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  1. So it is beginning. Germany will be starting its Pistol Trials sometime this year. -No requirment for 9x19 so the .45 or 10mm memedream can still live on -Its still open if it will need to be Optics ready or not or if it can be optional -LLM also not sure if required -No manual safety because P8 is already mostly carried with the safety of and decocked So every modern Pistol is in the race probably. P30 of the KSK could be also replaced soon. KSK also uses the Glock 17 4.Gen as the P9A1 And another confirmation that the last two companies in the System Sturmgewehr Trials are Haenel and H&K. The AWM/G22 will be upgraded to the G22A2 standard which is basically a G22 in a AX chassis in .300 with a Steiner 5-25x56 Source: ESUT 01.07.18 "Handwaffen der Bundeswehr" by Andre Forkert. They are the biggest monthly defence magazine in Germany with good contact to Industry and Goverment/Bundeswehr
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    http://tank-masters.de/?p=6819 End of an Era: Last shot of the Marder and first for the Puma for PzGren122
  3. On MG4/5 no but the rate of fire is low enough to squeeze singles of. Also you need the recoil booster so its extracts the casings. If you look into it it tries to capture the gasses to press the barrel backwards to unlock the bolt. There is a sort of flash hider in the booster but it directs the flash forward. You can try to cut down the rate of fire if you make the bolt heavier and use other return springs. There is a 650g Bolt for 1100RPM and a 900g for 800RPM
  4. Got to handle the MG 3. Boi RIP my shoulder. It really lets you know its age. You really gotta manhandle it. And what are those ergonomics everyone is talking about? You want to shoot it in any other position than prone? Oh my bad not possible. Night sights what are those? If its dark you stop shooting. What? You want to conceal your position? Never heard about this "Flash hider" thingy. Really cant wait to handle the MG5 or MG4.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Does anybody has some pics of the interior of the Lynx? I really wanna see what kind of seats they use and how big the rear hatch is. Also as a dismount the APVT hatch looks baaad.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Looks like they have a version with a RWS instead of a turret.
  7. Still not sure about Drums. Stick mags are far easier to load and to carry around. Maybe drums as the first mag in your gun. But having 4 drum mags on your vest sounds pretty bad.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    http://www.janes.com/article/80463/design-concepts-emerge-for-possible-new-french-german-main-ground-combat-system Anyone got a Jane `s Subscription? they just describe one of the four concepts which is the most conservative one: The first of these is a single platform concept that uses a tracked vehicle with a large calibre externally mounted gun, which could be the Rheinmetall 130 mm smoothbore gun that launched in mid-2016 and has started firing trials.
  9. Why its an AK with a drum and a collapsible buttstock. Doesnt look so revolutinary to me. Maybe if Iran or Pakistan produces it it could show up around the world alot more but i dont see the big step up from an AKM or M16 Variant. I think optics will play a bigger role in small arms than the platform itself.
  10. Its okay if you are in your seat. The AC is very good and its even better if your commander has a good taste in music.
  11. We dont have that much space like the guy in the picture. You could try to sit like that with a M4 but not with a 16-18 inch barrel.
  12. Dont know if they did measure it correctly but if you need to close the roof hatch get out of your harness collect your gear and everything we need around 1 minute after the first few tries maybe after 40 years of service you get to 7 seconds but right now we are at 1 minute from the command to a closed hatch. The roof hatch takes longer to close you need to get out of your headset and out of the carabiner and you have 25kg of gear on you (probably around 35kg if you have a full combat load). In the marder you dont have any harness only a bench and you are not secured if you are looking out of the roof hatch. I could understand the 7 seconds if it is from open rear hatch to everyone out and some sort of Battailon record. But regardless it takes far more time to get out of the Puma than the Marder.
  13. Some notes on why the System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr/German Army G36 replacment needs a collapsible buttstock. You are not gonna fit a full length rifle into the Puma. No way. You went from 7 seconds to disembark from the Marder (grab your rifle and get out) to around one minute maybe a bit less on the Puma. Close roof hatch and get the carabiner out of your belt if your at the rear. Get out of your Harness open it wide (to get back in later) grab your gun and maybe a Panzerfaust and wait to shuffle out and get into cover. With a full IdZ combat load and optics maybe you will need even longer. If you now have a full length rifle that you cant fold, good luck getting it into the holster next to your seat. Also no idea how you are going to fit the MG5 in there together with its ammo if you want to replace the MG4. Also some sort of stowage space for backpacks would be nice on the thing. The short G36 in there is pretty nice but i would rather have 16 inches. Also some sideskirts against all the dust would be nice. So people that say that you dont need a collapsible buttstock for a service rifle are full of shit and i really can see the benefits of bullpups now better (i still dont like them and i like a adjustable length of pull.) And i wanna see how they are riding Pumas with their G28s and other full length guns or even a MG3.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    News on Cannon based Air Defence for the German Army. Any guess what they mean with Puma turret as Air Defence? Or what the Kongsberg System is? also is the qualified Air Defence the same as System for Nah- und Nächstbereichsschutz? @SH_MM
  15. Maybe this would have been a possibility ten years ago if there would have been some money left. But now with the Trials going on and just getting "clean" HK mags/grinding them clean. It's a non issue. I would rather have better magazine pouches or a real chest rig/vest
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