Posted On:3/16/2007 6:28pm
Just wanting to compare standard issue assault rifles with folk from other armies around the world. Looking at the basic stock standard every-one gets issues weapons as opposed to specialist weapons.
This is ours:
The weapon can be configured with one of two standard barrel lengths, and there are a number that are also fitted with M203 Grenade Launchers. The weapon was introduced into service with NZDF in 1988.
The weapon has an automatic or semi automatic capability and is supplied with a 30 round magazine, sling and cleaning kit. The Steyr is equipped with an optical x 1.5 magnification sight and is capable of accurate fire up to 300 meters.
The Specifications for this Weapon are:
Length (350mm Barrel) 626mmLength (508mm Barrel) 700mmWeight Loaded/Unloaded (508mm) 4.1 kg/3.6kgWeight Loaded/Unloaded (350mm) 3.7 kg/3.05kg
In my opinion, its a good weapon under ideal conditions. Ie, its great on the range. But it does **** out far too easily in adverse conditions. Tiny little bit of mud gets into the wrong place and the whole thing tends to crap out and you've gotta pull it apart and reclean in detail
Posted On:3/16/2007 6:51pm
Ok, I'll show off some of the other crap we got.
C9 - quite a good little 5.56mm LMG
GPMG- I swear by this weapon. Really solid, reliable and cuts down trees.
Browning- 0.50. We are one of very few armies in the world that man pack this weapon. Most forces transport them to their destination in vehicles etc
Sig 9mm- Our standard pistol
Javelin- Our new anti armour weapon. These were introduced after I left the army 5 years ago.
so i never used one. We had these sorry excuses for anti armour (carl gustaff 84mm)...
Posted On:3/16/2007 7:01pm
A few more.
Here the m203. A weapon we started using in about 1998 or 1999. Ours are slightly different from the one shown here, the barrell of ours is cut down due to the short barrell of the steyr. So just imagine the 203 mounted under the steyr from the first post.
Before the M203, we had the trusty ole M79.... I do miss it actually
We also still use these puppies..... the m 72....
Ah memories..... apart from arty, mortars, mistra SAM's and the usual mish mash of grenades and claymores, flares etc, that was pretty much all we got
Posted On:3/17/2007 7:58am
Where are you from?
My guns bigger than Scrapper's!
Posted On:3/17/2007 8:43am
Our standard issue are the M-16A2~4
Its not getting the love it once had, but the M16 used to be one of the best rifles in the world.
M4 a carbine version of the M-16
M9 (Government model of a Berreta 92)
Thats pretty standard stuff. However depending on the type of unit you are in you can play with other toys.
And my favorite:
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
Posted On:3/17/2007 8:48am
We also have Javelins and .50s as well that but you find the javelins more in Infantry and Armor units.
One of my E5 promotion board questions in 1AD was "What are the arming procedures of the Javelin?" I was like, "Armed the WHAT? Look guys I'm SIGNAL not Infantry, give me an AT4 and I'm fine."
Still digging on James Brown
Posted On:3/17/2007 12:55pm
Style: BJJ & Judo (1k)
I carried this one around in cold forests for my 7.5 months training.
Automatkarbin 5 - AK5
Weighs 4,5kg with full mag of 556. Heavy means sturdy, right? The ones we were issued with in training seemed pretty old and worn. Dirt wasn't a big problem for operation as far as I remember but I recall having a few jams after going Rambo for a while.
The gas operation had been adapted to be used in both "normal" and "fucking cold" climate by enabling you to switch between two different gas flows (In cold climate the gases "shrink" so the flow must be increased to still give enough power to operate the mechanism). The kick when firing was very different between the two modes but often we would switch to the increased gas flow after firing for a while to avoid jams. A few times I saw someone bumping their weapon into something and the switch getting stuck between the two modes and as a result the mechanism wouldn't operate at all.
Posted On:3/17/2007 4:24pm
Style: Les Mills Bodycombat™
When I started this was it
The Self Loading Rifle L1A1 n 7.62 Nato
Also In vehilces and in jobs where a rifle would have got in the way some people got to carry
The Sterling submachine gun L2A3 in 9mm
Support weapon in my Corps whne I was new was the LMG based on and using bits or the old BREN gun but in 7.62 nato again, this was still in use till 1991 and I brought the last one back from the sangar ant the north gate of Thiepval Barracks Lisburn Ireland in that year. AFAIK that was the last one to be replaced by the LSW an SA80 variant.
The one I took back was a Bren 3 remodeled not a Bren 4 so both were still in service up to 1991.
At the same time for combat support corps the SA80 in replaced the SLR
Sopposed to be a pig but mine was as good as gold, apparently they sucked in the desert first time round though.
Last edited by adouglasmhor; 3/18/2007 1:23pm at .
Posted On:3/17/2007 4:30pm
Originally Posted by Abusivemelon
Where are you from?
This was our standard field radio until about 5 years ago. The only pic i could find was from the vietnam war (that in itself says something). Apparently the new ones are good tho.
Posted On:3/21/2007 4:11pm
Style: Ha Say Fu
Is that a prick 77 or a prick 74B?
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