Backpack fed machine gun

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's situational.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's situational

      That's what she said!
      That's what she always says ;_;

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks snazzy and that's all that matters.
    >Verification not required.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not required.
      What makes you think anyone cares?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        now that you're mad about it I care

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nifty gadget but trash in the field where it can be caught on the terrain easily. If the main benefit is weight then there's various ways to shave down pounds off the gun and lighten the ammunition. If the main benefit is supposed to be not reloading then you pretty much counteract that with proper use of doctrine, two machine gunners firing short bursts and alternating makes ammunition go further and it really doesn't take long to reload. I'd hate to see what would happen if something in the pack snags or jams up too.
    >it looks cool
    true it does

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this. that loop is going to get hung up on everything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They used a setup like that in Vietnam on occasion, pretty sure it would be fine anywhere less vegetated

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nifty gadget but trash in the field where it can be caught on the terrain easily.
      if you carried the belt under your arm you could navigate a jungle without it causing any more issue than simply being in a jungle wearing full combat gear would present
      >If the main benefit is weight then there's various ways to shave down pounds off the gun and lighten the ammunition.
      bad argument because any weight saving from these could also be applied to a system that feeds from a backpack.
      >proper use of doctrine, two machine gunners firing short bursts and alternating makes ammunition go further and it really doesn't take long to reload.
      all of that is possible with a backpack fed gun. Just because you don't have to reload doesn't mean you would just hold the trigger down. Not having to reload is a direct upgrade.

      >I'd hate to see what would happen if something in the pack snags or jams up too.
      to me this is the real concern

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    backpack fed machine FUN

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    your time is worthless anyway, now answer the damn question

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how about front-back and bullpup.

    that way you can fiddle with the pack and feed 100% and its much shorter and direct to the receiver, probably just more or less straight up out of the bag to the gun. 🙂

    Dats why dey shoulda got bullpup for new Army rifle, or at least go with a system that has a bullpup version.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too big and heavy to do anything but stand and shoot, cant run, cant carry normal backpacks along with it, cant carry armor with it

    Cant lay down right, cant sit in vehicles, cant get rid of it quickly, belt is bulky and gets in the way

    Has to be attached to the gun so harder to clear misfeeds, harder to reload, harder to move gun around and get emplaced

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >harder to reload
      You have 500 rounds. Why would you reload?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you have 60 rounds in a drum for your M4 why would you reload?
        500 rounds is a third to a quarter of a western GPMG's standard ammunition load and a half of a western SAW's standard load.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That number sounds a lot to us but a support gunner will be spraying tons of ammo. That won't cut it.

          anon's point is that 100% of the ammo he carries into battle will be in that backpack so there would be no reloading

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That number sounds a lot to us but a support gunner will be spraying tons of ammo. That won't cut it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As if the gun wasnt encumbering enough by itself?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More useful than trashcan fed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Au contraire, trashcan feed is far superior as it allows for far greater ammo capacity in a much more subtle package. They think you're here to pick up the trash but little do they know you're about to take it out with 1500 rounds of real fricking NATO

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You make a very reasonable point.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trashcan fed
        stay strapped or get clapped

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They think you're here to pick up the trash but little do they know you're about to take it out with 1500 rounds of real fricking NATO
        Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'd be extremely heavy. Expect busted knees

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blown out knees are a given in any modern military.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might have a use in a quick action sort of scenario. Raid on a single home or similar. Something you know you're not going to expend hundreds upon hundreds of rounds on.

    For field use? Useless. Stupid to reload and needlessly cumbersome over belts and boxes.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're putting the load all on one guy instead of spreading it out between 2 or 3 privates, or the entire squad. Everybody carries a belt for the 240, if they wanna live.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Adds more weight

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would be great for ukrainian style trench raiding. you never see the attackers carry belt feds - a pack like this would really improve the firepower of a squad (while they're bounding to get into grenade throw distance of trenches)

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't it be better if the backpack itself was like a snail coil made from light metal so that the belt can't twist and turn and get caught on anything?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better to have the AG connect his own backpack to the starter belt then ruin the Gunners back. They train to snap on the rest of the belt before it runs out

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What about third arms?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What about third arms?

      Colonial Marines did it better but I like the progress towards the ideal.

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