Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Small Arms Fire


Subject: Fwd: New Microchip

    
 
MICROCHIP IMPLANT ALLOWS TERRORISTS TO SPEAK TO GOD

The implant is specifically designed to be injected in the forehead.


When properly installed, it will allow the terrorist to speak to God.



It comes in various sizes: Generally from ..223 to .50 cal.



The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. 

No Anesthetic is required.

The implant may or may not be painless. Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches and pains are extremely temporary.

Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. In most cases, you won't even notice it.

Please enjoy the security we provide for you.

Best regards,








 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

BF 3 Postcards!


Battlefield 3 Postcards so you can send greetings to family and friends!



There are more here.


Loken


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jet Switch

OK, I call bullshit on this.  The guy gets shot out of his jet, snipes the pilot who killed him and takes his jet! 



For your consideration. 

Loken

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Milk Carton Role Call

The Milk Carton count is reaching Epic Fail status.

Reaper has a pulled groin in his finger.
Maxx has gone to Barney Land.
Klesk has joined the Occupy Ranks.
Loken is out to save the Painted Figures world.
Thrasher is keeping the Peace at home.
StrongHarm has gone Plum Loco!!!!!!!
Arizona is working to dam much. And Cali hours!!!
Stealth is paying to much for Booze, and moonlighting at Cosco's.
And Me, I am trying to Win a Dam GunMaster!!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Remove =CKW= Snort Coke, Club A Seal, from your favorite servers list

http://theganksquad.net/theganksquad/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?9587.0#post_9590

They don't like teams playing together.  Please don't play on this server anymore.

_mofo Do you know your weapons

Episode 5 by AZsithlord_mofo
blatantly copied from world.guns.ru

"Multifunction, ass whooping goodness
the grenade launcher just like a shotgun...but with a lot more BOOM. My service time allowed me to play with the US standard in Portable Launchers the M203, easy to use and easy to shoot with a small learning curve to guess your arc, you could put one of these rounds thru a window at 50-75 yards or better. And clear a room with out stepping on the lawn.
Now when they started putting out the MK19 mod 1, oh my good gravy not only did your reach extend to 300+ meters but your rate of fire became stupid averaging 350-400 rounds per min, you literally brought the rain down on your target. both weapons came with a selection of rounds made for wrecking troops to hurting tanks, smoke for cover, illum for sight, even non lethal(really?!).
the newer "toys" (like the Milkor MGL Mk.1 40mm grenade launcher, and the XM307 ACSW Advanced Crew-Served Weapon / automatic grenade launcher from BFBC2) coming out make even these battlefield veterans pale in lethality. oh well bigger smarter and better."

Grenade launchers

 
Single shot and under-barrel grenade launchers
Automatic grenade launchers
Anti-tank grenade launchers
Basically, the grenade launcher is a weapon which fires a grenade – a small shell, filled with high explosive or other agent, such as tear gas for less lethal application, bright burning compound for illumination purposes, incendiary filling etc. Of course, in most cases the grenade also must be fitted with a fuse, and with a safety, to avoid damage to the grenadier or handler. The simplest way to use the grenade is to throw it by hand; but the effective range and maximum weight of hand grenades is severely limited; so, at the earliest stages of the development of firearms, many armies used so called “hand mortars” – basically, the smooth bore muskets with short barrel of very large caliber, which was used to fire standard grenades at ranges beyond the limits of human throwing ability. During the First World War most nations started to use so called “rifle grenade launchers”. These launchers in fact were add-ons to standard issue military rifles, usually in the shape of a cup, attached to the muzzle of the rifle. A grenade was placed into this cup, primed, the rifle aimed toward the enemy, and then the grenade was launched using a special blank cartridge. This system, while enhancing the combat capabilities of infantry soldiers, has several drawbacks – for example in many cases the attached launching cup blocked the line of sight for the rifle.
 German Mauser K98k carbine (WW2 period) with attached cup-shaped grenade launcher.
German Mauser K98k carbine (WW2 period) with attached cup-shaped grenade launcher.

