M79 in NI

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Bob Fell
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M79 in NI

Post by Bob Fell » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Wasting a bit of time tonight on the net, I found this, I think it's gen, unit I'm not sure of...
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Re: M79 in NI

Post by Tinweasel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:45 pm

Looks genuine to me Bob, I can't say how often they were fired there, but they did get issued and taken out fairly regularly mostly for trips to the cuds and especially near the border, but they did sometimes make it on patrol in some fairly built up areas but them it was normally a show of force and no rounds were issued.

The M79 wasn't the largest thing to be carried, the Charlie G was for a time at least used fairly regularly during the troubles.

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