National Defense Magazine: Any adversary with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in his hands is superior to US or NATO ground forces in a small-arms battle

National Defense Magazine has published an article by military analyst Jim Schatz, which says that very few people will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle, but in the firing of the US military will face great difficulties.




“Any adversary with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in his hands is superior to the ground forces of the United States or NATO in a small-arms battle; we are not properly armed to reverse this situation,” the RIA article quotes the article. "News".

Schatz noted that such a situation arose during the “battle for the village of Vanat” located on the border of the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nuristan. Then, in the course of the armed clash, nine soldiers of the US 173 Airborne Brigade died weapon which - manual machine guns M249, automatic machines M4, grenade launchers Mk 19 - refused due to overheating. At the same time, according to the analyst, the Pentagon knew about these problems, but billions of dollars went to the development of "high-tech" weapons, which are almost not used in modern battles, while issues of upgrading shooting samples were almost not discussed at a high level.

“We have repeatedly replaced uniforms, helmets, armor, radio elements and even shoes, but the weapons and equipment that the US Army uses in 2015 year are no more than variations of technologies of a bygone era - the Vietnam War,” said Schatz.

According to him, the Pentagon continues to buy obsolete weapons for the US military, which is inferior to the samples used not only by the allies, but also by Washington’s opponents.

“The MX-NUMX, a standard for the Armed Forces, tried to modernize several times, but none of the changes made the carbine more effective — in terms of the most important parameters, such as“ impact effect ”and firing range, the M4 is still inferior to the weapons of the US opponents. The country will be weak until modern, often revolutionary technologies available today in arms markets are put into service, ”the expert concluded.
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  1. Reptiloid 27 October 2015 06: 50 New
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    For Americans, the nose will come out, the tail will bog down!
    1. diver1977 27 October 2015 06: 58 New
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      What they soar, let them buy AK from Russia, as the whole world does. Stubbornness does not allow to admit that the Russian machine is the best?
      1. inkass_98 27 October 2015 07: 09 New
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        They themselves produce it long time ago in civilian versions. It was simply fashionable to have exactly our production, and therefore they bought it in Russia.
      2. Kibalchish 27 October 2015 07: 31 New
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        Schatz offers to give up ... bully
        1. RBLip 27 October 2015 07: 50 New
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          Quote: Kibalchish
          Schatz offers to surrender ..

          still Katz offers to give up ...
          1. Kibalchish 27 October 2015 11: 18 New
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            Yes, I’m in the know ... simple, the name is already too consonant winked
      3. Amurets 27 October 2015 07: 57 New
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        Amerikosy, bypassing the agreement with the Kalashnikov concern and bypassing sanctions, organized the production of AKs at their place. And only the lazy ones do not produce cartridges for our machine gun.
        1. sssla 27 October 2015 11: 40 New
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          National Defense Magazine has published an article by military analyst Jim Schatz saying that few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle,
          The country will be weak untiluntil the modern, often revolutionary technologies that are available today in the arms markets come into service, ”the expert concluded.
          Exceptional in their stupidity
      4. Rattenfanger 27 October 2015 08: 02 New
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        They would be happy, but anyone who at least gives a hint about it, Congress will gobble up without salt, alive. Therefore, our weapons from Saiga, Boar and AK to Mi helicopters remain the destiny of either private contractors or units like DEVGRU, whose ass is more or less covered.
        Although when it’s completely secret, the military personnel of the regular army, spitting on everything, are armed with captured AKs. As an example, the “battle at Bakub”, during which the American tankers, having thrown the American troops on the face, torn the warehouse with the Soviet Kalashnikovs of the 47th model. Then, having passed the test on the performance characteristics and assembly-disassembly, any soldier could take it in exchange for the M4 as a standard weapon.
      5. Dembel77 27 October 2015 08: 07 New
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        Quote: diver1977
        diver1977 Today, 06:58 ↑ New
        What they soar, let them buy AK from Russia, as the whole world does. Stubbornness does not allow to admit that the Russian machine is the best?
        Absolutely, I agree!
      6. ivan bogomolov 27 October 2015 08: 14 New
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        Yes, FIG them, let the Romanian or Chinese AKA buy. wassat
        1. gladcu2 28 October 2015 16: 02 New
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          Ivan bogomolov