There was another type of rifle grenade, which did not require any attachment to the rifle – instead, this system relied on a special thin rod, attached to a grenade as a tail. This rod was inserted into the bore of the rifle, and the grenade was launched using a blank cartridge. In either case, an attempt to fire the grenade with a standard round of riffle ammunition was disastrous to both weapon and the shooter. Most modern rifle grenade launchers got rid of both the cup launchers and rods attached to the grenade. Instead, these are just specially shaped muzzle devices, often also combined with flash hiders; the tail (rear) part of the grenade is shaped as a tube, which is slipped over the muzzle of the rifle. Also, most modern types of rifle grenade launchers use standard ammunition, and either trap the bullet and use its energy to project the grenade (helpfully known as the 'bullet trap' type) or have a hole down the center through which the bullet escapes (the 'bullet through' type), and use the gun gas expanding from the muzzle as a propellant. The latter loses something in energy, but gains through not having to switch the gas operation valve to 'closed' first.
The key problem with a rifle grenade is that when ready to fire, it effectively blocks the standard operation of the rifle. That means that if the shooter with a grenade in place has to fire his rifle in an emergency (e.g., if an enemy pops out in front of him), he should first either remove or launch the grenade, which will take time and may cost him his life.
French soldier aims with the rifle grenade, mounted to the barrel of the FAMAS assault rifle.
French soldier aims with the rifle grenade, mounted to the barrel of the FAMAS assault rifle.
 
 Modern Yugoslavian rifle grenade, ready to be fired from the muzzle of Zastava M70 assault rifle.
Modern Yugoslavian rifle grenade, ready to be fired from the muzzle of Zastava M70 assault rifle.
 

To solve this problem, many countries developed and adopted so called “underbarrel grenade launchers”. Unlike the rifle grenade launchers, which are just attachments to the standard rifle, an under barrel launcher is a complete weapon, with its own barrel, trigger / firing unit, safety, and often its own sights. The infantry [assault] rifle is used only as a host firearm, providing the stock for the grenade launcher. First developed between the wars in Italy and Japan, the under barrel launchers appeared in their modern shape in the late 1960s, both in the USA and in the USSR. The under barrel launchers do not block the rifle, but add a significant penalty in the bulk and weight of the combined weapon. Also, typical grenades for under barrel launchers have warheads much smaller in size and weight, limiting their effectiveness against the targets (but increasing the number of grenades a soldier can carry with him).

American soldier aims with the M4 carbine, combined with M203 underbarrel grenade launcher.
American soldier aims with the M4 carbine, combined with M203 under barrel grenade launcher.
 
A variety of 40mm grenades for NATO-standard grenade launchers.
A variety of 40mm grenades for NATO-standard grenade launchers.
 
Soviet-made AK-74 assault rifle with GP-25 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher.
Soviet-made AK-74 assault rifle with GP-25 40mm under barrel grenade launcher.
 
The actual choice of the type of grenade launcher varies – some countries, most notably the USA and the former USSR/Russia, stuck completely with under barrel grenade launchers, some others, like Belgium or France, seemed to prefer rifle launcher type, while many other countries, such as Germany, produced both types of weapon,.
The post-war period saw a short period of renaissance of the stand-alone grenade launchers, similar in basic idea to the “hand mortars” mentioned above. First these were re-introduced in service by the Germans during WW2, as the “kampfpistole” – a modified flare launcher, fitted with a rifled barrel and a detachable shoulder stock, and firing various types of grenades. In the postwar period, several countries developed single-shot, shoulder-fired grenade launchers, usually of 40mm caliber, which actually preceded the modern under barrel grenade launchers and used the same types of ammunition. The most famous of these is probably the US M79 “thumper”, widely used during the Vietnam War. The key problem with these weapons was that they required the grenadier to carry some sort of personal defense firearm in addition to the grenade launcher, such as a pistol, submachine gun or rifle. Latter on, several countries produced multi-shot versions of stand-alone shoulder fired grenade launchers, usually in the form of a large revolver, or a pump-operated rifle with a tubular magazine. Military users mostly replaced these weapons with under barrel grenade launchers, and stand-alone launchers are mostly used either by special operations forces or by police forces, which employ the launchers for less-lethal anti-riot applications, firing tear gas canisters and baton rounds (rubber projectiles or buckshot).
German HK69 40mm single-shot grenade launcher.
German HK69 40mm single-shot grenade launcher.
Image: www.autoweapons.com
 
 Russian GM-94 43mm multi-shot grenade launcher (with tubular magazine above the barrel).
Russian GM-94 43mm multi-shot grenade launcher (with tubular magazine above the barrel).
 
 
Drawing of a future multi-shot 40mm SAAB-Bofors AGR grenade launcher with computerized sight and time-fuzed grenades
Drawing of a future multi-shot 40mm SAAB-Bofors AGR grenade launcher with computerized sight and time-fuzed grenades.
 

The most recent trend in this field is the development of time-fuzed grenades in conjunction with a fire control computer, mounted on the rifle and coupled with the sights. This unit incorporates a laser rangefinder, a ballistic computer and a means for programming the warhead before the shot. Before firing, the shooter determines the range to the target using the laser rangefinder, and the computer automatically corrects the sights to achieve the appropriate trajectory and presets the time fuze, so the warhead will explode when it reaches the target. This allows the engagement of targets 'in defilade' (i.e. when they are hiding behind cover) by using air-burst fragmentation warheads. At the present time there are several projects that attempt to achieve such an effect, including the American XM-29 OICW system and French PAPOP. The Belgian F2000GL system offers a less costly alternative, with non-programmable grenades but with an electronic sighting unit which allows much more accurate long-range fire.
The key targets for rifle and under barrel grenade launchers are enemy targets of the “soft” type – infantry, light entrenchments, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles etc. Most tanks developed during the Second World War and since are usually far too strong to be disabled with the relatively small amount of explosive carried in a typical grenade.

Automatic grenade launchers

US troops with Mk.19 mod.3 automatic grenade launcher.
US troops with Mk.19 mod.3 automatic grenade launcher.
 
It is generally believed that first automatic grenade launchers were developed in USA by mid-1960s, following the US involvement in the Vietnam war. These weapons were developed by US Navy and several military contractors to provide troops with close to medium range support and area suppression weapons, effective against enemy infantry and light structures. These weapons were light and compact enough to be installed on riverine crafts, combat helicopters, jeeps, and on light infantry mounts (tripods). What is generally not known is the fact that very similar weapons were developed and tested in USSR prior to WW2, in around 1935-38. There were several designs of such weapons, but most developed of these was the 40,6mm automatic grenade launcher designed by Taubin. This magazine-fed, selective fired weapon was developed as a more versatile alternative to the 50mm mortar; it fired 40,6mm fragmentation grenade (based on standard issue 40,6mm Dyakonov rifle grenade M1930) in either direct and indirect fire modes. However, changes in General Staff of Red Army following Stalin's repressions of 1937-39 resulted in withdrawal of Army support to this project, and Taubin grenade launcher never went past prototype stages. The Taubin itself has been arrested, tried on false accusations, found guilty and later executed.

Soviet Taubin 40,6mm automatic grenade launcher on field trials, circa 1938.
Soviet Taubin 40,6mm automatic grenade launcher on field trials, circa 1938.
 
Two view drawing of American Mk.18 mod.0 grenade launcher (1962)
Two view drawing of American Mk.18 mod.0 grenade launcher (1962), one of the first such weapons to be developed and used in combat in S-E Asia. Unlike most successors, this was not truly automatic, as it fired via hand-crank located at the right side of the receiver.
 
For several decades the automatic grenade launcher concept in USSR was completely suppressed by light mortar concept, and it was Vietnam war that brought these weapons back to consideration of Soviet army. Soviet Army got its new automatic grenade launchers in about five years later than Americans; while Soviet and Russian 30mm weapons are somewhat less versatile because of narrower selection of available ammunition types, these weapons also significantly lighter than their Western counterparts. During 1980s and 1990s, several other nations began to develop and manufacture their own grenade launchers, chambered either for NATO-standard 40mm High Velocity ammunition of US origin, or for 30mm Soviet ammunition. However, by late 1980s Chinese developed their own grenade ammunition of 35mm caliber, and later produced a lightweight, one man-portable weapon of indigenous design. This launcher, initially known as W87, is very mobile but lacks suppressive firepower because of smaller capacity magazines (maximum magazine capacity 12 or 15 rounds as opposed to 30 to 40 round belt capacity of Soviet and Western weapons).

Chinese soldier fires an early version of the 35mm W87 automatic grenade launcher, fitted with drum magazine.
Chinese soldier fires an early version of the 35mm W87 automatic grenade launcher, fitted with drum magazine.
 
