Occasionally I read about people being "heavily armed" in some publication. It has almost become a standard description in some contexts, and I often wonder whether it is being used correctly. Those described in this way usually only have rifles, or just maybe a few RPGs. Today there was an example on the BBC: Pakistan militants firm on Sharia They even have a sub-heading "Heavily-armed militants". I was thinking of writing to ask them whether they knew the correct meaning of this term, when I realised that I don't either. Not for certain. A confession - I joined this forum because there was something I just had to comment on, and have had no real military connection since the CCF at school (though I can still feel the kick a 303 delivers to a schoolboy shoulder!) So does anyone have an opinion they are prepared to share?