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    Its a Boys .55mm Anti Tank Rifle the second gun in that pic.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifle,_...,_.55_in,_Boys

    My first post, love these forums guys ive been a member for a cpl of weeks, haven't had to make any posts, everything has been informative and well posted.

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    Equipment taken of from Polish destroyer ORP “Piorun” (Thunderbolt).

    On 13th-15th March 1941, Piorun took part in the defence of Clydebank against Luftwaffe air raids, as he happened to be undergoing repairs in John Brown's shipyard. Many people remembered that he put up a terrific barrage on the first night, which may have caused the shipyard to get off comparatively lightly. A memorial to the crew of the ship was later erected in Clydebank.
    In May 1941 he was escorting convoy WS-8B, along with four Royal Navy destroyers, when they were ordered to leave the convoy to take part in the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck. Piorun took part, along with the British destroyers, in the shadowing of and torpedo attacks on the Bismarck the night before she was sunk, and at one point Piorun had an exchange of fire for half an hour. According to one report Plawski (captain) transmitted the message "I am a Pole" b[*******Red]efore commencing fire on the Bismarck[/COLOR]. Piorun was very low on fuel, so he was ordered home before the Bismarck was sunk.
    This guy (Captain of ORP Grom) must have had problems with walking.... since it takes really big balls to open fire on Battleship and maintain it for 45 minutes before disengaging

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    I toured that museum in the 90s when I visited Poland, exc. museum, the Scud and launcher truck seem to have deteriorated a bit since then.

    Exc photos - great first post!!
    Chris

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    [*******black]This is the last par of my photos from Polish Military Museum. I hope you enjoyed watching them. [/COLOR]

    [*******black]Ps: Once again I want to thank you for warm welcoming. [/COLOR]


    Polish equipment in North Africa 1941-1942 (on the left) and in the USSR (on the right). We may see: Thompson M1928M1 (11,43mm) machine gun.


    Polish equipment during the fights in Italy (1943-1945).


    Polish Armed Forces in the USSR. From the left we may see: PPSh-41 Submachine gun, TT-33 (7,62mm) pistol, DP (7,52mm) light machine gun, Mosin 7,62mm and SVT40 semi-automatic rifle.


    From the left: Vickers Mk.I machine gun, Browning M1919A4 machine gun, German Panzerfaust 100, British PIAT, The Ordnance SBML 2-inch Mortar and MG-42 machine gun.


    German Panzerfaust 100 anti-tank weapon


    German MG-42 machine gun


    German MP-40 submachine gun


    German Goliath tracked mine






    German MG-34 machine gun


    British PIAT anti-tank weapon


    German MG-42 machine gun and model 24 hand grenades.


    Polish insurgents (Home Army) uniforms.


    Polish insurgents (Home Army) uniforms. On the right we may see Polish made "Błyskawica" submachine gun.

    The Błyskawica was a submachine gun produced by the Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, a Polish resistance movement fighting the Germans in occupied Poland. A successful construction, it was most probably the only weapon designed and mass produced covertly in occupied Europe.


    German MP-40 submachine gun and French MAS-38 submachine gun


    Polish insurgent uniform and PPSh-41 submachine gun


    Sten Mk.II submachine gun


    MG-42 and remains of other MG's


    From the top: Polish VIS wz.35 (9mm) pistol, American Colt M1911 (11,43mm) and Spanish Star (9mm).


    [*******black]Different types of Polish “Błyskawica” submachine guns[/COLOR]
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    [*******black]Polish banner - words in the middle means (Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna) - God, Honor, Fatherland.[/COLOR]
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    [*******black]Poland First To Fight poster[/COLOR]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom PL View Post
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    Polish armor used on parades (2nd half of XVII century)
    sorry this is not true, this is typical pancerni (armoured - lighter than hussaria cavalery but more armoured than typical light banner, trained as well as hussaria there are letters comanding changing some units from pancerni to hussaria and this change took only month or two...)

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    GREAT PICS !!!

    AND THIS IS MY FAVOURITE POSTER

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    [*******black]Poland First To Fight poster[/COLOR]

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    That cannon in the foreground looks more like a Vickers 2 pounder (40mm) Pom-Pom gun.

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    Leo1 and several other tanks, guns, aircrafts etc. are in second location. This is old fort which is part of outer ring of Warsaw Citadel, called: Fort Czerniakow. Alsow ther is small exhibition dedicate to polish special forces. This exhibition was opened in november.

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