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Beware of these French Panzerknackers!
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:14 am
Here's the latest high-tech gadget when it comes to French anti-tank warfare...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:16 am
At least that one fired. Most probably will never be fired, and only dropped once!
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:50 am
Sure isn't that why they gave them those white Kepi covers? Just stick one on the butt of your rifle and lift above your head.....
Or white uniform jackets for Italian officers? Attach lanyard to braid and run it up a flagpole....
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:00 pm
...did it fire?...did it fire?... did it.....oh. well, it's made in China.
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:02 pm
if you look closely you can almost see the European "CE-approved" sticker on it; sure-fire guarantee it positively, has to....not work.
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:08 pm
This is what happens when you fail to understand that the PIAT should not be used as a basis for developing new anti-tank weapons........
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:55 pm
Nah, sure they used it for the basis of an equally-effective anti-tank weapon - the BB gun!
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:20 pm
Guys, it's just a short-range ATGM......
~D, the EviL
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:35 pm
as in the..."Knock, Knock! Candygram for Mongol!" sense?
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:03 pm
Des Francais avec un accent pareil n'importe quoi....
they are canadians not French.
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:48 am
Probably french canadian soldiers. In France, we never use the word "advice" before firing.
By the way, if the rocket doesn't start, this ATGM is just a PIAT. At least, this weapon is good for running away.
I hope it was only an inert missile. At what distance from the launcher, the warhead safety is unlocked ?
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:58 am
This doesn't surprise me with Canada this reminds me of one of my Mates in the Canadian Army he has horror stories about things like this happening all the time. When he told me about some of their Karl Gustav weapons it made me grit my teeth.
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:24 am
Are you supposed to use it in the run-up-to-tank-and fire method like the classic jamming a potato up a car exhaust? THAT would work!
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:05 pm
sadly, we aren't the only persons using the eryx, so do the Norwegians and the French.
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:49 pm
sadly, we aren't the only persons using the eryx
"? A good joke should run and run....