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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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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 »
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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.
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 05:46:44 AM »
Both found via the "Shitty Technicals" subredit on reddit. LINK!

Greek patrol boat armed with M40 recoilless rifle, 1980s


SOURCE


Mortar bike


SOURCE
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 01:28:23 AM »
That Mortar bike is cool.
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 04:07:46 AM »
It looks like this 1/35 product from Zvezda:


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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 05:37:11 AM »
Shoot and Scoot...


Also do not forget the French Vespa 159 TAP (Troupes AéroPortées) that is armed with a 75mm Recoilless Rifle used as the seat for the rider.

More at Wikipedia:
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2019, 02:36:19 AM »
It looks like this 1/35 product from Zvezda:




Exactly and here is the box:



Nice find Frank.

You can also see much more on these in this pdf:  http://www.russianiron.com/eafranke_ural/Part%20XVII%20Motorcycle-Mounted%20Mortars.pdf - BTW can someone tell me what is shown on the  Landing “Excelsior” page?

I really like this idea.  It seems so elegant.
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Re: Crew Served Weapons
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 02:43:03 AM »
Taking the above concept further, one idea I have had planned for years (and which I believe I have mentioned before) is to do a model of a West German Cold War (probably set in a '70s/'80s scenario) anti-tank motorcycle side car arrangement using something like a MILAN ATGW in the side car.  The idea being that the team would operate in a short and scoot style way keeping ahead of Soviet tank hordes...
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