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Antiaircraft Weapons and Other Equipment
Used by Searchlight Battalions

(Images reproduced courtesy U. S. Army)

U. S. Rifle, .30-caliber, M1—Standard
.30 CALIBER RIFLE The "Garand" rifle, designated as U. S. Rifle, cal. .30, M1, is a self-loading, semi-automatic shoulder weapon. Designed by John C. Garand of the Springfield Armory, the weapon is gas-operated, clip-fed, and air-cooled. Ammunition is loaded in clips of eight rounds, and normally carried in six-pocket bandoliers holding a total of 48 rounds.

Submachine Gun, .45-caliber, M3—Standard
.45 CALIBER SUBMACHINE GUN Known as a "machine pistol" in Europe, this weapon has been nicknamed the "Grease Gun" owing to the appearance of the barrel assembly. Ammunition is loaded in 30-round clips, and the cyclic rate of fire is 350–450 rounds per minute. The M3 is portable and light and is a favorite of commandos and paratroopers. Its low rate of fire, combined with its general design, results in a stable, accurate weapon because of the low recoil and virtually noexistent "muzzle climb."

.30 CAL MG .30-caliber Machine Gun

.50 CAL MG .50-caliber Machine Gun, HB

MULTIPLE CARRIAGE .50 CAL MG Mutiple Carriage .50-caliber Machine Guns

BICYCLE Bicycle

QUARTER-TON TRUCK Quarter-Ton Truck
("Jeep")

THREE-QUARTER-TON TRUCK Three-Quarter-Ton Truck

ONE-AND-A-HALF-TON TRUCK One and a Half-Ton Truck

TWO-AND-A-HALF-TON TRUCK Two and a Half-Ton Truck
("Deuce and a Half")

4-TON WRECKER Four-Ton Wrecker

AMBULANCE Ambulance

SEDAN
SEDAN
SEDAN
Five-Passenger Sedans

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