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Posted: 9/15/2001 8:36:11 PM EDT
Is this going to replace the M16A2 on a limited basis? How many per squad? I believe this OICW is the Marine's prototype, or has one already been selected for Army and Marine Infantry? I'll start with this one question but I have a few more questions. [img]http://www.dean.usma.edu/cme/images/AAI-oicw.GIF[/img] --------------------------------------------- GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE http://substance.tv "Show some Substance" First Issue Features: Comedy of Bill Hicks Guitarist Rhett Butler Jeff Liles Retro
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 8:39:34 PM EDT
Personally, if I were fighting a war I'd want a gun that's been battle tested and proven such as the M16-A2. Anybody remember how many problems the M16-A1 had. Guns are refined as they are battle tested.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 8:51:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 8:57:07 PM EDT
brouhaha, that's why the US and the former USSR would provide arms to countries that were fighting. From a tactical standpoint why waste your troops battle testing new equipment when someone else will waste theirs for you?
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 8:57:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2001 8:57:22 PM EDT by Smeghead]
Just how reliable or even functional would this be under deplorable conditions? Is it waterproof or able to be submerged? I'm sure the FC computer and sight would be sealed but it seems like kind of a clusterfuck. --------------------------------------------- GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE http://substance.tv "Show some Substance" First Issue Features: Comedy of Bill Hicks Guitarist Rhett Butler Jeff Liles Retro
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 9:27:33 PM EDT
I wouldn't bet my life on one of them. Let the Israelis test them out. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 10:07:17 PM EDT
It doesnt matter if it functions or not. Even if it works it is inadequate for fighting in Afganistan. Both halves are way too short ranged, and the grenade munitions are too small to be effective unless the target is contained in a room or a bunker. It was designed based on the experience of the 80s and 90s by people who had only fought in jungles, cities, or out the back of a APC with tanks and artillery all around to support them. It was not designed for airmobile infantry holding a mountain top with nothing but rocks for kilometers around fighting people whos favorite tactic is to move from rock to rock sniping at them. It was not made with any care for our experience in Korea or the Russian experience in Afganistan, or even what the British encountered in the Falklands.
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