          You will be surprised. In the USA, every owner of a weapon will not be considered so if he cannot distinguish an absolutely exact copy of the AK from the original Soviet or Russian Federation. And they know all these indirect attributes better than the multiplication table.
      7. Kindof 27 October 2015 08: 23 New
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        If you sell, then a modified version of the AKSL-47x0 (with a 180-degree muzzle)
      8. Sid.74 27 October 2015 10: 16 New
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        Quote: diver1977
        That they are soaring, let them buy AK from Russia

        A complete peremogy would be the purchase of AK from the PRC for the US Armed Forces.laughing
      9. Maxom75 27 October 2015 10: 44 New
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        Stubbornness is the dignity of the ASSES!)
      10. papas-57 27 October 2015 19: 50 New
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        '' That they soar, let them buy AK from Russia. '' Our bureaucrats will sell without a twinge of conscience. Nothing personal just business. And what then the Russians will kill from this weapon does not concern them.
    2. marlin1203 27 October 2015 09: 42 New
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      What's this! They have not yet seen our sapper shovel in business! That's certainly a trouble-free thing! laughing
    3. sancho 27 October 2015 10: 33 New
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      They (the USA) showed themselves best in a combat situation - Coca Kola and toilet paper ... laughing

      Coca Kola cleans stains well ... what is left of toilet paper ... repeat
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    5. xBoris 27 October 2015 11: 15 New
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      ..maybe what binds them ..
      But in terms of my salary, I can say that I can somehow buy less now.
      And this, despite pride in the homeland, is very upsetting.
      So, as they say - the power is in the truth, the truth is evident we still do not have enough ..
  2. Igor39 27 October 2015 06: 51 New
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    And then all our famous colleagues praise Minimi, it turns out that groups armed with a couple of PCs and AK assault rifles have a longer firing range and efficiency, plus the reliability of these devices. Yanks also like to cut loot, so much research and modernization and the adoption of shit in the form of M4 wink
  3. Wolka 27 October 2015 06: 54 New
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    for the Yankees, business is paramount, even the lives of soldiers, but the whole problem is that the system proposed by Stone in American assault rifles was and remains initially flawed (the installed cartridge rammer is a vivid confirmation of this, it also does not solve the problem completely), powder gases from the barrel bore through the gas pipe directly enter the receiver, into the trigger, in particular, causing it to heat and inevitable corrosion of the moving parts, which ultimately wedges the entire reloading mechanism and makes it impossible l production shot ...
  4. Voha_krim 27 October 2015 06: 55 New
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    few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle

    Dreaming !!! Where the army is weak or not at all - then it can be!
    1. kizhe 27 October 2015 10: 53 New
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      We are one of those "who can defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle."
  5. Same lech 27 October 2015 07: 01 New
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    about few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle ...



    how much arrogance and narcissism ... an exceptional nation however ....

    Under the fire of the Taliban armed with Chinese and Pakistani copies of Kalash, the US infantry quickly gets rid of this infection by reading the prayers of GOD.
    1. shuhartred 27 October 2015 10: 20 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      how much arrogance and pride ... an exceptional nation however

      Well, why? It is written after all, "to few." Russia and China is that much?
  6. Lyapis 27 October 2015 07: 06 New
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    National Defense Magazine: Any adversary with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in his hands is superior to US or NATO ground forces in a small-arms battle

    Something dubious ... Especially considering how much attention is paid to the firing training of soldiers in the same US Army.
    Well and more. Overheating is a natural property of any weapon. And as practice shows, 75 percent of failures are not the fault of the weapon itself, but the owner’s attitude to it. request
    1. Altona 27 October 2015 07: 42 New
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      Quote: Lyapis
      Something dubious ... Especially considering how much attention is paid to the firing training of soldiers in the same US Army.
      Well and more. Overheating is a natural property of any weapon. And as practice shows, 75 percent of failures are not the fault of the weapon itself, but the owner’s attitude to it.

