Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Marines butch it up with new bayonet

Starting next year, Marines can expect to see a replacement for the Vietnam-era M7 bayonet - an upgrade to a weapon that is longer, wider, armor-piercing and therefore more intimidating, according to the Marine overseeing the upgrade.

"This new bayonet causes more psychological as well as physical damage. It is psychologically damaging because of the fear it brings to the minds of our adversaries. It projects a manly-looking, fear-invoking presence," said Maj. Stephan Fernandez, bayonet project officer at Marine Corps Systems Command.

Is that a new manly bayonet or are you just happy to see me?

Read more here.

No comments: