The aussie approach in Vietnam was:why did we not keep the small metal gun considering most were never fired and just needed ammo that was better than indian supplied wadcutter.
the aussie approach in vietnam was an intersting one. SLR, M203, lanchester, M60.
mind you I still like the P90. but being sinister I like any ambidextrous weapon system.
Now this is short:Australia also produced a 2.25 inch shorter SLR, the L1A1-F1. It had the shortest stock option and shorter flash suppressor. The barrel was full length. It was intended as a jungle rifle and supplied to Papua New Guinea, also the Royal Hong Kong Police. It was also issued to female occifer cadets at RMC Duntroon.
IIRC a shorty barrel SLR would have a substantial muzzle blast and quite ruinous on one's hearing unless "Elf and Safety" made ear plugs mandatory --- not sure about the flash eliminator being all that efficient in so short a bbl/
I'm not sure what to say. I don't know if the person responsible should be promoted or shot! Is that a scope on that, that umm, that pistol?
It is a 'single point' although it's off-set to allow the use of iron sights too. The bloke wielding it is Ian Yule (ex-PARA and SAS). He was a weapons adviser on the film The Wild Geese from where this shot is taken. So presumably he borrowed a 40 round 7.62x51mm mag, a hacksaw and cobbled it all togetherSinglepoint sight by the look of it..
It was a 'made up' weapon for the film 'The Wild Geese'. I assume adapted by the user Ian Yule. Presumably the film's armourers helped him adapt the thing for firing theatrical blanks.IIRC a shorty barrel SLR would have a substantial muzzle blast and quite ruinous on one's hearing unless "Elf and Safety" made ear plugs mandatory --- not sure about the flash eliminator being all that efficient in so short a bbl/
In accordance with recent protests, one's slave carries anything heavy, leaving the more satisfying parts of the job to oneself. Obviously.As a civilian, I've wondered about this - when a modern soldier goes into combat, where does he/she carry the ammunition for their gun.
Modern infantry guns can fire many rounds in a short time. So they must need reloading frequently.
Where are the re-loads kept? Is it in boxes or packets, carried in a soldier's uniform pockets? And, as a follow-on question, how many boxes or packets of ammunition, does each soldier get issued with before going into action?
Apologies if these seem naive questions!