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To: em2vn; Travis McGee
One of the tactics used by the SEAL TEAMS in RVN was to put a charge of c-4 in anAK47 magazine about ten rounds down. When it hit a trip switch after en rounds were fired the charge of C4 detonated. There is another reason for this and a good one.
17 posted on 07/28/2003 1:51:38 PM PDT by harpseal (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: harpseal
was to put a charge of c-4 in anAK47 magazine about ten rounds down
I was never in country (I was in the AF: stayed around expensive equipment that they didn't want to get shot up anymore than necessary - kept it out of the country), but I had a friend of mine that was in the Central Highlands for his tour and according to him the only time his unit would use captured munitions is when his unit saw the guy drop and were able to remove the ammo from him/her's person. A couple of guys in his unit carried AK's, but he did say they had to be careful using them.
19 posted on 07/28/2003 2:07:31 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: harpseal
At least our guys are thinking, right?

Next year, another group will come full circle and swear that 9mm is the answer.

22 posted on 07/28/2003 4:05:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: harpseal
One of the tactics used by the SEAL TEAMS in RVN was to put a charge of c-4 in anAK47 magazine about ten rounds down. When it hit a trip switch after en rounds were fired the charge of C4 detonated. There is another reason for this and a good one.

The Commies returned the favor, too. I've got a book around here that gives detailed information on com-bloc firearms and ammo, including a "special" 7.62x39 round that was charged with high explosive instead of gunpowder.

31 posted on 07/28/2003 5:14:37 PM PDT by Cloud William
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To: harpseal
Not just AK ammunition. They did the same type of reconfigurement to mortar rounds, grenades and anything else that would go boom in the face of pith helmet.
33 posted on 07/28/2003 5:36:47 PM PDT by em2vn
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