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Israeli non-issue of bayonets to save money

#42
Politically begrudged honour guards with bayonets can be dangerous if a soldier loses it.

Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi was lucky to get away with being only butt-stroked by a Sri Lankan in 1987!

 
#43
Politically begrudged honour guards with bayonets can be dangerous if a soldier loses it.

Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi was lucky to get away with being only butt-stroked by a Sri Lankan in 1987!

 
#44
is it time for a choon?

 
#45
The IDF, including their semi-disheveled and semi-slovenly honour guard, is the only army in the world not to issue bayonets, to save on the shekels.

The Tavor isn't even made with a lug to fit a bayonet.

For today's Independence Day, they decided for the first time to issue some British Mandate bayonets for their honour guard's Vietnam era M16s to make them look a bit more menacing, as Arabs and Iranians seem utterly unafraid of them.





When their Chief of Staff was asked why they don't issue bayonets or give any knife training, he said "it's not Jewish!" and "we Israelis fight with our trigger fingers!"
Yay Friday!
 
#47
We never had SA80 bayonets issued, ( in the 90's ) the first one's issued unlatched themselves if you stuck it into anything, the drill included reattaching it every thrust you made, which as the handle was steel ,and fitted over the flash eliminator was obviously impossible without oven gloves. We were told we didn't need bayonets any more to cover up the fact that they were all incompetently designed. ( like the SA80)
 
#48
Only the British appreciate bayonet-work, a result of incorporating in to their ethos Culloden's Charles Edward Stuart's Highland charge united with the Duke of Cumberland's socket-bayonets





 
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#49
We never had SA80 bayonets issued, ( in the 90's ) the first one's issued unlatched themselves if you stuck it into anything, the drill included reattaching it every thrust you made, which as the handle was steel ,and fitted over the flash eliminator was obviously impossible without oven gloves. We were told we didn't need bayonets any more to cover up the fact that they were all incompetently designed. ( like the SA80)
we were issued them for Op Chantress (95), but didn't get round to using them (which is a good thing)
 

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#51
Some may recall the August 1969 loud shout from Ian Paisley, "Take the bayonets off the streets of Ulster!" It went out on News at Ten, I believe? They were handed into the stores before many hours had passed. Bayonets were fitted in those days as part of riot control drills, but it was certainly sense to remove them.
 
#53
That was weirdly hypnotic. I can imagine getting run through just because your stood there confused wondering what all the dancing is about.
 
#55
Bangladeshis showing how it's done

And we've got the cheek to say that the Spanish Legion are a bunch of campish blokes?
 
#56
#59
For today's Independence Day, they decided for the first time to issue some British Mandate bayonets for their honour guard's Vietnam era M16s to make them look a bit more menacing, as Arabs and Iranians seem utterly unafraid of them.
What a load of cretinous shit. Who are you trolling for?
 
#60
The Austrian’s don’t have a bayonet for the Steyr AUG.

Irish AUG’s have a lug on the barrel to fit them and they are issued
Thank **** I read the thread through :) They are not issued bayonets for political reasons, nothing to do with military requirements.
 

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