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mojaveman
05-21-2015, 13:45
Syrian rebels recently have been seen using WWII era German weaponry to include 105mm howitzers and STG44 assault rifles.

Well the Germans did produce some pretty good weapons...

The artillery piece is actually a 10.5cm leFH 18/40.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/21/new-video-shows-syrian-rebels-using-a-wwii-era-nazi-howitzer/

CSB
05-21-2015, 16:33
The report says that the cannon could have been captured from a museum,
but where would you find the ammunition?

Airbornelawyer
05-21-2015, 16:44
The report says that the cannon could have been captured from a museum,
but where would you find the ammunition?

http://www.ima-usa.com/original-german-wwii-10-5-cm-lefh-18-light-field-howitzer-leichte-feldhaubitze-ammunition-loading-set.html

;)

Also, France received a lot of German war booty to supplement their mainly American weapons in the late 1940s, and may have shipped some of that off to depots in then-French Syria. So there may still be stockpiles of German arms and accessories in various places in Syria, albeit in varying condition.

MR2
05-21-2015, 17:34
Syria bought most of the surplus STG-44's. They have been sitting in warehouses for years because of lack of ammo.

Maybe that's why ammo is so scarce in the US, it's because the CIA has got the ammo companies making STG-44 ammo!



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mojaveman
05-21-2015, 18:31
Currently, 7.92X33 is manufactured in Serbia and available in the U.S.

mark46th
05-22-2015, 09:10
Oooooh, like to get my hands on one of the STG 44's.