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Commander in Chief

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Hi all,

this grenade launcher, has any one more information about the 'weapon'?
As it looks quite sophisticated, or at least made by a skilled carpenter, I assume it is not a Do It Yourself product made by inventive soldiers.

regards, Kieffer

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Though I do not have a specific answer, I do know that these grenade crossbows were considered a serious weapon by the French and many were supplied to the front. There is a book by the name of Weapons of the Trench War 1914-1918 written by Antony Saunders witha whole chapter wrtten on these weapons.

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I like the expression of the soldier in the foreground, while getting grenades (or Easter eggs?) from the basket.

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Arbelete d'Ymphi type A (or Imphi)range 125m in service end 1914... the main advantage is silence I expect its lunchtime and their preparing a suprise gift..... nice pic

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-- Edited by Ironsides on Thursday 17th of February 2011 07:45:33 PM

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