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Captured Weapons 2nd Tour

    Ptes. Paul McQueen and 'Jock' Smith back at Nui Dat cleaning, identifying and tagging captured enemy weapons from Operation Kings Cross. The weapon Jock Smith is holding is a Chinese Type 54 7.62mm Sub-Machine Gun.
    As an aside, Paul bet Jock a beer that the weapon he was holding was either a Soviet PPS or a Chinese Type 54. Paul says, "We had not identified this weapon previously so Jock claimed I was bull-shitting him and the bet was made. He was not amused when he lost the bet and went off muttering something about me being #%*$ smart arse!"
    "To this day I still haven't told him that I had, not long before this photograph was taken, accessed the Intel ID log book and knew the name of the weapon."