40mm CIS 40GL automatic grenade launcher, made in Singapore; it is installed on some infantry combat vehicle
40mm CIS 40GL automatic grenade launcher, made in Singapore; it is installed on some infantry combat vehicle.
 
Current grenade launchers usually provide both direct and indirect fire capabilities with maximum effective range against point targets being about 800 to 1500 meters, and maximum possible range against area targets up to 2200 meters. Typical anti-personnel grenade weights around 250 g (complete round weight usually about 300 g, muzzle velocity about 180 to 240 m/s); such grenade carries about 30 g of high explosive and provides kill zone with radius of up to 5-7 meters (damage zone radius up to 15 meters). Grenade launchers in turn usually represent large belt-fed machine guns with short, stubby barrels with caliber between 30 and 40mm, mounted on tripods or various vehicle mounts. Typical rate of fire for automatic grenade launchers ranges from 100 to 400 rounds per minute. Not surprisingly, such weapons can provide formidable suppressive or target disabling fire against infantry and light vehicles and structures. Other than anti-personnel, fragmentation ammunition, many countries also produce armor piercing ammunition for use against enemy's armored personnel carriers and trucks (typical penetration is about 5 cm / 2 inch of steel armor), dual purpose (fragmentation - AP), short range shrapnel and other types of rounds.
The most recent trend in development of automatic grenade launchers is to provide these weapons with computerized sights, that can measure range to the intended target and provide operator with necessary aiming information, either for direct or indirect fire. Further development is concentrated on air-bursting warheads that can be set up automatically to explode over the heads of enemy personnel ad desired range (also provided automatically from laser range-finder via computer sight). Several countries currently are developing such ammunition and fire control units for 40mm weapons (those include at least Norway, Singapore and USA) and at least one country develops same concept in smaller 25mm caliber (USA).

 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Loken's Star Trek Debut

This is Star Trek: Phase II, the grand-daddy of Star Trek fan films. 

Loken 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fallen Comrade - Medic!



Guys:

I just heard from Kenny that Gunnesch had a heart attack.  He is OK, but in the hospital and had stints put in his arteries. 

Please give Andy a call on his mobile at 313-308-6697 and cheer him up! (he is on central time).

I spoke to him and he will be out a week or so, but then back on the horse!

Loken

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bad Finger

No, this isn't about the latest James Bond movie. This is a gruesome image of Jim's broken digit. Try and guess which one is broken.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Using Smoke for One Shot Kills!



Check out this video my hacker nephew found. It is hilarious.

 

Hello from Florida!  Off to lunch with Kenny tomorrow.


Loken

Sunday, July 1, 2012

StrongHarm... weak foot

Question: How can you bring a government trained, lead pumping, brevity talkin', Indian wranglin', wall of lead pumpin' mofo to his knees?

Answer: Plantar Fasciitis

I know many of you are asking, "What the hell is Plantar Fasciitis?". No, this has nothing to do with Peanuts or Mussolini.

+ =/= Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain. What does it look like?


This is only a dramatization, this is not StongHarm's actual foot.

How does one deal with PF?

Option 1 - Ask for a "helping hand"

***Careful, this one may tickle. Tee hee hee

Option 2 - Upgrade your shoes

Jimmy likes these shoes.

Option 3 - Tape it up and get your ass back on the battlefield


COME ON STRONGHARM. QUIT BEING A PUSS, PICK OPTION 3 AND GET YOUR ASS BACK OUT HERE!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Stealth!

Today's your Birthday Stealth
Do something or SOMEONE fun today!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

America...
America...
America, FUCK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
America, FUCK YEAH!
Freedom is the only way yeah,
Terrorist your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
America, FUCK YEAH!
So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
America, FUCK YEAH!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Don't Revive Me Bro Real World

Good work on this one!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAohYJPrzcY&feature=colike

Original pic:
http://www.strongharm.com/bf3/mofosquad.png
Created in Macromedia Fireworks

InternetSoldier

_mofo Do you know your weapons

Episode 4 by AZsithlord_mofo
blatantly copied from world.guns.ru


"Ah the Machine gun, force multiplier, a weapon that can turn one soldier into a squad can suppress the enemy from distance in order for his comrades to advance.
My experience with the military was colored wonderfully by the M60, a monster of a weapon by today's standard. I learned by being the team gunner (we had 3-4 per squad in the MP corps) that this monster could be used from simple suppression to the more complex clearing of buildings (within and without) from full-auto glory to a single shot killer. Good teachers and practice could make it unbelievably accurate, and a good steady position could control an area without equal.
Ah how i miss the "Hog" and the 27 pounds of weapon it was, not counting the 200 to 600 rounds usually on my assistant gunner and myself. (yeah, 1200 rounds of wreckage).
my experience was limited but enjoyable with the M249 SAW. it burned through ammo far to quickly for my tastes, but then you got to carry twice as much when fielding it"

