If I recall correctly (from lessons, I wasn't there) our soldiers used various bags to protect their rifles during the landing. I'm not sure what the bags were made of, whether some sort of early plastic, rubberized canvas, etc.goo said:Glad I have Sig 556 and not Colt AR-15 (see Sig peformance in water), just hope our troops are OK.
Any historians know if our troops guns performed in Normandy and what measure were taken to keep water out? I could only imagine a group of soldier storming the beach with Colt rifles, only to have receivers explode on them as the landed on the beach. Curious how this rifle handles wet environment of Vietnam.
...for the record...7art said:So if you fill the gas tube on an AR with water, it takes more than 2 seconds to drain ....
The rifle exploded because the gas tube was FULL. It was designed to have gas in it, which is compressible, and the gas port was sized accordingly. If you fill it with non compressiblke water, it will suffer from hydraulic shock and fail.
Road America is incredible. Back about 20-25 years ago we'd camp right across the street from the main gate for whatever race was going on that weekend.SkyPup said:Speaking of high speed road racing, all my friends are up at Elkart Lake, Wisconsin this weekend for the National Road Racing Series @ Road America, the largest high speed track in North America and my favorite. I did not go as I paid for my youngest daughter's wedding this year, so suffering from the empty pockets syndrome.....
I know what you mean. I can only imagine what it must have been like to actually drive the course. :mrgreen:SkyPup said:Road America is an absolutely incredible facility, for years it had been my dream to road race on that 4.2 mile technically complicated track, and it was truly enthralling my first lap around the entire course, it felt like I was in Europe at Nuremberg or LeMans...... 8)
Some of my best road racing memories are from that track.