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#241 Burncycle360

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 1929 PM

Duration Suppression Aggressive Semiautomatic Fire

 

We should have several members in the squad dedicated to this outstanding technique!

We can call them...

Riflemen.


Edited by Burncycle360, 08 August 2018 - 2026 PM.

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#242 Simon Tan

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 2320 PM

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#243 bojan

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 1427 PM

https://www.thefirea...apons-load-out/

File under "told you" :)

 

The 8 man infantry section will now be equipped with 1 general purpose machine gun (the 7.62x51mm L7A2 /FN MAG), 1 L129A1 7.62x51mm Sharpshooter Rifle, 2 L85A2 or A3’s with underslung L123A1 40mm grenade launcher (the AG SA80, an adaptation of Heckler & Koch’s AG36) and 4 standard L85A2 or A3 rifles.


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#244 Simon Tan

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 0947 AM

Poor bastards. Better get some native porters.
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#245 bojan

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 1720 PM

Wasn't there a study that concluded that weapons and ammo are actually lesser part of the soldier's load today? :)


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#246 Simon Tan

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 0111 AM

Malaysian 8 man infantry section has;- 1xMinimi, 1x Milkor 40mm GL, 1 x RPG, 7 x M4A1. Overloaded.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 1851 PM

Our new mech inf squad is 2 x M84 (PKM), 1 x M76, 4 x M70... It also appears that ordinary infantry is finally ditching M72 (RPK), and it appears it will be replaced with a second M76 DMR for 8-men section with 1 x M84, 2 x M76, 5 x M70.


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#248 MiloMorai

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 1940 PM

wrong thread


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#249 2805662

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 0157 AM

A government 6.8mm projectile has been specified for Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW). NGSW includes the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR).

Specifiying the projectile, but not the cartridge leaves OEM to propose novel cartridge types, such as polymer, hybrid, of case-telescoped rounds.

https://www.fbo.gov/...b=core&_cview=0
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#250 shep854

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 0740 AM

More:

https://www.thefirea...-squad-weapons/


BREAKING: US Army to REBOOT Next Generation Squad Weapons Program?

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#251 TTK Ciar

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 1156 AM

6.8mm is too wide :-( assuming 2000J muzzle energy, getting good muzzle velocity would make it too light to have a good ballistic coefficient due to low sectional density, and a 6.8mm bullet with a high enough sectional density to have a good ballistic coefficient would have too low a velocity to achieve a high degree of fragmentation in flesh.

120gr spire-point bullet @ 2000J = 2350 feet/sec, with G1 BC of about 0.39, too slow for good fragmentation.

85gr spire-point bullet @ 2000J = 2800 feet/sec, with G1 BC of only about 0.23

If you want high velocity with a high ballistic coefficient at a reasonable energy (which determines recoil and cartridge weight), you have to go with a smaller diameter projectile.
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#252 Loopycrank

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 1623 PM

Here's the thing; if you scale a bullet linearly, the ballistic coefficient also increases linearly.

 

But the mass goes up cubicly.


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