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      There is probably some truth in the article, but so terrible, I also doubt it ... They don’t run with the same machine guns, there should always be two machine guns of support for their tactics ... Either they ask for money, or something else ...
  7. Sasha75 27 October 2015 07: 07 New
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    A simple American votes with a dollar for AK and its sales in any modifications are very large. And it is not for nothing that hundreds of thousands of AKs lie in NATO warehouses, as claimed for emergency situations, journalists asked why they sorted out without comment, maybe to arm the rebels))) no, they probably keep it for themselves.
    1. Amurets 27 October 2015 08: 03 New
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      "Green Berets" prefer our machine, because they know that AKM will not fail. Perhaps new machines are better, but AKM and AK have proven their reliability.
      1. Kalmar 27 October 2015 10: 12 New
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        "Green Berets" prefer our machine

        Are these old tales from the time of the Vietnam War, or is there any evidence?
        1. kashtak 27 October 2015 11: 31 New
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          Quote: Kalmar
          "Green Berets" prefer our machine

          Are these old tales from the time of the Vietnam War, or is there any evidence?

          these are not fairy tales. these are facts, perhaps not as widespread as listening to some but not isolated ones. in Afghanistan for example. before landing in Afghanistan, they showed interviews with their marines with a shooting show. everyone at the store had a minimum of 1-3 delays. and it's in the dash. and one marine openly declared that after landing he would look for Kalashnikov.
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  9. 3vs
    3vs 27 October 2015 07: 09 New
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    And what they wanted, money is not only being cut in Russia!
    And the result is obvious.
  10. satelit24 27 October 2015 07: 09 New
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    Congress begs loot again wink
  11. EvgNik 27 October 2015 07: 15 New
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    The country will be weak until
    Was she ever really strong? Not a single war on its territory (civil war with Mexicans and dispersal of demonstrations can be ignored). And the rest is declarations of his strength and bombing from the air. But this is not yet a force or even its sign.
    1. Amurets 27 October 2015 08: 20 New
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      I agree with you 200%. And the fact that the Americans rely on their equipment is also an unreliable technique. Nowhere is there any indication of how many non-combat losses they had on tanks, but if you look at the reports on the T-80 tests in the sandy deserts of the Middle In Asia, the losses will not be small. American equipment, I will not fail, especially the engine, is of excellent quality, but it requires high-quality fuel and lubricants and a reliable filter. Therefore, in Iraq and elsewhere, Americans respect our technology for reliability, simplicity and say that all these how much they need, but Operating life is not added.
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  13. dog1965 27 October 2015 07: 30 New
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    You might think that during the time of Vietnam there was no Kalashnikov.
    Tanks, planes, artillery and ships are all good for pictures on the battlefield. They are a priori a necessity in battle. But the "Queen of the Fields" and in the 21st century, nothing can replace. And here it is for whom the Truth is, one has a higher spirit - he wins. And what kind of spirit can a soldier have guarded the crops of "dope" for the second decade? And no weapons here will help.
  14. City 27 October 2015 07: 33 New
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    Yes, to these warriors even a Jedi Sword, even a grenade launcher - from fear Everyone will throw wink
  15. mamont5 27 October 2015 07: 34 New
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    Quote: 3vs
    And what they wanted, money is not only being cut in Russia!
    And the result is obvious.

    Sawing everywhere. And the USA shows an example to everyone.
  16. alex-cn 27 October 2015 07: 38 New
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    In any case, it’s nice to hear the praises of the “good old AK”, but I would argue about the assertion about tank combat ... On an equal footing - at least. I agree that not only weapons are important, but also those who hold them.
  17. Windy 27 October 2015 07: 46 New
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    The meaning of the article is short: to fight formations armed with Kalashnikovs (developed in 1947), American troops need super-mega-blasters, preferably using extraterrestrial technologies.
  18. 31rus 27 October 2015 08: 00 New
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    Dear ones, this is not the first and I think not the last analysis, the events in Ukraine, the American "greyhound" PMCs equipped with everything, had the same modern problem, then even the military took it seriously, I think it’s more realistic to write a "prepared opponent"
  19. vobels 27 October 2015 08: 01 New
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    "..Any enemy with a Kalashnikov assault rifle surpasses the ground forces of the United States or NATO in a shooting battle, we are not properly armed to reverse this situation .." It is pleasant for us to read this about our correct weapon, created by our craftsman Kalashnikov. Very nice!
  20. kare 27 October 2015 08: 04 New
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    ... few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle ..

