XM148

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XM148

Postby Valentine » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:19 pm

Has any vietnam airsofter taken the time to create one of these? Any company produced one ever?

After doing some research I found that a few of these were issued during the viet-nam conflict. Pictures for refrence below:

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It was fitted for the CAR series used in vietnam and the regular M16.
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Postby Pope_Alex_Kaeda_I » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:02 pm

No airsoft company's (or individuals), to the best of my knowledge, have produced them. There were not many produced, and they were only used for a very short period of time before the M203 replaced them. They had some pretty significant flaws.
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Postby Rooke » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:16 pm

alex_kaeda wrote:No airsoft company's (or individuals), to the best of my knowledge, have produced them. There were not many produced, and they were only used for a very short period of time before the M203 replaced them. They had some pretty significant flaws.


True that.

You could probably make one from a Mad Bull launcher, but it would take some time.
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Postby Pope_Alex_Kaeda_I » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:30 pm

The Gun Zone wrote:Mixed reports also come back concerning the XM148 grenade launcher. While M79 users quickly welcomed the rifle/grenade launcher concept, the XM148 proves completely unsatisfactory under combat conditions. Users complain that the quadrant sight was prone to snagging in brush, and worse, that the sight is difficult to use with any accuracy. Also listed as snag prone are the extended trigger and trigger bar. These can be bent or broken simply by opening or closing the rifle's receiver during/after fieldstripping. The separate cocking lever is quite unpopular due to the 30lb (~14kg) force required to cock the weapon. Within a few months, units with the XM148 are clamoring to have their M79 reissued. This is significant as most M79 users are only issued a M1911A1 pistol as backup for their grenade launche
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Postby Sleepy » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:09 am

The XM128 was also very dangerous, in that the trigger could be pulled by a brush snag, and could go off at your feet.
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