philasteen Posted January 16, 2004 Report Share Posted January 16, 2004 I had a chance to visit the People's Museum of Chinese Military Revolutionary History in Beijing yesterday. They have what was now identified for me as a 1923 Thompson display together with many, many Thompsons, Greaseguns and M-1 Carbines. All Korean war captures. There were also Shermans, Pershings, various field artillery, SPGs, APCs, etc. Some, such as the Sherman, appeared to have had the barrel destroyed by Americans prior to capture. The museum was more like a museum of captured American and Japanese weaponry. Interestingly enough there was only one M16 (as compared with 3 MP-44 Sturmgewehr rifles). There were however several M60s that looked as if they had been repaired with makeshift parts by vietcong. Here are photos of some captured Thompsons. http://users.rcn.com/philistine/LEFROG2.JPG http://users.rcn.com/philistine/IMG_0535.JPG http://users.rcn.com/philistine/IMG_0543.JPG Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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