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American troops inside a M3 Half-track vehicle during training, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942

Caption     American troops inside a M3 Half-track vehicle during training, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Oct 2011 05:59:49 PM

GIs are armed with the M1 Semi-auto rifle in
30.06 caliber, but the M1917 Steel helmet
has to go, it would later be replaced with the new M1 helmet.
As you can see the M1917 helmet didn't give much protection to the side or back of the head. Machine gun on right looks like it could be a Browning M1917A1 Water-cooled
.30 Caliber weapon.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
5 Nov 2011 06:46:04 PM

The Browning M1917A1 in lower right of above photo, was a .30 caliber, water-cooled crew served weapon. That cylinder object is the water jacket around the barrel this would dissipate heat generated by firing the M1917 it fired the .30-06 round, same as the Garand M1 rifle, and had a rate-of-fire was between 450 to 600rpm.

The M1917 served throughout WWII and was slowly phased out of front-line service,some could still be found at Battlaion-level until the late 1950s others were used for training, Production ran from 1917 to 1945
Replaced by the M60 General Purpose Machine Gun in 7.62mm.

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