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How did the US weapons compare to the Japanese weapons at Pearl Harbor?


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April 20, 2009 5:54PM

Their aircraft and torpedoes were ahead of ours (generally speaking) . However threre were smaller numbers of P40 aircraft that could compete but they were vastly outnumbered . Our small arms were much better than theirs ,1903 M1 Sprngfield rifle , Browning .50 machineguns. The M1 Garand wasnt in mass production at the time of Pearl Harbor . M1 carbine came later ,Hellcat & P51 Mustang aircraft and othr advancements came a year after pearl harbor .