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SLAP
Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 15:53 | Beitrag #181
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Da war nochwas

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Apparently the gas regulator, which that controls the amount of gas flowing into the gas piston system, often switches modes during firing.


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Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 15:55 | Beitrag #182
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Danke, das war mir entgangen.


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This just in: Beverly Hills 90210 - Cleveland Browns 3
 
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Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 17:15 | Beitrag #183
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bei den norwegern war es doch so, dass HK die gewehre im werk mit der falschen einstellung der gasdüse ausgeliefert hat. anscheinend braucht man bei norwegischem klima ne andere einstellung. aber soweit wir mir bekannt ist, wurde das alles schon längst gelöst


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"When an armed man guardeth his home, thieves are as Swiss-cheese in the night air."
- Book of Stoner, Chapter 15, Verse 223
 
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Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 18:56 | Beitrag #184
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Was ist denn das für eine Modifikation mata.gif
 
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Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 19:05 | Beitrag #185
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was denn genau?
das aimpoint?


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„You can have my gun when you can pry it loose from my cold, dead hand“
"When an armed man guardeth his home, thieves are as Swiss-cheese in the night air."
- Book of Stoner, Chapter 15, Verse 223
 
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Beitrag 2. Apr 2009, 19:05 | Beitrag #186
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Ein G36C mit Handschutz von Brügger & Thomet und einem Aimpoint Micro T1 auf der Montageschiene der Zielfernrohr-Brücke.


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Missile away!
 
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Beitrag 3. Apr 2009, 15:30 | Beitrag #187
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ZITAT(nickless @ 2. Apr 2009, 20:05) *
Ein G36C mit Handschutz von Brügger & Thomet und einem Aimpoint Micro T1 auf der Montageschiene der Zielfernrohr-Brücke.

Danke schön smile.gif
 
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Beitrag 15. May 2009, 13:18 | Beitrag #188
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75th Rangers will take SCAR to war

By Matthew Cox - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday May 14, 2009 5:40:06 EDT

About 600 members of the 75th Ranger Regiment will soon take the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle into battle.

The 600 SCARs are the first of 1,800 that U.S. Special Operations Command began fielding in early April, SOCom spokeswoman Air Force Maj. Denise Boyd told Army Times.

SOCom chose the SCAR system — which consists of the 5.56mm MK16 and the 7.62mm MK17 — to replace weapons including the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine, made by Colt Defense LLC.

The command selected FN Herstal to develop SCAR in 2004 after holding a competition to find a reliable, modular weapon system for its elite forces.

The SCAR has a short-stroke, gas-piston operating system. The upper receiver is aluminum and houses a free-floating barrel for improved accuracy. The lower receiver is polymer to help reduce weight. Both versions can be equipped with different barrel lengths to suit missions ranging from close-quarter fights to long-range shooting.

Operators can chose a 10-inch, 14-inch or 18-inch barrel for the MK16 and a 13-inch, 16-inch or 20-inch barrel for the heavier MK17. Each of these can be changed out by the shooter in minutes, FN officials say. The MK16 uses a 30-round magazine; the MK17 uses a 20-rounder. Eighty percent of the parts are common to both the light and heavy versions to reduce long-term maintenance costs, FN officials say.

The SCAR also includes the MK13 40mm grenade launcher, designed to fit on both the MK16 and MK17 or fire in the stand-alone mode.

Like the M4A1, both versions of the SCAR can fire on full automatic. The conventional Army’s M4 carbine uses a three-round burst instead of full auto.

In addition to the M4A1, the SCAR system is intended to replace:

• The MK18 close quarter battle rifle, similar to the M4A1 but equipped with a 10.5-inch barrel.

• The MK11 special purpose rifle, chambered in 7.62mm.

• The MK12 special purpose rifle, chambered in 5.56mm.

• The M14 rifle, chambered in 7.62mm.

SOCom and FN officials do not talk about the cost of SCAR, but the Nov. 5, 2004, initial award for the contract was $634,390. Special operations units from all services will receive the SCAR, but it’s unclear when that will happen, Boyd said; commanders are determining how many they will need.

