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Offline Keunert

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The weapons of your service
« on: April 13, 2012, 12:51:00 PM »
This will easily be the greatest thread in the world wide web. Post a pic, a personal one if you have, on all weapons you were trained during your military service.
and feel free to give some background info or tell about some of your experience with it.
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 12:54:43 PM »


10.5 cm Haubitze 1946, 15 kg bullets, 11.2 km range. i did service on this one in it's last year in service. the basic design was made in 1942.
i have seen pictures of more modern guns used in Bosnia. made me think about the uselesness of my service. the fire of several batteries and the sound it made
gave me the shudders: ground shaking and a 'sssssssss' in the air... had some movie feel about it.
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 12:56:22 PM »


Sturmgewehr 90, a very modern and precise and light gun. was fun shooting it. quite a difference compared to my AK 47. compensated for the museum artillery piece.
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 01:03:15 PM »


Raketenrohr 80: we did shoot with them only about three times. was funny to see how the rocket flew strange curves. the instructor told us never to use it against real Panzers. it would be useless against any post 60's tank. i did my first shot with an open mouth... the rocket made sure i ate a lot of dirt. if you did not hold the tube firm it would jump up and the visor would give you a bloody and lasting mark between your eyes.
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 01:06:12 PM »


The 7.62 FNC1 A1.

Me and my FNC1:

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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »


The 7.62 FNC1 A1.

Same here in my very brief stint. Great rifle but frakking heavy.

My DS (directing staff) told us one thing about the rifle that has stuck with me all these years...
"The M16 is designed to pin a man down behind a tree at 200 yds. The FN is designed to cut through the tree at 1000 yds."
 
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Good call, Kenny. I agree, this should be fun.

Not having served, I have no pics to post. Sorry.

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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 01:18:56 PM »
Carl Gustav



Lots of fun to shoot.  Was surprised the 1st time when the rocket leaves the tube I was actually blown a bit forward by the back blast, then sucked forward as the rocket flew down-range.  I shot the tank.  Then I did it again with the M72 (a weaker weapon than the Carl Gustav):


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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 01:21:15 PM »
Not a weapon, but it is very useful for cleaning up the mess left after using some of the above. Hopefully Keunert will allow it.

Also great for going through intersections crowded with traffic at 100 mph. One of my best memories.

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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 01:22:10 PM »
The 9 mm SMG.  Hard to keep on-target at full auto.  Very basic construction and function.  Felt like a Storm Trooper.



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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 01:23:45 PM »
M60 60mm mortar.  What goes up must come down.

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 01:50:13 PM »
The 9 mm SMG.  Hard to keep on-target at full auto.  Very basic construction and function.  Felt like a Storm Trooper.


Looks like a modified Sten. I never understood why they were so popular.

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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 01:50:39 PM »
M60 60mm mortar.  What goes up must come down.



Nice. That's something I might have enjoyed playing with.

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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 01:52:43 PM »
The 9 mm SMG.  Hard to keep on-target at full auto.  Very basic construction and function.  Felt like a Storm Trooper.


Looks like a modified Sten. I never understood why they were so popular.

Yeah, basically.  But be sure not to grip it by the magazine!
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Re: The weapons of your service
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 05:07:36 AM »


This certainly isn't ALL of them, but probably my favorite three.
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