Are there any history buffs that know story behind the format of the name M[n]A[n], such as M1A1, M40A5, etc. I'm sure it has significance, but it's elusive.
more at link...m1 is the number that the military seems to assign to just about everything they can. m1a1 means M1 improved the first time. M1A2 would mean imroved the second time and so on. Thus the M1 Thompson is the older civvie gun and the M1A1 was the actual militarty one. I think the M1A1 took off some of the useless crap, mainly some kind of loading thingy in the action that was not necessary.
38 millimeters long.FallschirmjÃ¤ger said:Ahhh, Grasshoppa but Why is the P38 named that?
How many punctures it supposedly takes to open a standard C-ration can? (and remember there are different sizes of those things)
A reference to the famed P-38 Lightning?
A reference to Production Drawing #38?
A reference to the item being approximately 38cm long?
ST1=SONAR Technician, First Classgruntpain1775 said:
Hid behind many a tr-double-e in my day, lots of good shade.gruntpain1775 said:
ST1=ST ONE=Stone.mountainpass said:ST1=SONAR Technician, First Classgruntpain1775 said:
BA-1100-N a snipe hunt for new soldiers, especially communication soldiers. BA refers to battery types; however, BA-1100-N spells "balloon." Can also be modified to require an "attaching strap"; in this case, a balloon on a string.
Don't forget to grab me a box of grid squares from Top while you over there picking up that PMCS fluid I told you to get 1/2 an hour ago!gruntpain1775 said: