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Posted: 12/5/2002 8:57:14 AM EDT
I need some links/info on the invention and developement of the M16 please. You know, the where, when, who stuff. I know the who is Eugene Stoner, need the rest of the info.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 8:58:59 AM EDT
Need to dispell some BS, a friend claims M16 ws developed at John Hopkins Univ. seems wrong to me, I thought Eugene Stoner and Armalite was the ones.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 9:01:02 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/5/2002 9:25:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hellraiser: Need to dispell some BS, a friend claims M16 ws developed at John Hopkins Univ. seems wrong to me, I thought Eugene Stoner and Armalite was the ones.
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Link Posted: 12/5/2002 9:32:52 AM EDT
You would think the JHU reference would be rediculous but when I started researching it, I find there have been weapons testing and development at the JHU ballistics lab and such so it's making it seem not as rediculous as one would think they might have had some part of it or some testing was done at their labs??? I would think not but who knows.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 9:40:46 AM EDT
[url]http://store.aetv.com/html/catalog/vp01.jhtml?id=15211[/url] History Channel Tales of the Gun - good stuff except for the bullshit description of the show on their website: "The M-16 is the most powerful assault rifle ever used in combat. But its significance goes beyond its unrivalled force. And its overwhelming efficiency as a killing machine has put it firmly in the spotlight of the ongoing debate over gun control." Nice, huh. A great show and this verbal diarrhea to advertise it.[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 9:46:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2002 9:53:45 AM EDT by slacko]
BTW - I think this is more of what you're looking for: [url]http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m16.htm[/url] edited to add (after reading): wherever it says single shot it means semi-automatic, and wherever it says semi-automatic it means automatic... Dumbasses [rolleyes] otherwise the info is fairly accurate.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 3:40:30 PM EDT
I agree with Darkfuture.The Black Rifle will have you want to know and more stuff than you will ever retain.Go check your public libary.Thats where I found a copy at. War Dawg
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 4:19:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2002 4:24:07 PM EDT by gus]
There is most definitely a Hopkins link, but not pertaining to design. Johns Hopkins was where the ORO (Operations Research Office) was located. This was an Army funded civilian research group that, among other things, looked into things like should there be a NATO standard for ammo, what, in actual combat engagements, are average ranges of engagement, etc.? They actually got the BRL (Ballistics Research Lab) at Aberdeen Proving Ground to look at small caliber rounds seriously. That's when the SCHV project began and the developement of the early versions of 5.56 ammo was done - by engineers at APG. The rest is (even more muddled) history. So your answer is, it really did kinda get started at Hopkins, in a round-a-bout way. But the design of the rifle itself was done by Eugene Stoner and others at Armalite.
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