Anyone ever "hump" one of these?

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Anyone ever "hump" one of these?

Postby TaosBob101 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:39 pm

I know this guy is not exactly a "war machine", but maybe he is ...

Rhodesian Light Infantry about 1974 w/ a MAG 58 (M240B to us Yanks)

I have been around one in private hands (MG Dealer). I always thought they were outstanding. So any of you Black Watch,Irish Rangers or Queen's Own- types deal with this bad boy ?
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Postby 24626151 » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:12 pm

I was a Gimpy gunner for a couple of years in BAOR and again back in COP in NI for a couple more! They lied to me I wanted an LMG and they gave me a beasty.
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Postby Tom-May » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:44 am

As a kid in the Caddet force, we used to used the ranges at (what was then) the Guards Recruits Depot at Pirbright and had to opportunity to fire these once or twice, but it was always amusing to watch the Guards recruits squads. One could always tell which groups had been on the range for the first time with the GPMG, as there was always one member with surgical tape over his nose. It seemed to be a standard instructer's trick to try and get at leat one recruit to break his nose with the recoil from the gun on its tripod (metal stub butt rather than the shoulder stock used in the 'light' mode).

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Postby Brass Rat » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:21 am

I have bopped myself in the nose with the heel of an M1 receiver on more than one occasion.
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Postby joseyclosey » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:52 pm

Heres a similar pose,



and a good pic here with the BFA attached.

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Postby 24626151 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:22 pm



Section after field firing, Onion moutain Falkland Islands 1985

Theres a Gimpy in there! I have the small metal gun!
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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:21 am

Proper weapons!

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Postby TaosBob101 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:46 am

Field/range firing in the Falklands ? Cool

I had an Argie joke, but not after looking at that determined Section :shock:

Did you have to "walk' back to Stanley ?

Nice pic How about some more.

They make the little guy carry it in this one....They always do that don't they ?
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Postby 24626151 » Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:59 am

Fozzy was our gunner and a wee lad to boot. We walked or rather tabbed from San Carlos where the landings took place to Stanley a distance of 80 miles with no roads in 1 day and 1/2. Just packed rifles ammo and a bergan with enough for 3 days. walk 50 minutes stop for 10 and do that from dawn till dusk.



Now this weighed in at 36 lbs without ammo a full 12 lbs more than the GPMG. You dont want too many of these trust me! the only consilation being the SMG.
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Postby Brass Rat » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:20 pm

Is that a Sterling?

History channel had a show on the Falklands a while back. Seems like everything that could go wrong did.

My hat is off to anyone who made that march and then went right at the enemy at the end of it the way you did.
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Postby 24626151 » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:51 pm

I was still in training when that kicked off. I went for 4 months garrison duties about 3 years after the fighting which has never really legally been settled beyond the surrender of land based troops on the islands! We were on 1 hours notice for the whole stint and took full scale ammo and weapons just about everywhere. No R&R there and officially a 2 can limit!
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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:04 pm

"No R&R there and officially a 2 can limit!"

Must have a been a pretty dry tour, or was there "unofficial" cans to be had?

Joe ;)
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Postby 24626151 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:34 pm

joseyclosey wrote:"No R&R there and officially a 2 can limit!"

Must have a been a pretty dry tour, or was there "unofficial" cans to be had?
Joe ;)


Beer being a bulk item was shipped in on boats once a month. The RAF choppered in a supply when the bar ran out twice in one month. The seniors turned a blind eye to it as beer was a form of currency among the bennies!

A bit difficult to go anywhere for R&R when it was 18 hrs flight from brize to MPA! Still a week in ascension in the sun may have been a nice thought!
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