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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 12/27/2001 10:33:16 PM EDT
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20011227/wl/1009472658pakistan_india_xcd102.html

any resone why this guy in the picture hangs out 10 +- rounds ?
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 10:49:47 PM EDT
maybe he didnt like the looks of those first ten or so rounds. you got me.
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 11:25:08 PM EDT
hehe i was thinking there might have been some tactical resone. guess i look to much into pictures :)
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 5:01:32 AM EDT

Just posing for a silly picture?

Maybe his gun is special? [:\]It feed from both sides.
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 5:29:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sendkeys:
dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/ap/20011227/wl/1009472658pakistan_india_xcd102.html

any resone why this guy in the picture hangs out 10 +- rounds ?

Link Posted: 12/28/2001 11:32:29 AM EDT
Maybe he is just stupid ?
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 11:42:12 AM EDT
Could be some method of counterweight for feeding?

Since the subject has been brough up, how do feed mechanisms on most belt-fed firearms work? I thought that the links "broke apart" after the round leaves the chamber. Or does the belt stay intact?

Ed
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 11:47:26 AM EDT
Many of the Soviet-"style" MGs do not use disintegrating link ammo. Maybe the thought about counterweights for feeding are right?
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 12:30:35 PM EDT
Say Huh!
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 1:35:41 PM EDT
It looks like an MG-42 style MG - hell, the ammo even looks like 8mm.

In the old German style links, each belt is made of 50 "C" clips open at the bottom. Each C clip is held to the next one with a spring shaped multiple loop. To connect these short belts into longer ones, the end "c" links nestle in each other and held together with an 8mm round. the expended belts will fall apart after the 50 rounds were fired.

There is a "starter tab" belt that hold 3-4 rounds, and has a straight tab 3-4" long that you can stuff through the gun to allow that first round to catch in the feed mechanism. Nothing is required to hang out the other side like this.

Gotta admit that the picture is pretty warlike.

US style steel links are self contained and are held together by the round in between them. No expended belt hangs out of the gun that uses these links.

I understand the Germans adapted their guns postwar to use either the Kraut method or the US style links.
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 2:23:29 PM EDT
Because when you don pay for your ammo you can slap it in the feed tray and who cares what gets wasted in the photo op. for AP.
GG
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 3:11:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 3:46:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2001 3:48:41 PM EDT by Profet_Mohammed]
There is a weapon that DOES fire from a dual feed system the only gun that does this is a FN-BRG 15mm machinegun why i do not know the purpose of a dual feed tray this gun looks like its sized down to a GPMG! how do i know this it is pictured in military small arms of the 20th
century 7th edition. why the dual feed? do not know why!
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 5:09:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Profet_Mohammed:
There is a weapon that DOES fire from a dual feed system the only gun that does this is a FN-BRG 15mm machinegun why i do not know the purpose of a dual feed tray this gun looks like its sized down to a GPMG! how do i know this it is pictured in military small arms of the 20th
century 7th edition. why the dual feed? do not know why!



Dual feed, faster change from one ammunition type to a another.
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 7:09:59 PM EDT
I'm with pogo on this one, looks like an MG-42 type.
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 7:13:07 PM EDT
I'm not too sure what is being meant here by "dual feed" ..but from what I remember, the M2 is capable of being fed from left OR right!
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 7:18:34 PM EDT
I didn't notice before, but it looks like every 7th round is a (tracer?) with an orange tip.

Is there a standard mix of ball and tracer, or does it depend on the crew or weather conditions, or army doctrine?

I know there are damned few Indians on the board, but what have you experienced?
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