"This is a real hunka junk." I wish to have William Atwater's glorious job one day.
Dinner at his house would be so awesome. Great food, brandy, cigars, and stories about rare guns.
This was a solution without a real problem.
Still I've always wanted a Space Marine bolter...
I'd rather be a Tyranid and bio-evolve all my weapons
Burn the heretic! Kill the mutant! Purge the unclean!
|Syd Midnight |
Through Google you can find stories from a scout sniper who carried it in Vietnam. He never fired it in combat, but said it was pretty reliable and fun for the gee whiz factor. He liked the fact that it's stealthy, the "bang" happens several meters away from the gun, and it won't explode if you fire it with a clogged barrel, an issue when you lie in mud all day.
I remember a Man from U.N.C.L.E. book where Napoleon Solo managed to kill some THRUSH agents because he fast talked them into thinking his gyrojet pistol was a cap gun.
-1 because this clip is too short.. it's pretty cool to watch it fire.
you should have posted a link to the video!
A couple years too late, but I came across: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?38550-Gyrojet- pistol-issued-to-SOG-in-Vietnam
The first response has a few first hand anecdotes.
A cool thing about the gyrojet is that its fatal flaws were a result of 1960's era ammo manufacturing, so we're just a DARPA contract or a few rich investors away from badass rocket rifles. Its sci-fi awesomeness is undiminished... imagine something the size and weight of a .45 that fires mini RPGs. IT COULD HAPPEN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
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Rocket Lawn Chair.
+5 Stars for knowing we're ready for the Ruskies in space.
that battle would look an awful lot like Terran Marines shooting down a Science Vessel
This was the perfect weapon to counter all the stainless steel VC in Nam.
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