Colorized Pics of WWI Russian Fighters

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Colorized Pics of WWI Russian Fighters

Post by Curly1 » February 26th, 2019, 1:35 pm

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Post by papabear » February 26th, 2019, 1:49 pm

Thanks Gary, those are some really nice phots

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Post by Ketchman » February 26th, 2019, 11:48 pm

My question is what type of rifle are those in picture #11? Those bayonets are knife type and I.am pretty sure Mosin's never used a knife type, they all used socket type or permanently attached folder's (M44 carbines).
Any one got any ideas?
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Post by Curly1 » February 27th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Discussion on another site suggests they are Japanese T99's
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Post by Ketchman » February 27th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Why would the Russians pose with captured type 99's? They had so damn many 91-30's?
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Post by Curly1 » February 28th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Maybe the mosins were at the front an these were ceremonial.
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Re: Colorized Pics of WWI Russian Fighters

Post by Ketchman » February 28th, 2019, 6:15 pm

As much as the Russians and the Japanese hated each other somehow I find it odd that they would use captured Japanese equipment for anything official AND let it be released in photo's. Like captured German equipment, they used it but find any official pictures showing them using it is extremely difficult.
I don't know, maybe cause the bayo's sure look like those issues with the type 99.
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