Author Topic: Carbines for USAF fighter pilots and bomber crews  (Read 488 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MarkOttawa

  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *****
  • 73,310
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 6,559
  • Two birthdays
    • The 3Ds Blog
Carbines for USAF fighter pilots and bomber crews
« on: May 11, 2019, 13:30:21 »
Will fit under the seat!

Quote
USAF Fighter Pilots Are Now Flying With These Converted M4 Rifles In Their Survival Kits
The rifles break in half and have other special features so they can fit inside the survival kit underneath a pilot's ejection seats.

USAF Fighter Pilots Are Now Flying With These Converted M4 Rifles In Their Survival Kits
The rifles break in half and have other special features so they can fit inside the survival kit underneath a pilot's ejection seats.

"Thank you 673 SFS [Security Forces Squadron] for showing our F-22 leaders the new GAU-5," U.S. Air Force Colonel Robert Davis, head of 3rd Wing, wrote in a post on the unit's official Facebook page on Apr. 23, 2019. "That will increase the firepower of our pilots if they ever have to eject over enemy territory!"

The main difference between the ASDW and its M4 cousin is the redesign of the upper receiver to include a specialized locking system from Cry Havoc Tactical. With this lock in place, a user can attach or detach the barrel assembly from the rest of the gun without special tools. The North Carolina-headquartered firm says that, with proper training, a shooter can put the weapon together and be ready to fire within 60 seconds...




https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27950/usaf-fighter-pilots-are-now-flying-with-these-converted-m4-rifles-in-their-survival-kits

Mark
Ottawa
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

Offline Eye In The Sky

  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *****
  • 223,355
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 8,834
    • VP INTERNATIONAL
Re: Carbines for USAF fighter pilots and bomber crews
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 14:50:23 »
Nice piece of kit!
Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.