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Wittmann
post Nov 5 2006, 12:20
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In this thread members can discuss any interesting political matters that are going on, both local and international.


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LooseKannon
post Nov 12 2006, 03:09
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I get a email every couple of weeks from the defence mag Janes with some new articles about military hardware. I was looking through recently and what caught my eye was

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Zhuk-MAE radar prototypes gear up for first flight
Phazotron-NIIR in Moscow is completing assembly of two prototypes of the Zhuk-MAE active electronically scanned AESA radar, destined for the MiG-35 fighters being tendered by Russia for India's Multirole Combat Aircraft (MRCA) requirement for 126 fighters. First flight of an aircraft with the experimental Zhuk-MAE radar was required by RSK MiG during the first half of November in order to demonstrate this milestone at the Aero India 2007 exhibition in Bangalore, in February 2007


I also heard somewhere that india will be buying some Su-37/47 Berkut fighter planes. Interesting stuff, it looks like India is definately getting up there with their air forces.

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post Nov 12 2006, 03:11
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QUOTE(LooseKannon @ Nov 12 2006, 02:09) *

I get a email every couple of weeks from the defence mag Janes with some new articles about military hardware. I was looking through recently and what caught my eye was
I also heard somewhere that india will be buying some Su-37/47 Berkut fighter planes. Interesting stuff, it looks like India is definately getting up there with their air forces.

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now they have the economy to sustain a high tech military i guess they thought "why not". maybe they will soon join the war against terror? hopefully it wont further complicate things with Pakistan by purchasing these jets.


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post Nov 12 2006, 03:13
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Hmm.. Good point there Biggles. I don't think they will be joining the war of terror anytime soon, I dont think it's going to last long enough for them to join in time? Not so sure about Pakistan, I'll keep my eyes peeled for any info


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post Nov 13 2006, 01:16
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ive always wondered, becuse im an idiot when it comes to guns, what the black boxes on the side of m4's do?


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post Nov 13 2006, 07:48
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QUOTE(BigglesTrevor @ Nov 13 2006, 02:16) *

ive always wondered, becuse im an idiot when it comes to guns, what the black boxes on the side of m4's do?


If you mean the box close to the barrel, I think it's for laser aim.

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post Nov 13 2006, 16:09
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Per chance would you mean this black box?
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Its a AN/PEQ laser/flashlight box. Also its where airsofters store their batteries.


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Well some people will allready know that this exists...

The 417 series looks set to dominate the Market.

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Basic HK417 Facts/Info (as claimed by Heckler & Koch Defense, Inc.):

According to the fact sheet, the HK 417 will be available with 12, 16, and 20-inch cold-hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrels, and all barrels will feature a 1:11-inch twist rate. All barrels will be threaded for silencers/sound suppressors, flash hiders (flash suppressors) and muzzle compensators. HK Defense Inc. claims that barrel life will "easily exceed 15,000-20,000 rounds with little or no accuracy degredation."

The HK417 will take 20-round G3-style lightweight aluminum and steel box mags with dual-reinforced feed lips. The weapon also features a 4-sided free-floating rail system/forend rail tube (a.k.a. "quad rail" system) wich whill accept the same quick-detachable HK AG-416 underbarrel-mounted 40mm (40x46mm) GLM (Grenade Launcher Module).

The HK417 fact sheet states that during a desert firing test, an HK417 prototype (2nd design stage) fired more than 15,000 rounds of assorted 7.62x51mm/.308 Win. ammo, including M118LR, M80 ball, M993 AP and a variety of commercial ammo with bullet weights ranging from 125 grains to over 175 grains "without a single parts failure or stoppage. The document also claims that during an accuracy test, an HK417 carbine in "assaulter" configuration (12" barrel) averaged 1.3 MOA between four shooters firing multiple 5-shot groups at ranges between 100-500 yards.



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The HK416 System

Inspired by the resounding success of the mid-life improvement program of the British SA80 (L85/L86) Weapons System, Heckler & Koch began a development program to create the HK416 Enhanced Carbine. Working with current users from around the globe, HK set out to produce an Enhanced Carbine that would outperform competing 5.56mm carbines and provide the high degree of performance required by the user community, particularly those within the special operations arena who demand more and expect no compromise when lives are at stake.

