August 1936

A Study of Marine Corps Infantry Weapons

Volume 19, Issue 3

Any comprehensive study of infantry weapons is necessarily quite complex. It is not alone a question of ballistics, range, rapidity of fire, time of day, terrain, training, nature of targets, troops engaged, numbers engaged, ammunition supply, mobility, or the mental state of the troops under fire. It is a composite of all these and more, and there is no true test for any weapon except actual warfare.

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