Author Topic: Crew Served Weapons  (Read 1358 times)

Online Jeffry Fontaine

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Crew Served Weapons
« on: November 28, 2016, 02:11:45 PM »
A place to discuss crew served weapons normally seen in use and organic to infantry units for direct and indirect fire support.  Crew served weapons such as the mortar, recoilless rifle, machine gun, and anti-tank guided missile launcher systems and associated equipment. 

I needed a place to post this little gem that I found today while reviewing a rather old book on ammunition. 
What caught my eye in the attached image was:
1.  It is a WOMBAT 120mm RR weapon
2.  Ammunition is correctly displayed with the individual rounds still inside of the container with just the base of the cartridge exposed for access. 
3.  The gunner is peering through an not often seen A/N TVS-5 Crew Served Weapons Night Vision Sight (aka "Starlight Scope"). 

Feel free to add other crew served weapons to the topic for discussion. 
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Offline LemonJello

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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 08:55:34 PM »
Is that a spotting rifle mounted above the RR? The one in the background is a little more apparent.

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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 09:35:19 PM »
Yep, just part hidden by the scope.
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 02:15:53 AM »
fit a couple of these to some vehicles: 

XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon (was originally developed under the OCSW or Objective Crew Served Weapon project but cancelled in 2007):



It was 25mm.
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 07:05:50 PM »
Is that a spotting rifle mounted above the RR? The one in the background is a little more apparent.


M-8C Spotting Rifle
http://www.warboats.org/mst2bremmer/stoner_ord_notes/stonerhtml/RECOILLESS_RIFLE.htm

If suitably motivated, the spotting rifle cartridges can be made from cut-down .50 cal Browning brass.

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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 02:10:45 AM »
M-8C Spotting Rifle <snip> If suitably motivated, the spotting rifle cartridges can be made from cut-down .50 cal Browning brass.


If suitably motivated the M8C Spotting Rifle would be replaced with a laser rangefinder and a suitable auto-ranging weapons telescope to adjust for elevation/azimuth :)
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 01:39:46 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 10:09:32 AM »
Posted primarily for the TOW wedged into an MRAP turret, but also for Grunt-level innovation.
https://taskandpurpose.com/5-battlefield-innovations-that-came-from-the-rank-and-file-troops/

#5 can also be down with the old ALICE pack and 750 rounds 7.62NATO belted in the main compartment for the M60. Ask me hows I knows dat.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 10:12:01 AM by Story »