The Type 89 grenade discharger, commonly known as the “knee mortar” was a Japanese light infantry weapon introduced in 1929 which blurs the lines between grenade launcher and mortar. Like a mortar, it fires propelled […]
Thanks to the hospitality of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, we had a chance to examine and disassemble a Japanese Type 11 light machine gun. This is, of course, the very unusual hopper-fed […]
That is a pretty ingenious mock up. You can see that the axle is actually lashed to the tripod. It must have made a racket going down the streets without the rubber tires on the bicycle rims. My question; Once you get there, how do you stabilize the gun to shoot it? Cut the lashings or hold on tight!