Machine guns

Old Maxim MG on heavy artillery-style mount
First machine gun was invented in USA by Hiram Maxim in 1883 and patented two years later. First wars Maxims' MGs was taken into was colonial war in South Africa and Russia-Japan war (1904-1905). During WW 1 all sides used many machineguns, both heavy (on wheels or tripods) and ligth (on bipods). After WW1 MGs become a standart issue as a squad weapons for ground and anti-aircraft warfare. Most widely used MGs were Maxims (in many modifications), Brownings M1919, Gotchkiss. Between two World Wars first appeared large caliber MGs (as a rule, its caliber was .50", or 12.7mm). Best examples - Belgian/American Browning M2 and Soviet DShK-12.7. During WW2 Germans developed first mass "universal" MG (Mg42, later - Mg43), which can be used as a "ligth" MG on bipod or as a "heavy" one on tripod against ground or air targets. This MGs set the trend, so almost all modern "medium" MGs such as Belgian MAG, American M60, Russian PKM may be used on bipod or tripod, as needed.
Today the main role of all MGs is to provide sustained firepower for troops against enemy troops and unarmored targets. Heavy (.50/12.7mm) MGs can deal with lightly armored targets such as APCs, recon vehicles, helicopters.
Almost every infantry squad in the world has at least one light MG. Russian squad usually equipped with one RPK-74 MG, US Army squad - with two M249 SAWs. Medium MGs usually are installed on vehicles (APCs, Jeeps, tanks) and used in infantry on ground mounts on troop and company level. Heavy MG are sometimes used as anti-aircraft weapons on tanks, main weapons on APCs and recon veichles and company level support weapons in infantry.
Almost all heavy and medium MGs, and many light ones, have quick interchangeable barrels. Usually every MG comes from factory with one or two spare barrels, wich may be changed in battle environment within seconds. This feature provides ability to sustain intensive fire for longer time while one barrel is being used, the spare one can be cooled - intensive heating during the fire can dramatically decrease accuracy and reduce the lifetime of the barrel.
belt feed heavy .50 cal MG in ready-to-fire position

The feeding systen of almost all medium and heavy MGs is build around belted (or linked) ammunition. Early belts were made from textile, modern belts are made from metal. Metal belts may be "disintegrated" or non-disintegrated.
desintegrated 7.62mm metal belt
In the disintegrated belt the metal links are linked ty each other by the cartridge. When feeding system of the MG removes cartridge to feed the MG, links fall apart, thus "disintegrate" the single belt into the links. In non-disintegrated belts links are connected by the means of special details, and belts remains "one piece" even when all cartridges are removed. Usual belt capacity for heavy MG is 50-100 rds, for medium and light ones - 100-250 rds.
Beta-C 100 rounds 5.56mm NATO magazine

Light MG often employs the magazine feeding system, using the standard 'assault-rifle' style box magazines for 30-45 rounds each or hi-capacity drum or dual drum (Beta-C and others) magazines for 50-100 rounds each. In light MGs, made from assault rifles, magazines usually exchangeable between LMG and assault rifle. Good examples are AK and RPK Russian, Steyr AUG Austrian and L85/L86 British systems. Some light MGs such as FN Minimi/M249 are dual-feed and can use belts or box magazines without any modifications.

Monday, June 11, 2012

MOFO's WE NEED YOUR VOTE

Please vote in the comment section below regarding the discipline actions to be taken on Crash.

Choice 1 - Permanent ban from the Mofo Squad.
Choice 2 - 30 Day ban from Mofo Squad team speak and squad play.
Choice 3 - Apology accepted, you are welcome back to play with us.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I wanna live like this...who wants to fly out with me on the next flight?!




