Thread: Dual wielding M249s
9/12/2006 10:17pm, #31
Most likely fictionalized. Field coffee is when you dump the coffee in your mouth with water at the same time, swish it around a bit, then gulp it down. I never had a decent pot the whole time I was in (and well, in again I guess).
9/12/2006 11:09pm, #32
Yeah, that's what I figured.
However, I suppose I should have mentioned the story took place on base.
And it was probably officer coffee. I'm guessing they probably get better chow than field rations.
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9/12/2006 11:13pm, #33
On base then, it's more likely.
9/12/2006 11:36pm, #34Originally Posted by Hawkeye
9/13/2006 2:25am, #35Originally Posted by CannibalCrowley
We still use the GPMG (which is 7.62), but we also use the C9 which is similar to your saw and uses the 5.56 so its rounds are interchangeable with our plastic IW's (which are crap). The C9 is primarily belt fed, but we do have m-16 mags which can be used with it. It doesnt take mags from the IW Steyr which is our primary assault rifle
9/13/2006 1:38pm, #36
The 249 is an awesome weapon as long as the shooter keeps it clean and knows their drills.
Canadian section (squad) has 2 M249s, 2 M16s with M203s and 4 M16s. (Didn't bother writting Canadian terms, its C this and C that).
We just got issued our own versions of the M4 in Khandahar, sweet rifle. I'm trying to find time to get the weapons techs to mount my M203 onto my M4. The assault rifle we're usining has a full length M16 barrel and a collapsable stock like an M4, it looks rather gay and it's front heavy.
We see a lot of Humvees with 250s on them, mk19s and .50 cals. Love having those guys out withus. Americans love their weapons of war and I love watching them **** **** up with .50 cals and appaches.
I read somewhere that Canada was looking at putting one M250 PER section of 8 dudes. It's a nice thought with a lot of firepower but it will never happen.
I seem to remember hearing british soldiers have one m250 per section though.
9/13/2006 2:44pm, #37
I was with you until the M250 part.
9/13/2006 4:04pm, #38Originally Posted by VikingPower
The captain's chicken MRE was always my least favorite.
9/13/2006 6:44pm, #39Originally Posted by CannibalCrowleyBest Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
9/18/2006 4:42pm, #40Originally Posted by Phrost"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal