BAYONET FIGHTING! - Page 5




View Poll Results :I know something about bayonet fighting..
YES 40 67.80%
NO 4 6.78%
HEARD OF IT 11 18.64%
HEY, I'M AN EXPERT BAYONET FIGHTER! 4 6.78%
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Boots
 
January 26th, 2005  
SAINT
 
Yes.. it's true that a soldier should use everything at his disposal during fighting.

However.. during heavy fighting either in the jungle or in build-up areas, it is more handy to use the bayonet (fixed) if the enemy is too close to shoot... rather than hold another weapon (a knife etc) in one hand and the rifle in the other hand.



Of course, if special forces are sent to assassinate, then a gun with silencer or a good army knife will do well..
January 26th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAINT
Yes.. it's true that a soldier should use everything at his disposal during fighting.

However.. during heavy fighting either in the jungle or in build-up areas, it is more handy to use the bayonet (fixed) if the enemy is too close to shoot... rather than hold another weapon (a knife etc) in one hand and the rifle in the other hand.



Of course, if special forces are sent to assassinate, then a gun with silencer or a good army knife will do well..
Yeah, in close quarters there is no time to grab any other weapons. Just use gun itself or bayonet if fixed, but outdoors and in urban other weapons can be kept ready for the time when the main weapon suddenly says click and enemy soldier is coming on. Just for cause.
January 26th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Here's the US Model 1918 "Knuckle-Duster" Trench Knife.

http://arms2armor.com/Knives/m1trench.htm
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Boots
January 26th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Here's the US Model 1918 "Knuckle-Duster" Trench Knife.
http://arms2armor.com/Knives/m1trench.htm
That's one mean looking knife..
January 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Actually some techniques I learned in Aikido that involved the Jo (short stick) could be used easily in a bayonet fight. I believe the Imperial Japanese Army used these techniques for some of their bayonet / close quarters drills until it changed during World War II.
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: lets see


As far as I know they don't teach baynet fighting in the UK armed forces. But if they do I ain't ahd the need to come across it.

Now Baton's, BIG MASSIVE FCUK OFF guns are my play toys.

Obv. when raiding ship's or drug barons then we get our protection ans defence training. But the baynet fighting seems more like an infantry thing.


If you have ever seen the film:

"Love, Honour & Obey" your get this.......

FIXXXXXXXX BAYNETSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
January 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Or Zulu.
I can't imagine how hot it must have been in those uniforms out in that scorching heat.
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: h


Ah a good old english film........... those were the days
January 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Some old films are really great because the emphasis was on the story and not effects etc. They knew that the story had to sell because visually they were still far from making it *truly* convincing. People had to be absorbed in the story and the characters.
Not to mention those bayonet charges.
Speaking of Bayonet charges on the tele, that was the way the multi-season series "Black Adder" ended (until they added Black Adder: Goes Back and Forth 10 years later or something).
January 26th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: yeah but


Black Adder........what a corker of a TV show that was!!!!

Dad's Army was another.

No offense, but America with war films has lost its way with all this technology graphics etc. It looks like they focus more on the settings etc than the characters. I mean don't get me wrong got some corker films but lets face it we are losing to graphic enhancement