When did the us army start using the m4?
Colt was manufacturing it since 1986, and a handful of select units received them. The US Army "officially" adopted it and gave it the nomenclature of M4 in 1994.
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The AR-15 is probably the most versatile rifle of all time and it can be used for just about any firearms use. 1) For small game hunting; kind of a waste here. way too much. But if you decide to do it, head shots only and nothing above the horizon. 2) Big game hunting; nothing larger than a whit…etail deer. Accurate head or neck shots with larger, heavier bullets. 2) Target shooting; ar 15's are capable of moa accuracy out of the box with proper ammunition. 3) Self defense; not the best but better than nothing. 4) fun factor: no rifle can be more personalized or accesorized, low recoil, fairly inexpensive ammo, and accurate. Just plain fun. ( Full Answer )
If an Officer, you can resign. If enlisted, you would have to give 'GOOD' cause for seeking discharge. Help support family. Take care of elderly parent(s). OR confess to drug usage, criminal behavior, mental illness, homosexual activity, etc, etc, etc. All of which you would have to prove. Enlist…ed soldiers it is much more difficult, if you are looking for a discharge I'm sure you will find one but it will cost you a lot more than just the opportunity to go home. Basically, in today's Army you will have to more or less break the law or commit a felony offense and even still you may not be discharged, its the Army choice, your under a contract. (While breaking the law may get you discharged, having a girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse get a Domestic Violence restraining order on you is the safest. It's not a criminal charge, but the Lautenberg amendment forbids you carrying a weapon after that.) In the old days if you were not able to maintain the Army's Height/Weight standards or pass a Physical Fitness Test or even say that you are CRAZY then you could easily find yourself discharge or kicked out, not so much anymore. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Good question. The uniforms of the American Revolution were very plain and there was little to no military branch identification insignia on the tri-corner hat. From the period of the War of 1812 until the Civil War (1861-1865), the United States Army Infantry regulations called for a bugl…e horn badge of slight variations on soldier's caps to identify the Infantry branch of the Army.. On November 19, 1875, the U. S. Army Regulations called for the crossed rifles insignia to replace the bugle as the cap badge of the U. S. Infantry, which followed the design traditions of the crossed sabers and cannons of the U. S. Army Cavalry and Artillery branches. By 1898, the crossed rifle insignia began appearing on the collars of U. S. Army infantry uniforms. Since 1898 to the present day, the crossed rifle insignia has been traditionally displayed on the collars of United States Army uniforms. However, the crossed rifles cap insignia has been replaced with other types of badge designs.. Reference: Urwin, Gregory J. W., The United States Infantry, An Illustrated History 1775-1918. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1988. ( Full Answer )
Around the 1730's and they started using the 1 shot rifles around the 1740's I do not know the definitive answer but armies were using guns in Elizabethan I times (1533) so the above answer must be wrong. Look up Arquebus and then http://www.answers.com/topic/hand-cannon It depends upon whether o…r not you believe in Chinese invention and the dates given for such? But, it is relatively safe to propose the 14th century CE! ( Full Answer )
airborne units deploy by parachute. during WW2 ther were four main airborne units in the U.S. 101st airborne division, 82d airborne division, 11th airborne division and 17th airborne division. there were other smaller airborne units. at present time (I think) only one airborne division is still on j…ump status, the 82d airborne division. during WW2 airborne units operated in Europe and the Pacific.....there were a number of combat jumps initiated by those airborne elements during WW2, Korea and, I believe, Viet nam and Grenada ( Full Answer )
The US Army defends the United States and they help there allies they have control of the whole USA but of course to us there our freedom!
The US Army protects the US by: . standing ready to repel an invasion . protecting US interests abroad when called upon to use force . cooperating with our allies and with NATO is defense planning and practicing
Well they were around when Richard I Lionheart was killed by one in 1199, but I don't think they were at Hastings in 1066, so that narrows it down to 130 years or so..... & then I look it up to find that the Chinese had them... wait for it, in the 5th century BC !!!
