TL-191 Uniform, weapons and equipment of the Secondary Combatants.

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A Lohner-Werke LW. 175 of the 12th Austrian Fighter Squadron, Northern Ukraine, circa December of 1943.

(Pretty much a P-40 Warhawk with the trail section and a Hispano-Suiza Engine from an Ikarus S-49)
 
These are my interpretations on what the French Eqivalent to the IL-2 would look be, which is the Potez 630 series.
For both of them, I had added a new powered rear turret and rails for air to ground anti-barrel rockets.

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A photo of two Enfield No. 9 Mk. 1 Assault Carbines from the collection of the German Great Wars Museum in Berlin, circa 2013.

A photo of the .280 British cartridge.

In late 1937, Enfield would began research and development of a new type of rifle and a new cartridge which this new weapon was dubbed the Assault Carbine. By 1941, the first prototypes would be tested by the British Army and the early problems would arise, which during the course of the war, would be ironed out. The new cartridge in question was the .280 Enfield Cartridge, which was substantially smaller than the .303 cartridge that Britain used. During the Second Great War, there was numerous attempts by the British High Command to have the project terminated in favor of Lee Enfield bolt action rifle that was already in production, though all of these attempts were stopped by Oswald Mosley would had given the project a high priority, and by October of 1943, was finally adopted as the No. 9 Mk I rifle. However it took a while for Enfield to set up production due to the constant German bombing raids and the rifle would enter production in late January of 1944. The rifle in the last months of the war would be mainly issued out to elite infantry units such as the Coldstream Guards and the Black Watch which the rifle would see heavy action on the Western European Front, where it also encountered the German Sturmgewehr 44 rifles. A grand total of 42,702 rifles would be manufactured by the time of the British Surrender in July of 1944, and only a handful of these Assault Carbines would survive to the present day. Historians all agree that though the rifle was ahead of it's time, it came too little too late for the British to turn the war situation around.​
 
List of small arms for the Imperial Russian Military (for my Headcanon)

Pistols

TT-30/TT-33 - 7.62x25mm. Standard self-loading pistol of the Imperial Russian Armed Forces, first adopted in 1930 and updated in 1933, est 1,000,000 produced between 1930 to 1956.
Korovin TK - .25 ACP. A small and sleek pistol mainly used by the Russian Okhrana, the Russian Secret Police.
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38mmR. First adopted in 1895 for the Russian Army, the Nagant Revolver was a successful-ish design with 1,300,000 made between 1895 and 1944.

Rifles

SVT-38/40 - 7.62x54mmR. The standard battle rifle series of the Imperial Russian Army during the GW2, a select-fire variant known as the AVT-40 was an unsuccessful variant. 1,200,000 rifles built between 1938 to 1944.
AVS-36 - 7.62x54mmR. The first Russian automatic rifle to enter mass production, however it was unreliable in the full automatic role. Only 43,000 rifles would be manufactured.
Fedorov Avtomat - 6.5x50mmSR. Developed during the First Great War as a support weapon and extensively saw service during the Russian Civil War and GW2 as an automatic rifle. Est, 3,700 manufactured.
Mosin Nagant - 7.62x54mmR. The standard bolt action rifle of the Imperial Russian Military from 1891, a total of 33,729,000 rifles built from 1891 to 1960, models include:
M1891 Rifle
M1907 Carbine
M1891/30
M1938 Carbine
M1942 Carbine (OTL M44 Carbine)
SKS-44 - 7.62x39mm (OTL SKS-45). A limited use carbine developed for the new 7.62mm M43 intermediate cartridge.
AS-44 - 7.62x39mm. A limited use Assault Carbine developed for the 7.62mm M43 cartridge, ultimately replaced by the Kalashnikov series in the 1950s.

SMGs

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm. Standard Russian SMG during the second half of the GW2.
PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm. Standard Russian SMG during the first half of the GW2.
PPD-34/38 - 7.62x25mm. The original variants of the PPD family of submachine-guns, used throughout the GW2.
PPT-27 - 7.62x38mmR (OTL Tokarev Model 1927). The first SMG adopted by Russia, built between 1927 and 1935 with 50,000 guns manufactured, used by rear echlon troops, police, and army officers during the GW2.

MGs.

