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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

And … is there a photo of that short barreled weapon all by itself somewhere?




mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

T97 bullpup rifle, chambered in 5.56, CC.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

Thanks. Is the barrel typically that short?


mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

I jumped too soon without looking hard enough, CC. Looks more like an smg/machine pistol, using pistol ammo. Now I'm curious…gotta research this myself.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Thanks MJ!


mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

Oops, I think you posted a thanks for the pic while I was editing it out of my response.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

Lol. No wonder the pictures I found of T97s looked different.


Andy Maloney16 Apr 2018 12:48 p.m. PST


SouthernPhantom16 Apr 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

Whatever it is, it is definitely a pistol-caliber SMG-type weapon. That looks very similar to an MP-5 magazine, come to think of it.

saltflats192916 Apr 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

Looks like the qcw

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

I think that she's wearing the helmet and insignia of a soldier attached to UN peacekeeping forces.

The weapons looks practical for a driver or someone like that -- sort of a super-pistol, for when there isn't space to carry or use a rifle or even a larger SMG.

Does anyone make figures like that in 25mm?

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

I'll go with the QCW, lol. Oberlindes, Empress has modern PLAs, in 28mm, though.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

It looks like the same weapon seen here, right?




Lion in the Stars16 Apr 2018 5:48 p.m. PST

Too bad 5.8 sucks as a round. It's still basically a .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, a 40grain slug at ~1600-2200fps depending on barrel length.

It's good for organized warfare, where someone catching a round will lie down and wait for his medic to come to him. Utterly useless in the third world when you need to stop that qat-chewing Somali from taking your head off with a machete.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 11:03 p.m. PST


So I guess it wouldn't work well with some of our own drug-crazed samurai sword wielding idiots either?


Lion in the Stars17 Apr 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

Unless you manage to cut the guy's heart in half with the shot (which has apparently happened with the original AP ammo for the P90. Once.).

I'll take something larger, like a 9mm (or better yet, the .45).

28mm Fanatik17 Apr 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

It looks like a toy gun.

EnemyAce21 Apr 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

The important thing is that it is easily handled by small women soldiers. Like how so much of our military equipment is designed these days.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member07 May 2018 1:21 a.m. PST

LOL. Wow, is that the trend now? Made for shorter people (women, and some ethnicities)?


Lion in the Stars07 May 2018 10:55 p.m. PST

@CC: well, the reason the Army bought the Sig to replace the M9 was because the Sig has replaceable grip panels to allow people with smaller hands to hang onto the thing!

One guy in my gaming group can't shoot my CZ75 (doublestack 9mm), but my 1911 fits him great.

And the Asian nations in particular have a cultural thing about how the ideal woman is barely up to your chin, which makes for very petite female police and military. So petite that they have to use the left hand to operate the slide stop of a pistol, and are basically grabbing the front of the trigger guard for their "proper grip"!

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