Other than the fact that Raj Pal Dev is gay the US army mainly use the M4 carbine and they modify it depending on things. High ranking officers can pick any gun for their personal use. Answer M16 variants for rifle, M9 for sidearm. Answer: A "gun" in Army terms is a very specific weapon. The… M4 Carbine and M16 rifle are weapons or rifles. The M60 7.62 machine gun was a gun. The M240B and M249SAW are both guns. The M1 Abrams battle tank has a 120mm gun mounted on its turret. The M2 and M3 Bradleys can be mounted with a 25mm M242 Bushmaster which could be called a gun, and an M240C 7.62mm machine gun. The M102 105mm Towed, the M199 105mm towed, the M198 155mm towed, and the M109A6 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled, as howitzers are guns, big guns, artillery pieces. The AH-64D Apache Longbow carries a 30mm Chaingun. The MK19-3 Crew manned 30mm grenade machine gun is a gun.The m134 minigun, desert eagle,javelin launcher,AA-12,mossberg 500,12 gauge,m16,m9,m1911,m2 browing,s&w 500 magnum,357,44,38. m72law,bazooka,mac 11. There are other combat weapon systems used by the US Army that are categorized as guns, but those above are the most generally deployed. Answer The US Army's gun is the M109A6 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzer. A soldier's personal weapon can be an M4 carbine, M16 rifle, M249 squad automatic weapon, any of several sniper rifles, or the M9 pistol depending on the soldier's duty assignment. Watch Full Metal Jacket to find out what happens when you call one of these weapons a gun. Dont forget to include m21 ( Full Answer )
The US Army recognized the Stars and Stripes on the day it was adopted as the flag of the United States of America, 14 June 177.
The US Army is tasked with the military operations based on theland. This is the main arm of the Armed Forces of the UnitedStates.
The United States Army works as a single military force, and is not split up into smaller 'armies'. Rather, the Army is split up into companies, which are groups of platoons sent on a particular mission. A platoon consists of squads, which are made up of a handful of individuals. There are sometimes… around 200 enlisted men (as well as 4 or 5 officers) in a company and about 40 in a platoon. A company generally has about 3 to 5 platoons of men. ( Full Answer )
The Army has converted almost all of its troops to the M4, phasing out the M16. The M4 is basically a shorter and lighter version of the M16. The M4 uses a retractable stock and a shorter barrel. Although the shorter barrel gives the M4 a shorter accuracy at range, the M4 trumps the M16s close quar…ter combat performance (CQB) due to its small size. A big reason for the adoption of a more CQB friendly weapon is due to the close quarter battles being fought in the middle east. Another reason that concerns the conversion is the radical change in warfare; the wars of the future are much more likely to be conducted in urban areas rather then open landscapes. Open landscape combat is virtually dominated by modern vehicles and aircraft, leaving no space for foot soldiers. The USMC is converting fully to the M16A4, which further blurs the line between both the weapons. The M16A4 is very similar to the M4 and mainly differs with its regular long barrel and full stock. USMC is also issuing M4s only to support personnel and officers. The Army issued M4 does not support fully automatic fire. It only supports semi-automatic and burst fire. The special forces issued M4A1 however does support both fully automatic and semi-automatic firing rates. ( Full Answer )
the m16a1 was first feilded invietnam,later the m16a2 was made to fix some of the mistakes in th a1. the m4 is a carbine version of the a2. 1963 i belive
Their is no NATO M4. NATO countries that use the M4 either contract the purchase or license the production.
Contact your local law enforcement. As a general rule, each state will have its own qualification standards and they can vary. Most states run a peace officer or police officer academy(ies), that would be the first place I would check.
