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Posted: 5/2/2003 7:16:36 PM EDT
Your company is about to cross the Perfume River and take back Hue from Charlie. It's going to be a tough nut to crack, nasty city fighting the whole way. What US service weapon of the era do you choose?
Link Posted: 5/2/2003 9:27:13 PM EDT
M-60
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 5:14:34 AM EDT
....m16/m203....and a 870...
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 5:15:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2003 5:16:58 AM EDT by TomJefferson]

Originally Posted By BlackandGreen:
....m16/m203....and a 870...



good answer except switch 870 to Moss 500.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 11:01:15 AM EDT
M14
GG
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 11:23:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2003 12:17:07 PM EDT by RiffRandall]

Originally Posted By BlackandGreen:
....m16/m203....and a 870...



Was the M203 in service at the time of Tet? A Xm177 or whatever the short telestocked M16A1 was would be near the top of my choices, or a Remington 870/Winchester M12/Savage-Stevens M77/Ithaca 37 etc. A battlefied pickup PPSh41/PPS43 or MAT49 would be nice also.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 12:27:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2003 12:27:50 PM EDT by Sukebe]
M-16A1. It's easier to fire on full auto as you hold it up and stick it over a wall.

But seriously, The fighting is well within it's effective range, you can carry a sh*tload of ammo and it will kill the enemy. That and you can fire it blindly over a wall on F/A and not lose control of it.

Would my Company be H 2/5?
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 1:13:34 PM EDT
Stoner 63.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 6:18:30 PM EDT
TOMMY GUN!
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 7:05:20 PM EDT
Like it was said . City fighting.. M16 all the way...I love the M14, but to take back the city would be better served by the M16 in my Opinion.WarDawg
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 7:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2003 7:09:29 PM EDT by RiffRandall]
Are crew served weapons allowed? How about a M50 Ontos? 6 106mm recoilless rifles (firing beehive fletchettes), M1919 mg & whatever individual weapons the crew has.

A M42 Duster with twin 40mm Bofors automatic antiaircraft cannons would also tend to take care of charlie.

Both would be RPG magnets though.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 11:37:21 PM EDT
M60 tank with quad .50bmg

M14
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 9:48:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tattoo:
M-60


ME too.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 10:44:17 AM EDT
The ONTOS looks menacing but someone has to get out to load it.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 1:58:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
The ONTOS looks menacing but someone has to get out to load it.



Same for the M42 Duster, though the twin 40mm Bofors are slightly quicker to load. A deuce & half with a quad .50 in the bed would be nice also.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 5:24:25 PM EDT
I'll take the 16, a carbine if I can get my hands on one. Hue was very door-to-door and I'd like something lightweight and instinctive. M-14 would be my second choice, even though its too big. I don't think I'd want to do room clearing with "the pig" M60.

Maybe borrow a Carl Gustav/S&W 76 from some special forces boys?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 5:39:09 PM EDT
M2 Carbine

Heavier bullet, light ammo, nice easily handled weapon.....

and fine for door to door fighting

Or the Deuce and a half my buddy had on base that had a Gatling gun in the back of it, they used to back it towards th ewire whenever Charlie felt like playing......
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 7:49:04 PM EDT
I've seen references made to a couple of POS 9mm sub guns. What's wrong with a grease gun?
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 9:21:25 AM EDT
A friend was telling me about getting trained on the M-14 and then just 2 weeks before shipping to VN they trained him on the M-16. He didn't like going to a lighter round. They told him that the smaller bullets meant he could carry more ammo into combat. He & his buddies replied, "Yeah, and we'll need all of it too!"
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:54:25 PM EDT
Ya know, I was there. Not Hue per se, but Saigon, 1968.

That's when I was born! Rockets all around to welcome my entrance into the world.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:16:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/7/2003 11:18:02 AM EDT by MiG-21]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:10:10 PM EDT
M60, You cant go wrong when you go belt fed.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 2:16:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
M-16A1. It's easier to fire on full auto as you hold it up and stick it over a wall.

But seriously, The fighting is well within it's effective range, you can carry a sh*tload of ammo and it will kill the enemy. That and you can fire it blindly over a wall on F/A and not lose control of it.

Would my Company be H 2/5?



My recruiter, GySgt P.G. Logue, fought at Hue with H/2/9, "Hue's Hotel Hogs"


I'll take a M16A1, a salty platoon, and a shit hot radioman to call for fire.
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