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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2023 8:49 p.m. PST

" Well that is the festive period out of the way. I have had to replace my paint desk due to the old one finally falling apart -it never did like being moved the last time and the drawers finally fell out and the top was loose . I took advantage of the sales to get a new one . The winter painting stash is now all sorted and ready for production again …"




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tomrommel118 Sep 2023 10:50 p.m. PST


Archon6418 Sep 2023 11:01 p.m. PST

I don't think you'd want to be sitting there when the weapon fires.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2023 12:56 a.m. PST

Totally agree. The backblast from any recoilless rifle is massively destructive.

bracken19 Sep 2023 1:18 a.m. PST

I remember seeing a documentary about how they used the backblast to move across streets in built up areas. Not sure if it was a commen technique or something that just arose from necessity. I keep looking at this so sooner or later I will probably add one to my collection and seeing how good it looks here then I can't go wrong.

Wolfhag19 Sep 2023 2:47 a.m. PST

That was our Battalion level AT weapon in the mid 1970s. The spotter rifle was very accurate as was the 106mm round. They always employed "Shoot & Scoot" tactics moving out before the round hit the target.


troopwo Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2023 1:56 p.m. PST

Definitely something you load from "beside" the end of the barrel and not from "behind", unless you want an eight to twelve inch hole in your chest.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2023 3:40 p.m. PST



jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Sep 2023 5:50 a.m. PST

very nice job on my 28mm Mule!!
btw..its an all metal model!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2023 7:13 a.m. PST

I have the impression that even just aiming the wretched thing was done from its left hand side, let alone firing it. I suspect well away from the mule was wisest then!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2023 3:56 p.m. PST

Happy you like the painting job my good friend Jammy!…


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2023 3:56 a.m. PST

bit of info on the Mule….

The U.S. Military M274 Truck, Platform, Utility, 1⁄2 Ton, 4X4 or "Carrier, Light Weapons, Infantry, 1⁄2 ton, 4x4", also known as the "Mule", "Military Mule", or "Mechanical Mule", is a 4-wheel drive, gasoline-powered truck/tractor type vehicle that can carry up to 1⁄2 short ton (0.45 tonnes) off-road. It was introduced in 1956 and used until the 1980s.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2023 11:59 a.m. PST

Thanks Jammy!


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