If anyone is interested in the M203 on the M16 being used by the guy in this photo, please check out this thread. Pics of a clone M203 and the guy is selling it.Nope, they were taken on a key day of Desert Storm - Feb 25, 1991. It seems they were taken by an embedded photo journalist during the offensive to rid Kuwait City of Iraqi forces. Fwiw, I happened to be in college at the time, and in the spring of 1991 I was taking a course 'US military history 1865 to present'. The professor made all students read the NYT newspaper every day during that war (this was pre-Internet)...and at night I watched coverage on CNN, which had become famous for all their embedded reporters in that conflict, etc. I kind-of remember that climatic week. I ended up earning a minor in history, with a concentration in military history... Anyhow, here's the source of pics/info:
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American Soldiers Aiming Weapons During Ground Offensive
American Special Forces, accompanying Saudi and Kuwaiti coalition troops, watch the horizon with weapons ready during a ground offensive. (Photo by Patrick Durand/Sygma via Getty Images)
(FILES) US sharpshooters aim at frontline
(FILES) US sharpshooters aim at frontline Iraqi forces in the Kuwaiti desert 25 February 1991 as allied forces continue to advance on Kuwait City occupied by Iraqi army. (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)
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...That was Kuwait City on the horizon, and from February 25-27, 1991 there was the final offensive to push the Iraqi military forces out of Kuwait City...which was successful - and resulted in the so-called 'Highway of Death' during the evening of Feb 26th-27th.
I had seen one of these pictures floating around the forum, I believe the stated source was USA Today paper from back in the day ‘On the Road to Kuwait’. Came across more of the photos online. Were these Navy guys or Army? The McMillan M88 looking rifle makes me think Navy Seal. I guess it would be a PSSR not a M25.
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That is what I did for mine. The handguard and sights are all original but the launcher is Airsoft.Although it's a neat idea for that M203 clone. But the appearance of that launcher is a bit lacking. If it was me doing that, I would try fitting a metal airsoft M203 that looks like the exact copy of the real thing. I will be fine it shoots some BB just for fun. (Disclaimer: be sure to check your State/Local law restrictions). YMMV.
That XM-177E2.....is beautiful!!! I need to get one of those. Is it a troy? What optic is mounted on it? I know most people throw a single point OEG on top for the GAU-5 Son Tay raider look.That is what I did for mine. The handguard and sights are all original but the launcher is Airsoft.
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It is not a Troy, I purchased it from AR15Sport and the optic is an Oxford Gunsight I purchased off EBay with a reproduction mount made for me by a member of the AR15 Forum.That XM-177E2.....is beautiful!!! I need to get one of those. Is it a troy? What optic is mounted on it? I know most people throw a single point OEG on top for the GAU-5 Son Tay raider look.
Correct, Sir! The M60 in this case is an A3 version. We, the USMC, were equipped with A1s. For their age, the M60 is still a good tank.Not sure which country, but that's one of the Arab coalition force's M60. But USMC also deployed a sizable M60A1 during that time frame.
Tanks are always protected by infantry types. We Marines of Task Force Ripper (1/5), moved through the trenches as the 60s rolled above specifically to ensure there were no sagger equipped fellers in the area. There was an enemy gent that tried to go toe to toe with one of the 60s, only to catch a 105mm projectile center -mass. Insane.Art, in that sort of terrain the tank has lots of tools at hand to deal with an RPG crew long before they get within range - the coax MG, the M85 in the commander’s cupola and a beehive round out of the main gun. Just saying.
Literally just motivated me to buy one of these.Thanks. Since that pic was taken years ago of my Navy M14 display stuff, I was able to acquire the "earlier" style Navy Mk 3 Mod 0 diving knife. The retired Navy vet (from this forum) said he got the diving knife in either 1986 or 87'. (The early style blade is on the left, with the 'later' style blade from a "1990s era" Mk 3 Mod 0 is on the right). I have never been able to figure out when the machining on the blade tip was changed, presumably to make it a little less prone to breaking off at the sharp tip - everything else re these two knives, their markings, and their sheaths are both identical. I guess I'm just slightly curious when that change occurred. (Here's a comparison pic for anyone curious)
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brings to mind that 80’s tune “It’s a mistake”Tanks are always protected by infantry types. We Marines of Task Force Ripper (1/5), moved through the trenches as the 60s rolled above specifically to ensure there were no sagger equipped fellers in the area. There was an enemy gent that tried to go toe to toe with one of the 60s, only to catch a 105mm projectile center -mass. Insane.
Please post pics. Never seen such a Moon Rock….I purchased a Title II NFA M25.LSASS system Rifle Complete With Kit & Hard Case a Navy B&L Day Scope Equipped Beautiful Mint as New System. By then I was in deed a Class Three Title Two MFG/Dealer.
Fixed it for you.Please post pics. Never seen such a Moon Rock….