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Posted: 4/16/2002 1:31:04 AM EDT
[img]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/020415_01.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/020415_03.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:01:04 AM EDT
That upper looks kinda old [>:/]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:07:17 AM EDT
Can you maybe post a [b]LARGER[/b] picture?? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:49:54 AM EDT
Weird. They are obviously military, but they weapons have A1 uppers with what appear to be M4 barrels. They also appear to be carrying M9s as sidearms. Any guesses on who these guys are?
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:25:20 AM EDT
Anybody notice the muzzle cap on the gun in the first pic? What's up with that? Bo
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:36:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By natez: Weird. They are obviously military, but they weapons have A1 uppers with what appear to be M4 barrels. They also appear to be carrying M9s as sidearms. Any guesses on who these guys are?
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Yes, I left the captions off so ya'll could try and guess a little. Here ya go. -David Pic # 1: OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFIE) -- A pararescueman from the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., awaits an orbiting helicopter during extraction training at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on April 12. The 66th ERQS primary mission is combat search and rescue. They have been credited with 20 rescues to date in support of OEF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike Buytas) (VIRIN: 020412-F-9085B-007) Pic # 2 OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFIE) -- Two pararescuemen from the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., prepare to board a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during extraction training at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on April 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Mike Buytas) (VIRIN: 020412-F-9085B-012)
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 4:05:49 AM EDT
That first one just became my new wallpaper... it resized well. The second would have been better but to vertical... Thanks! Got any more?
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 4:32:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:28:47 AM EDT
Looks like he could use a little cammo paint on the nose. It sticks out like a sore... er, nose. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 5:33:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 7:00:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 7:47:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Can you guys give me a web site or info on where to buy the 3 sided covers and rail system they have on their barrels. I want it for mine. [8D] Thanks for the pic's..
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I think they are regular KAC RAS system painted Camo like the rest of their weapon.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 8:05:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 10:02:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By natez: Weird. They are obviously military, but they weapons have A1 uppers with what appear to be M4 barrels. They also appear to be carrying M9s as sidearms. Any guesses on who these guys are?
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The USAF especially still employs these weapons which can be very old. The USAF designation for the XM-177 is the GAU-5 and i think these are the GAU-5s which have had their barrels changed to the 14.5" M4 barrel.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 10:37:05 AM EDT
What is that spring looking thing in front of the M203 trigger?
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 10:42:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 10:43:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By newtoma: What is that spring looking thing in front of the M203 trigger?
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It is the safety for the M203 launcher. Because it directly blocks the trigger you can tell quite readily by touch that the safety is on, even with thick gloves on. A no brainer design.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:22:40 AM EDT
Here is another. [img]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/010927_01.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:53:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Can you maybe post a [b]LARGER[/b] picture?? Sgtar15
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Dial Up modems need not apply...[IMG]http://www.colute.net/cwm/contrib/edoom/sleeping.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:30:22 AM EDT
Dust covers? Whatever happened to just strapping a condom on the end of the barrel for dust / water. hehe, ribbed, for Usama's displeasure. Mike
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 4:09:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By natez: Weird. They are obviously military, but they weapons have A1 uppers with what appear to be M4 barrels. They also appear to be carrying M9s as sidearms. Any guesses on who these guys are?
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Pararescue Jumpers (PJs) - the Jedi Masters of CSAR...[:D] P3[pyro][^]
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