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    My first hand experience would tell me the AK-47. It was a reliable weapon and a MAJOR body stopper. The extremely loud, woodpecker type retort of the AK-47 in the jungle was an intimidating sound and one that I will never forget!

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    Both not great weapons really. The US should get rid of the M16. Get a better one, it would do us a lot of good.

    the AK47 is a cheap, durable, reliable gun. Yet very innacurate.

    M16 is an expensive, fragile, sometimes reliable gun. But with better accuracy.

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    • #3
      There's been a previous thread on this topic that you might like to refer to.

      http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...=&threadid=710

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nreese21
        Both not great weapons really. The US should get rid of the M16. Get a better one, it would do us a lot of good.
        They've been looking into possible replacements for at least 25 years, both off-the-shelf and new designs. True to bureaucratic procedure, they've come to no firm conclusions yet.
        the AK47 is a cheap, durable, reliable gun. Yet very innacurate.

        M16 is an expensive, fragile, sometimes reliable gun. But with better accuracy.
        The primary problem with the AK-47 and to a lesser degree in newer incarnations, is its recoil - this makes it near impossible to keep pointed in the same place. It has thus been used as a "spray" weapon, and would never find its way into the hands of a marksman. It has also, of course, been a favorite of terrorists and other extremists.

        In my opinion, the M-16 was made to be fired on a target range, not in combat, that is, at least, unless combat is to be held in a "clean room".
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        • #5
          The AK-47's accuracy only held really until 300m-400m. This was enough for most of the engagments that the Vietcong took part in. The fact that the M-16 is more accurate is really only true past the 400m range of the AK (M-16's basically were accurate up to 600m). This range was however rarely really tested especially when battling the Vietcong.

          In terms of M-16 replacements.... theres several programs. The XM8 is probably the most likely one to actually enter service. It provides capabilities which are actually not much better than the M-16 or many other newer assault rifles, but it is more reliable for one. Its already been annouced that it will enter service relatively soon.
          Then theres the XM-29 OICW which was originally though to be the replacement for the M-16. It didn't work out however. The program has been dragged out, and become VERY expensive. There is also strong critics of it (including me) that think it will be a horrible weapon in just about any engament except at long ranges where it can actually use its secondary weapons effectively. Because of the delays in this programs, the XM-8 was designed and will enter service first. This weapon will likely enter service too, but in limited numbers until it could be properly tested in combat.

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          • #6
            For Vietnam, the AK-47.
            For a desert war, the M-16.
            "SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM" - " If you want peace, prepare for war".

            If acted upon in time, ww2 could have been stopped without a single bullet being fired. - Sir Winston Churchill

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            • #7
              Neither should be equipped in our army.

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