“The intent is to field to operational elements at the beginning of their training cycle and to run the weapons through an entire work-up and deployment in order to determine weapon mix, barrel mix, total number of weapons required,” Boyd said.


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Beitrag 16. May 2009, 11:20 | Beitrag #189
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Das neue Ruger SR-556


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Beitrag 21. May 2009, 21:56 | Beitrag #190
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Armytimes

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Soldiers to test shoulder-fired airburst weapon


Army weapons officials said Tuesday that soldiers will test out the service’s experimental airburst weapon in the war zone this summer.

The XM25, a shoulder-fired weapon that shoots exploding 25mm projectiles, is “going to be issued to a unit this summer for an assessment down range in theater,” Program Executive Office Soldier commander Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller told an audience at the National Defense Industrial Association’s International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium.
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Ja, es lebt noch!


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Beitrag 24. May 2009, 20:02 | Beitrag #191
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http://www.murdoconline.net/archives/007788.html

XM-25 wird evtl in Kriegszonen ausprobiert.


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Beitrag 24. May 2009, 20:11 | Beitrag #192
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ZITAT(SLAP @ 21. May 2009, 22:56) *
[...] officials said Tuesday that soldiers will test out the service’s experimental airburst weapon in the war zone this summer.[...]


Ich weiß rolleyes.gif


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Beitrag 7. Jun 2009, 17:30 | Beitrag #193
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Neues bei den Niederländern:

experimenteller Helm


OpsCore FAST Helme




experimentelle Tarnmuster


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Beitrag 9. Jun 2009, 12:29 | Beitrag #194
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Die Dokumente vom "INTERNATIONAL INFANTRY & JOINT SERVICES SMALL ARMS SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM, EXHIBITION & FIRING DEMONSTRATION 2009" sind online:

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2009infantrysmallarms/


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Beitrag 20. Jun 2009, 17:51 | Beitrag #195
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Neues aus der Schweiz:
ZITAT
Sig Sauer P556 5.56mm
Written by Eric Poole. Author Archive »

Defensive power of a combat rifle shrunk down to pistol size!


“A pistol is used to fight your way to a rifle.” It’s one of those unwritten laws drilled into the heads of many uniformed professionals. It’s a statement that sounds tough, but incidents of armed combat within US borders typically last seconds, often occurring within 20 feet and in low light. I don’t know who authored this popular saying but I can tell you they’ve never seen the new Sig Sauer P556.

Sig Sauer’s new P556 Pistol doesn’t look like the typical handgun, nor is it chambered in a popular pistol cartridge. After a thorough evaluation of the P556, there’s only one word I’d use to describe it… radical.

Gun Details
This departure from conventional handgun wisdom is a pistol-only configuration of Sig Sauer’s highly successful SIG556 semi-automatic, gas operated rifle. Like its big brother, it shares the same operation in a modified receiver, chambered in 5.56mm NATO and compatible for use with .223 ammunition. The gas block is affixed to the barrel and contains the gas port, the operating rod, and accepts the front sight and supports the handguards. The durable two-piece handguard pays tribute to the rifle with a Picatinny rail running along the 6 o’clock position.



A two-position gas valve regulates pressure that cycles the pistol. With the gas regulator rib in the vertical position, the P556 functions in normal circumstances giving the best performance and function. With the rib turned to a slanted position, the P556 can overcome cycling or ejection problems due to heavy fouling. Like the SIG556, this setting releases a larger volume of gas against the operating rod to improve functioning. Sig Sauer notes, “The need to use the gas valve in Position 2 is an indication that the pistol requires cleaning.”

The P556 Pistol is fitted with a 10-inch, cold hammer forged barrel that’s mechanically mated to the high-strength, Nitron-finished steel upper receiver carrying a flip-up rear sight and containing the bolt carrier/bolt head assemblies. The lightweight aluminum lower receiver, or trigger casing, is hardcoat anodized and carries the firing and safety mechanisms, bolt catch, magazine well, trigger and pistol grip. Also situated along the side of the trigger casing is the ambidextrous two-position safety selector that’s very intuitive for those already familiar with operating AR-style rifles.