    Jim Schatz megalomania

    The phrase should approximately sound like this
    .few of the banana republics succeed ... and so on.
  21. Million 27 October 2015 09: 01 New
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    few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle

    Flatter yourself
  22. Engineer 27 October 2015 09: 16 New
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    Well ... for the sake of justice, it’s worth saying that the same Colt is much more accurate than the previous generation of Kalashnikov, and the AK grenade flips in flight, unlike the American grenade launcher. So in ideal conditions the opposite is true. Only real conditions put reliability in the first place, and here AKs with less tolerances on accuracy are benefited by the lesser effect of pollution on the reliability of automation.
    1. Corsair 27 October 2015 10: 15 New
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      Quote: Engineer
      So in ideal conditions the opposite is true. Only real conditions put reliability in the first place, and here AKs with less tolerances on accuracy are benefited by the lesser effect of pollution on the reliability of automation.

      wassat you can hit or miss how much ammunition is enough in stores, but you die only once and it’s probably very scary to realize that at any moment the weapon can jam request therefore, they take what is more reliable, even less accurate.
  23. Sorokin 27 October 2015 09: 49 New
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    Nevertheless, personal weapons need care, love and affection, and then there will be no failures. For example, in the Second World War, the SVT did not really like the infantry units, and mostly the newly formed ones. But with great pleasure it was used by the marine corps units. This was due to the fact that the sailors were more educated and conscientious. And maintenance of a more complex SVT device was not a problem.
    1. forwarder 27 October 2015 16: 58 New
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      Quote: Sorokin
      This was due to the fact that the sailors were more educated and conscientious. And maintenance of a more complex SVT device was not a problem.

      What nonsense! After a certain (and relatively small) shooting strike, the CBT structural flaws could not be fixed by anyone. Neither the mythical marines, nor the weapons workshop.
      But to exploit it as it was prescribed in the NSD in practice was completely unrealistic. Therefore, no one exploited it like that. Even "educated and conscientious marines." Therefore, they had a plan in the direction of fire she served exactly as much as the usual "infantry". Just the marines were less likely to engage in clashes. Hence such "interesting conclusions."
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  24. 33 Watcher 27 October 2015 10: 02 New
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    But in my opinion, not in the machine, but in the hands ... repeat
    1. Sorokin 27 October 2015 10: 48 New
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      Well, in them too. And reliability adds confidence.
  25. 2s1122 27 October 2015 10: 05 New
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    Rather, there they sell AK 47!
    But why don’t they leave us?
    Yeah, hold your pocket wide. Leave you ... drinks
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    snc 27 October 2015 10: 50 New
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    Yes, it’s just that American gunsmiths want to cut down a lot of money for rearmament. M4 is certainly not like Kalash in terms of reliability, but it is already completely dopped.
  27. Termit1309 27 October 2015 10: 54 New
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    It’s strange. Prior to this, the Germans complained about the overheating of their assault rifles. And as far as I know, M16 and M4 are exploited in many countries with a warm climate, so to speak, and no one seems to complain. Maybe it's in those super-soldiers that use them? In extreme situations, they just start to peel into the white light until the trunk turns red? What will the comrades from Israel say about this, they have warmth and all kinds of M-4 barrels in bulk?
  28. Daemonicus 27 October 2015 10: 55 New
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    Quote: Kalmar
    "Green Berets" prefer our machine

    Are these old tales from the time of the Vietnam War, or is there any evidence?

