Vietnamese grave yard for Military firepower -heart breaking pics for those who collect and preserve

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  • Vietnamese grave yard for Military firepower -heart breaking pics for those who collect and preserve

    I thought some might be interested in these pics. There's just tonnes of every kind of weapon used in the Vietnam era - http://www.armoryblog.com/firearms/gun-graveyard/

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  • #2
    Yep there in the same place the country put us Vietnam veterans , THE SCRAP HEAP !

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    • #3
      Hear you on that, jack.



      Not only old guns go to the graveyard either

      Estonian defence forces destroyed 6000 decommissioned Makarov, TT and Colt pistols, most of them completely unsused. The destruction of the guns was part of a deal with Heckler & Koch, to be able to buy new H&K pistols at a remarkably cheaper price.





      http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/22/...onian-customs/

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      • #4
        It's stupid to destroy serviceable weapons . There was a time when Governments had the good sense to mothball all the redundant but still serviceable weapons incase they needed to arm their population . The USA has still got large stock piles of Korea and Vietnam era weapons out in the Nevada desert .
        We were dumb enough to melt down all the Vietnam era SLR's and M60's because we listened to the stupid UN .
        Now that the USA is facing a 14 trillion dollar debt with untold billions owed to the Chinese and Arabs , where will that leave us if the USA goes broke and can't help it's allies even if it wanted to ? Target Australia , the country with the big bulls eye on it .
        We as a country should be building the biggest defence capability we possibly can because I can't see how the USA will solve it's looming debt problem any time soon with many industries leaving the developed nations and going to Asia and India . Unless they decide to default which could start a war or maybe even cancel their debt by starting a war themselves with their creditors. Both of which is bad for us .
        Putting our defence trust in the UN is like asking Gaddafi to head up the Defence Department in Canberra . All the money we waste on the UN could have gone directly into our defence systems .
        The USA will always be able to defend it's self , it will be it's allies like us that loose vital support in any economic collapse .
        I would like to see a few more US bases in Australia as that would at least give them more reasons to help us and a greater deterent to others. Remember when China protested the plan for a US Naval base in WA , why is China worried about that ?
        It's foolhardy to think we don't need the US , we have been too complacent for too long and with our current defence thinking we do need them .

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          Originally posted by Happy jack" post=49741
          Now that the USA is facing a 14 trillion dollar debt with untold billions owed to the Chinese and Arabs , where will that leave us if the USA goes broke and can't help it's allies even if it wanted to ? Target Australia , the country with the big bulls eye on it .

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          Ahh... quite funny really... where are all the guys who screamed "buy the M4's and ditch the Austeyr" yeah, the yanks will always support us! Crap... When the $hit hits the fan we are too far away for them to be concerned about. And it wouldn't matter if we spent 10 times our GDP on defence, we cannot compete in the big league anyway, we don't have enough people!

          zhuk, all the SLR's were melted down.

      • #5
        I also have heard (ancedoctally only) of the Govt selling off 30,000 SLRs upon their decomissioning, but not to individual purchasers. Much to the despair of New Zealanders lol

        So, not destroyed but who knows to whom they were sold.

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        • Sigron
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          You are not wrong there Happy Jack .
          Ron

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          Originally posted by zhuk" post=49769
          I also have heard (ancedoctally only) of the Govt selling off 30,000 SLRs upon their decomissioning, but not to individual purchasers. Much to the despair of New Zealanders lol

          So, not destroyed but who knows to whom they were sold.
          I would not be surprised at all if they had sold some off .

      • #6
        100% correct mate.

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        • #7
          How depressing.

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          • Gunsmoke
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            A bit heavy for a Sunday

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            Originally posted by Gi-joe" post=70576
            How depressing.
            That is the problem no one wants to contemplate the issues so no real proper defence decisions are ever made . Anyone who brings up the subject is looked upon as a pessimist . Most of our leaders take their instructions from international pressure groups like the UN who don't even recognise Australia as a sovereign country or even a culture .
            So they are not making decisions for the sole benefit of Australia .
            It never hurts to be prepared as best you can but what we are doing is the Ostrich defence strategy .

        • #8
          No government in its right mind is interested in selling a gun to one of its citizens.

          Imagine the backlash if one of those gun was responsible for the death of some innocent schmuck (we all know it's the gun that's responsible and not the nut behind the butt, right?).

          And for what? A paltry few million bucks in the grand scheme of things? They scrape that kind of money off the bottom of their Italian leather shoes before they go to bed at night.

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