Military Wisdom I

#1
"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least
expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your
unit." - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

Aim towards the Enemy." - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. - U.S. Marine Corps

"Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are
guaranteed to always hit the ground." - USAF Ammo Troop

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just
bombed." - U.S. Air Force Manual

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo." - Infantry Journal

"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."
- U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways." - U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal
 
#3
animal_farm said:
"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least
expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your
unit." - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

...
What is a 'slipping gear'? I've used the M203 grenade launcher (mounted under the barrel of an M16) and I've never heard of a slipping gear. Or is it something else you are talking about?
 
#4
Aim towards the Enemy." - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher


Yeah. I laughed too when reading that on my first 66mm LAW,
although it was less of a joke than the weapon it replaced - the 94 Grenade (Energa)!
 
#6
sheridan tank manual for 82nd airborne:

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#7
Busterdog said:
Aim towards the Enemy." - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher


Yeah. I laughed too when reading that on my first 66mm LAW,
although it was less of a joke than the weapon it replaced - the 94 Grenade (Energa)!
Also to be found on the claymore as well:

 

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