Sunday, June 3, 2012

_mofo do you know your weapons

Epsiode 3 by AZsithlord_mofo

Assault rifles


"have had some experiance with Assault weapons, limited from my service time and tagging along with dads coworkers and friends.
M16a1, M16a2, FN-FAL, SKS, M-1 Garand, M14, Mini-14 GB rifle  and the civilian version of the SCAR.
All have been fun to shoot, and easy to use with the exception of the FAL, that was a beast to handle and it kicked like a mule... worse than the M60..."


Assault rifles are primary offensive weapons of modern troops. Today's AR (Assault Rifles) usually have calibers ranging from 5.45mm to 7.62mm, magazine capacity of 20-30 or more rounds, selective full auto and single shot modes of fire, plus, in some models, 2 or 3 round burst mode. Effective range of fire is some 600 meters or so; effective rate of fire - up to 400-500 rounds per minute in full auto mode. Many assault rifles shown here are, in fact, parts of whole families of assault firearms (from short carbines to light machineguns - Steyr AUG is a good example). Almost all AR's may be equipped with bayonet, optical or Night Vision scope/sight and, some of them, with underbarrel grenade launcher or rifle grenade launcher (rifle grenades usually are put on the barrel and fired with a blank cartridge). Todays trends in AR design are wide usage of hardened plastics and lightweight alloys and built-in holographic (collimator) or optical scopes with magnitfication of 1X to 4-6X (usually 1X or 1.5-3X).
note: not for size comparizions - scale is not the same!
Most of the worlds' recent assault rifles are designed in bull-pup configuration. This means that buttplate is attached directly to the receiver and handle with the trigger placed ahead of the magazine veil. The only major countries that still stick to conventional AR design are Germany (their latest G36 looks a little bit more 'conservative', comparing to Austrian AUG or latest Israeli Tavor), and Russia, where latest ARs are developed in both 'classic' (AN-94, AK-10x) and 'bull-pup' (Groza OC-14) styles.
Fedorov assault rifle, 1916
The history of the concept of the assault rifle started in the early 1910's, when the famous Russian armorer, col. Fedorov designed a small-bore selective-fire rifle with detachable box magazine. Initially, Fedorow designed a brand new small-caliber 6.5mm cartridge for his rifle, but, due to WW1, switched to the Japanese 6.5mm Arisaka load, which was less powerful than the Russian 7.62x54R and available in quantity. This rifle was aquired by the Russian army in small numbers in 1916 and served (in very limited quantities though) with the Russian and Soviet (Red) Army up to 1925. While the design of the selective-fire rifle was not unique for that time, the concept of the "lightened" cartridge, more suitable for full-auto fire, was new. Also, col.Fedorov invented the idea of infantry weapons families (assault rifle, light machinegun, medium machinegun, vehicle and/or aircraft mounted MGs) based on the same actions and receivers.
Stg.44
The next step in this history was made by Germany - in the 1930's, theybegan research to develop a medium-power cartridge, which would be much lighter than 7.92mm German and easier to fire accurately in full-auto mode. This development led to the 7.92x33mm cartridge (Pistolenpatrone 7.92mm). The Germans developed some weapons designs for this load, including the MP43 and Stg.44, but this was too late for Germany... Further development of such designs was made by German engineers in Spain, and later in West Germany, and led to the HK G3/G41 family of battle&assault rifles.
US M1 .30 cal. Carbine
The United States also put in some effort to this idea, and before WW2 developed a special less-than-medium powered cartridge .30Carbine and a rifle for this cartridge - a so-called "baby-Garand" in semi-auto M1 and selective-fire M2.
But the largest stride forward was made by the USSR, when, in 1943, the Soviet Army adopted a new cartridge - the 7.62x39mm medium-power load. In 1945 , the Soviet Army adopted the semi-auto SKS rifle in this chambering, and, in 1947 - the AK (known for the West as AK-47). The AK was Worlds' first sucessful assault rifle, and one of the most widely used. The Last major step on this road was made by US again - in the late 1950's, the US Army adopted a new (for the US) concept of military selective-fire rifle using a small-caliber cartridge. The first of such weapons adopted was the Armalite AR15/Colt M16, designed by Eugene Stoner. This adoption lately set the new world trend for small-caliber (5.45-5.56mm / .22in.) high-velocity cartridges.
All further research and development, such as caseless ammunition, multiple-bullet or sabot cartridges, etc., still haven't produced any practical results.


"_mofo let me know if you all have any requests for coverage on the next episode"