At the front of the forend are what Sig Sauer refers to as “emergency sights.” Normally stowed to protect them from damage and interference with optical sights are a front post sight that works in tandem with a flip-up rear sight buried within the integral Picatinny accessory rail at the back of the upper receiver. A flip-up front sight is also optionally available.

Windage adjustments are made to the P556 by rotating the front sight screw left or right. This aspect is quite different for those used to adjusting an AR’s A2 sighting system with the windage knob at the rear sight. Adjustments are made using a 4mm Allen key and one full rotation shifts the impact of rounds approximately 1-inch at 100 yards. Elevation adjustments can be made by loosening the Phillips screw and raising/lowering the sight plate at the back of the rear sight. One mark of movement on the rear sight changes the point of impact approximately 0.75- to 1-inch at 100 yards.



Just like the SIG556 carbine, the P556 utilizes the same AR-style 30-round polymer magazine bearing the company’s brand. The pistol is compatible with other M16/AR-15-type magazines but the Sig Sauer magazines sport rails on their sides that make them stackable for faster reloads.

The most obvious aspect of the P556 differentiating this pistol from the SIG556 is a missing stock, and you can’t just put one on. The ribbed FAL-style pistol grip is a carbon copy of the carbine’s but stability when shooting the Sig Sauer P556 offhand is best attained harnessing isometric tension using a sling attached to the trigger casing’s backplate.

Shooting Impressions
Removing the P556 from its case drew a lot of attention at an indoor police range. A number of officers began telling me how they enjoyed evaluating it “two years ago,” confusing this pistol with the SIG556 rifle. As officers that carry Sig Sauer’s .357 SIG chambered SP2022, they are quite familiar with the operational dependability and reliability of Sig Sauer handguns, but none like this.

Rarely do handguns feature a gas-operated, rotary bolt, semi-automatic action that chews through a cartridge more often associated with stocked rifles. Stopping by a nearby gun shop earlier, I purchased a good quantity of high-demand 5.56 ammunition that remained on store shelves.



Getting the accuracy test out of the way first, I was joined by three other off-duty officers with each of us firing our own test. With all controls the same, I was particularly interested in seeing how the P556 performed in the hands of shooters with varying degrees of experience and familiarity. A bench was set up with a Caldwell Pistolero rest at 25 yards and a hodge-podge of AR magazines were loaded. While things were being prepared I attached a Sig Sauer red dot optic that comes supplied with the pistol.

Loading a magazine of 55-grain Hornady TAP ballistic tip rounds, one feature quickly becomes apparent to these officers. Those that tried to use the bolt catch to chamber a round rather than drawing back the charging handle on the bolt carrier’s right side found that you couldn’t just slap it or push the button in. Rather it works as a lever and has to be pushed upward to release the bolt.

The best group resulted from Hornady’s 55-grain TAP fired first, measuring an incredible 0.69 of an inch. The second best group measuring 1.04 inches was obtained using the heavyweight 75-grain TAP round, illustrating that the P556 didn’t care what ammunition was used. These groups were similarly repeated with even the worst of five loads measuring a very respectable 1.64 inches.

Predictably, firing a 5.56mm NATO cartridge out of a 10-inch barrel created some visible flash. But using the Lake City manufactured 62-grain military ball produced fireballs. It didn’t matter what ammunition we used, function and performance was unaffected by bullet type or weight. The P556 reliably fired an assortment of cartridges loaded with bullets weighing between 55 and 75 grains. There was no point-of-impact shift observed out to 100 yards and all groups stayed well under 2 inches at the bench with an average of all 25 five-shot groups measured at just 1.18 inches.



