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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 12/12/2001 4:25:32 AM EDT

dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/nm/20011212/wl/imdf12122001065005a.html
Looks like a "superSoaker" water gun, what is it?
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 4:34:05 AM EDT
new rocket system? my freind told me about a new system called the small's? i think it was.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 4:57:17 AM EDT
My guess:
Looks like one of the new non-lethal weaponry pieces, seems I remember seeing something that looks like it that shoots a goo-ie foam rapid expanding type stuff that imobilizes the suspect unharmed.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 5:41:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tattoo:
new rocket system? my freind told me about a new system called the small's? i think it was.



Tattoo, I think you are right. The wire buttstock below the large tubular opening is suggestive of a rocket launcher or a recoiless rifle. The tube over the shoulder makes for a "backblast area clear" situation.

The only thing that bothers me is how close to the ear that opening is...
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 6:51:55 AM EDT
im not sure but i think that is the smalls rocket system my freind was talking about.btw hes a 0311 Jarhead
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:03:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:12:56 AM EDT
I believe the backtube is the actual rocket.
Once fired you remove tube and load another...

The original posted picture is deceiving because of the angle and poor lighting.

Below is the address to a better picture of the weapon.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/smaw.htm
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:15:12 AM EDT
If I wanted to make a link to the page I suggested in my post, what would I need to do?

Like what Bretshooter did in the post above mine.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:26:19 AM EDT
USMC_LB,

Enclose the web address between "url" and "/url"
The two tags must themselves be enclosed in square braces. When composing a response, click on board code to see examples.

www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/smaw.htm
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:44:23 AM EDT
Looks like a SMAW with out a rocket loaded.

Av.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:29:24 AM EDT
Looks a little like that P.O.S. (Mark 1, Mod 0) Land Warrior System with the integrated camera/sight and "smart" artillery grenade launcher.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:49:31 AM EDT
It's one of those "Who cares, looks bitchin, need to get me one" type of weapon!
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 1:37:33 PM EDT
As everyone has said it is a Mk153 83mm SMAW recoiless/rocket launcher. It is designed as a bunker buster with a secondary anti-armor role. The sight on the weapon is very simple and the gunner also uses the coax 9mm spotting rifle prior to firing the rocket.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 2:46:03 PM EDT
Yeah looks like a SMAW or maybe a modded second or third generation Carl Gustav M96/38
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 5:54:49 PM EDT
listen to STLRN, he knows of what he speaks. its a SMAW, its made in israel, and it will make you DEAF. being AG on one of those things when it goes off is like having your head next to the tail of an F-18 on take off. its PAINFUL even with plugs in. the weapon in the picture does not have the actual rocket in place. in most training scenario's a dummy rocket tube is attached and the 9mm spotter rifle is used.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 6:08:50 PM EDT
Your right Devil Dog, the only thing I have heard louder than a SMAW before are M198 firing red bag, M1A1 main gun and satchel charges. But that is what you get with recoiless weapons
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 12:49:54 AM EDT
Yep that is a SMAW. I was an 0351 anti-tank assaultman(SMAW gunner) in the Marines. I carried that quite a bit but rarely got to shoot it so I transfered over to the machine gun section, because they fired their weapons regularly. It is adapted from the Israeli B-2000.
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