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Vietnam War - US Army and USMC weapons by AndreaSilva60 Vietnam War - US Army and USMC weapons by AndreaSilva60


M3A1: weight 3,6 kg - lenght 579 mm, 760 mm with stock extendend, Cal. 45ACP

M21: weight 5,27 kg - lenght 1181 - Cal. 7.62x51 NATO  - Leatherwood ART Rifle Scope

M16A1: weight 2,9 kg - lenght 1006 mm – Cal 5.56x45 NATO

M40: weight 4 kg - lenght 1117 mm - Cal 7.62x51 NATO – scope Redfield 3-9x40

M60: weight 10,5 kg - lenght 1105 mm - Cal 7.62x51 NATO

M79: weight 2,39 kg - lenght 731 mm - 40 mm grenade

M203: weight 1,36 kg – lenght 380 mm - 40 mm grenade

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:icontheasianguylol:
TheAsianGuyLOL Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love all the US Vietnam War weapons! :D
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
A piece of history, I was born in 1960, and I still remember the images of the news broadcasts at the time, although I'm from Italy
they are part of my memories.
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morse6 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018
The m21 had a violent recoil 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Oh yes, the 175 gr bullett of a 7.62x51 NATO ammo  has a speed of 800 m/s and 3,5 Joule of energy, it's quite difficult to keep steady the rifle during a burst.
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678091 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plus it wasn't parkerized or blued in initial production so they rusted to death
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Nat-ti Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Una quantità sempre maggiore di lavoro di ricerca. Le tue tavole hanno quel piccolo lato vintage che amo.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Mille grazie Nathalie, sei sempre gentilissima, e sono d'accordissimo per il fascino del vintage, anche io lo amo tantissimo :)
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever placing a Full Auto M-14 in a M-21 configuration. That select fire switch is a dead giveaway! :) 
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Russian and German used their semi-automatic rifle in sniper version too. But the M21 had the State of the Art scope, the Leatherwood ART I, it was so good that it's still used by the US-Army together with the ART II model, as it's still in use the M21, the 7,62x51 NATO is still a great ballistic ammo.  
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have held an M-21 several times. My father used to own one that he got from a Marine veteran as trade for some work that he did years ago. Unfortunately he had to sell it but the good news is that it went back to the Marine Corps, the person who bought it had a daughter who was a Match shooter in the USMC. The guy gifted it to her and it went home. Indeed to all points sir! :) The M-14/21 is a great platform.  
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Thank you for share this story, I really love the happy ending :)
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ZeonSniper Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Really love the looks of the M60 very detailed and my favourite Heavy machine gun
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Thank you very much, it was quite tricky to draw it, it tooks more than 4 hours.
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ZeonSniper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ah i see that make sence
It really take so much time to draw something details like this
But it really worth it
And turn out looks very good
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Thank you again :)
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MartinKassemJ120 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist
M16A1 is tied with the FN FAL as my favorite rifle
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
I really like too these iconic designs.
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ausjedimaster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
A fascinating niche area, which you do both beautifully and with complete mastery
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Thank you very much, very appreciate, besides, I recognize that I am a draftsman rather than an artist.
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L-E-V Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Where's the M14? :(

Nice job though
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Thank you, of course you're right, but  there's the M21, that more ore less...
then, while the M16 had  a very short military course, the M21 is still in use, a long shot is still  of primary importance.
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Archanos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Ugh, M16...sad story there
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
At the very beginning yes, then it's one of the many assault rifles...
the intermediate ammo is good for  burst shots, but of course the old 7.62x51 is better, balistically speaking.
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Archanos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
I pick the M14 over it any day
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Me too, in a European front  I wish I had an M14 , but we must keep in mind that in the jungle fighting the M16 was best suited.
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Archanos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Until it jams up
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:iconandreasilva60:
The M16 had big trouble indeed, and it was issued without a cleaning kit, but the M16A1 update fixed lot of the early problemes, of course remains the fact that the  5.56 mm round hasn't much stopping power.
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Archanos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
If I was in Nam I'd pick the Ithica M37
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
In the short range it was a terrific weapon.
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cerberus144 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2018
This is great. Though the M1A1 Thompson and the M1 Garand saw use in the early years of the war. And the M14 saw action the entire war, and body kitted M14's still see service today. 

I know this is to showcase the more iconic guns associated with the war and that you more than likely know all this but I felt like bringing it up.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
You are right, I preferred  the M21 that practically was a balistically selected M14 provided with a scope, and in this configuration is still used as you say, then I've just drawn the M1 Thompson in the US Army WW2 table, but I'm going to put the M1A1 carbine in the next table that will present the French Weapons in the First Indochina War, 
I wish to draw a paratrooper of the foreign legion too, but if I'll change my mind there will be  lot of room for the US weapons used by the French Army.

And you are right again, I chose the most iconic weapon, spectators must also be satisfied  ;)
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cerberus144 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Heh
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Greens-Green Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
That's pity I can't know these guns well,after all the gun isn't allowed in our country.Still,the picture is good.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
In Italy we can possess rifle and sidearms, but not in the NATO's caliber, and not in semi-automatic or automatic version.
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Greens-Green Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Need arm licence?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Yes, there are three kind of licence,

one permits you to bring a sidearm  with you, but the rules are very strict, it's very difficult to obtain it,
the second is for sports and hunt use, you can bring the weapon with you along established routes, and without loader inserted,  the third allows you to hold up to 6 collectible weapons, but you can not take them out of the house, and you must keep them in a secure and locked container.
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Greens-Green Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Oh I see,Thank you for your explanation.The law of the gun is standard in your country.But it stricter in our country I think.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
One time rules and laws were less stricly, but in the 1970' and early 1980' we
had a grim period of low-profile civil war.
You are very welcome.
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Greens-Green Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Thanks,I know a lot.😉
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StretchTagger Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what kind of sidearms do you have that arent semi-automatic
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Sorry, my blame, just rifle must not be semi or automatic, sidearms can be semi but not automatic.
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StretchTagger Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aha I was wondering
love your work bro, can you give me an interesting gun to arm my next character with?
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
What do you think about this:

www.milistory.net/Public/data/…
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StretchTagger Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah yes, looks like a flamethrower but is it maybe some kind of gas weapon, I thought maybe because of the mask?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
It's a flamethtower, the mask is an asbestos protective hood used to protect the soldier in the event of  malfunction of the weapon.
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outbackpianist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good! :) (Smile) 
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:iconandreasilva60:
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Thank you :)
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outbackpianist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :) (Smile) 
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bearmaster66 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
welp, im from VietNam and this is right 
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