Wait, what?The M16 has always been reliable...
Well that's a better argument there; you like the weapon because it is of significance to your country.faithful to the United States. Hell, I bet we only continue to use it since it's pretty much the iconic weapon of America, despite the fact that is it aging.
I am rather partial to a good, old fashioned bow and arrow. Can't give you any specifics because I've never looked into it, but I'd own one if I had money to blow.
I blame Robin Hood.
What type of bow? I like bows, I love the old type of long-bows but if I were to ever get one it would have to be a compound-bow myself.
Isn't it? I love being able to watch my shot arc through the air and land dead-on target; it takes so much skill to use a bow & arrow, compared to using bullets.As I said, I never looked into it so I have no idea xD
All I really know of bows is whatever they generally use at archery courses since I've been a couple of times. Must say, splendid fun shooting long distance.
Isn't it? I love being able to watch my shot arc through the air and land dead-on target; it takes so much skill to use a bow & arrow, compared to using bullets.
The M16 has always been reliable and faithful to the United States.
The M16 has always been reliable.
I just said the M16 has never had problems.
I just proved that I know jack-shit-nothing about guns.
I am an ass.
It's because the US wants a weapon that's 200% better than the M16 and M4, no literally that's what they requested a weapon 200% better in every possible way, and be cheap.Makes you wonder why they never switch over to something better.
That's not a vehicle mounted weapon, the vehicle is accessory, it's what's being mounted to the weapon; without the GAU-8 that plane would have never been built.
It's because the US wants a weapon that's 200% better than the M16 and M4, no literally that's what they requested a weapon 200% better in every possible way, and be cheap.
The OICW was a byproduct of a weapon attempting this 200% goal, and clearly it failed in many ways because it was too damn large and heavy.
The M8 is another byproduct, a failure; the SCAR is like the M8 but is succeeded, currently the SCAR is undergoing use by SOCOM forces as a replacement for the M4/M16's.
The M468 is another weapon, designed by Barrett, that's possibly replacing the M16/M4; the M4688 uses the same lower receiver as the AR-15 rifles, so it's familiar and comes apart exactly like them, is cleaned the same way, and etc while having the upper parts modified to take the 6.8 caliber round which (basically) has the accuracy and range of the 5.56 with the stopping power and penetration of the 7.62. The M468 also has a rail integrated system and flip-up iron sights. It also comes standard with the ability to use a suppressor as well it's smaller, lighter, more powerful, more accurate, more reliable, less heat issues, much less jamming issues, better safety, folding stock, muzzle break/flash suppressor built in. It's, in my opinion, the next super-weapon.
There's a bunch of other weapons as well, even an AK remake that was testing for possible use by the US.
NewfDraggie said:That's not a vehicle mounted weapon, the vehicle is accessory, it's what's being mounted to the weapon; without the GAU-8 that plane would have never been built.
Well actually... the F35 which is replacing the A10 Thunderbolt II, the F22, the F18, and the Harrier Jump Jet is a low cost, low speed, low armor, stealth (crappy RAM), crappy avionics, crappy maneuverability, etc etc etc...They seem to have a much easier job finding aircraft and vehicles that can outperform the older aircraft. If only weapons were to be that easy, I guess.
Well they get it too, not just any division in SOCOM; but honestly they don't need it, it's better for indoors and actual encounters, normal military pull out when there's hostile force to call in special divisions to take care of the enemy, normal military is more guard and patrol, not engage and assault so they don't need anything other than an accurate rifle.Hopefully one day the M16 can finally be put to rest (as in being sold off to some random foreign country). Oh yes, what is with the M4A1 (the automatic version, I believe) being issued to the United States Army Special Forces but not the the regular army? Is there any specific reason as to why they use it?
;3Right right, I'm pretty bad with words.
Metal Gear Rex.Oh and another question for you. Is there any other aircraft using the GAU-8? Something that ain't the A-10?
The United States likely wants that cheap fat piece of crap since well...no money to afford the shiny stuff.
The GAU-8 produces a LOT of recoil. I wonder how a tank would handle it...but then again, an Abrams is like what? 62 tons? The turret likely weights more then the GAU-8.