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Found a few good ones... maybe a little too easy for some of you military afficionados out there (I'm about 80 percent sure I spelled that wrong). Anyways, here goes...

1) What was the largest non-nuclear bomb (in terms of blast effect/weight), ever used in combat BEFORE 1995? After 1995?

2)What piece-of-crap prototype firearm currently boasts the fastest rate of fire of any man-portable weapon in the world? (Believe me, I've seen the models, and it isn't even fit to melt down and make bullets with...)

3) Who previously held the record for the longest sniper shot ever recorded before those Canadian boys broke his record in Afghanistan? What was the nickname given by enemy forces to this famed marksman?

and lastly, 4) How many weapons do I carry on me at all times? This question will test your listening skills as well as your intuition...

Strap on those thinking caps gentlemen!!!
Winner (1st to answer all correctly) will receive a lifetime supply of Duvel and Newcastle!!! (I know I harp on those beers a lot, but they're just so damn good) Dirol

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Question 2: That got to be the crappy Ingram MAC 10 & 11? Smile

Question 4: Submachinegun/carbine. Handgun. Tazer. Pepperspray. Knife. 5?

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Question 2: That got to be the crappy Ingram MAC 10 & 11? Smile

Question 4: Submachinegun/carbine. Handgun. Tazer. Pepperspray. Knife. 5?

A good guess on 2 Leon, but "prototype" is the key word... as for the 4th question, I mean physically on my body, at once (I can't fit an HK MP5 down my jeans, and I don't use pepperspray because it's not very reliable). Just because I corrected those two doesn't mean the other 3 are right, and the number is close, but no cigar.

Keep guessing :idea:

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This may be a technicality, but scientists during WW2 mada a prototype non-nuclear warhead and practiced dropped it on Dresden. Sad but true eh, the biggest, baddest bomb of the time dropped on such a beautiful city. And, if you don't recall, the Nuclear bomb then was so heavy the bombers could barely lift off properly. Minus the technicality, you could use the V2 rocket, an ICBM, IRBM, SCUD, you name it.

I cannot fathom that the Lord has blessed us with logic and rationality and have us forgo their use.

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hiroshima or nagasaki in ww2

link to the record shot by a canadian:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/713521/posts

Carbine, side arm, tactical gear ie flasbangs, maybe a non lethal, body armour helmet

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I believe the sniper record belonged to some goofy ass marine, name, who cares? Snipers should remain nameless to the public, war should remain unseen to the public too.
Fastest handheld weapon...I would say the Glock 18 Automatic Pistol. As useless as it is ceramic. Fires fast tho...real fast.
As for the last question, most offduty officers carry atleast 2 guns at all times, one under the shirt, the other on an ankel holster. Btw, most officers won't say how many guns they carry (It's bad for guys who sucker thump you from behind). I would say you carry a 9mm Barretta, and perhaps a 38. Special on the ankle. Sounds about right...

I cannot fathom that the Lord has blessed us with logic and rationality and have us forgo their use.

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1.) The T14 M110 22,000-lb Grand Slam, when I went to look up the 10,000 pounder (m121 iirc) for clearing LZ's in 'Nam I found one a bit bigger heheheh.

3.) I believe the longest shot before that was made by Carlos Hathcock of the USMC.

I'd bet the FAMAS is the #2 Blum 3

I'd also guess you carry 6 weapons with you but I don't know how you could fit them without risk of blowing ones privates off in an award moement xD

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Ok I'll venture a guess here:
1. pre 1995- T14 M110 22,000 lb. "Grand Slam" developed by the British during WW2. This bomb stood 26' 6" tall .
post 1995 - T12 43,600 lb. Demolition Bomb devoloped by the United States.

2. This would be the new prototype machine gun developed by Australian Mike O'dwyer. This weapon is capable of firing one million rounds per minute.

3. Carlos Hathcocks 2,250 meter in Vietnam. The Vietcong called him "Long Tra'ng" because he always wore a feather to taunt his enemies.

4. I would have to say ' all of them' among which would be your primary, secondary, a hidden handgun, and at least one or more knifes.

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The prototype weapons is called metal storm. I worries me that I didn't even have to look it up.

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2). I vote for the H&K G11. Looks like crap but shots twice as fast as a FAMAS or a MAC. Unfortunately it would melt down if you really fire 1 minute with it XD.

4). I would guess ... 5 ... 2 pistols and 2 knifes and 1 less than lethal weapon.

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I didn't know a 9mm Pistol by metal storm limited could have 1mill RPM Wink

Any thing else I've heard of beining development is more arty then firearm

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The Answers

Well you all put forth a valiant effort... and the winner is JB, both for number of answers correct in one post, and for bringing something to my attention.

