Did I hear a rumour that someone somewhere was thinking about bringing them back into use for that very reason?
I'm told so much shite my tinhat is in constant readiness these days
Edited to add:
"In recent years the weapon has found new life in a variety of roles. The British Special Air Service, United States Special Forces and United States Army Rangers use M3s in the bunker-busting and anti-vehicle roles, while the German Bundeswehr maintains small numbers of M2s for battlefield illumination. Many armies continue to use it as a viable anti-armor weapon, especially against 1950s and 1960s-era tanks and other armored vehicles, which are still in use worldwide".
Donât laugh i was at odd bins only the other day when i struck me the Charlie G why donât we use it I asked the lad behind the counter but he had only been working there a few days none of the regulars down the park knew either i canât sleep thinking about it. Can any one shine any light on the subject?
Why should it be a Wah? The Cloggies, Aussies, and (I am pretty sure) others use them there, and did in Iraq as well. There are all sorts of warheads available for it nowadays, and, while still being bloody heavy (my back has never recovered!) they can be vehicle borne quite easily - such as mounted in the back of Aussie LAVs along with a good supply of ammo. Very accurate, cheaper in the not-very-long run than disposables, and pack a very hefty punch indeed. Still not nice to carry for any distance mind you.