I read on the internet last year that the army were looking at replacing the FN GPMG when using it in the light role. The 7.62mm minimi was one of the suggested choices, so was the South African gpmg. Is this just rumour or has the trials started yet?
I heard that they were gonna graft a nerf gun to each of my arms, and use me as a bionic super-soldier. I will be tasked at government level, airportable, and will be in and out quickly, saving cash on LOA, xfactor pay, and rations.
The nerf bullets are also cheaper than conventional brass rounds.
Keep it under your hat though, it's all hush hush at the moment.
The starch can is a cunning plan. The fall-back switch which happens to be a (yet again stupidly over-priced) set of Wilkinson Sword razor blades......knowing full well that no-one will have the correct razor for them to go on. Good old fashioned NAAFI cunning.
Starch is a bit posh. Mine is hidden behind the gash and pointless BCB military products. My personal favourites being the cheap plastic right angle torch and the ever useful zips that you put on your laces, so you just slide those badgers on and zip them up. Our RSM would love them as much as me rocking up with Fred Wests side burns.(Not his actually side burns. They are still rotting on his head)