Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Alterwright, Sep 30, 2018.
Kind of like a WWI version of the M3 Lee?
Huh... I guess so.
I meant having the main gun on a sponson on the side instead of set in the center of the hull or in a turret.
Heh, nicely done! Custer would be proud. Actually, he'd probably remark that these were like "light cavalry".
Now, that's a land-ship! The addition of a turret seems very cool here. Its like one of those tank designs you would see out of a science-fiction or steam-punk magazine for the time. Very cool!
So, what's the armament that we're looking at here for this behemoth?
Oh. So it only has the one 77mm gun in the turret then? What about the machine guns?
Probably 30.06 like the Springfield.
I always pictured the Union steel helmet to be similar to the Swiss M1918
Incidentally, a very similar design was proposed in OTL as the Model 5, I think.
Yeah, according to that article you link the two helmets are remarkably similar. The US Model 5 has a more curved shape that the Swiss 1918, but the design is eerily similar.
Maybe smooth out the edges a bit and perhaps we'd have a US TL-191 helmet for sure.
The Winchester 1886 originally designed by the Winchester Repeating Arms in hopes of gaining a new contract as the primary rifle of the United States army, following its restructuring along the more successful Prussian model. Sadly it was soon passed over in favor of the more modern bolt action rifles based off of the German Gewher 88, though it did find a new life for itself in the United States cavalry. With many cavalry men favoring it over the Army Springfield's for it's rate of fire and ease of reloading, thanks to its magazine fed loading system. Serving with distinction with the United States cavalry in the western plains of Canada and the desert of the Southwest during the Great War and in the hands of the United States Marine Corps during the Caribbean Campaign of the Second Great War.
How likely would it be that the United States had experimented with semi automatic rifles and carbins based off of the krag jorgensen similar to how the garand was an evolution of the Springfield.
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