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DML Modern Fire Support Weapons
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 06:21 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews the Modern Infantry Fire Support Weapons set from Dragon, which includes two Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers amongst others.

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TimStreeter
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 07:30 AM UTC
If I'm correct, the M2, Mk19, M16A2, M249, and M60E3 were seen in Iraq in 2003. How about the other weapons?

Thanks in advance.

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 10:48 AM UTC
Can probably add the M870 to your list there, Tim.

Good review, thanks. Another kit I've been looking at lately too, I'm liking all the reviews of the Dragon Quartermaster series this past week.
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 11:37 AM UTC

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If I'm correct, the M2, Mk19, M16A2, M249, and M60E3 were seen in Iraq in 2003. How about the other weapons?

Thanks in advance.

Tim



SMAW and the LAW's as well as the AT4. The 249 was used, but its my understanding without that older pattern stock.
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 08:44 AM UTC
That SAW is pretty useless for an M249. Now as a NATO ally's Minimi you might have something. Stock is wrong, feed tray cover is old type but was still around a little bit by then, and flash suppressor is wrong.
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 08:54 AM UTC
I am happy you like the review.
Despite the question mark over the odd included item I think this set is one of DMLs best offerings for the modern figure and vehicle modeller/diorama builder. You also cannot knock it over price in these days of shrinking budgets.
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 01:33 PM UTC
DML's is basically the only plastic offering for a very long time. And for a very long time I've been asking DML to update this set. I sure hope DML still does plan to update this set. I think the first time it was sold out and now DML reissued this set, which goes to show that these DML Weapons Sets are successful, I'm assuming.

I bet a lot of other companies have based their figures, PE, and resin AM on DML's Weapons Sets.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 10:48 PM UTC
I know the Army doesnt use the Remington 870. we've used the WInchester 1200/1300 with heatshield/bayonet mount and the Mossberg 500/590.

the Saw would be good for a 1988 diorama but the stock hasnt been used since 94 even in the Guard. theres no barrel heatshield and the old barrel handle and flash suppressor, feed cover''

Theres no M240 which limits this kit to USMC desert storm timeframe basically

and frankly the mould nibs are always on the worst thinnest parts of the barrels making trimming them to be presentable a hit and miss. IMO this set isnt much better than the Tamiya WWII US weapoms set which is horrible.

Dragon would be better off with a gen 2 set with
M240B's
M249's fixed stock long barrel and telescope stock, short barrel.
M14 SDM rig
Mossberg Shotgun M500 with pistol grip breaching stock