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Chinese troops posing with Thompson submachine guns and M3A3 light tanks, en route to Bhamo, Burma, Dec 1944

Caption     Chinese troops posing with Thompson submachine guns and M3A3 light tanks, en route to Bhamo, Burma, Dec 1944 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Tanks says:
11 Mar 2013 04:29:14 PM

Shame on you Peter, these are M3A3 light tanks :)
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Apr 2015 07:25:16 AM


Looks like our Chinese Allies are equipped with
the M1938 tanker helmet it was developed in 1938 made from rubber/fiber and leather material with ventilation holes. Tankers were issued M1938 goggles looks like metal framed center hinge type
for eye protection.
Uniforms are one piece herringbone coveralls w/
M1928 or M1938 web belts tankers were armed also with .45 Cal Colt M1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols, and the Thompson M1A1 .45 Cal sub machine gun
weapon could accept 20 or 30 box magazines but could not accept 50 to 100 round drum magazines.

M3A3 Stuart Light Tank about 25,000 were built in all versions. Armed w/1 x 37mm gun w/174 rounds,
3 to 5 .30 Cal M1919 7.62mm machine guns w/7,500 rounds, but I'm sure tankers like any field troops carried as much ammo as possible, plus their personal weapons .45 Cal Pistol's and .45 Cal Thompson's.

What's that old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm just describing what I can see.
3. Anonymous says:
17 Jan 2018 05:39:40 PM

M3 or M5 Stuarts
4. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
18 Jan 2018 05:36:58 AM

To Tanks, Bill, and Anonymous of 17 Jan 2018: Thank you all for the identification.

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