French Indochina War Guns and Related Small Arms (1946-1954)
Almost as soon as World War 2 ended for the French military, it was committed to action against the communist guerilla insurgency Viet Mindh during the First Indochina War.There are a total of 22 French Indochina War Guns and Related Small Arms (1946-1954) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Weapons such as hand grenades and portable (squad-level) artillery systems, such as assault guns and mortars, are also featured in this listing.
The Arisaka Type 44 Cavalry Rifle was based on the Type 38 carbine, itself based on the Type 38 infantry rifle....
The Type 99 rifle was designed from the existing Type 38 infantry rifle, though chambered to fire the more effectiv...
The 60mm Brandt Mle 35 Light Mortar joined the French Army inventory in 1937 along with several other weapon types ...
Though introduced during World War 1, the M1918 found its true value in the many conflicts involving it in the post...
The Browning M1919 air-cooled machine gun continued the stellar Browning legacy as a reliable battlefield weapon....
The classic Browning M2HB represented the heavy-barrel evolution of the original M2 50-Caliber series of heavy mach...
The Chatellerault Model 1929 Light Machine Gun was loosely based on the American Browning BAR action....
The excellent Soviet-era DShK Heavy Machine Gun entered frontline service with the Red Army in 1938 and, in its mod...
The FN M2HB 0.50 caliber machine gun is a variant of the US Browning M2HB, designed to suit European production pra...
Since 1949, the timeless Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault Rifle has found many operators worldwide - from organized nation...
The revolutionary Lebel 8mm bolt-action rifle served the French from 1887 to 1936, becoming the standard French inf...
The M1 Garand was the principle frontline rifle of American forces worldwide for a time - it saw considerable actio...
The famous M1 Thompson Submachine Gun of World War 2 fame was a fantastic piece of firearms engineering for its tim...
The M1938 120mm infantry field mortar - copied from a French design - served the Red Army throughout World War 2....
The M1941 82mm battalion-level infantry mortar followed the Model of 1937 into service and was modernized in a 1943...
The Fusil MAS 36 service rifle had roots in post-World War 1 France but was slow to enter service before the German...
The MAS 38 submachine gun was not available in any useful quantities at the time of the German invasion of France....
The French MAS AAT-52 General Purpose Machine Gun faced stiff competition when it appeared in the 1950s, able to fi...
The Modele 1935 program of the late-1930s ultimately encompassed two separate but similar pistol designs for the Fr...