    yes kakbe is no secret that the Americans still in Iraq used our SVD and AK. Full of photos and articles in foreign media of those times (USA Today, AP, etc.). True, in these publications it was written that this was a necessary measure (supposedly a shortage of weapons) and immediately the military themselves said something else.
  29. aziatt 27 October 2015 10: 56 New
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    Another hint to Congress that it’s like give dough and maybe
  30. slizhov 27 October 2015 11: 13 New
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    This "armada, as we now understood, learned to control only joysticks. A year ago, this" Donald Cook ... "in the person of his team paraffinized in his hopelessness under our attack aircraft, which turned it into a" scumbag full of mullet .. . ":)
  31. Sergey Medvedev 27 October 2015 13: 23 New
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    According to him, the Pentagon continues to buy obsolete weapons for the US military, which is inferior to the samples used not only by the allies, but also by Washington’s opponents.


    So after all, it is an inexpensive, small arms. Compared to tanks, planes, ships. You can’t cut a lot on it! Our Serdyukov is a puppy against his Washington colleagues.
  32. rubidiy 27 October 2015 14: 51 New
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    pass by. Another lobby article from manufacturers of small arms rushing to the trough. negative
  33. forwarder 27 October 2015 16: 35 New
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    “Any enemy with a Kalashnikov assault rifle surpasses ground forces of the USA or NATO in a shooting battle

    Horror is terrible. One half of the users is crying, the second is gloating. In fact, everything is not so simple. We look below.
    Then, during an armed clash, nine soldiers of the 173rd airborne brigade of the United States were killed, whose weapons - machine guns M249, machine guns M4, grenade launchers Mk 19 - failed due to overheating.

    Paratroopers. Apparently the Colt M4 Carbine were armed. Cartridge M855 in terms of ballistics, even the Colt M4 Commando is quite suitable. But the laws of physics are more complicated. In a hot climate, any Colt M4 is not suitable for intense combat. It's simple, the trunk, it is also a cooling radiator. And even the Colt M4 Carbine this "radiator" is not enough. Hence the poor heat dissipation and reduced (noticeable) combat rate of fire. And, as a result, the density of fire. Each advantage (such as a short barrel, it is convenient) carries with it a disadvantage.
    Fighters armed with Colt M4 Carbine need to have nerves of steel so that during an intense battle in a hot climate they do not overheat the weapon. Including therefore, they are armed with various elite units, such as paratroopers. And these "professionals" apparently panicked (I doubt that the Afghans were attacking with dense never-ending lines) and the weapons were overheated. Hence the failures, everything is logical.
    Conclusion, or you are recruiting real professionals, or use the Colt M16A4 Rifle. Not so convenient, but very reliable.
    Or option number 2 - you fight with the Colt M4 Carbine in a cooler climate and / or in a cooler time of the year (the battle took place in the summer).
  34. voyaka uh 27 October 2015 17: 57 New
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    We constantly fight in heat and dust - a common condition.
    Nothing special happened with our M-16s. There were misfires
    you distort the shutter - shoot further. We use
    runaway fire singles - twos. Nothing overheats.
    The accuracy of the M-16 compensated for all its flaws.
  35. Militia 27 October 2015 18: 06 New
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    National Defense Magazine has published an article by military analyst Jim Schatz stating that few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle

    Tell the Vietnamese about it. Here they are laughing, from the heart.
  36. Prisoner 27 October 2015 19: 54 New
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    And did they carry out tank or air combat anywhere in the last 30 years? In training aerials they were carved like a turtle god. And as the abrams were burned with “bassoons,” only the lazy one does not write.
  37. APASUS 27 October 2015 20: 06 New
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    Normal tool, finalized a bit under modern requirements, but we will not talk about reliability
  38. RUSIVAN 27 October 2015 23: 00 New
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    ... "few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle ..." - this is a very controversial issue, where the United States fought against a worthy enemy in terms of armament.
    1. BIGLESHIY 29 October 2015 16: 03 New
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      Quote: RUSIVAN
      ... "few will be able to defeat the United States in a tank, sea or air battle ..." - this is a very controversial issue, where the United States fought against a worthy enemy in terms of armament.

      Yes, they fought with the weak only after carpet bombing.