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    Browning MG'S

    Can anyone tell me what caliber the Browning MG"S in the Landsverk armoured car's were ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisedub View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisedub View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    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.
    Time for another break I think......

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