SG-43 Goryunov - 7.62x54mmR. A late war Russian Medium Machine-Gun designed to replace the PM-1910, used until the late 1960s by the Russian Military.
DS-39 - 7.62x54mmR. An intended replacement for the PM-1910 machine-gun developed during the 1930s, but however production was discontinued after 1941 due to mechanical problems.
DShK - 12.7x107mm. The standard heavy machine-gun used by the Russian Armed Forces during the GW2, usually used on tri-pods, wheel mounts, or mounted on vehicles or ships.
DP-28 - 7.62x54mmR. The standard infantry machine-gun of the Imperial Russian Army during the GW2 with a total of 626,000 guns produced. DT-29 was a vehicle mounted adaptation of the DP-28.
PM-1910 - 7.62x54mmR. Standard stationary machine-gun for the Russian Armed Forces from 1910, a derivative of the Maxim system which was used by many other nations.
PV-1, and aircraft mounted variant of the PM-1910, which many were converted to ground use during the GW2.
Maxim-Tokarev M1925 - 7.62x54mmR. A half hearted attempt to develop a light machine-gun adaptation of the PM1910, were mostly used by rear echelon units during the GW2.
RPD-44 - 7.62x39mm. A limited use machine-gun that was developed for the new 7.62mm M43 Cartridge, only 1,000 saw combat during the waning days of the 2nd Great War. Ultimately replaced by the RPK series of LMGs in the 1960s.

Aircraft Machine Guns

SvKAS - 7.62x54mmR. Standard aircraft machine-gun at the start of the GW2, obsolete by 1943.
ShVAK -12.7x107mm. Standard heavy machine-guns for aircraft during the GW2, also adapted for tank use.
Berezin UB - 12.7x107mm. Standard heavy machine-guns for aircraft during the GW2.

Anti-Barrel weapons

Boyes Anti Tank Rifle - .55. 1,000 rifles imported from the UK before 1941, retired in late 1942 due to lack of ammunition.
PTRD-41 - 14.5x114mm. A simple, single shot design design using a bolt action system.
PTRS-41 - 14.5x114mm. The standard Russian Anti-Tank rifle during the GW2 which is semi-automatic.
RPG-44 (OTL RPG-2). A Russian adaption of an shoulder fired anti-barrel rocket used in the last months of the war.
 
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Japanese small arms of the Second Great War.
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From top to bottom:
Top - Type-99 LMG adopted in 1939 chambered in 6mm. the type-100 was partly influenced by British and French light machine guns that were top-fed by a magazine instead of belt fed such as the British Bren gun. The type-100 was a well made and reliable weapon with light recoil (for an LMG) and was very popular with Japanese infantry, Marines and a special version with a folding stock and forward pistol grip was made for Japanese paratroopers.*

Middle - Type-99 Nambu semi-automatic rifle chambered in 6mm. The Type-99 Nambu was an Imperial Japanese navy development and was ordered because the IJN did not want to adopt the larger 7mm caliber that the army had ordered in 1939. The Type-99 Nambu was one the few semi-auto rifles to see service in the SGW and was the main service rifle of the Imperial Japanese Marines, the Japanese army also showed an interest in the rifle and ordered a version in 7mm but the new version never got past the prototype stage.**

Type-100 Nambu SMG adopted in 1940 and chambered in 8.22mm. The Type-100 was a licence built copy of the Erma EMP but chambered in 8mm instead of 9mm and had a curved 30 round magazine, the Type-100 also came with a folding stock and a pistol grip behind the trigger, the duel pistol grips made for an easy handling sub-gun.
The Type-100 was issued to all Japanese front-line troops of both the IJA and IJN and was a popular weapon with various rebel and guerrilla forces in Asia post war.***

* IOTL the Japanese Type-99 was heavily influenced by the Czech ZB vz-26 but ITL-191 Czechoslovakia was butterflied I also butterflied the OTL Type-99 and its predecessor the Type-96. ITTL the Japanese army request for adopting the 7mm caliber round for its rifles and MG's comes a year later.
My design was made from combing parts from the OTL type-99 and the Johnson M1941 LMG.

** IOTL the Type-99 was made by Ariska and was a bolt action chambered in 7mm, here I had the IJN order a new rifle in the veteran 6mm caliber from Nambu and Nambu develops a semi-automatic rifle.
My Type-99 was made from combining parts of an SKS, M49 FN and the Swiss K31 Schmidt Rubin.

