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by Chris Tsamados
Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Snipers camoflage.
Replies: 2
Views: 5794

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Thanks, sounds ominous...
by Chris Tsamados
Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Snipers camoflage.
Replies: 2
Views: 5794

Snipers camoflage.

Did snipers in Vietnam have access to any specially made camoflage?
Such as the Ghille suit (i'm not sure if this was designed after the Vietnam War)
http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/ultimatesniper/snipers.jpg



Or did they modify their own clothing by pushing bits of folidge through it?
by Chris Tsamados
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

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Thanks for clearing that up. The US army is so confusing in its organisation and structure, theres so many different ground based forces Army, USMC, Rangers, SEALS, Green Beret etc.
by Chris Tsamados
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

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Thanks for all the information.. In the books and articles I've read regarding US Marine squad structure in Vietnam, most say that the the Rifle Platoon didn't actually contain a soldier armed with an M60. From what I can gather the machine gunners and anti tank troops were taken from the Weapons Pl...
by Chris Tsamados
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

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I 'm suprised to hear that no one in your platoon had a pistol I always thought they were standard issue to US troops. I know from friends that the British army don't give its soldiers a sidearm and they have to rely on the SA80, which is very prone to mailfunctions. With regards the M79 was the fle...
by Chris Tsamados
Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

Vest

That was a bit nasty putting you on point with an M79! Is this the sort of vest you had?

http://www.special-warfare.net/data_bas ... mm_01.html
by Chris Tsamados
Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

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So the M79 could almost be used like a shotgun with the flachette rounds, doing away with the need for a pistol. Thanks for the replys and the link, I noticed the link describes other weapons, it has a decription of an RPD but the picture is the RPK, I suppose it must be a mistake.
by Chris Tsamados
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

Grenadier

Thanks alot for your replys, you wouldn't believe how much searching on the net I've done to find these answers! Delta I never realised that the M16 fired on full auto could cause those problems. It looks like a source I read somewhere seems to be correct, that the term Automatic Rifleman was deemed...
by Chris Tsamados
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

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Thanks, but what of the role of the Automatic Rifleman was this no longer used after the M14 weapon was replaced?
by Chris Tsamados
Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27534

Automatic Rifleman

I was wondering what the role of an Automatic Rifleman would have been in Vietnam. I've read that when the M14 was in service the Automatic Rifleman was armed with the squad support version of it, the M14A1. However the book made no mention as to what they would have been armed with after the M14 wa...

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