U.S. troops carrying bullpup


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rock jock
March 22, 2003, 12:21 AM
Saw it on Fox News tonight. I think they were Army troops. They did not appear to be spec ops, but I couldn't tell. Anyway, my wife and I were eating dinner and I nearly jumped out of my seat. I may not be the most learned when it comes to issue weapons of our military, but I had no idea we issued bullpups. They had the smoke opaque magszines, too, which made me think of an HK or Sig, but I checked the their web pages and didn't see any bullpups. I'm going crazy on the Internet trying to identify it. Very cool rifle indeed!. Please help me - what was it?

Oh, wait, were these British soldiers?

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gun-fucious
March 22, 2003, 12:28 AM
British Royal Marines with SA80s
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030321/168/3kzvn.html

MLC
March 22, 2003, 12:44 AM
I'd guess they were Aussie coalition forces using the Steyr AUG.
http://www4.aixgaming.com/opend/albums/Gulf_War_2_Australian_Forces_Operation_Bastille_Buildup_in_Kuwait/rar1.jpg
Or was it a bullpup like this?
http://www4.aixgaming.com/opend/albums/Gulf_War_2_British_Forces_Operation_Telic/optelic126.jpg

Tamara
March 22, 2003, 12:49 AM
If they had smoke-colored plastic mags, it was the Aussie Break-O-Matic 2000; if they had black sheet metal STANAG mags, it was the Brit Jam-O-Matic 9000. ;)

gun-fucious
March 22, 2003, 01:02 AM
the jam-o-matic 9000 can be used for flute solos:
http://www4.aixgaming.com/opend/albums/Gulf_War_2_British_Forces_Operation_Telic/optelic122.jpg

rock jock
March 22, 2003, 01:04 AM
Gun-fucious has it. They were definitely not Steyr Augs.



Tamara,

I thought they were smoke-colored, but was probably wrong.


BTW, I like the gear those Brits are wearing. They only look like they weigh as much as a small European car. Maybe that's what they have inside.

jmbg29
March 22, 2003, 01:48 AM
the jam-o-matic 9000 can be used for flute solos:LMFAO!!! :D :D :D

Tamara
March 22, 2003, 01:56 AM
the jam-o-matic 9000 can be used for flute solos:

It's Jethro Tull's Iraqi '03 Tour! :D

MLC
March 22, 2003, 02:09 AM
If only the BATF saw them as musical instruments.

hksw
March 22, 2003, 10:04 AM
"It's Jethro Tull's Iraqi '03 Tour!"

I gotta say, I think blaring out Locomotive Breath through loud speakers (ala Kelly's Heroes) would get the troops motivated.

El Tejon
March 22, 2003, 10:35 AM
In keeping with the Jethro Tull theme, how about "Steel Monkey" for the Ingerish gun bunnies!:D

gun-fucious
March 22, 2003, 12:02 PM
Zam-Fear this!

Al Thompson
March 22, 2003, 12:03 PM
:rolleyes:

"the jam-o-matic 9000 can be used for flute solos:"

Nope - he's just refilling the air chamber. :) Hasn't anyone heard of an air rifle before?

Sodbuster
March 22, 2003, 01:50 PM
Well, the appropriate tune is Auqalung, because that soldier is using his rifle for a handkerchief. So you know what is running down his nose!! :D

Kharn
March 23, 2003, 12:34 PM
In hopes of improving the reliability of the SA80, the Brits have ordered their troops to explore alternate lubricants. Sand-filled snot is just one of the substances being tested.

Kharn

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