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It may be French, but I want one!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. Preacherman

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    Here I am whining about the recoil of my .44 Magnum...

    Padre, I don't think that little moped will remain stationary when firing that gun. Does it double as a propulsion system of some kind? :D
     
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    There's a joke about phallic compensation in there somewhere, but I just can't seem to find it...

    :uhoh:
     
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    If you were the enemy and saw those comming towards you.ARE YOU going on the ground and laughing.:) :) :) :)
     
  5. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Talk about being on the "HOT SEAT" nice find.:)
     
  6. nelson133

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    It's not a gun, it's a reverse jet propulsion unit for the French army. It does the German border to Paris in 5 minutes flat.
     
  7. ChopperKen

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    Preacherman,
    I hate to argue with you, BUT... It can't be French. If it where it would be pointed the other way to shoot at people chasing as they ran away!:p
    N.C. Pointed that way it would be a emergency brake system...:D
     
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    Only the French...
     
  9. Eightball

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    It looks to be a recoilless AT gun atop a moped, recoil wouldn't be anything. Or at least that is what it seems. Would be near impossible to keep track of in an urban environment.

    Wouldn't want to be near that bike when it fired, though--that backblast! :eek:

    EDIT: it looks as though the driver sits atop the massive gun; maybe the French people are trying to compensate for something? Though, if that was their REAL aim, maybe it shouldn't be on a moped.....
     
  10. Atticus

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    Now that's funny!
     
  11. SniperStraz

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    Brings a whole new meaning...

    ...to the term "crotch rocket"
     
  12. Mr White

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    Its French!. When you fire it, a big white flag with the words "Je me Rend" pops out. :evil:
     
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    It showed up on http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com a while back and on here the next day. It's a moped with a 75mm recoilless rifle. France was pretty poor in the post-WWII period and needed mobile firepower. The scooters were cheap. The guns were surplus. Hundreds were made and used in Algeria and French Indo-China to pretty good effect.

    And it has to be the only time that anyone has ever called a Vespa a crotch-rocket :evil:
     
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    Scooter, scooter. Not moped.
     
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    Peter,

    I know you're looking for guns for your handicapped students, but I don't think this will work as a wheelchair replacement. Seems it'd be a bit tough to get around an aisleway in a store.
     
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    French.
    Interesting people, folks bash them as they use Swiss Army Knives from the French Regions and eat a salad with blue cheese dressing on a salad.

    Fact is - some peoples just do some things better than others.

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    Preacherman - Just me you understand, French lost something in translation...

    Fat Boy with a .44 ....now yeah, that is 'Merican. :p
     
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    It may be French, but I want one. :what:
     
  18. Dr. Dickie

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    My first though was of that scooter in BF Vietnam (in the Hue map).:neener:
     
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    insert inapropriate joke about "power between yer legs"....
     
  20. 4v50 Gary

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    I have a photo of that Vespa Scooter in one of my books. What I didn't know about until Oct. of this year was how the Italians mounted the twin Villar Perosa machinegun (think of the 9mm double barrel machinegun used on the bi-plane in one of the Indiana Jones' movies) onto a bicycle.
     
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    I was thinking that would bring new meaning to the phrase "pain in the butt"...
     
  22. DogBonz

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    well...

    Like he said... They ARE French...
     
  23. Eleven Mike

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    What were you doing in my garage? :mad:
     
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