Assault Rifle - Page 2




 
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February 15th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
A definition of Assault Rifle is easily seen in the German Language. It isn't the MachineGewehr or the MachinePistole or the Gewehr it is the SturmGewehr. Meaning that it isn't a machine gun or a machine pistol or a main battle rifle (which the 1903 is). It is an intermidiate and seperate entity from the two other weapons than it was designed from (SMG + Main Battle Rifle), meant to take on the best of both. Hitler himself coined the term SturmGewehr (Assault Rifle) when he was presented the first true Assault rifle the Stg44.

Plus how can the SAW be an assault rifle when it is called the Squad Automatic Weapon

Ps. Don't look to much into dictionary.com for military definitions.
February 15th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
OK every post with what weapon you like ends up with someone being smart and saying like a cannon or something. CMON everyone knows what an assault rifle is. If you don't Examples:M4, M16, G36, Aug Steyr.
February 15th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleStrike
OK every post with what weapon you like ends up with someone being smart and saying like a cannon or something. CMON everyone knows what an assault rifle is. If you don't Examples:M4, M16, G36, Aug Steyr.
Yep, which is why I first put
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Originally Posted by Vitaly
G36, the new Barret 6.8 SPC proposed weapon, or the new FN SCAR
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February 15th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
M4A1 /w LSS SOPMOD, AimSite Laser, and Thermal 3x Acog zoom.
February 15th, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
Im in favor of east hardware so I would take AK-107/108, they seem quite interesting.
February 15th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Any sort of Armalite type weapon will do for me.
February 15th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by C/Cpl. Chirico
5.56, or will the brass wisen up and switch to 6.5 or 6.8?
What is wise about using rounds you cannot easily acquire when supply runs low or that leaves an unmistakable calling card? Just because it looks good on paper, and fairs pretty well in testing, does not mean it is practical, logical or safe in reality.
February 15th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yup, you have to think Logistics too. Your army's useless if it's got no ammo.


Don't ever do a "DiMorga," that is, just because one thing has a higher number on paper, assume it's better than something smaller... just because it's bigger. i.e. People who think the .50 is a practical round for all weapons. Those who think the 7.62mm is automatically better than the 5.56mm no matter what the conditions.

If that won't do it for you, then try this:
A cat is quick and nimble... it can catch a mouse. However, while it prepares to strike, it's so focused that it is not too hard to catch it with a small net on the end of a stick. Thus there is a vulnerability.
Now you can't catch an ox with a net on the end of a stick, but an ox cannot catch a mouse to save its life.

Think about the mission. The hardware is designed around the mission, the mission isn't designed around the hardware.[/list]
February 15th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
I'll take that nasty looking OICW, thank you very much.
February 15th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by rOk
I'll take that nasty looking OICW, thank you very much.
Since it was a decidedly POS, you may be able to get free left overs.