Reply to "Goose is coming -- Carl Gustav for US Infantry Platoons"

mercUSA posted:
R.Moran posted:
mercUSA posted:

Bob,

The  weapons squad has  the three man gun teams and two guys assigned as javelin gunners. If needed, the ammo bearers for the guns were flexed to them to carry an additional round.

Glad to hear the Carl G has been adopted.

 

mercUSA

Outside of the manual, I never saw an assigned 3 man gun crew. If I ever got a ammo bearer is was mission specific, sliced from a rifle squad, or maybe one of the Dragon gunners if the rifle squads were full. But, all my time was Airborne of Light...so.....

That was when I was a WSL as a Light Infantryman. Now years ago at the 101st(94-97), I was a AG without a AB carrying a M16, tripod, barrel, 600+ rds was fun(yeah right). But then I never saw AT in our squad just the two man gun teams  (x2) and the WSL.

mercUSA

That was me..8 or 10 years earlier...and I had to jump it. It wasn't until I went to JM school, that I found out asking "why do they always give the heavy shit to the little guy" wasn't part of JMPI.

The weapons squad had two 2 man gun teams, two dragon gunners and 1 RTO...the Dragon gunners were the first to go..

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