Weapons and Equipment during
the Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942

Welcome to the Weapons andf Equipment section of the Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942! We will try to make a small section dedicated to weapons and equipment used by all sides during the Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942 - the Netherlands, Japan, United States of America, Australia and United Kingdom.

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1. Luger Pistol, Dutch East Indies Army

2. Colt.32 Pistol, Dutch East Indies Army

3. Madsen M.15 Carbine Machine-Gun, Dutch East Indies Army

4. M-95 Carbine (Marechaussee), Dutch East Indies Army

5. Mauser C.96 Pistol, Dutch East Indies Army

6. M-95 Rifle, Dutch East Indies Army

7. Johnson Automatic Rifle, Dutch East Indies Army

8. Vickers Inf.M.23 HMG, Dutch East Indies Army
Type: Vickers HMG
Name: Inf.M.23
Supplier(s): Vickers Ltd, Crayford, England
Calibre: 6,5 mm
Barrel: 720 mm
Weight: 21,55 kg
Belt: 225 rounds
Rate of fire: 525 s/m
Available: ca. 1000 (including .303 calibre Vickers)

8. Schmeisser, Dutch East Indies Army
Type: Schmeisser MP28/II
Name: Pistoolmitrailleur M.39
Supplier(s): Haenel (Suhl/Germany)
Calibre: 9 mm
Length: 812 mm
Barrel: 199 mm
Weight: 4 kg
Magazine: 32 rounds
Rate of fire: 500 s/m
Available: 2420

8. Tankbuks M.38, Dutch East Indies Army

9. Breda M.30, Dutch East Indies Army
Type: Breda
Name: Model 30
Supplier(s): Fiat (ex-Italian Army stocks captured by the British in North-Africa and sold to the KNIL)
Calibre: 7,35 mm
Length: 123 cm
Barrel: 52 cm
Weight: 10,2 kg
Magazine: 20 rounds
Rate of fire: 500 s/m
Available: ca. 200

10. Thompson SMG, Dutch East Indies Army
Type: Thompson
Name: M1928 A1
Calibre: .45
Length: 813 mm
Barrel: 267 mm
Weight: 4,74 kg
Magazine: 20 rounds (clip) & 50 rounds (drum)
Rate of fire: 700 shots/m
Available: 1930


Note The photos and info have been kindly provided by Bert Kossen, the Netherlands.

MAIN SOURCES:
- Nederlandse vuurwapens - KNIL en Militaire Luchtvaart (1897-1942) by Dr. G. de Vries and Dr. B.J. Martens
- Nederlandse vuurwapens - Marine, Mariniers en MLD (1896-1942) by Dr. G. de Vries and Dr. B.J. Martens

Bibliography . Article List
Copyright Bert Kossen 1999-2000
Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942

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