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  1. How did KA-BAR get it's name?
    Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company. He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.
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  2. The orange-coloured magazine on the new AKS and AKD Soviet assault rifles is made of what material?
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  3. What does "AUG" mean in designating the new Steyr produced assault rifle of Austria?
    "Armee Universal Gewehr" ("Army Universal Gun")
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  4. What man-pack anti-aircraft missile is carried by US Army and Marine infantry?
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  5. The "Tampell" is what Mideast nation's 120mm mortar?
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  6. What is the size of the cannon on the AC-130U Spooky?
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  7. What is the name for the BGM-109 missile?
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  8. What is the Russian version of the B-1B Lancer?
    Tu-160 Blackjack
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  9. What is the size of the Bushmaster chain gun on the M2A3 Bradley?
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  10. What is the name of the GAU-8A 30mm Gatling gun on the A-10?
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  11. What is the Russian copy of the C-130?
    An-12 Cub
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  12. What is the Russian copy of the B-29?
    Tu-4 Bull
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  13. What is C4?
    American-made plastic explosive
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  14. What does AWACS stand for?
    Airborne Warning And Control System
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  15. What is the main gun on an Iowa-class BB?
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  16. How many 21-inch torpedo tubes are there on a 688I?
    4 tubes
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  17. How many rockets does a M270 MLRS carry?
    12 rockets per launcher
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  18. How many Trident IIs does an Ohio-class SSBN carry?
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  19. What size of ammunition does the Israeli Uzi use?
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  20. What is meant by “spray and pray”?
    The shooter lets loose a full magazine full of bullets on fully automatic and prays that they hit a bad guy.
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  21. Why were the Yankee Notch SSGNs retired?
    They carried SS-N-21 Sampsons, which were nuclear cruise missiles similar to our Tomahawks. Nuclear arms reduction treaties made both superpowers give up some nukes. We were able to keep our Tomahawks because they also could carry a conventional warhead while the Sampson was taken out of service because they only carried a nuclear warhead.
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  22. What is a Long Tom?
    M1 155m gun - It combined long range, accuracy, and hitting power with a well designed mobile carriage.
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  23. What is the difference between a Machine gun and a Sub-Machine Gun?
    Machine Guns fire rifle ammo,Sub-Machine Guns fire pistol ammo.
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  24. What Famous machine gun was used by Clyde Barrow and was also used to kill him?
    The BAR,(Thompsons fire pistol ammo and are 'Sub-Machine Guns')
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  25. What kind of ammunition size and bullet type will the XM29 use when it is complete?
    The XM29's unique, full-solution target acquisition/fire control system combined with precision 20mm air bursting ammunition provide a significant overmatch capability against today's threats, resulting in a dramatic increase in soldier survivability. The XM29 is one of the premier programs within the new Program Manager Soldier Weapons Office in the Program Executive Office Soldier Systems. The OICW fires the same round as an M16A2 with the lower barrel, 5.56 mm, and can fire in either a single shot or two-round burst. The upper barrel fires a 20 mm high-explosive air-bursting fragmentation round at a distance of more than half a mile away. A six-round magazine in the butt of the rifle holds the HE rounds. The 20 mm round has a dual warhead which makes it lethal on both sides and gives complete coverage when it explodes. The round is air-bursting, and explodes at 1.5 meters above the target. This works especially well if the enemy is hiding behind an object or is lying prone on the ground.
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