The Ia Drang battle in Vietnam (1965) was it's first large combat test. See film: "We Were Soldiers..." Ia Drang was an experimental engagement involving "Airmobile" units, the new "UH-1 Iroquois" helicopter (commonly referred to as the "Huey"), and the new M-16 Assault Rifle (commonly referred to a…s the "Mattel" toy by GIs). Boys growing up in the 1950's and 1960's grew up with Mattel toy guns...television commercials in the 50's/60's were always full of guns, beer, cigarettes, westerns, and war movies. Popular toy guns were the "Fanner Fifty" (from the Gunsmoke TV series), "Johnny Reb" cannon; "Wanted Dead or Alive" bounty hunter gun, a cut off lever action carbine, etc.. So by the time those boys were old enough to get drafted, they went to Vietnam and saw the "new toy plastic gun" the M-16 rifle; and called it a "Mattel.". Prior to Ia Drang, the US Army was using M14 service rifles, the CH21 Shawnee and CH34 Choctaw Helicopter, and "Airborne" Divisions already existed (those were created in WWII), while "AIRMOBILE" Divisions were only being tested in Vietnam. ( Full Answer )
During the Vietnam War era, "Gun" meant artillery. Small arms meant machine guns, rifles, pistols, etc. Today's "Gun's" in the US Army are hi-tech using smart projectiles and are mostly light weight improved versions from the Viet War. Mostly 105mm's and 155mm.. During the Vietnam War the US Army f…ielded: 175mm self propelled guns; 8 inch self propelled guns; 155mm self propelled guns; 40mm Dusters (WWII pom pom guns AAA); towed 105mm field guns, towed 155mm field guns (referred to as "Split Trails") because the towing portion of the guns were split to support it when firing; put together for towing. US Army tank guns were the 90mm on the M48 Patton tank; 152mm for the M551 Sheridan tank. The US Army infantry in Vietnam initially fielded the M14 rifle, then transitioned onto the M16 rifle. The standard pistol for all GIs was the standard model 1911 .45 automatic. Recoilless rifles operated by the US Army were the 90mm and 106mm. Standard mortars were the 81mm and 4 deuce (4.2 inch mortar). ( Full Answer )
its not a us army its the United states army, US is just the initials.
It will be a while. As of 2012 the US Army is going to buy around 140,000 M4A1 rifles from Colt Defense and Remington. These weapons will then be fitted with upgrade kits (supplier unknown) that will include a Gas Piston System or a new Direct Gas Impingement System , a new free floating rail syste…m, and a free floating barrel. While that is happening the US Army is running the Individual Carbine Competition witch is expected to conclude sometime between 2013 and 2014. If the winner of the competition shows a measurable improvement over the current M4, three companies will be contracted to build the new weapons which will be given to front-line troops. All other troops will receive the improved M4. If there is minimal improvement, front-line troops will be given the improved M4 and all other troops will receive the current m4. ( Full Answer )
M193 - Ball . M196 - Trace . M199 - Dummy . M200 - Blank (Violet tip and 7 petal rose crimp) . M855 - Ball (Green Tip) . M856 - Tracer (Red Tip) . M862 - Short Range Training Ammunition (Plastic with a Blue Tip)
The Beretta M9 is standard (itself a variation of the Beretta 92FS). The Sig P229 and Heckler & Koch USP pistols see some use with select units.
World War II in Europe is generally agreed to have begun when Nazi tanks rolled into Poland on September 1, 1939. It would be another 27 months before the US entered the war. On September 3, 1939, the US Army got a new commanding general when George C. Marshall was sworn in as the new Chief of Staff…. Marshall inherited an army that was the 21st largest in the world, right behind Bulgaria. The US Army was primed and equipped to refight WWI, and Marshall had a huge task to expand and modernize, and completely reorganize the US Army. There were less than 250,000 officers and men when Marshall began his work. In 1940, Congress passed the first peacetime draft in American history, to draft one million men into the Army to serve for one year. This draft legislation came up for renewal the next year, in August 1941, and passed Congress by the margin of a single vote. The million men drafted in 1940 were not let out after a year, as they had been promised, and were generally pretty aggravated about it. By December 1941, when the US was in the war, the US Army still numbered less than two million, a smaller force by far than that which Hitler had sent against the Russians in the summer of 1941. But, by the end of the war, under Marshall's guidance, the US Army had expanded to over eight million men and was victorious around the globe. Marshall was also in charge of the Air Force, which was still the US Army Air Force until 1947, so he commanded another three million men there. ( Full Answer )
From what I've seen of the Pakistani army, yes. It's not that Pakistani soldiers are bad, but their military has a lot of factionalism and divided loyalties, which only weakens it.
