View Full Version : Belt-fed machinegun ammo backpack!

Toolbox X
10-18-2011, 8:13 AM
This is awesome and actually being deployed!!!

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MEHTAR Lam, Afghanistan, Oct. 14, 2011 -- It all began during an intense 2 1/2-hour firefight with the enemy earlier this year in Afghanistan.

As members of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard, sat around later at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam and discussed the engagement, they talked about how three-man teams manning crew-served weapons struggled to stay together over difficult terrain in fluid battles.

Someone mentioned actor Jesse Ventura in the movie "Predator." His character brandished an M-134 Mini-gun fed by an ammo box on his back. After the Soldiers had a good laugh over that thought, Staff Sgt. Vincent Winkowski asked why a gunner couldn't carry a combat load of ammo. He decided to pursue the idea.

Read the entire article here:http://www.army.mil/article/67318/_Ironmanan__a_game_changer_on_battlefield/


10-18-2011, 8:41 AM
Thats awesome!!!!!!!

Super Spy
10-18-2011, 8:42 AM
Awesome, and the more you shoot the lighter your load is.

10-18-2011, 8:45 AM
outstanding out ****ing standing. now all they need is this http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRKUF5hBGW4JsZbgIA4V7tzkR1FE3gnE bOgIO-sEclOfXpW-qAMog http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRntYP-iB1JbyR2IgnXQ5u4h1RaKCF1J6aU1DVbndqHjpOC9D56rQ and he'll be set.

10-18-2011, 8:53 AM
It's a "game changer," did Will invent it? :smilielol5:

Seriously though, that's badass!!

10-18-2011, 9:13 AM
Hmm...need this for Knob Creek...

10-18-2011, 9:58 AM
The gunner's are going to have legs the size of redwood's by the time they leave afghanistan.

10-18-2011, 10:33 AM


10-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Thats sick! They should arm all the soldiers with mini-guns

10-18-2011, 12:11 PM
So awesome!

10-18-2011, 1:35 PM
An infidel solution to a taliban problem!

KICK *****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10-18-2011, 1:56 PM
Sweet!.....Maybe I'll amble over to the belt-fed Forum and see if those feed chutes are still for sale.

10-18-2011, 6:02 PM
I think this idea was tried in Vietnam with the M60.

10-18-2011, 7:12 PM
the shoulder thing that goes up :eek:

10-18-2011, 7:23 PM
A calgunner did this a long time ago. I don't see why it took so long for the military to realize how simple it is to do.

Toolbox X
10-19-2011, 9:23 AM
They are trying to design a new feed chute because the one they are using costs $1710.

10-19-2011, 5:52 PM
A calgunner did this a long time ago. I don't see why it took so long for the military to realize how simple it is to do.

They had to find the right company to produce it for 10x what its worth.

10-19-2011, 6:00 PM
That thing is awesome. I wonder how well it feeds though considering it twists around like that.

10-19-2011, 6:17 PM
since it is cool it is absolutely illegal in california...

10-19-2011, 6:38 PM
since it is cool it is absolutely illegal in california...

yup just got an email from Senator Deleon about how much of a menace to society this thing is and how he is going to introduce a bill to ban it for the sake of our children and police officers.

10-19-2011, 7:29 PM
The basic idea has been around since Vietnam if not earlier, ranging from ammo cans with feed chutes duct taped on and the like. However a few years ago Tyr tactical was approached by a few group guys to perfect the design, which they did, and revealed their design at some trade shows. A few months after said trade shows Natick went and did their own design, from the ground up, Thats what you see in those pics, not some creation of those NG troops.

Now why Natick decided to make their own design instead of using an already designed and debugged version COTS like the team guy guys did, I don't know, politics maybe.