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    1 Apr 20 M14 Picture of the Day



    Bonus if you can name the Weapon System
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    4.7" mortar?
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    4.7" mortar?
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    Looks like a "Davy Crockett" without the nuclear warhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    Looks like a "Davy Crockett" without the nuclear warhead
    Yes !

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    Never heard about it. What was it really?
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Never saw a Crockett but got a close look at an Honest John... was running a mortar range and was ordered to cease fire for 20 minutes because the rocket was coming directly over us on the way to the impact area. It had a concrete warhead, not a nuke. I just happened to be looking in exactly the right place when it came over the horizon, flew directly overhead, totally silent and slowly rotating. Gone in a flash. Most impressive!

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    Kind of a "Nervous Nelly" weapon. Range is only 1 to 2 miles with a 9.7 megaton warhead. It also had a problem with wandering off of its trajectory. Reminds me of a "Willy Pete" grenade that had a bursting radius greater than the distance an average soldier can throw it. Drill sergeants advise "Throw it and run like hail in the other direction!" Yes, he was from Alabama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovidio View Post
    Never heard about it. What was it really?
    The M-28 or M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System was the tactical nuclear recoilless gun (smoothbore) for firing the M-388 nuclear projectile that was deployed by the United Statesicon during the Cold War. It was one of the smallest nuclear weapon systems ever built, with a yield between 10 and 20 tons TNT equivalent (40–80 gigajoules). It is named after American folk hero, soldier, and congressman Davy Crockett.
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