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A Japanese History of the L85 (Video)
Posted on 08/17/2012 10:21:34 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
Japan explains in their own, ah, unique way, the history of the L85. In animated form (starts properly around 0:46).
TOPICS: History; Humor; Military/Veterans; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: firearms; guns; japan; l85
Damn, that’s pretty good. Too much technical Japanese for my listening comprehension though.
posted on 08/17/2012 10:52:14 PM PDT
(Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
That's funny! The facts aren't completely right, since it was the German StuG44/MP43 that introduced the intermediate length cartridge in a combat weapon. It also glosses over the enormous fun we had with the M-16 over its first couple of decades of use.
The Brits aren't the only stubborn ones when it comes to introducing a defective design and then going through a long, painful path to make the thing work right.
posted on 08/18/2012 2:47:29 AM PDT
(Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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