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7 hours ago, tomtom said:

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Upper photo what is this thing? Weird shotgun with bipod/small grande launcher/electronic warfare thing/flame thrower/training device? 
Bottom how is that granade launcher called?

Top to Bottom.

 

Type 74 flamethrower (rather rare to see in service and drills, flamethrowers were mostly replaced in the man portable incendiary role by the FHJ-84 Twin barreled 62mm Incendiary rocket launcher and thermobarics.)

 

QJG-89 12.7x108mm HMG.

 

QLZ-04 "Heavy" 35x32mm GMG. (Heavy is relative to the QLZ-87 in size and weight, though they don't really fit the same role even though both are GMGs.)

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Khand-e said:

Top to Bottom.

 

Type 74 flamethrower (rather rare to see in service and drills, flamethrowers were mostly replaced in the man portable incendiary role by the FHJ-84 Twin barreled 62mm Incendiary rocket launcher and thermobarics.)

 

QJG-89 12.7x108mm HMG.

 

QLZ-04 "Heavy" 35x32mm GMG. (Heavy is relative to the QLZ-87 in size and weight, though they don't really fit the same role even though both are GMGs.)

 

 

 

So that's probably something like a heavy weapons unit on exercise?

 

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there were still some type74 in service currently

but the flamethrower in the picture is the Type 02(A or C), which a lighter and better variant of Type 74.

the main visual difference is the canister number decreased from 3 (type 74)to 2

 

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compare to the old Type74 flamethrower

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Is this a prototype of the next generation of US Army small arms?

 

Or is it part of a tow hitch to pull farm implements?

 

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I don't know!

 

PLAISE HALP!

 

 

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How DARE the sanctity of the Infantry Tools and Tactics be sullied by a cheap sight gag meant to poke fun at outlandish weapons prototypes! 

 

Don't you know this section is reserved for 3,000 word tracts on the ballistics of hypothetical rifle rounds replete with 18 graphs and posts on the weights of bolt carrier groups from obscure mid-20th century firearms no one has heard of!

 

The nerve! The shear cheek of some people!

 

*Harumph*

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1 hour ago, Sturgeon said:

When he's drunk, Donward loves necroing old threads with nonsense posts.

When one of us is drunk anything can get randomly necro'd, if we're being honest.

/sips weird local coffee infused whiskey calmly.

 

 

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On 5/11/2018 at 8:54 PM, Donward said:

Is this a prototype of the next generation of US Army small arms?

 

Or is it part of a tow hitch to pull farm implements?

 

rymO7voj.jpg

 

I don't know!

 

PLAISE HALP!

 

 

The helmet design in the background is intriguing. Looks like it might limit peripheral vision though.

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On 5/11/2018 at 9:54 PM, Donward said:

Is this a prototype of the next generation of US Army small arms?

 

Or is it part of a tow hitch to pull farm implements?

 

rymO7voj.jpg

 

I don't know!

 

PLAISE HALP!

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure this is a late war bit of German wunderwaffe.  It's got the 90 degree Krummlauf barrel accessory for shooting around corners.

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