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Equipment parachuted to the resistance in Normandy

Equipment parachuted to the resistance in Normandy

French resistance in Normandy

Armaments parachuted in containers for the French resistance in Normandy:

– Colt 45 M 1911 A1 Pistol – 11.43 **
– Canadian H.P 35 Browning 9 mm Pistol (Inglis)
– Smith & Wesson Cal 380 Revolver *
– Sten Mk2 and Mk3 Submachine gun *
– Thomson M1 1942 Submachine gun (.45 caliber – 11.43 mm) **
– USM1 A1 Carbine (caliber 30 m1, 7.62 mm) **
USM1 A1 folding stock Carbine (caliber 30 m1, 7.62 mm) **
– Mk III and Mk IV shotguns *
– BAR Browning M1918 A2 Submachine gun – Cal 30 **
– Bren Mk3 cal 303 *
–  “Bazooka” AT M1 A1 rocket launcher (60 mm caliber) **
– Boyes Cal 55 anti-tank rifle (61 pieces parachuted by the S.O.E) *
– P.I.A.T rocket launcher *
– N ° 69 and N ° 82 (known as Gammon) handgrenades *
– Smoke grenade, N ° 73 handgrenade (phosphorus) *
– Defensive Mk2 handgrenade, offensive Mk3 handgrenade and M15, M16, M18 smoke grenades **
– Hawkins Mine, Clam Mine (anti-vehicle), Limpet Mines *
– Tire cutters *
– 303 plastic and 808 explosive, lighter pencils, Bickford and Cordtex cord, automatic detonators, automatic timers, time-delay manuals
– Mk1 firepot with “thermite”
– Delayed incendiary sticker (color code identical to the pencils: white 2h, green 5h30, yellow 12h and blue 24h)

*: Material of British origin
**: Material of American origin

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