid, stupid.:banghead:
    But I never claimed to be an ammunitions specialist. That was a job for guys that did poorly on the ASVAB. :neener:
     
  15. Lucky

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    I protest the answer for question #3. An MG42 is an MG42, period. And MG3 is not an MG42. It would be impossible for the Bundeswehr to be using MG42's in the 1990s, since they use different ammunition than anything else in the military.

    The M2 and the Bren were obvious - the complaints when the Brens were dumped for the L86 in the 90's and the continuing presence of the M2 for a few years more means those two answers are obviously not correct. It is quite logical that DPM's could have been in use, though. Ammunition commonality, the 7.62x54 cartridge IS still in use. I thought that 3rd world countries were using DP's still, but the term 'respective countries' is vague.

    In conclusion, the answer for #3 should be MG42, not DPM.
     
  16. M92FS

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    I got 9 :D
     
  17. 1911 guy

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    Got seven, should have been eight.

    I, too, will argue the toggle bolt over caliber for the Luger question. I beilieve the 9mm round predates the Luger, so had no impact on the design of the pistol. It was merely refitted to chamber the round. I might be wrong about the dates, but don't think so.
     
  18. daniel (australia)

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    The toggle lock was not a Luger innovation: it was lifted from the Borchardt of 1893. Georg Luger had in fact been involved in the marketing of the Borchardt design, and exhibited it to your Navy and Ordnance in the late 1890s, before using as the basis for his own pistol design.

    The 9mm Parabellum on the other hand was genuinely a Luger innovation. It was first chambered in the Luger 1902 model and has been, well, fairly popular ;)
     
  19. Jim Watson

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    The thing about the Luger's toggle breech is that while it was innovative at the time - as a followon to the clumsy looking Borchardt - it hasn't lasted. Nobody uses it any more, Browning won the recoil operated design wars. The 9mm P cartridge has lasted.

    I am with Lucky on the MG42 thing.
     
  20. KriegHund

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    Darn, only 6/10.

    I thought that in the beggining of WW2 the 1903 was still the standard issue, not the garand.

    But i got the "Still in service" question right.
     
  21. rbernie

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    Eight out of ten - missed the Luger thing (wish I'd read the thread here first!) and the DPM.
     
  22. Stickjockey

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    8/10
     
  23. kentucky_smith

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    I got 4/10 and I'm a high school social studies teacher. Dang public schools.
     
  24. Brother in Arms

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    9 out of 10. I disagree with the luger question. It was definitly the toggle action not the Caliber. 9mm was not particularly inovative at the time. It just became more popular.

    Brother in Arms
     
  25. ZeroX

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    Same here.
     
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