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Posted: 12/17/2002 10:58:55 AM EDT
I was reading this CNN story and saw it said, Large and Small arms fire. I was wondering what constitutes large arms fire? 50cal and up? [url]http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/17/kabul.attack/index.html[/url]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 11:32:16 AM EDT
Artillery. Small arms is traditionally infantry-type weapons up to and including small mortars and heavy machine-guns.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 12:30:48 PM EDT
Large arms would have to be, as already said, mortars, artillery, armor,etc. I've repaired a lot of small arms but nothing bigger then a MK-19 40mm. I think of small arms as crew served machine guns and smaller.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 12:52:31 PM EDT
More media shit. Notice that the 7-11 always gets robbed by a 'heavily armed gunman'? I've NEVER heard of a lightly armed gunman. What they probably mean is arty fire.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 12:53:30 PM EDT
Large Arms Fire; Large-caliber weapons, such as mortars, cannons, howitzers, missile and rocket launchers, that are designed to fire indirectly at targets spotted by other forces, such as armoured vehicles, infantry, and buildings. Small Arms Fire; Man portable or vehicle mounted light weapons, designed primarily for anti-personnel use. Inlcude rifles, pistols and light machine guns.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 1:24:47 PM EDT
Ya but, what's a high powered rifle?
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