High-speed video assessment and extensive live-fire testing in extreme operational environments such as the U.S. Army Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona revealed multiple areas for improvement of the 5.56 mm carbine. Improvements were made to the internal operating system and miscellaneous component parts to improve reliability in best and worse case scenarios, with all types of ammunition, with all barrel lengths and with and without sound suppressors attached.

An innovative free-floating 4-quadrant rail system designed by HK allows all current standard accessories and sights to be fitted to the HK416 and can be removed without tools. The HK-proprietary gas system does not introduce propellant gases and the associated carbon fouling back into the weapon’s interior. This reduces operator cleaning time, increases the reliability of the weapon and extends the interval between stoppages.

To improve reliability, service life, and operator safety during obstructed bore occurrences or after extreme extended firing sessions, HK has produced its famous cold hammer forged barrel for the HK416 in various lengths to include 10, 14.5, 16.5, and 20 inches.

The highest quality steel is used in this unique manufacturing process producing a barrel that provides superior accuracy for greater than 20,000 rounds with minimal degradation of accuracy and muzzle velocity.
In addition to the improvements in the baseline weapon, HK has produced a high reliability magazine and a proprietary buffer to improve functional reliability.

An add-on single shot 40 x 46mm AG416 enhanced grenade launcher module can be quickly attached to the rail system of all models without tools.
Heckler & Koch has applied its proven and fielded Safety Blank Firing Attachment and Live Round Excluder Magazine technology to the HK416 Carbine, eliminating the possibility of live rounds being loaded into and fired through a standard issue weapon outfitted for blank firing only.

A “drop-in” HK416 upper receiver module and a complete carbine are both
being offered with deliveries beginning in February 2005. The full potential of the 5.56mm carbine has now been realized with the introduction of the HK416.

Unique Features:

• Short-stroke piston gas system--
--Improved reliability
--100% function
--No fouling directed into weapon
--Less cleaning
--User removable/exchangeable components
--Insensitive to barrel length or ammunition changes

• Improved buffer system

• Improved steel magazine:
--Improved feeding reliability, durability, service life

• Refined barrel/bolt locking recesses/lugs:
--Improved function

• Improved extractor and spring, buffer:
--Improved function

• Enhanced AG-C add-on 40mm grenade launcher
• HK cold-hammer forged barrel
--Extended service life
--Improved accuracy and user safety


• HK free-floating modular rail system



Additional ongoing work:



• Improved surface finish, ambidextrous controls
• Safety Blank Firing Adapter and live round excluder magazine
• Integrated reflex sight with nested IR laser aimer and illuminator"


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post Nov 14 2006, 12:26
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QUOTE(Elliot Carver @ Nov 13 2006, 15:09) *

Per chance would you mean this black box?


Its a AN/PEQ laser/flashlight box. Also its where airsofters store their batteries.


aHH TY, that explains alot.


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post Nov 14 2006, 16:06
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Fore more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PEQ-2


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post Nov 18 2006, 12:16
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Can someone shed some light on whats happening about the new GMGs that the british are aquiring for e-WMIKs?


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post Nov 18 2006, 17:24
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not sure specificcly, but i kno royal marine units have mounted a new type of grenade launcher on there WMIK's to "pack the punch" when armor isnt avalilable.


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thats probabbly the GMG then...


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Do US Marines have their own winter camouflage scheme of the MARPAT? Or do they use plain white uniform like others?
 
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post Nov 22 2006, 19:42
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not sure at the moment but check this out

http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000....ef/200426161350

maybe this is in service?


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Well apparently ACU does have a purpose, hiding from the wife:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j9/13711371/DSCF0001.jpg



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post Nov 26 2006, 09:32
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Haha, thats awesome smile.gif

I seriously did not see him untill I looked closer wink.gif


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post Nov 26 2006, 13:12
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QUOTE(Wittmann @ Nov 26 2006, 07:05) *

Well apparently ACU does have a purpose, hiding from the wife:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j9/13711371/DSCF0001.jpg


haha thats awsome

all the us need to do now is paint all of iraq the same couler as that sofa.


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Lmao, good one laugh.gif
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Works great for that sofa tongue.gif, still haven't seen a good pic in the desert though.
 
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