*** The OTL Type-100 SMG was influenced by the Bergmann M-35 but had some changes made that according to historians were not for the best, here the Nambu makes a straight copy the Erma EMP instead except for adding a curved mag, duel pistol grips and a folding stock, I don't believe any of these changes are radically high tech and could've been easily made by Nambu.
My Type-100 was made from an Erma EMP and parts from a Madsen SMG and an M1 Carbine paratrooper variant.

I have the Japanese make some slightly better firearms than they did IOTL because one, its more fun and two, having done much better in the First Great War and not being out-gunned and outnumbered in the SGW I felt it there would be less pressure on Japanese industry and so making my alternate designs somewhat plausible.
 
@cortz#9 In addition, the Japanese had a small war against the USA before WW2. This could have helped work out some early flaws and give them a less deadly experience then OTL against a fully modern army.
 
@cortz#9 In addition, the Japanese had a small war against the USA before WW2. This could have helped work out some early flaws and give them a less deadly experience then OTL against a fully modern army.
I forgot about that but yeah that fits in with my idea that Japanese industry might be better in TL-191.
 
@cortz#9 In addition, the Japanese had a small war against the USA before WW2. This could have helped work out some early flaws and give them a less deadly experience then OTL against a fully modern army.

That war was such an inconsequential event and something that made me wonder why would Japan even start a war with the USA during the 1930`s.

In my own head canon, it never happened.
 
French Small Arms list for TL-191.

Pistols

MAS-37 - 7.65 Longue (Similar to the MAS 35A.) Standard issue French service pistol during the GW2.
Ruby Pistol - .32ACP. Standard issue French service pistol during both Great Wars.
MAB Model D - .32ACP. Standard pistol for the French Police and Action Francaise.
Mle 1892 - 8x27mmR. Standard service pistol for France during the GW1 and for the Police and Action Francaise during the GW2.
Star Model 14 - .32ACP. 40,000 pistols imported from Spain during the GW1.
Astra Model 400 - 9mm Largo. 35,000 pistols imported from Spain during the GW2 for 2nd Line troops and Action Francaise.

Rifles

MAS-42 - 7.5x54mm (OTL MAS-44.) French Semi-Automatic Rifle during the GW2, 28,000 rifles built between 1942 and 1944.
MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm. Standard French Service during the GW2, 811,000 rifles built between 1937 and 1944.
Berthier series - 8x50mmR. Standard French service rifles during both Great Wars with a total of 2 million rifles built.
Mle. 1890 Cavalry Carbine
Mle. 1892 Artillery Carbine
Mle. 1902 Indochinese Rifle
Mle. 1907 Sengalese Rifle
Mle. 1907/15
Mle. 1907/16
Mle. 1916 Carbine
Lebel Mle 1886 - 8x50mmR. Standard French service rifle during the GW1, issued to Rear Echelon and Colonial units as well as to the Action Francaise during the GW2, 3,100,000 rifles made from 1887 to 1917.
Meunier Mle. 1916 - 7x59mm. A limited production rifle during the GW1, used by the Action Francaise during the GW2. Est 1,000 rifles built.

SMGs.

MAH-43 - 9x19mm (OTL Hotchkiss Type Universal.) A late war French SMG developed as a cheaper alternative to the MAS-38, 90,000 guns built from 1943 to 1944.
MAT-40 - 7.65 Longue and later 9x19mm (OTL MAT-49.) Originally developed for French Paratroopers and barrel crews, eventually being used by other branches, 450,000 bult from 1940 to 1944.
MAS-38 - 7.65 Longue. Standard French SMG during the GW2, 300,000 guns built from 1938 to 1943.
Griswold M1942 - 9x19mm. 90,000 guns purchased from the Confederacy from the Action Franchaise in 1942.

LMGs.

MAC-36 - 7.5x54mm (OTL FM-1924/29) Standard French Light Machine-Gun during the GW2, 201,000 guns built between 1936 and 1944.
Hotchkiss Mle. 1917 - 8x50mmR. A French LMG developed secretly during the 1920s for both domestic use and for export, used in large numbers by the Action Franchaise and Colonial Troops.
Chauchat Mle. 1915 - 8x50mmR. An emergency LMG developed for France during the GW1 and used by Rear Echelon units during the GW2.
Hotchkiss Mle. 1909 - 8x50mmR. Standard French LMG during the GW1, and used Rear Echelon and Colonial units during the GW2.

MGs.

