I rather miss doing this

Grumblegrunt

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#1
[video]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b9e_1320816582[/video]

had bugger all ammo for it though and I dont miss carrying the bugger
 
#2
IIRC- they are considerably lighter than they were in my day! Intrigued by the training staff's beards and goatees- other NATO or civvies? The look far too old to be 'Their Them'!
 
#3
I always was taught a tap on the shoulder was the ready to fire signal.
 
#4
I always was taught a tap on the shoulder was the ready to fire signal.
Tap on the helmet for us, which was a pain because it knocked you off balance if done with "vigor", which it often was!

Not that we were ever allowed to fire one for real, far to expensive!
 
#5
I always was taught a tap on the shoulder was the ready to fire signal.
Load
Loaded (tap on steel helmet)
Prepare to fire
Clear
Firing
Boing! (The only time I was given ammo, the range was too dry)
 

Fang_Farrier

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#9
They definitely look smaller than I remember, like so many things in life!
 

Grumblegrunt

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#10
I always was taught a tap on the shoulder was the ready to fire signal.
you needed that tap with every form of ear protection stuck on your head.

I like the dinky blue practise rounds.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#11
#12
IIRC- they are considerably lighter than they were in my day!
That one in the video looks tiny, not that much larger than a pulled out 66mm in some ways. I've also read somewhere that they have a more interesting selection of ammunition these days rather than just heat?
 

Fang_Farrier

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#13
That one in the video looks tiny, not that much larger than a pulled out 66mm in some ways. I've also read somewhere that they have a more interesting selection of ammunition these days rather than just heat?
According to that great source Mr. Wiki


  • High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) round
  • High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) round
  • High Explosive (HE) round
  • Illumination round
  • Smoke round
  • Area Defence Munition (ADM) flechette round


The M3, (without mount) is weighing in at a respectable 8.5Kg
 
#15
I remember doing a two week cadre where the "prize" for the best team was to have one HEAT round to fire..... then after years of having diddly squat to fire out of the thing, one weekend we got absolute shed-loads - It was obsolete or going out of date or summat and we were told to get rid of it. Blokes were getting 6 or 10 rounds apiece to fire. That Flechette round sounds fun - the grand-daddy of all sawn-off shotguns - but very much a last-ditch option I suggest !
 
#17
... Blokes were getting 6 or 10 rounds apiece to fire.
Wasnt there something about a 10 round a day limit during training because of pressure injuries.

A limit somewhat akin to being told "no more than 10 blow jobs a day off Mary Millington"
 
#18
I only fired a few, 4-5 IIRC and it was the most enormous fun! Like being smacked on the back of your head and the face at the same time, excellent! After the first detail came back they said "Don't wear your beret, mines gone somewhere!"
 
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goatrutar

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According to that great source Mr. Wiki


  • High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) round
  • High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) round
  • High Explosive (HE) round
  • Illumination round
  • Smoke round
  • Area Defence Munition (ADM) flechette round


The M3, (without mount) is weighing in at a respectable 8.5Kg
A lot lighter than I remember too. I think the new ones are made from a composite material.


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#20
That Flechette round sounds fun
It seems that it chucks out 1100 flechettes in a cone with 5-10 flechettes per square metre at 100m.

A slightly different tactic to pointing the HEAT round into your own position and taking out the enemy with the back blast...
 

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