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  1. Anyone have the skinny on Hornady's 6mm ARC? I like that they're using 6mm VLDs but not a fan of the 6.5G as the base cartridge. Is it reinventing the wheel or is there and actual performance gain.
  2. The new Japanese raifu dubbed the Type 20. Also looks like they adopted the HK striker fired pistol.
  3. Some dude who models gundams also does extremely detailed models of the Textron CTA and Sig 6.8mm MG
  4. On March 21, Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, stated FORSCOM’s position is that the Army should “immediately stop the fielding of CROWS-LP [Common Remote Operating Weapon Station – Low-Profile] systems to Forces Command Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABVT),” in a memorandum directed at the vice chief of staff for the Army, which was obtained by Task & Purpose.The memo goes on to say, “The CROWS-LP system does not correct tank commander visual and fire control issues.”Ten days later, Army Acquisition Command issued a stop-work order to CROWS Low-Profile manufacturer Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, according to a copy of the order, also obtained by Task & Purpose.The problem is, nobody from the Army or the Defense Department seems to know the details of the stop-work order or the FORSCOM memo. I guess it never came to pass.
  5. Wasnt there a stop production order on the CROWS-LP a while back? What CROWS are the M1A2C shipping with? I wouldnt mind the Abrams with a CROWS-J, not because it would be useful, but so that people can stop saying "Abroomz sux cause no gun launched missile"
  6. I heard from a little bird that the mechanism for yaw independent fragmentation has to do with fluid expansion starting in the gap between the penetrator and jacket. Perhaps there is a ideal location to optimize flow into the gap to initial expansion.
  7. Sig's iteration of the Army's 6.8mm wunder cartridge They are claiming a muzzle velocity of over 3000 FPS for a 16″ barrel and 2850 FPS with a 13″ barrel bullet weight not stated. "As part of the program, SIG has also introduced a new three piece construction hybrid ammunition. It features a Brass case, Steel base and an internal clip to connect the two. So far, they have manufactured 40,000 of their 6.8 x 51 cartridge at their plant in Arkansas and are working on an additional 60,000. Due to its construction, the hybrid ammo offers increased velocities over standard ammunition in the same caliber and can be used in all current weapon systems, unlike some next generation ammunition proposals."
  8. And how they keep showing it being fired from a bipod like its a GPMG replacement or something. Probably the only thing that makes sense in a dismounted MG to increase range.
  9. Making machine guns more better. Exotic barrel liners, Aermet steel, and cryo treating springs. Also stealing ideas from the russians. More relevant since FN announced the Mk48 in 6.5CM https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2016/armament/18355_Armstrong.pdf
  10. Gun Jesus shooting the Knight's LAMG(they really need a new name for this thing). Looks to be a better Ultimax without the shitty ergos, wonky mags and looking like it was manufactured in the Khyber Pass.
  11. It doesnt need to be an exploding warhead. The concept already exists, maybe a rocket assisted tip detaches and flies ahead of the main projectile?
  12. The only decent 4.6x30mm gel testing video Ive seen. I have to say, with a TSX bullet, 4.6mm doesnt look that bad terminally.
  13. Has the Light30 found any buyers yet? Im a huge fan of the M230LF in the RWS role replacing the M2/Mk19. M789 HEDP
  14. I like Kalashoid, it sounds alot better than the Shrike/Ares16/MCR or whatever they're calling it these days.which is where I assume they got the idea from.
  15. I just dont think is feasible to have 55,000 ranger trained soldiers. There just isnt enough qualified soldiers to fill the ranks, if you water down the selection and training process then they arent elite anymore.
  16. Somewhat related to the topic at hand. The good idea fairy ret Maj. Gen. Robert Scales is at it again. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/14/retired-general-train-pay-army-and-marine-infantry-elite-force.html Retired General: Train, Pay Army and Marine Infantry as an Elite Force In an interview with Military.com, retired Army Major General Robert Scales, a combat veteran who received the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam, suggested that the task force is aiming quite high in its quest for improved combat efficiency. In fact, Major General Scales envisions turning all infantrymen into Rangers. “Infantry is not a branch – 0311s, 11Bs (respectively the infantry military occupational specialities [MOS] for the Marines Corps and Army) – it’s not that. It’s a function. It’s those people on the ground who have line of sight of the enemy and kill them face to face,” said Major General Scales. “Secretary Mattis said from the very beginning…the only way this will work is if we treat close combat as an excepted function. If we build that functionality into the task force, it will work. If we fail to do it, if we fall back and treat the infantry as just another branch, it won’t work.”
  17. Yes and no. I think its more nuanced than that. Take Vietnam for example where your typical infantryman only had to serve just a 1 year tour in theater. Just when your average infantryman reached peak effectiveness, he gets rotated out. Compare that to insurgencies like Iraq and Afghanistan where a good portion of your force has multi-tour experience and combined with stupidly low casualty rates made insurgent forces completely ineffective Afghanistan. All they can do is run and hide as soon as the americans show up then come out again and try to exert some influence on the local gov't.
  18. I dont doubt their usefulness, especially when you are designing relatively lightweight MMGs or firing HMGs like the Kord from a bipod.
  19. Jim Sullivan's most recent brain child. Putting a counter weight system in bolt carrier tail and chopping the gas key and buffer to lengthen the carrier stroke.
  20. So are the bulges on the turret cheek supposed to still be weight simulators? Its looks nothing like the stacked welded plates in the earlier pictures. "The U.S. Army on Friday released the first detailed images of the next version of the Abrams tank with active protection systems. The new images – made at U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground revealed the M1A2C Abrams main battle tank with the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems-developed Trophy HV hard-kill active protection systems (APSs)."
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