WWII technical table dedicated to Christopher and to Daniel The Danuvia 39M submachine gun 9x25mm Mauser was issued to the Hungarian Army in 1939. The weapon was modified in 1943 as 43M and provided with a folding butt and an angled magazine. The 39M was long 750 mm and weighted 3,65 kg unloaded. The magazine stored 40 bullets. The Fèg 35M was a bold action rifle chambered in 8x56mmR. It was an hungarian improvement of the Mannlicher M95, the old straight-pull bolt was substitued by the simpler and robust Mannlicher-Schoenauer rotating bolt. The magazine stored a 5 rounds clip, it was long 1.105 mm and it weighted 3.1 Kg unloaded. The Frommer stop in caliber 7.65mm Browning, adopted as Pisztoly 12M in 1912 by the Magyar Királyi Honvédség, was a long-recoil automatic pistol, it weighted 650 g and it was long
165 mm, it served the Hungarian Army in the WWII too. The Frommer, Fég 37M .380 ACP was the ordnance sidearm of the Hungarian army during WWII, it weighted 770 g and it was long 182 mm, the magazine stored 7 bullets. About 200.000 Frommer in caliber 7.65mm were built for the German Army too. The MG30, designed by the German firm Rheinmetall, was produced in Swiss by the Solothurn and in Austria by the Steyr-Puch to bypass the Versailles Treaty. It was adopted by the Magyar Királyi Honvédség as Solothurn 31M Golyószóró. It was long 1162 mm
and it weighted 10 kg unloaded. It was loaded with 30 rounds slightly curved magazine inserted in the left side of the weapon. This soldier is a Gendarme of the Hungarian Army Field Police, which had the task to maintain the discipline in the army. The military policemen wore the same uniform of the other armies, but they had a peculiar black hat adorned with a plume, when the militaries were on the field they used a common campaign hat, eventually adorned with the plume. The gendarme wore the Hungarian version of the Feldgendarmerie gorget, in German language it was scornfully called kettenhunde – that means dog chain. He looks sad, because war can be the adventure of a life, but it’s often a Voyage a l’Enfer. Of course the author is omniscient, and he knows how it will end the story, and so he might project his feelings on the characters.