Re: Model 45A bullpup rifle
The EM2 in the 50's had no problems with balance, having used the Steyr AUG and the SA80 A1/A2 they were much easier to use in urban areas and had good balances.
The difference with all these weapons and the Model 45A are that they use lower powered rounds than the 30-06 so the recoil may have counted more but I doubt any more than any other traditional rifle.
Construction dates: 12/13 May 1944 (Operation Diadem)
Details: 80 ft Class 30 Bailey bridge built over Rapido river under constant fire.
The bridge was built as part of the Allies break-out of the Gustav Line.
Work started at 5.45pm (12 May) and completed at 5.30am (13 May).
The human cost was high; 15 sappers were killed and 57 (including 3 officers) wounded.
Constructed by: 7th, 59th, 225th Field Companies (4th Division)