SWPA “Japanese Equipment” Extract
are the pages on Japanese handguns from “Japanese equipment: photographs and
characteristics of basic weapons encountered in the SWPA”, published in June,
1943 by “GS (INT) ADV HQ ALLIED LAND FORCES SWPA”. SWPA stood for “South West
Pacific Area” and was under the command of General Douglas MacArthur.
It included the Solomons,
Page 4 shows the Type 14.
This is page 5. I’m not sure why the scanner blacked out the blank parts of the page. Note that there seems to be confusion between the Grandpa/Papa Nambu and the Type 14. The latter is a completely different pistol and was not fitted with a shoulder stock. This one does mention the Type 26 revolver briefly.
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