Whatever you want to use. If you have an RAS on it, you could put a foregrip, tactical light, PAC-4/PEQ-2/any other infrared aiming device, optics (EOTech, AimPoint.. some customers might use the MEPRO21), could could attach a grenade launcher or something like a KAC Masterkey breaching shotgun to i…t. Normal line units would typically have some sort of optic (EOTech, AimPoint, or Trijicon ACOG), rear backup iron sight, PAQ-4 or PEQ-2 infrared laser, and some sort of visible light. A rear area unit, however, isn't likely to use any of these, and may not even have the RAS, instead using just the standard heat shields and iron sights. ( Full Answer )
How strong will the US military will be if they replaced all their m16s and m4s with MP5 submachine guns?
They'd be worse off. The MP5 is a very limited range weapon, firing a pistol cartridge. While the compact design may be nice for close quarters environments, the major drawback is that you would only have an effective range of 50 - 100 metres, whereas the M4 has an effective range of 500 metres at a… point target, and 800 metres at an area target. ( Full Answer )
Typically, the 5.56x45 62 grain NATO SS109 and M855. It can also fire the 77 grain Mk 262 cartridge. Civilian "M4geries" typically have a 1 in 9 pitch (vs. the 1 in 7 pitch of the mil spec rifles) which can accommodate lighter weight cartridges, such as the 55 grain 5.56x45 M193, and 45 to 55 grain ….223 Remington. ( Full Answer )
No... the M4 carbine didn't enter production until 1984. The sometimes problematic predecessor of the M4 - the XM177 - was used in Vietnam, however.
dnl stands for delete to new line , you can use dnl to introduce comments; it works the same way as # in a shell script. "A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Fift EditionChapter 20 p. 678" The dnl command stands for delete to new line , it instructs the complier to ignore… anything on a line following the dnl: It is used to set of comments. ( Full Answer )
If the US government wanted to, they could have. That's exactly what the Israelis did, and the Argentines even managed to fit a 105mm main gun on their Shermans.
The blank. You might also say dummy munitions, which are shaped to resemble a cartridge with a projectile, but have no actual projectile.
Can a personal weapon M4 be used for us army weapons qualification when a unit has no weapons like TRADOC?
Personnel in any TDA unit who are not assigned individual weapons are exempt from weapon qualification in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 350-1, paragraph 4-10(5)d. HOWEVER....Active Component (AC) TDA units with personnel assigned individual weapons will qualify every six months.National Gua…rd (NG) personnel assigned individual weapons will qualify every 12 months. Consult the appropriate section of this chapter to determine authorized "resourcing" for qualification. ( Full Answer )
No, based on numbers alone the U.S. military would win. ---------------------- US would win. They have more firepower, more technology, but less brains and more idiots.
It is said that the US Army are the "defenders of freedom" for us. They do the stuff like put their lives on the line every day and risk it all so we don't have to.
Who was the general in chief of the us army when the civil war started and developer of the anaconda plan?
General Winfield Scott - a most distinguished soldier who was far too old for the job. He was one of the few leaders who realized that it would be a long war, and his 'Anaconda' plan - slowly squeezing the life out of the Confederacy - was very sound, and also very similar to the plan that the Unio…n did eventually put into effect. But it was ridiculed at the time for being too slow and ponderous, and in his frail state of health, he would obviously have to be replaced before long, so he was not in a position to fight his corner. ( Full Answer )
No, some of the first tanks used were the B1 Bis, FT-17, Panzer 1, Panzer 2, Panzer 3, T-26 and T-34. The Sherman wasn't used until late 1941, 2 years after the war ended.
I would stick to the 8.4v Ni-MH one it comes with and buy a duplicate because if you use something stronger you'll fry the plastic gearbox.
