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Small arms

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Chelonian, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Nothing to do with the length of limbs but a YouTube channel that might be of interest to some. Forgotten Weapons focuses on the development and history of twentieth and twenty-first century military weapons.
    Don’t expect good ol’ boys blasting down the range but rather a thoughtful, nicely filmed look at the evolution of specific weapons, including the current SA80 system.
    A couple of examples from the channel below.

    L129A1 Sharpshooter rifle


    L42A1 Sniper rifle
     
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  2. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    Damn , I was going to say the lady on silent witness ( and no, not the very foxy Miss Fox)
     
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    I haven't watched Silent Witness for several series so I did a Google search of the cast and exploded a mouthful of tea when I understood the reference! :)

    Agree about the fragrant Emilia. Vic Reeves definitely dropped the ball.
     
  4. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    M134 Minigun. Definitely not in the 'small arms' category despite what the fantasy world of Hollywood suggests but interesting nonetheless.
    The whole video gives an overview of a fascinating mechanism and is arguably more engaging viewing than Come Dancing.

    Hooligans only interested in a firepower demo might skip to about 18:00 in the video.

    As an aside, commercial civilian .308 (7.62mm NATO) rounds can cost about £1 each. The M134’s rate of fire is about 70 rounds per second. :eek:

     
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    Reminds me of a colleague of mine, who was being fitted for their parade uniform by a Naval tailor.

    "The sleeves need taking-up" stated the tailor, marking the cuffs with a dab of French chalk.

    "That's probably because I completed a small arms course recently" quipped my oppo.

    Not even a smile. ;)
     
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  6. Cheezy hammy eggy

    Cheezy hammy eggy Well-Known Member

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    The good old days of Jack Blair!
    :)
     
  7. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    My god, I have never been so sexually confused in all my life. Can you be sexually attracted to weapons?

    Don’t judge me you racist bigots!
     
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  8. Chelonian

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    The twin rubber trigger buttons might be considered by some to resemble nipples. :eek:
     
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