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NEWS USAF Fighter And Bomber Crews Get Modified M4 Rifles That Fit Under Ejection Seats

ChuckMK23

Former H-46 Driver
pilot
You guys are poking fun at this but its a big deal in the AF - maybe @HuggyU2 can comment - but apparently its been a need identified by pilots for a while. Its interesting that this weapon will first go in the F-22. The AF spent a shitload of $ and engineering effort on this. Maybe they know something we don't?

I always find the culture war differences between AF and Naval Aviation interesting.
 

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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Super Moderator
Contributor
You guys are poking fun at this but its a big deal in the AF - maybe @HuggyU2 can comment - but apparently its been a need identified by pilots for a while. Its interesting that this weapon will first go in the F-22. The AF spent a shitload of $ and engineering effort on this. Maybe they know something we don't?
Big difference between a need and a want, given the history I cited earlier in this thread I seriously doubt there is really a 'need' for this other than to boost morale.
 
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