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Little J
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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Little J » 22 Mar 2020, 13:20

Yea, don't know much about the bigger brother, it looks like it could be as adaptable (though I haven't heard about a bullpup version)

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Ron5 » 22 Mar 2020, 15:05

You mentioned that the bullpup could use some refinement up. What do you mean by that? TIA.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Little J » 22 Mar 2020, 15:31

For example, when he puts on the handguard, he is bolting it on... If they could find a push pin solution, that be better. Having said that, this generation is better than the previous one that used a unique bracket (so they could use the same handguard as the conventional rifle layout).

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 22 Mar 2020, 16:33

Little J wrote: he is bolting it on... If they could find a push pin solution


True, but what at the start of this (long) thread was something to be done in armouries is now no longer far removed from the stages involved in cleaning your weapon (in the field).

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby Lord Jim » 23 Mar 2020, 15:46

There is a chain of thought now that stand alone grenade launchers are now a better idea then those underslung. We are not talking about the multishot weapons here. They are more handy, believed to be more accurate as they are less cumbersome and also means the launcher is not tied to one person. For the UK to move down that road wound be relatively simple as the HK grenade launcher we already use van be removed and used as such with the addition of a simple stock. The US military is looking at this an has done so in the field.

One thing I read recently was that the UK has personnel, civilian and military, embedded in the US Army's next generation Automatic Rifle and Light Machine Gun programmes which was a surprise.

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Re: Section infantry weapons

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 23 Mar 2020, 22:42

Lord Jim wrote: They are more handy, believed to be more accurate as they are less cumbersome and also means the launcher is not tied to one person.


Not naming the country, but the marines were the first to go from 8 to 9 squad... and quess who carried the least: yes: the top guy, so he was tasked with one of these
- no need to mention that the main body (the army) also went for the 9 man squad, ten years later. But they used the opportunity to get 2 GPMGs in there


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