Allied WWII Manual Extracts on Japanese Handguns
Several manuals produced by the Allies during WWII to educate their forces about their Japanese counterparts included sections on handguns. I have several such manuals so far and have reproduced here the sections on handguns.
To see the extract from the US War Department Technical Manual TM 30-480 Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, September 21, 1942 edition, please click here: Handbook on Japanese Military Forces (Sept 42) (There is also a later edition of this book dated October 11, 1944. I have an original of that one as well as a much more common reprint and even a Japanese-language translation of it).
To see the extract from the June, 1943 publication of the GS (Int), Adv HQ Allied Land Forces, SWPA entitled Japanese Equipment, please click here: Japanese Equipment (SWPA) (This seems to be a Commonwealth publication from Australia or the UK, as it says that its contents are not to be communicated to anyone who does not hold gan official position in His Majestyfs Serviceh.)
To see the
extract from the US War Department, Military Intelligence Divisionfs
To see the
extract from the US War Departmentfs Military Intelligence Servicefs
And to end up with a pretty picture, here is a WWII US military poster for identification of Japanese infantry weapons. It is about 17h X 23h and appears to have been a pullout from a magazine.
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