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Old March 31st, 2016, 07:01 AM   #121
 
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Thank you for your service everyone. I would have gone military, but was limited by hitting a deer on a motorcycle when I was 17.



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Old March 31st, 2016, 09:04 AM   #122
 
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My primary weapon was 16 Poseidon C-3 missiles with the capability of carrying multiple warheads as a Missile Tech. on an SSBN. We also had 1911's
& Thompson sub-machine guns in .45acp. Later on we got M14's & Rem. 870 shotguns.

Luckily, we never had to use the primary weapon
You never wanted to use the 160 MIRV warheads.
Didn't want to use the Mk48 torpedo either.
We just had 1911A1's and M14 in our weapons locker.

BTW one of my CO's during our predeployment brief in Groton listed shooting missles and torpedos as his goal for our patrol. I don't think he realized what he said until the XO asked later during our officer brief if "we were really going to start WWIII?"

Funny thing is we were the GOLD Crew like the book.
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You were like my dad. He bombed the hell out of the Ho Chi Minh trail.
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I almost forgot - one of my favorite weapons in the Army was the M197 20mm 3-barrel Gatling gun. I never used it in combat, but it was a real blast in training.

Another weapon I saw and was indirectly involved with (I was the nuclear surety officer for the unit) was the W79, a tactical nuclear weapon that could be fired from an 8 inch howitzer and had a maximum yield of 1.1 kilotons. Needless to say, I never fired one - I never even met anyone who had. It didn't look much different from a regular 8 inch howitzer shell, apart from the locking collar with the electronic code unit.


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I remember the guys in artty running drills for that.

As mechanics, we didnt really have to play along totally, and if we were busy, we just kept working.
but they would yell FLASH,,, COVER. Everyone was supposed to turn around away from the blast , cover your face with your hands, and hit the ground face down.

We used to joke with new guys and tell them , " dont worry about all the fancy stuff, when they pull the lanyard, , just turn around and Kiss your a$$ goodbye. "
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M14, M16, M16A1 w/M203, M60, M67 Recoiless Rifle, M1911A1
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Old May 15th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #128
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M-14 Fort Lost in the Woods , Jan-Feb 1965.
Colder than a well digger's be-hind in the Klondike.
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M-16 (Colt) and M-14 (Springfield)...Ft. Jackson early 70's.
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m14, m16, m60, m79. lousy, rushed famfire with m1911 with unqualified d.i. turned me into a revolver guy for life.


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Trained with the M-14 in boot camp,I humped the M-16 in Vietnam,I also shot the M-60 machine gun and M-79 Grenade Launcher,/Blooper.But my primary weapon was the M-16. PS and the LAW.
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I served in a West German Panzergrenadier Batallion during the Cold War and usually shot the Cetme or HK G3, Walther P1, Uzi, or MG3. I have shot in the reserve unit when I went visiting my parents and enjoyed free ammo and shooting the G36 and HK USP; the P8.



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I was technically 11-H (The last of the 11-Hotels aka Heavy Weapons) in the Army and was fortunate to have gotten to shoot a lot of cool stuff.

TOW anti tank missile

Mk19 automatic grenade launcher

Mk2 50 cal machine gun

M-60 machine gun

M-240B machine gun

M-249 (SAW) machine gun

M-203 grenade launcher

M-16A2 rifle

9mm Beretta pistol

The TOW, 50 cal, and SAW were my favorites.

Thought the M-16 was undependable, and contrary to what you would think the 203 is not really a kick *** round.
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