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Posted: 8/11/2005 6:38:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:16:13 PM EDT
Geez! Do they really jump with their rifles like that? What if you have to do a PLF to the right? You're going to break your ribs!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:59:15 PM EDT
I'd be kinda sweet if they'd start importing '44 parts kits, eh?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:42:29 AM EDT
Cool pictures. I always thought that gun was the coolest to come out of wwII.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:36:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By theBUBBAMANcan:
I'd be kinda sweet if they'd start importing '44 parts kits, eh?

oh god unf unf
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:52:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 8:54:29 AM EDT by Richard-ar15]
Cool pic, thanks-

The U.S. Army sometimes jumps with exposed weapons, too, but we put it on our left side:

From FM 3-21.220:



The M16 rifle or M203 grenade launcher can be jumped exposed or inside the M1950 weapons case. If the field-expedient method (weapon exposed) is used, the commander must consider that this may increase risk of injury to the parachutists and, therefore, hinder success of the mission. Inherent hazards of the exposed weapon include—

· The weapon becoming entangled with another jumper’s parachute if a midair collision occurs.

· Possible injury to the parachutist during the PLF.

· Damage to the weapon during landing, which may cause a failure to fire.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:20:35 PM EDT

Thanks! I didn't know about that. That must hurt.
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