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Desc:1960's answer to the NAM
Category:Science & Technology
Tags:guns, Failed, gyro pistol, rocket gun
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"This is a real hunka junk." I wish to have William Atwater's glorious job one day.
I wish to have just one of his obviously delicious sandwiches.

Syd Midnight
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.
See, that's the kind of information this video should have.

you should have posted a link to the video!

Syd Midnight
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

Caminante Nocturno
Rocket Lawn Chair.
Aubrey McFate
Thank you! *salute*

+5 Stars for knowing we're ready for the Ruskies in space.
Just as long as they're standing waaaaaaaaay over there.

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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