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Originally posted by Mike6158
I'll ask my buddies son what he thinks (3 Iraq tours) but the thought of "designed to injure rather than kill" cracks me up. I think it's safe to say that the point of shooting an enemy is to kill them.
The AR-15 is solid for the longer ranges, but it does NOT punch through things quite so well as the AK... the raw destructive force of the 5.56 round is not up to par with the 7.62x39mm... so, while the AR is an effective weapon, I would not use it as a sole weapon... these rounds were made to INJURE opponents rather than kill them, with the maxim of the time being that injuring a man takes him and at least one other guy out of combat, while killing a man only takes one out of combat.
Anti-personnel mines are a form of mines designed for use against humans as opposed to anti-tank mines, which are designed for use against vehicles.
This type is designed to injure (as opposed to killing) as many victims as possible in order to increase the logistical (mostly medical) support required by such an enemy force. Some types of anti-personnel mines can also damage the tracks on armoured vehicles or the tires of wheeled vehicles.
Combat operations the past few months have again highlighted terminal performance deficiencies with 5.56x45mm 62 gr. M855 FMJ. These problems have primarily been manifested as inadequate incapacitation of enemy forces despite their being hit multiple times by M855 bullets.
Originally posted by CornerTech
reply to post by bekod
Really?!?!?!? Those weapon systems are obsolete to say the least. While the m14 may have some service life in specific situations, even it has seen better days. A better round might provide the solution, but in many cases, better training may be an advantage. Marines in contrast to Army Soldiers, learn to fire their weapons at ranges up to 500 meters. While the Marine Corps uses M16s, and the Army uses M4s, they are essentially the same weapon.
In any case, hopefully this proves to be as good as everyone thinks, but in the end its just a bullet.