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The M16 (Osprey Weapons #14)

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The M16 was first introduced in 1958 and was revolutionary for its time as it was made of lightweight materials including special aluminium and plastics, which had previously not been used in mainstream weapons. It was first adopted by US Special Forces and airborne troops in 1962 before it was issued to Army and Marine units serving in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Its use ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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nicholas kreiling
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative book about one of the world's most iconic weapons. Well worth the time it takes to read in its entirety

Well written and informed book about one of the worlds most iconic weapons. Well worth it for the rich history lesson if nothing else.
Steve Scott
Dry, but informative. If you own the AR platform, or carried the weapon in the service, it's worth reading.
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Gordon L Rottman served for 26 years in the US Army in Special Forces, airborne infantry, long-range reconnaissance patrol, and military intelligence assignments in the Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. He has worked as a Special Operations Forces scenario writer for 14 years at the Army' s Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk , Louisiana where he developed training exerci ...more
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