To evaluate function, the P556 was taken off the bench and slung with a Z-M Weapons’ single point bungee sling. Using this sling, each operator found the red dot-equipped P556 stable by pushing the pistol forward against the sling’s tension. Combined with the pistol’s unique spring-drawn recoil system, weight is shifted towards the muzzle during operation, helping to make rapid follow-up shots extremely controllable. All 30-round groups fired rapidly from each standing shooter struck inches well within the white of the FBI’s qualification target.

We did experience two stoppages after 250 rounds that were attributed to the lips on Sig Sauer’s supplied polymer magazine. This conclusion couldn’t be verified but was drawn from the fact that each stoppage featured a vertically tipped cartridge that was held into place at the rim by the magazine’s lip. Using a number of other different magazines including Magpul’s PMAG, well-used military magazines and steel body magazines, none of us could repeat or induce any other type of malfunction.

Firing the P556 with the gas valve in Position 2 is a unique experience. For testing, I made the switch without the need. I hadn’t experienced an issue with the P556 but the pistol should be returned to Position 1 as soon as normal functioning returns if you have to use this feature. Sig Sauer cautions: “Continued operation with the gas valve in Position 2 will increase recoil and place unnecessary stress on the pistol.” During testing, not only was felt recoil increased, but so was sound.

Final Notes
The Picatinny rail located underneath the forend on the Sig Sauer P556 Pistol is very useful in adapting accessories like lights, lasers, and particularly a bipod for long range shooting. As tempting as it might be, fight the urge to attach a vertical grip at the forend of the pistol. Doing so will violate NFA rules.

“The P556 would be great for entry teams delivering a warrant,” said one undercover officer. “We often go into places with tight walls and cluttered spaces. I could pull this pistol in towards my body without having to really drop the muzzle, regardless of my Point Blank vest.”

However, you don’t have to wear a uniform to appreciate the benefits of this new compact Sig Sauer. Many argue that the ballistic qualities of a 5.56mm cartridge are better suited for home defense than a popular self-defense cartridge because it tumbles when struck, loses momentum and quickly fragments. With obstacles and safety concerns inside the home, the red dot helps to quickly obtain sight picture while improving accuracy and attaching an aftermarket light to the forend’s rail will illuminate potential threats. Having a pistol with a 30-round capacity means you should have all you need, regardless of stress, and the intuitive-operation and ergonomic handling means the Sig Sauer P556 can always be at the ready.


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Beitrag 20. Jun 2009, 17:57 | Beitrag #196
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ZITAT(Nite @ 20. Jun 2009, 18:51) *
Neues aus der Schweiz:

nö, nicht wirklich wink.gif

SigSauer USA ist das Stichwort.


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Zitat Auto: "Brumm"
 
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Beitrag 26. Jun 2009, 23:31 | Beitrag #197
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Neue britische Schutzausstattung:
Mk7 Helmet & Osprey Assault Body Armour:




ZITAT
UK troops to get new body armour
By Daniel Emery
Technology reporter, BBC News

The British armed forces are to get new body armour and helmets this autumn.

More than 10,000 enhanced Mark 7 helmets and the new Osprey Assault body armour have been ordered.

The MoD says the new body armour has "all the stopping power of the kit it is replacing, but is lighter, closer fitting and easier to move in".

It is hoped the new lighter Osprey Assault will go some way to answering soldiers complaints about heavy or ill fitting armour.

The new armour and helmet were unveiled at the MoD's DVD 2009 event at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

The new helmet will eventually replace the existing Mark. It comes with a new four-point harness to keep the helmet more stable when night vision equipment is fitted to it.

It also has a new gap above the eye to compensate for the helmet tilting forward when a soldier goes into the prone position before firing, and there are plans to fit it with mounting brackets.

While the ballistic protection of the Osprey Assault is the same as its predecessor, the Osprey, the MoD says the overall fit has been tailored to the needs of dismounted troops, particularly those in Afghanistan.

British forces in Iraq were predominantly vehicle based, but in Afghanistan the terrain and conditions means that foot patrols are far more common.