Not only the Army, but all the other service branches, as well as several law enforcement agencies (although theirs may have the government profile barrel, rather than the M4 profile barrel with the notch to accommodate the M203 or M320 grenade launcher). Not every Army unit uses the M4, or has it …as the standard issue weapon - there are units in the Army where the M16 is standard, and the M4 may be reserved for support personnel, officers, etc. ( Full Answer )
Us army in simply words. Because they have the support of other countries including China, Australia and New Zealand. Many more. No. The United States Military is not stronger than the Egyptian Military because of foreign allies. The United States Military is stronger than the Egyptian Army on acc…ount of better training, more advanced weaponry, more open enlistment, and a better command structure. ( Full Answer )
The M16 can fire 3000 rounds before it jams. This is because the M16 isn't a spring rifle (like the AK47 or SA80). The carbon is forced up a small pipe down the side of the rifle and released through 2 holes in the breach. This makes the pipe block up when too much carbon passes through and the brea…ch blocks up too, preventing rounds from being loaded into the breach for firing. The M4 is the same rifle, just it's shorter which makes it jam after 300 rounds due to the same reasons. In th US army there's (on average) only 1 soldier in every 650 who can replace the pipe and clear the breach properly and it takes around an hour to do each one. Other weapons like the AK47 or the SA80 (L85) don't jam nearly as much becasue the spring breaks the carbon up. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
The standard issue pistol is the Beretta M9, which is a variant of the Beretta 92 series. Other pistols issued to select units for niche role applications include the Sig Sauer P226, Sig Sauer P229, and Heckler & Koch USP45.
The Union had the advantage because of a larger population and greater industrialization (with which to manufacture weapons). The Confederacy, as it happened, had a more disciplined military force, but that advantage was not enough to overcome the advantages of the Union (although it was enough to g…reatly prolong the war). ( Full Answer )
The M4 carbine fires NATO standard 5.56x45mm ammunition. This is often confused with commercial .223 Remington ammo, which is dimensionally similar. However, they are not the same.
Several. . OH-6 Cayuse, MH-6 "Little Bird", and other variants of the H-6 series . OH-58 Kiowa . AH-1 Cobra (still in service with some second line units) . AH-64 Apache . UH-60 Blackhawk, MH-60, and other variants of the H-60 series . CH-47 Chinook, MH-47, and other variants of the H…-47 series On a side note, the Army is the only branch which operates the H-47 series (CH-47, MH-47, etc.) and the only branch which does NOT operate the H-53 series (CH-53, MH-53, etc.) ( Full Answer )
No, it would not be. First off, units don't carry spare M249s, and the ones they do have need to be assigned at squad level. In a firefight, officers would actually be directing, and would be less prone to actually engaging the enemy. Thus, the placement of the M249s in squads whose task it is to en…gage is essential. ( Full Answer )
The U.S., Canada, England, France, Australia, Poland and New Zealand in WWII, and in the Korean the South Korean army used the M4 a little bit, too.
I can't find any references to a "CRO2" anywhere, nor does it appear to be a military nomenclature. Please check again and repost with the correct nomenclature.
The standard 5.56 mm cartridge is centerfire. There IS an adaptor to permit the use of .22 LR rimfire ammo for training.
It fires the 5.56x45mm cartridge. It is compatible with the 62grain M855/SS109 ball, the 64 grain M856 tracer, blank cartridges,and it can use the 77 grain Mk. 262 cartridge. The slow twist ofrifling (1 in 7) makes it impractical for use with the older 55grain M193 ball ammo and 45 - 55 grain commer…cial .223 Remingtonloads. ( Full Answer )
As the empire expanded, there were not enough Italians (citizens) to fill the ranks of the army so the Romans hired auxiliaries from the various provinces. Most times the client kings were required to supply a certain number of troops to the army. This worked out well for the Romans as certain provi…ncials "specialized" in areas where the Romans did not excel. Examples of this would be the Batavians, known for their horsemanship. There were also slingers and archers among the auxiliaries. The majority of the Roman cavalry consisted of auxiliaries led by a Roman officer. ( Full Answer )