View Single Post
Old December 21, 2017, 11:43   #530
Bronze Contributor
lew's Avatar
FALaholic #: 16727
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,399
Originally Posted by enbloc8 View Post
Best evidence I've seen is that the G1s in Rhodesian service came by way of the Portuguese, while they were pulling out of their African colonies in 1974-75.
Yep. A batch of G1's were given to Portugal by way of Germany in '63, if I remember right. Most ended up in the hands of the Flechas and Comandos. John P. Cann's book on the Flechas shows plenty of G1's and m962 FAL's. The Portuguese then dumped those and a shitload of G3's on the Rhodesians in late '75.
Statism: Ideas so great, they're mandatory.

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." -Christopher Hitchens
lew is online now   Reply With Quote