My Answers

1) The largest non-nuclear bomb even used in combat BEFORE 1995 was the Grand Slam, aka the Earthquake bomb and several other names. The bomb weighed in at 22,000 pounds and was 26.5 feet long with a reinforced steel nose cone. It was designed to penetrate approx. 110 feet into the earth before detonating, because an explosion will release more energy into an incompressible medium (consider detonating a bomb on the surface- the energy can travel anywhere and will choose the path of least resistance- up into the air where its damage potential is wasted). By exploding underground, the weapon would send tremendous shockwaves through the earth, obliterating any substantial structure within the blast area.

After 1995, the largest bomb I was aware of was MOAB (Massive Ordiance Air Blast or "Mother Of All Bombs") - developed by the Air Force in 2002. The weapon weighs about the same as the Grand Slam, though it is about 7 feet shorter. Capable of completely incinerating an area 1/4 mile in radius, and sending super-high pressure blast waves out to 1 mile in every direction, the bomb packs one hell of a serious punch. The blast overpressure alone will destroy most houses, and it is currently the largest non-nuclear weapon in the US arsenal.

---- JB, after some research, yes I found the T12 "Bunker Buster" to be a much heavier weapon, and you get credit. Still I find the MOAB to be much more badass, as you can see the sheer destruction it causes.

2) The prototype weapon is the O'Dwyer VLE (Variable Load Electronic) Pistol. A "Metal Storm" weapon, the gun uses electrical charges to ignite propellant behind rounds stacked on top of one another in the chamber. The pistol has three barrel, each capable of holding different types of ammunition (supposedly you can switch between lethal and non-lethal, but we in the law enforcement community have deemed this... bull****. Not because it can't be done, but it is useless and shouldn't be trusted). Obviously the weapon cannot hold enough ammunition to sustain this kind of fire, but it is estimated to have a rate of fire exceeding one million rounds per minute. It is said that the gun can fire so fast, the shooter can place three rounds through the same hole, with one squeeze of the trigger, before the recoil even hits him (that's why we use double taps, this gun is ****).

3) Carlos Hathcock is given credit for the longest shot of 2,286 meters (1.42 miles), which stood until Rob Furlong's 2,430 meter shot in Afghanistan recently. Both men were using .50 caliber weapons systems; Furlong used a Mac-Millan .50 caliber sniper rifle, but Hathcock used an M2 .50 Caliber machine gun emplacement which he had fitted with the scope from his rifle. Hathcock was credited with getting the scout-sniper program rolling, and likely would have continued shooting were it not for his convoy running over a 500 pound box mine on a trail. Hathcock was thrown from the vehicle he was traveling in, and he jumped back in and pulled the other 7 marines with him off the flame-engulfed truck before finally jumping to safety himself. It took 30 years, but Hathcock has since received the Silver Star, the nation's 3rd highest military honor.
---With regards to the nickname: Hathcock was called "Long Tra'ng du'Kich", which translates to "White Feather Sniper". Going against all military sniping doctrine, Hathcock wore a white feather in his boonie cap when out on missions, because he "was just that good"; he dared the enemy to take a shot at him. Not without a little humility, Hathcock took the feather out only once when his mission involved crawling through over a kilometer of open grassland for 3 days and nights to assassinate an NVA General.

Hathcock remains a legend in the Marine Corps and the sniper community; he has 93 confirmed kills, with the actual number suspected to be well over 100. I had the honor of meeting him once, and he was a very modest and quiet-spoken man; he is also one of the bravest men I have ever known.

4) I carry three weapons on me at all times- two pistols and one knife.
They are the SIGARMS P226 chambered in .40 S&W, Glock 19 chambered in 9mm Para, and a Recon 1 knife coated in matte black teflon. The SIG is always in a quick-release hip holster and the Glock is small enough to fit comfortably on my right ankle holster. The knife I keep on my left ankle, and I use it very often (not for attacking, the blade is extra-sharp, extra-tough, and cuts through almost anything like butter).

--- Technically JB is also correct when he says I carry "all of them". The three above are always on my person, but the heavy duty gear (i.e. my MP5 and tactical gear) are always in my SUV under lock and key. The case they are in is mounted in the rear cargo area and is bolted to the chassis of the truck.

Well there you have it. JB I'll get back to you on the beer shipment. The rest of you, not a bad effort, but dont worry. I've got plenty more trivia for you coming up next time... 8O

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Party at my place!! BiggrinCheers :yoda CheersBiggrin

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Cheers Cheers