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Thortrains Inactive Member01 May 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

My review of the Tim Mee Cyan and Russet M16 Army Men

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Enjoy and share!

Ed von HesseFedora01 May 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

Interesting. I always wondered where they got that LMG.

Ed

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

I always thought it might be a stoner with a ridiculous bipod.

Don't knock the 3.5" bazooka. Most western armies still had it into the late seventies!

Thortrains Inactive Member01 May 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

During my service, the US no longer used the 3.5. We had the M72 LAW and recoilless rifles. That being said, a 3.5 inch shaped charge would be formidable.

Thortrains Inactive Member01 May 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Tim Mee was not the only one with the odd light machine gun. Either the jungle GI Joe or Special Forces GI Joe was advertised in a comic book showing him with the experimental machine gun. When they actually made the Jungle / Special Forces weapons, they had a conventional M60 with a belt of bullets. And the early M16s made for GI Joe had a wooden butt stock.

14Bore02 May 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

I was working on making a squad of figures both standing and squatingor under cover. So for instance the commander walking with a 1911 and binoculars would be cut with a figure squatting. The bazooka squat firer would get a walking bottom. But connection was the problem.

Thortrains Inactive Member03 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

There are some Chinese knockoffs that did just that: swap torsos and legs. You can find that on Ebay and at Amazon.

14Bore03 May 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

I assumed the machine gunner had a bren gun, why I never knew.
As a kid I literally had a battalion, but like all my toys I tossed them away.

Zinkala24 May 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

I had a bunch of these as a kid in the late 70's early 80's. I always wondered why US soldiers had a bren gun. Didn't know enough about period equipment back then to know the bazooka was out of date. I had some matching vehicles too. A tank (I think M-48), jeep and howitzer, truck with removable canvas top and helicopter. When I was about 15 my cousin and I sent the boys of to war with .22 rifles. It was a fun afternoon of plinking our old toys but I miss them and wish we hadn't destroyed them.

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