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Tgunner22 Jun 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Creepy! Useful too, but creepy. I can only imagine the jokes being tossed around about this thing!



JimDuncanUK22 Jun 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

I would worry if they started to use it as a 'second arm' for some of our veterans.

28mm Fanatik22 Jun 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

It would be less creepy and less of a fodder for juvenile sexual jokes if it didn't wear a sleeve because it's clearly just a mechanical arm extension.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Jun 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

That should stiffen up our forces! evil grin

McWong7322 Jun 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

Gives a very erect stance doesn't it

28mm Fanatik22 Jun 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

It ensures that there's no ejectile dysfunction.

See what you made me do? Hope you're all proud of yourselves.

charared Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

Talk about "liking" your job…

A lot!!?

Palewarrior22 Jun 2018 4:29 p.m. PST

Good job it's camouflaged, nobody wants their helmet shot off…

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 4:43 p.m. PST

If you scroll all the way down the article, there is a much better picture of what the third arm actually looks like.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

Great. Now there'll be two short arm inspections.

Lion in the Stars22 Jun 2018 5:47 p.m. PST

Now to give it some gyrostabilization and auto-aiming capabilities. Colonial Marines smartgun rigs! evil grin

foxweasel22 Jun 2018 10:14 p.m. PST

More overall weight to carry. Soldiers who need to use one with an M4 are just weak and need to do a bit more pokey drill. It's not even as though the standing position is used much, fire a couple of rounds and adopt appropriate positions behind nearest cover. This things just a 4lb sling but more restrictive.

Major Mike23 Jun 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

It's only four more pounds, why, we can then slap more stuff on the soldier to carry, I mean, we'll soon have the exoskeleton to help carry the load. The soldier does not even look to be wearing a full plate carrier, but he may have a donut carrier. A belt of 100 round of 7.62 is about 5 pounds, find a way to reduce that weight.

CFeicht Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2018 7:09 a.m. PST

Must be hell firing that prone ……

Lion in the Stars23 Jun 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

@Major Mike: They're working on reducing ammo weight. We already have semi-plastic .50cal cases (plastic upper with brass base like a shotgun shell), and it's looking more and more like the caseless LSAT LMG will be the new SAW/LMG (I'm assuming that along with the switch to caseless ammo there will be a caliber change to 6.5mm, so the SAW and LMG can be the same weapon). Obviously, the replacement for the M4/M16 would use the same ammo as the SAW/LMG.

bsrlee24 Jun 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

Just wait for some wit to acquire a dress mannequin arm, hollow it out and attach it suitably.

Lion in the Stars25 Jun 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Just wait for some wit to acquire a dress mannequin arm, hollow it out and attach it suitably.

I'll give it less than 60 days after the support arm enters general service.

And less than 30 days after general service introduction before someone hollows out an 'adult novelty item'.

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