Centennial Browning is still in the act: mores of Vietnamese service


The Vietnamese army is not the first to demonstrate in action weaponwho managed to become a rarity. This time, in the 9th Military District, a Browning M1919 machine gun of caliber 30-06 was spotted.


During the American intervention of the 1970s, this product was supplied by the United States to soldiers of the southern regime. Now, a century after its birth, it continues to regularly serve.

M1919 was widely used throughout the 20th century, especially during the Second World War, Korean and Vietnam Wars. This machine gun was equipped with infantry units, motorized means, aircraft and anti-aircraft troops. M1919 is a modification of M1917, with air barrel cooling.

The advent of general-purpose machine guns in the 1950s pushed the M1919 to secondary roles, especially after the entry of the M60 into the US Army.

Among other antiquities, the M113 armored personnel carrier is still in business. However, their fleet has undergone significant changes compared to the original design: due to the lack of American spare parts and ammunition for the weapons installed on them, the remaining armored personnel carriers have machine guns, transmissions and other components originating from the USSR or other countries of the Eastern Bloc.



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  1. sgapich April 29 2020 01: 10 New
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    This time, in the 9th Military District, a 30 mm M1919 Browning machine gun was spotted.

    The Browning M1919 machine gun uses ammunition:
    .30-06 Springfield (7,62 × 63 mm)
    7.62 × 51mm NATO
    .303 British
    7.92 × 57mm Mauser
    6.5 × 55mm
    .22 LR
    7.62 × 54mmR
    8 × 63mm patron m / 32
    7.65 × 53mm Argentine
    7.5 × 54mm French
    but not at all 30 mm. hi
    1. D. Dan 16 May 2020 17: 32 New
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      twenty second??? well and miracles. :)))
  2. Lexus April 29 2020 01: 13 New
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    in the 9th military district, a 30 mm Browning machine gun M1919 was seen

    .30 cal is not 30 mm, it is 7,62 mm. 0,30 is taken from an inch (25,4 mm). Did he shoot? So what's the problem? In the post-Soviet space, more "Maxims" are in storage. And some shoot at civilians.
    1. Zementbomber April 29 2020 05: 10 New
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      Which is so "peaceful" that it periodically tries to attack the oporniki. And then - in serious cabbage, takes into service the famous phrase from the "national-dill" anecdote: "And we are for what !?". bully
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi April 29 2020 10: 12 New
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        Quote: Zementbomber
        Which is so "peaceful" that it periodically tries to attack the oporniki.

        These are the oporniks where the Heilgitler cyborgs are sitting, with the idea of ​​"kill all Ukraine?"
        1. Zementbomber April 29 2020 23: 19 New
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          It is they. laughing
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    2. hydrox April 29 2020 07: 18 New
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      These "some" have not yet understood HOW they will have to regret SUCH attitude to the civilian population (especially when the "civilian" population suddenly has weapons in their hands (and it will be soon (it’s not clear WHERE it will start ahead))
      1. hydrox April 29 2020 11: 20 New
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        Again, the sofa with its minus did not understand that the material is about Ukraine! laughing
        1. smile April 30 2020 01: 19 New
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          hydrox
          You will be surprised, but it was the supporter of the Kiev Nazi regime who minus you - so that, hands off of our sofa quarantines. :)))))
          There is one who believes. what to be a hereditary serf - a sign of belonging to the European tsevylization - Zementbomber - well, nothing to do with our sofas :)))))))
      2. Zementbomber April 29 2020 23: 28 New
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        Listen - well, for about six years already, how are we waiting: WHERE, WHEN already ?? Wisla vs. 2.0? OK, "Customer - pays for FFso!"
        1. hydrox April 30 2020 06: 24 New
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          Do you like to hang?
          Look, there’s a horizontal bar in the courtyard - train: Your Vistula’s time has not come yet, and
          the moment is determined not by Russia, but by the Customer - your malicious mischief! laughing
          1. Zementbomber April 30 2020 06: 32 New
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            Yes, I do not have a horizontal bar in my yard. laughing Pool and hiking. good
  3. Mountain shooter April 29 2020 01: 17 New
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    The Vietnamese army is not the first to demonstrate in action weapons that have managed to become a rarity. This time, in the 9th Military District, a 30 mm M1919 Browning machine gun was seen

    Well, the author surprised. It is clear that he took the caliber 30-06 for 30 mm ... It’s bad that he believed ... wassat
    1. Nikolaevich I April 29 2020 02: 10 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      took the caliber 30-06 for 30 mm ...

      Well, the author has taken a nap ... with whom does not happen? "We are not the same and not the same ... and not made with a finger ..."! We understand everything! As V. Vysotsky testifies: "Coy in what a little ..."And in arms" the dog was eaten if the cook is not lying to us! "...
  4. Catfish April 29 2020 02: 28 New
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    The advent of general-purpose machine guns ...

    Actually, there is no such thing as a “general-purpose machine gun”, there is a concept of a “single machine gun” that can be used as a manual, easel, anti-aircraft and tank. And the Germans with their MG-34 were the legislators of the "fashion" for single machine guns.
    Browning M 1917.

    Caliber .30-06 inches,. Cartridge 7,62 × 63 mm 30-06 Springfield

    In the photo a pack of these cartridges from a self-loading rifle Garand M1 (USA).
  5. Zementbomber April 29 2020 05: 16 New
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    American intervention 1970-x years, anti-aircraft troops, machine guns general purpose в 1950-x years ...

    This is definitely a project "Military review "?? belay
  6. Free wind April 29 2020 05: 43 New
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    It seems to me that there is nothing terrible in this, not for nothing that the MG42 is still in service. Like many other weapons that have celebrated 100 years. KRAZ 255 that carries interesting. What kind of infantry fighting vehicles, they seem to be releasing their own.
    1. Eugene-Eugene April 29 2020 07: 37 New
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      M113 armored personnel carrier, about him as if in the text and speech
  7. Andrew77 April 29 2020 11: 19 New
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    Quote: Zementbomber
    Which is so "peaceful" that it periodically tries to attack the oporniki. And then - in serious cabbage, takes into service the famous phrase from the "national-dill" anecdote: "And we are for what !?". bully


    What active you are - in 9 days more than 150 comments. For bread with caviar? And is there a new star on the shoulder strap? Or what about the banderlog?
    1. Zementbomber April 29 2020 23: 38 New
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      Caviar - I prefer without of bread. laughing
      Now - essentially:
      What "banderlogs" interest you:
      APU, NG Ministry of Internal Affairs, SBU, DUK, UDA? - because there "stars" are very different. Some of these organizations do not practice them at all. smile
  8. Nikolay Dyaglev April 29 2020 12: 54 New
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    What can I say, well done, save money, not like ours, but rather chop everything under a knife
    1. cat Rusich April 29 2020 23: 59 New
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      Miser pays twice...
  9. D. Dan 16 May 2020 17: 35 New
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    If the weapon is in good condition and can be used, it’s only good. It’s not weapons fighting, people are fighting.