Speaking at the launch of the kit, the MoD's chief of defence materiel, General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue, said Osprey was a "proven world class system" and the new body armour order would ensure troops would "get the best kit for the job they are doing".

"Troops will be issued with a new ballistic plate that is much thinner, reducing their bulk and burden and improving their endurance," he said.

Current Army directives state that all soldiers must wear the latest Osprey body armour and Mark 6 Alpha helmets in any combat situation.

However, there have been a number of deaths due to troops either removing kit or wearing inappropriate gear.


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Beitrag 2. Jul 2009, 21:21 | Beitrag #198
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Neue Spanische Feldanzüge:

Woodland


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#flapjackmafia #GuaranáAntarctica #arrr #PyramidHoneyTruther
 
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Beitrag 2. Jul 2009, 21:29 | Beitrag #199
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Irgendwie scheint mir das Pixel gerade weltweit voll im Trend liegen. biggrin.gif


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Aufpassen, dass man nicht mit der Arroganz des eigenen Weltbildes andere aburteilt
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Je fester man davon überzeugt ist, im Recht zu sein, desto natürlicher ist der Wunsch, jeden anderen mit allen Mitteln dahin zu bringen, ebenso zu denken. - George Orwell
 
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Beitrag 2. Jul 2009, 21:46 | Beitrag #200
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Sieht mir ehrlich gesagt nicht nach Pixel aus das Muster mata.gif


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Beitrag 21. Sep 2009, 16:06 | Beitrag #201
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Groin armour 'would help British troops to survive'


Squaddies bartering with Americans for body plates

By Terri Judd in Helmand


Monday, 21 September 2009
British soldiers are suffering catastrophic injuries not seen among their American comrades in Afghanistan because their armour does not cover the groin and neck.


The most senior surgeon in the British field hospital in Afghanistan, US Navy Captain Joseph Rappold, told The Independent: "We have seen a lot of groin and neck injuries in UK soldiers not otherwise seen in US soldiers and Marines because of this piece of equipment."

US Marines, who deployed this summer with British forces in Helmand, wear an additional groin guard hanging from the waist of their body armour, as well as a higher neck-piece. In the bloodiest summer to date in Helmand, a tour in which the number of soldiers killed and terribly injured rose dramatically, many have suffered leg amputations from the increasingly powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that litter the terrain. Captain Rappold said they often suffer life-changing groin wounds.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/as...ve-1790721.html
 
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Beitrag 22. Sep 2009, 13:43 | Beitrag #202
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Neues vom HK416:

HK416_Sub_Carbine
 
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Beitrag 23. Sep 2009, 22:11 | Beitrag #203
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Um den Charakter eines News-Threads zu erhalten (und das Topic nicht zu dies-und-das verkommen zu lassen) etwas aufgeräumt:
US Tarnmuster-Debatte
Izhmash-Pleite
Mannstopwirkung von 5.56 befindet sich jetzt im Munitions- & Geschosse-Topic


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Beitrag 11. Oct 2009, 23:06 | Beitrag #204
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Study confirms what critics have said: M4 rifles jam at worst possible times
msnbc

Just to rise the issue again.


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Beitrag 13. Oct 2009, 21:53 | Beitrag #205
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ZITAT(SLAP @ 12. Oct 2009, 00:06) *



ZITAT
A week ago, eight U.S. troops were killed at a base near Kamdesh, a town near Wanat. There's no immediate evidence of weapons failures at Kamdesh, but the circumstances were eerily similar to the Wanat battle: insurgents stormed an isolated stronghold manned by American forces stretched thin by the demands of war.

Army Col. Wayne Shanks, a military spokesman in Afghanistan, said a review of the battle at Kamdesh is under way. "It is too early to make any assumptions regarding what did or didn't work correctly," he said.


Die Stelle ist doch etwas weit hergeholt, oder nicht?
Die M249 sind doch unzuverlässig, weil sie schlicht zu alt sind.
 
