Reply to "The Air Force is arming pilots..."

shoobe01 posted:

Aren't all "M4" carbines for the USAF GAU-5/As? Is there really no more specific designation? 

No. The old GAUs were CAR15s of various models. The M4 was adopted as the M4, just like they didn't adopt the M16 as a GAU. Being an aircrew specific weapon is prob why they went old school on the name.

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