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Posted: 9/23/2002 5:57:56 PM EDT
[img]http://home.frontiernet.net/data/newsimages/cn36903.jpg[/img] French troops in Africa. Looks like a Bushy Bullpup??!?!
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 6:00:04 PM EDT
FAMAS
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 6:00:11 PM EDT
French standard issue FAMAS
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 7:55:03 PM EDT
The long bar across the top of the weapon is actually a white flag launcher. All French infantry weapons are equipped with white flag deployment devices of one kind or another.
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 7:57:10 PM EDT
How well does the FAMAS stand up to being dropped? I would think the frogs would know a thing or two about making their guns drop resistant by now....
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 7:58:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: The long bar across the top of the weapon is actually a white flag launcher. All French infantry weapons are equipped with white flag deployment devices of one kind or another.
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Ha Ha Ha Good One!
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 8:18:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: The long bar across the top of the weapon is actually a white flag launcher. All French infantry weapons are equipped with white flag deployment devices of one kind or another.
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Hahahaaaa.
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 8:20:13 PM EDT
LOL, you guys are on a roll!
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 8:30:29 PM EDT
Ahh, the FAMAS. I want one. In the typically obtuse French fashion, they're equiped with 25 round magazines. Plus, the FAMAS is not optimised to full power 5.56x45 NATO, but uses a downloaded cartridge instead.
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 8:34:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QBit: Ahh, the FAMAS. I want one. In the typically obtuse French fashion, they're equiped with 25 round magazines. Plus, the FAMAS is not optimised to full power 5.56x45 NATO, but uses a downloaded cartridge instead.
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In fairness they weren't gonna shoot anyone anyway.
Link Posted: 9/23/2002 8:49:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2002 2:09:06 AM EDT
Lazy Louie's [%|] Used Gun-a-Roma in the Ivory Coast says he'll have some slightly used, never fired, dropped only once FAMAS' available in the next few days. Remember, Tuesdays are Two for One Day! Prices so low, he's pratically giving them away. Oh, ask him about great deals on SA85's...
Link Posted: 9/24/2002 8:40:17 AM EDT
It's A Daisey Red Ryder/Carry Handle Model
Link Posted: 9/24/2002 8:50:34 AM EDT
It's actually one of the finest weapons in the world. Of course, if you don't like bullpups, you'll never like it...
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 1:23:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: The long bar across the top of the weapon is actually a white flag launcher. All French infantry weapons are equipped with white flag deployment devices of one kind or another.
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Still waiting for someone to post a pic of the expended model.
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 3:48:48 AM EDT
Fuck the French! and DriftPunch don't be spreadin' drivel like that around here. People might start believing it.... They eat with their feet and fuck with their face. Fuck the French !
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 4:53:16 AM EDT
Those guys may be Foriegn Legion, one of the most elite forces in the world. (And for the French bashers, no Frenchman can enlist, although officers are pulled from the French army)
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 5:50:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Steel_Core:
Originally Posted By marvl: The long bar across the top of the weapon is actually a white flag launcher. All French infantry weapons are equipped with white flag deployment devices of one kind or another.
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Ha Ha Ha Good One!
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Wee Wee... The sound of the french army in combat.
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 8:08:55 AM EDT
You gotta love a weapon their troops refer to as the "Bugle".
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 8:11:40 AM EDT
[b]CAPTION: "Should we surrender now, or after tea?" [/b]
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 8:15:13 AM EDT
This is the "at ease" position. The "attention" position is indicated with both hands up.[:D]
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 10:34:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quag: [url]http://home.frontiernet.net/data/newsimages/cn36903.jpg[/url]
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"These new vehicles do zero to thirty kilometers per hour in 20, and 0 to 55 kph in 3 in reverse gear. AND it comes standard with an in dash corkscrew!"
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 9:11:01 PM EDT
go to any airport or train station in france and you will see on up close. they look cool.
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 9:21:30 PM EDT
They are looking for bullet holes in the back of the jeep.
Link Posted: 9/25/2002 10:08:05 PM EDT
There were fewer of them imported than the SIG 550/551's. Believe the number was around 150 brought in before the '89 cutoff.
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 8:05:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2002 8:07:17 AM EDT by J_Smith]
I still hate the FAMAS. I saw them down in Kosovo a couple years ago carried by the pacifist French in their "combat shorts". I would trade an SA-80 for a FAMAS - and I REALLY dislike the British bullpup.Even the reworked SA-80's are being dumped by the British SAS and similar groups to maintain their Canadian C7's (M16A2 family). Even after the SA-80's were rebuilt by Heckler and Koch in Germany they are still problematic POS. While I've heard good about the Steyr-AUG, I would never go into battle with a FAMAS or an SA-80 - both which seemed to be disliked by their respective armies downrange. [soapbox] BTW - I saw a .22lr version of the FAMAS in Paris a month ago. Kind of interesting to look at......
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 8:23:43 AM EDT
Many years back, I was sent by Uncle Sam to attend French Commando School (Commando Entrainment Camp)... it was honestly a good course and parts of it were pretty tough, they have a big thing with working at heights (you get a really cool breast badge though!). Anywho, a few days into the course we were on an O-Course of sorts and having some problems at one of the stations, the instructor was "encouraging" us and yelling that if we did not make it we would not be "French Commandos"... To wit, I turned and ditched my gear, approached said instructor and replyed "your breaking my heart... it means so much to me to be an elite part of the only standing army in the world that has never won a friggin war!". Needless to say, this comment really greased the skids and made the next week soooooo much better for me [;)]
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 8:23:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 9:53:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2002 9:56:20 AM EDT by BlammO]
Originally Posted By Maynard:
Originally Posted By USMC_LB: Fuck the French!
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We had a meeting last week, you must have missed it. Henceforth we shall substitute Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys for the term French.
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So that would be "F*ck the CESM's" And the formal version of the greeting: Bonjour-r-r-r-r-r-r, ya cheese eatin' sur-r-r-r-ender monkey! (Edited fer spellin' and to add that I really like [b]Maynard[/b]'s sig line!)
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 1:24:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: It's actually one of the finest weapons in the world. Of course, if you don't like bullpups, you'll never like it...
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Other then the fact the French use, i have never heard anything actually bad about the rifle itself. The F2 model uses 30rd mags (USGI) The French issue underpowered rounds, but this does not mean it could not accept standard loads.
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 1:29:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Libertoon: The French issue underpowered rounds
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I believe the technical term for these is LWRs (Limp Wristed Rounds).
Link Posted: 9/26/2002 1:35:18 PM EDT
LOL 4 sale 10,000 FAMAS, never fired, dropped once. I crack me up.
Link Posted: 9/27/2002 4:41:55 AM EDT
That jeep has an "I'd rather be cooking" bumper sticker.
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