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Beitrag 14. Oct 2009, 12:26 | Beitrag #206
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Und mal ganz abgesehen davon, wenn 2 Züge von einem Feind in Bataillonsgröße angegriffen werden kann sowas schon mal passieren.
Die waren doch gerade dabei einen neuen Außenposten zu bauen und hatten somit praktisch auch keine vorbereiteten Verteidigungsstellungen.
Zudem sind die Taliban wohl auch recht nahe ran gekommen, bevor sie das Feuer eröffnet haben.
Ich will gar nicht wissen, wieviel Munition die da in kurzer Zeit raushauen mussten, um wenigstens halbwegs den Feuerkampf zu dominieren. Da kann dann auch schon mal die eine oder andere Waffe bei den Geist aufgeben, dass wundert mich dann nicht.


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Beitrag 8. Nov 2009, 21:14 | Beitrag #207
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ArmyTimes:
ZITAT
Lighter machine gun headed to Afghanistan
By Matthew Cox - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Nov 7, 2009 14:22:27 EST

By year’s end, light infantry units in Afghanistan will be carrying a lighter, 7.62mm machine gun while patrolling the country’s extremely mountainous terrain.

The Army has fielded about 350 of the 550 MK48 machine guns it plans to issue to infantry brigade combat teams.

The effort began last year as part of a larger plan to find ways of lightening the loads soldiers struggle to carry in Afghanistan. In some cases, units would not take their M240B machine guns behind on extended patrols because they were too heavy to carry.

The MK48 is already standard issue to Special Operations Command units such as the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Here’s what you need to know about the lighter machine gun:
30 percent lighter

The MK48 is 18.5 pounds compared to the 27.5-pound M240B — that’s about 30 percent lighter.

“It gives them increased firepower. Why? Because we didn’t take away their M240s,” said Col. Doug Tamilio, who runs Project Manager for Soldier Weapons.

“We gave them this to supplement [their M240s] so they can move quicker and lighter at higher elevations. It gives the commander greater flexibility to tailor their loads for each mission.”
More rounds per minute

Besides being lighter, how does it compare to the M240B? The MK48 has a cyclic rate of fire of 720 rounds per minute compared to the 240, which fires about 600 rounds per minute on cyclic.

As with the M240B, the MK48 has a maximum effective range of 1,800 meters on an area target and 800 meters on a point target.
Will the MK48 replace the M240B?

No. The MK48 doesn’t have the durability of the M240B. Its receiver will last for about 50,000 rounds; the bolt lasts about 15,000 rounds. By comparison, the M240B will last for about 100,000 rounds before parts need replacing.

“That is an incredibly durable weapon system,” Tamilio said, describing how infantry units rate the M240 as “the No. 1 weapon system.”
How long has the MK48 been around?

Navy SEAL teams first adopted the MK48 in 2000. It’s made by FN Manufacturing LLC, which also makes the M240 and M249 squad automatic weapon.
Short-term fix

The MK48 is intended to serve as a temporary fix until the Army starts fielding the M240L, which weighs about 22.5 pounds. The M240L, which weapons officials plan to start fielding next summer, gets its weight-savings from a titanium receiver.

Switching to a 17.6-inch barrel from the standard 23.6-inch barrel will cut that down to 20.5 pounds.

Quelle: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/11/army_mk48_110709w/


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xyxthumbs.gif Das Eqipment aus SpecOps-Kreisen seinen Weg auch zu "normalen" Truppenteilen findet ist ein durchaus begrüßenswerter Trend


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Und wenn sie kürzere Läufe ausgeben um Gewicht zu sparen können sie doch gleich richtig mit Kohle um sich werfen und die Läufe abdrehen und Karbon drumwickeln. Und Gehäuse aus Titan. Ach ja, das machen sie ja schon mit dem M240L. wink.gif


Wenn man im Vergleich ein PKM sieht: leicht, haltbar und schätzungsweise preiswerter zu produzieren als ein mit Titan erleichtertes FN MAG.


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Richtig!

Polnisches UKM 2000 (pdf)



8,8 kg in 7,62 NATO


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