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cruisedub
5th March 2011, 03:38
Can anyone tell me what caliber the Browning MG"S in the Landsverk armoured car's were ?

Connaught Stranger
5th March 2011, 08:06
Can anyone tell me what caliber the Browning MG"S in the Landsverk armoured car's were ?

Off the top of my head the armament for the Landsverks was:-

1 X Madsen 20mm AT Gun

2 x Madsen .303 MG's.

In 1974 five of the Lansverk had 1 X 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon fitted
but was not a great success has the rate of fire was reduced to 600rpm which lead to frequent jamming.

Connaught Stranger,

Rhodes
5th March 2011, 09:53
Can anyone tell me what caliber the Browning MG"S in the Landsverk armoured car's were ?

As far as I know they were ex-Air Corps .30 (US .30-06) Brownings. They replaced the Madsen's between 1956-1957.

GoneToTheCanner
5th March 2011, 12:20
Hi there,
Air Corps Brownings were only in .303. They were metal-link-fed fixed mounting guns from scrapped fighters or turret mounts such as the Hudson. I was told once that the Brownings on the Unimogs came with them.
regards
GttC

hptmurphy
5th March 2011, 20:27
Brownings only mounted on Unimogs for a very short time as Mount was designed for GPMG and when passed into service the Browning was replaced by the Bren.