MAS-43 - 7.5x54mm (OTL MAS AA-52.) A limited use belt fed machine-gun developed and used by France in the last months of the GW2.
Hotchkiss Mle. 1914 - 8x50mmR. Standard French Heavy Machine-Gun during both Great Wars with about 65,000 guns built.
St. Entienne Mle. 1907 - 8x50mmR. A French Heavy Machine-Gun used during the GW1 and retired by the late 1930s.
MAC-1935 "Reibel" - 7.5x54mm. Standard French vehicle mount machine-gun during the GW2.
Hotchkiss Mle. 1917 - 13.2x96mm. Standard French heavy machine-gun during the GW2.
MAC-1937 - 7.5x54mm. Standard machine-gun for French Aircraft during the GW2.

Anti Barrel Weapons.

Boyes Anti Tank Rifle - .55. 35,000 rifles imported from the UK during the GW2 for the French Army.
PIAT. 12,000 supplied from the UK to counter German heavier armored vehicles during the latter days of the GW2.
 
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Mexican made Tredegar Mk.I designated Modello 1911.

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The Modello 1911 was similar to the CS made Tredegar except for the barrel being four inches shorter.
 
Pieper 1886 revolver carbine: capacity 9 rounds of 44 cal.
Originally issued to Mexican cavalry troops the Pieper found a wide market in the CSA, popular with both law enforcement and outlaws as well as various native American tribes.
The Pieper was dubbed "The Gun that won the West".

The Pieper would see a resurgent climb in sales shortly after the turn of the century when a new variant chambered in 9mm Ferguson was introduced. Good numbers of Piepers were carried by CS troops during the first Great war by officers, messenger carriers and many other enlisted men and was also a popular war souvenir prized by Union troops, the Pieper's sales in the post war Union was a surprise to the Pieper company and a welcome source of income to the Mexican economy during the hard times of the post war years.

The Pieper would have another surprising revival during the second Great war in the hands of Black revolutionaries in the Confederate states, many surplus guns were purchased for hunting during the inter war years and its short length made it ideal for guerrilla warfare in the thick woods and everglades of the Ole South.

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IOTL the Pieper was chambered in 8mm and had a longer barrel. I don't recall ever seeing any references to the Henry or Winchester 74 lever action carbines in TL-191 and even if it was I imagine that in TL-191 it might not have been as popular so I took the Mexican Pieper and made a few changes to it such as shortening the barrel and adding a steel plate in front of the cylinder to prevent the discharge of the gun to cause smoke burns on the shooter's off hand and thus making the alternate Gun that won the West.
 
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Suomi KP/-31 Submachine-Gun: 71 round drum or 50 round "coffin" magazine.


Introduced in the early 1930s with the Finnish Military, the KP-31 was well regarded as one of the best submachine-guns of the Second Great War. The weapon was well regarded for it's high rate of fire, controllability, and most of all, being very accurate for a submachine-gun. The Finns would use the weapon to deadly effect during the Lappland War against the Imperial Russian Army, which many were using the inferior PPD-40 and PPS-43 submachine-guns. The only major disadvantage to the weapons was the high production cost, which prompted the Finns to develop the KP/-46, which was clone of the PPS-43 in 9mm Parabellum. In addition to the Finnish Military, other users of the weapon was the militaries of Germany, the Baltic Duchy, the Ukraine, Ottoman Empire, Poland, Austria-Hungary, Albania, Sweden (whom developed their own localized copy known as the m/37 and m/37-41 SMGs, Norway (who purchased 2,000 guns for their military to fill their SMG gap in 1942), Denmark, Switzerland (also locally producing copies as the Hispano-Suiza MP. 43/44), Persia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Spain, and Quebec (whom purchased 500 guns for their Police Forces.)
 
Pieper Model 1893 "Cazador".
Chambered in 444 caliber the Cazador (Spanish for hunter) had a longer barrel and a longer ranged and harder hitting bullet than its earlier predecessor. The Cazador was very popular with hunters and even Teddy Roosevelt owned two Cazadors.

The Cazador became a deadly sniper rifle in the hands of black partisans during the Second Great War.
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Another Pieper 1893 but this time I left the length of the barrel alone but increased the length of the cartridge cylinder and added a scope from a late model Sharpes rifle.
 
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I can see France making this helmet in the last months of the SGW as a last ditch design. (which this helmet btw is the OTL M45 "Jeanne D' Arc"
Seems complicated to make and would take more material than something simpler, like a version of the CSA's steel pot. In extremis you'd want to go for the quickest and most economical way possible to get things out there.
 
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