What kind of gun is this?

#1
Sorry if somebody else has already asked this. This weapon was apparently found in Iraq.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,252409,00.html

The accompaning article is unconvincing (it is after all Foxnews). So what is it?

The pistol grip looks dubious to me-- a little too wooden) and the scope seems rather out of place in such a weapon and more suited for a rifle or carbine. And the size of the thing (3 feet) is a little too small for a conventional RPG.

On closer observation, the scope seems to be mounted on the left side at right angles to the pistol grip.

Is somebody getting a laugh at other peoples expense?
 

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#2
I guess we have found a WMD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember a 1970s advert(Maybe a joke?) about a 'sonic blast' gun, The one on the image looks the ringer of it.
 
#3
my Dad once showed me a picture of him at 7 with a similar gat. It was called a 'Joe 90' Master cannon or something suitably 1970s vintage, this is not a real weapon, my Dads fired sponge balls or something!

...or rather a Jonny 7. And it would of been a 1960s vintage. Oh, the joys of midweek drinking...
 
#6
Devil_Dog said:
Sorry if somebody else has already asked this. This weapon was apparently found in Iraq. Is somebody getting a laugh at other peoples expense?
Are you suggesting that the powers that be are using film and TV props to help justify Operation Persian Freedom?
 
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armchair_jihad said:
Devil_Dog said:
Sorry if somebody else has already asked this. This weapon was apparently found in Iraq. Is somebody getting a laugh at other peoples expense?
Are you suggesting that the powers that be are using film and TV props to help justify Operation Persian Freedom?
You read my mind, old sock. The Fox article struggles (unsuccessfully) to link the weapon- if it is a weapon- to Iran.

...Interestingly, Iran is one of the biggest makers of RPG launchers, producing several Soviet-era versions that are used by militia groups around the world.

"People are saying there's a huge amount of munitions flowing in from Iran and that's the proximate cause of all our problems," Yon said. "You know there probably really are munitions coming in from Iran — I don't doubt that at all — but in reality, the big problem is what's already in the ground here."
 
#9
Looks like some sort of recoilless rifle type thing, rather than a RPG.

Probably just be a prototype mock-up for something never built.
 
#10
At risk of looking foolish, here goes:

It is quite clearly homemade. You can see the welding below sight as well as the wooden / plastic look about the whole thing. The sight is a russian sniper scope, probably left over from previous Russian incursions.

Going on the average size of a man's fist and working out the size of the grip, the length of the weapon rocks up at just over 1m.

The size of round is approximately 77-80mm in diameter. A quick search of ebay shows that the MiG23 used to fire 80mm rockets although I'd suggest they are too big for this weapon. They are many other russian 80mm rockets, however.

This weapon probably isn't very accurate but if it fires the ordnance then when needs must......
 
#11
Accidental_discharge said:
http://cgi.ebay.com/DELUXE-READING-1964-JOHNNY-SEVEN-OMA-TOY-RIFLE-GUN_W0QQitemZ250085838610QQihZ015QQcategoryZ720QQcmdZViewItem

Now, this is a gun!
And it went for $235!!
 
#12
Did the person who made that thing say "heres one I made earlier" , "just cover it in sticky back plastic" and "I am using double sided sticky tape for speed"!
 
#13
Learn to love it Gents,
that's the replacement for the SA80. A bullsh0t and indocrination team is forming up in some hotel now. Ready to spread the love for this gat.
 
#16
Many terrorists use local manufactured weapons ranging from 'a normal door bolt with spring and nail (NI, Kenya to name 2) to profesional copies of weapons (Israeli terror gangs in mid to late 40's) rocket launchers being some of the easiest to produce
 

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#17
Paddy used a recoilles 20mm against us in 83, we were clueless til anphoblacht printed piccies for us!
 

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#18
we spent ages searching vans looking for a little 20mm AA gun but in the end it turned out to be a 20mm recoilless M48 swedish. There was one at the pattern room and of course none of us knew anything about it. It was replaced by the 84mm luckily Patrick didnt get one of those or if he did he didnt use it in Belfast!
This was the M42:RCL
 
#19
If you stare at it really hard I'm sure I can see the word "Fairy liquid" on the side.
Love to see a guage of how big it is.
Bet if you stick it in a washing up bowl and pump it it makes great bubbles :numberone:
 
#20
Michael Yon online has this gun and picture posted.

I think it's a training device for RPGs. It looks like its made of of various diameters of PVP pipe.
 

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