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WWII Weapons Used in Combat!
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These pages discuss WWII weapons used in the ABC-TV series Combat! that originally ran in the United States from 1962 through 1967. This information is meant as a primer for fans wanting to identify the weapons used in the series. 


A bazooka resembles a big tube, but is held like a gun. The shells resemble rockets. Bazookas are used against tanks and are sometimes used by a squad in the field. (See episode "Point of View" and "Hills are for Heroes".) The German Panzerfaust operates along similar lines.

The 3.5-inch bazooka is used against armor. A smaller version may have been used earlier in World War II, but would not have been as effective against armor.

Said to be named after a certain "unusual" musical instrument used during the 1940s.

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Related reading:
Bazooka : How To Build Your Own
by Anthony Lewis
Paperback: 64 pages
   Anthony Lewis takes you through the process of building your own bazooka, from constructing the cartridge, barrel, grip and sights to mixing the propellant and igniter to assembling, loading and test-firing.

Other US WWII Weapons pages on this site:
WWII B.A.R. Browning Automatic Rifle
M1911 Colt .45 Pistol - American WWII Handgun
M1 Carbine
M1 Garand Rifle - American WWII Rifles
Tommy Gun - Thompson Submachine Gun
WWII Bazooka
WWII American Tanks and Armor
WWII American Machine Guns
WWII Artillery and Howitzers - American
Mortar Weapons of WWII
WWII Bayonets and Knives - American




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